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Using JavaScript Effects with Joomla!

by | November 2008 | Joomla! MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

Although Joomla! has all of the basic content management tools you need to build a website, it is also designed to run custom-built extensions written in PHP. This article steps through working examples of PHP code written to work seamlessly in Joomla!. Modern websites use JavaScript-driven effects to aid navigation, reduce on-screen clutter, and provide interactive features that are not possible with static HTML.

Joomla! has several built-in elements that you can use without writing a single line of JavaScript. The MooTools framework powers many elements seen throughout the Joomla! backend UI; these can be reused in both the frontend and the backend of your Joomla! component. In this article by Joseph L. LeBlanc, we will learn to use JavaScript effects through these topics:

  • Customizing Google Maps
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Visual SourceSafe:Creating a Service-Oriented Application

by Alexandru Serban | October 2008 | .NET Microsoft

In this article by Alexandru Serban, let's take a more realistic software development scenario. What I am going to build is a room-reservation system for the newly launched Orbital Hotel. As you well know, this is the very first space building, after the International Space Station, used for tourism, allowing people to enjoy a view of our blue planet and stars from their private rooms. OK, OK, the Orbital Hotel doesn't yet exist, but when it does, it must have a room reservation system anyway. Who knows, it might be this one.

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User Management in Zenoss

by | October 2008 | Networking & Telephony Open Source

We should set up a user name for each person who will be using Zenoss, and all the users should log in using their user account, not as the admin user. Individual users can be granted the same privileges as the admin account. The security of the user accounts is important. Various roles and groups can be assigned to a user. In this article by Michael Badger, the following is discussed:

  • How to add new users and edit the properties of their user accounts
  • The various available roles and their privileges
  • Administered objects such as devices and systems
  • Creating and editing custom event views
  • Attaching alerts to users or groups of users
  • Creating alert escalations
  • Customizing alert messages
  • Setting a schedule for each alerting rule
  • Adding and editing groups and assigning users to groups
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Business Blogging On The Up - Technorati State of the Blogosphere 2008

by Paul Thewlis | October 2008 | MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP WordPress

"Technorati recently published its annual report, State of the Blogosphere 2008. As usual, it makes interesting reading, especially for those of us interested in business blogging.

The report shows that Technorati has indexed 133 million blogs since 2002. 1.5 million blogs have been updated in the last 7 days and 7.4 million in the last 120 days. These figures support my argument in the first chapter of my book, WordPress For Business Bloggers, that business bloggers should not be put off by the total number of blogs out there because, in fact, only a small proportion are active."

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Chatroom Application using DWR Java Framework

by Sami Salkosuo | October 2008 | AJAX Java Open Source Web Development

DWR (Direct Web Remoting), is an Open Source Java framework, licensed under commercial-friendly Apache Software License v2 for building AJAX applications. DWR's main idea is to hide AJAX implementation details such as XMLHttpRequest from developers. Developers can concentrate on developing the application and business objects and leave AJAX details behind the scenes where they belong.

In this article by Sami Salkosuo, we discuss a Chatroom application which demonstrates the use of DWR. The Chatroom sample application is a very typical multi-user chatroom. The functionalities of this sample include a list of online users, automatic refresh of chat text, and the ability to send messages to the chat room.

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