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Using Lists and Tables with MediaWiki

by Mizanur Rahman | July 2008 | MySQL Open Source PHP

MediaWiki is a special software which is used to design Wikis. For any website, formatting is the key to creative and sophisticated designs. In this article by Mizanur Rahman, we will use advanced formatting components like lists and tables in MediaWiki to add content to a sample website.

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Developing the Joomla! Component and Understanding its Structure

by Joseph L. LeBlanc | November 2007 | Joomla! MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

In this article by Joseph L. LeBlanc, you will learn about the architecture, design, and requirements of a general Joomla! component. You will also see how the component gets executed and is registered with the database. At the end, you will learn to create toolbars.

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Installing dotProject

by Lee Jordan | July 2008 | MySQL Open Source PHP

If you already have dotProject installed, you probably don't even need to skim this article, unless something has gone horribly wrong. In this article by Lee Jordan, we will cover the key information you need to know to successfully install dotProject, what to do if things are not working right, and how to avoid common pitfalls and hours of frustration.

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Module Development in Joomla

by Joseph L. LeBlanc | July 2008 | Joomla! MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

Modules in Joomla can always help us to add special functionality or special features to our website. In this article by Joseph LeBlanc, we will see how to create and configure a basic module and centralize data access and output using helper classes. We will also have a look at how to select different display options using layouts.

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Web Services, SOA, and WS-BPEL Technologies

by Yuli Vasiliev | October 2007 | BPEL MySQL SOA Web Services Open Source Oracle PHP

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), as an architectural platform, is adopted today by many businesses as an efficient means for integrating enterprise applications built of Web services—loosely coupled pieces of software that encapsulate their logic within a distinct context and can be easily combined into a composite solution. Although building applications that enable remote access to resources and functionality is not new, doing so according to the principles of service orientation, such as loose coupling, represents a relatively new approach to building composite solutions.

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Identifying Key Elements for Joomla! Template Design

by Tessa Blakeley Silver | October 2007 | Joomla! MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP Web Development

In the world of Joomla! websites where everyone has the same modules to work with, the three main things that will differentiate your site from all the others are the color scheme, graphic element style, and module placement.

In this article by Tessa Blakeley Silver, we will identify the key elements of a Joomla! template and discuss what considerations to make when contemplating your own design. You'll pick up some tips and tricks to help you define your color scheme and graphic style, as well as learn some standard techniques for optimizing and extracting images from your design while preparing to code it up.

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SOAP and PHP 5

by Shu-Wai Chow | October 2007 | AJAX MySQL Open Source PHP Web Development

Creating your own search engine in the past would require a massive amount of hardware resources, and complex search and spidering algorithms. Lucky for us, search engines like Google, Microsoft MSN, and Yahoo! have already done this for us. Even luckier for us, these sites have released web services for us to query their data centers and retrieve results. Our main advantage is that all three offer web APIs, so we can leverage the data of all three engines. Instead of just one set of results from one search engine, our application will query each engine and present the results to the user on one page. No longer will users have to visit these sites individually to search each engine.

In this article, we will cover one of the important elements for building a search engine, SOAP, and we will see how PHP 5 interacts with it.

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Developing a Simple Workflow within SugarCRM

by Dr Mark Alexander Bain | June 2008 | CRM MySQL Open Source PHP

Workflow is about getting the right work to the right people at the right time, repeatedly—and knowing you have done so. Workflow is human-centric. First and foremost, workflow is a human activity that is made by and for those who use it: workflow is something that can easily be handled and understood by human beings.
UK Enterprise Workflow National e-Government Project—Workflow from a Business Perspective

Well, that sounds good, but the problems start to occur when you ask people to consider workflow in their organization, and there are usually a few main issues to deal with:

  • You'll find that people are normally experts in their own fields—there are often very few people who have an overview of the whole process that you're trying to map.
  • Sections of a large organization will often have different ways of carrying out the same overall process.
  • People don't really like to be told how to do their jobs—they especially don't like to have any extra processes imposed on them for now obvious reason—well, would you?
  • Talk of 'improved utilization of resources', 'improved performance monitoring', and such like can soon alienate the staff who are going to be using the system. They'll soon start using terms such as 'Big Brother'.

How you are able to deal with these will depend on your organization and the people that are available to you. At least once you've read this article by Dr. Mark Alexander Bain, you'll know that, once you've overcome those problems, the workflow itself will be easy.

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Access Control in PHP5 CMS - Part 1

by Martin Brampton | January 2009 | MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

Many websites will want to control who has access to what. Once embarked on this route, it turns out there are many situations where access control is appropriate, and they can easily become very complex. So in this two part article by Martin Brampton, we look at the most highly regarded model–role-based access control (RBAC)–and find ways to implement it. The aim is to achieve a flexible and efficient implementation that can be exploited by increasingly sophisticated software. To show what is going on, the example of a file repository extension is used.

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Access Control in PHP5 CMS - Part 2

by Martin Brampton | January 2009 | MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

In Part 1, we had a look at the Discussion and Considerations of highly flexible role-based access control system (RBAC). In this part of the article by Martin Brampton, we will look at the database implementation. Also we will discuss the code for administering RBAC, and consider in outline how questions about access can be answered.

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