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Local User Management in FreeNAS

by Gary Sims | August 2008 | Networking & Telephony Open Source

In general, once the FreeNAS server is configured and running, it doesn't really need much attention, it should just work. However, there are lots of different features which can be configured. In this article by Gary Sims, we will see how user management is done in FreeNAS.

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DotNetNuke Skinning: Creating Your First Skin

by Darren Neese | August 2008 | .NET Microsoft Content Management Open Source

The thought of creating your first skin may be intimidating. You may believe that there are steps that will have to be done just right or there's no point even getting started. The fact is that once you understand some simple concepts, skinning is relatively easy. Ultimately, you will need to know your HTML and CSS markup and styling, but that is common in any type of web design you would do anywhere. This article by Darren Neese is geared toward those who have never created a skin, and it will get you over any anxiety you thought you had about creating a skin.

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Using Prototype Property in JavaScript

by Stoyan Stefanov | August 2008 | AJAX Web Development

In this article by Stoyan Stefanov, you'll learn about the prototype property of the function objects. Understanding how the prototype works is an important part of learning the JavaScript language. After all, JavaScript is classified as having a prototype-based object model. There's nothing particularly difficult about the prototype, but it is a new concept and as such may sometimes take some time to sink in. It's one of these things in JavaScript (closures are another) which, once you "get" them, they seem so obvious and make perfect sense. As with the rest of the article, you're strongly encouraged to type in and play around with the examples; this makes it much easier to learn and remember the concepts.

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10 Minute Guide to the Enterprise Service Bus and the NetBeans SOA Pack

by David Salter | August 2008 | Architecture & Analysis BPEL SOA Web Services Java Open Source

Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) is a standard-based middleware architecture that allows pluggable components to communicate with each other via a messaging system. In this article by David Salter, we will see in brief, the components inside the ESB architecture and how they communicate with each other. We will also look at how NetBeans SOA pack integrates with OpenESB and the various functionalities it offers with regards to the ESB.

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Integrating Twitter and YouTube with MediaWiki

by Richard Carter | August 2008 | MySQL Open Source PHP

Twitter helps to keep in touch with friends despite the distance and profession. For some friends you might require instant mobile updates while for others, you can just check your email. YouTube is a service providing website wherein we can upload, view and share various video clips. In this article by Richard Carter, we will learn to integrate Twitter and YouTube with MediaWiki.

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