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Enhancing the User Interface with Ajax

by Ayman Hourieh | June 2008 | Architecture & Analysis Content Management Open Source

The coming of Ajax was an important landmark in the history of Web 2.0. Ajax is a group of technologies that enable developers to build interactive, feature-rich web applications. Most of these technologies were available many years before Ajax itself. However, the advent of Ajax represents the transition of the web from static pages that need to be refreshed whenever data was exchanged to dynamic, responsive and interactive user interfaces.

In this article by Ayman Hourieh, you will learn about the following:

  • Ajax and the benefits of using it in web applications.
  • How to install an Ajax framework in Django.
  • How to use the Open Source jQuery framework.
  • Live searching of bookmarks.
  • Editing a bookmark in place without loading a separate page.
  • Auto-completion of tags when submitting a bookmark.
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Configuring OpenCms Search

by Dan Liliedahl | June 2008 | Content Management Java Open Source

A search feature in a website is always beneficial. In this article by Dan Liliedahl, we will see how to add search capabilities to an OpenCms website and will also discuss how to create a search index for blog content. Before all this we will start of with a small discussion on Lucene search engine.

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Deploying Your DotNetNuke Portal

by Daniel N. Egan | June 2008 | .NET Microsoft Content Management Open Source

Once your portal is looking the way you want it to, it is time to share your creation with the rest of the world. We want to transfer our site from our local computer and set it up on the World Wide Web.

In this article by Daniel N. Egan, you will know the following:

  • How to obtain a domain name for your site
  • What to look for in a hosting provider
  • How to modify your files to prepare for moving to a host
  • How to set up your database on a hosted site
  • What file permissions are needed for your site to run
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RadRails Views

by Javier Ramírez | June 2008 | AJAX Open Source Web Development

When developing a Rails project, there are more things to do than the source code itself. We have to start, stop, and monitor our servers, generate code templates, run our test suites, install plug-ins and gems, generate documentation, keep control of to-do items, or run Rake tasks for different purposes—database migrations, for example. RadRails provides different Views for supporting these tasks that are a part of the development but not of the coding itself. And, of course, it does it so we can control everything from within the IDE without having to go back to the command-line interface. In this article by Javier Ramírez, we will see how to open a View. We will also look at the Documentation Views and the Servers View, which are available as part of the Rails default perspective, that is, you don't need to do anything special to open them.

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First Steps with Scalix Admin Console and Scalix Web Access

by Markus Feilner | June 2008 | Linux Servers Open Source

This article deals with the Scalix Administration Console (SAC). This web interface is the central point of administration for the Scalix server. User, group, and resource management are done here as well as controlling services and settings. In this article by Markus Feilner, we will take a short tour through the interface, add a first user, and have a closer look at the configuration options available for him/her. Towards the end, we will test the account by logging into the web client, and sending (and receiving) emails.

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