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Blog CMS

by Nirav Mehta | April 2009 | Content Management Open Source PHP

Lets look at the specific uses of CMSs, and evaluate a few of them. In this article by Nirav Mehta, we will take a look at top blog CMSs.
We will also :

  • Learn about different blog CMSs
  • Evaluate how to perform typical content management operations using the top three blog CMSs
  • Review flexibility and extensibility
  • Consider the other options available
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Digitally Signing and Verifying Messages in Web Services ( part 1 )

by Sitaraman Lakshminarayanan | April 2009 | BPEL SOA Web Services Oracle

This is a two article series by Sitaraman Lakshminarayanan.The article revolves around how to digitally sign and verify messages in web services using Oracle Web Services Manager.The first part will explain concepts like digital signatures,their importance,their functional use with respect to web services, but will mainly focus on how Oracle Web Services Manager can help generate and verify signatures in web services.In the next part,he will explain signature generation and signature verification along with an example.

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Digitally Signing and Verifying Messages in Web Services ( part 2 )

by Sitaraman Lakshminarayanan | April 2009 | BPEL SOA Web Services Oracle

This is the second part of the 2 series article by Sitaraman Lakshminarayanan on Digitally Signing and Verifying Messages in Web Services using Oracle.The article revolves around how to digitally sign and verify messages in web services using Oracle Web Services Manager.The first part explained concepts like digital signatures,their importance,their functional use with respect to web services, but mainly focussed on how Oracle Web Services Manager can help generate and verify signatures in web services.In the this part,he explain signature generation and signature verification along with an example. For all those who missed out the initial action just click onto : http://www.packtpub.com/article/digitally-signing-and-verifying-messages-web-services-part1

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Customizing the Default Expression Engine (v1.6.7) website template

by Julian Tancredi | April 2009 | Content Management PHP

This article by Julian Tancredi, promotes the transition into CSS-based web design for new EE users and demonstrates how to use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to improve the layout of the default EE website/blog template. This article will demonstrate how to use CSS to effectively take control of the appearance of any EE template keeping the structure and the presentation entirely separate.

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Programmatically Creating SSRS Report in Microsoft SQL Server 2008

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | April 2009 | Microsoft

In this article by Dr. Jayaram Krishnaswamy, the process of programmatically creating the SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) tabular report is described. You will be creating a very simple report using the provided code. The approach is to introduce the programming by creating the three parts of a report: connection, dataset, and layout.

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Customer Management in Joomla! and VirtueMart

by Suhreed Sarkar | April 2009 | Joomla! Content Management e-Commerce Open Source PHP

When the product catalog is ready, it is time to test the user registration and order management functionalities. We are going to discuss how to manage customers and orders in a three part series. This is the first part that covers VirtueMart's Customer Management. In this article by Suhreed Sarkar, we will:

  • Configure the user registration settings for VirtueMart
  • Manage users for a VirtueMart shop
  • Create and manage fields for a customer registration form
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Migrating from MS SQL Server 2008 to EnterpriseDB

by Dr. Jayaram Krishnaswamy | April 2009 | Microsoft

In this article by Dr. Jayaram Krishnaswamy, we will learn about migration of data from MS SQL Server 2008 to EnterpriseDB. Migration Studio bundled with the EnterpriseDB download is a collection of tools to migrate automatically the data and business logic into Postgres from a variety of vendor products that include SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL to mention a few. This article shows you step by step how you may migrate a SQL Server 2008 table to Postgres Plus. You can only migrate tables and schemas but not database as a whole.

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Looking into Apache Axis2

by Deepal Jayasinghe | April 2009 | Java Open Source

Flexibility and extensibility are the two main design criteria that software designers would like to have in their applications. When it comes to Axis2, its architecture is extremely flexible and extensible. Axis2 has a modular architecture. In this article by Deepal Jayasinghe, we will learn more about Axis2 architecture, its core components, and its main features.

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Categories and Attributes in Magento: Part 2

by William Rice | April 2009 | Beginner's Guides MySQL e-Commerce Open Source PHP

In the previous part of the article, we saw how to Create Categories and Add products to our store. In this part by William Rice, we will learn how to create Attributes and Attribute Sets in Magento.

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Troubleshooting Nagios 3.0

by Wojciech Bancer | April 2009 | Linux Servers Networking & Telephony Open Source

In this article by Wojciech Kocjan, we will learn about troubleshooting Nagios 3.0 which includes troubleshooting the web interface, passive checks, SSH-Based checks, and NRPE.The article includes various possible errors along with their solutions and detailed explanations for each error listed out.

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Interacting with the Students using Moodle 1.9 (part 2)

by Mary Cooch | April 2009 | e-Learning Moodle Open Source

The aim of this article, by Mary Cooch, is to get our students involved—as our Teaching Assistant—in a project with Moodle. In the previous article, the students have made use of the Forum and the Chat room to exchange their initial thoughts and ideas. They've come up with the names for the site, which they've shared in a glossary, and also come up with the actual design, which they have uploaded to a database.

In this article, we shall encourage our students to join in by:

  • Letting the class vote on the winner and evaluating the project by using a Moodle choice
  • Getting them to send in their advert for us to mark directly within Moodle as an assignment
  • Having them tell a story to which everyone can contribute by using a Wiki

 

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Creating Your Own Theme—A Wordpress Tutorial

by Brian Franklin | April 2009 | Content Management Open Source WordPress

Wordpress is the most widely used content management system amongst bloggers for many reasons. Not only does it make site management seem like a walk in the park, but it also uses a type of shared hosting, which means that most users can afford it. It has plug-ins for any occasion and desire and finally, it has themes.

For many Wordpress users, finding the right theme is a long process that often leads to endless tweaking in the code and stylesheets. However, only a few ever consider learning how to create their own. If you are one of them, this tutorial by Brian Franklin will help you learn how to built and start your own theme.

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Creating a new Zen Cart Template

by Suhreed Sarkar | April 2009 | e-Commerce Open Source

In this article by Suhreed Sarkar, he discusses how to create a new zen cart template. Creating a new template for Zen Cart is fun. Prior to version 1.3.x of Zen Cart, some HTML tables were used for layout. But in version 1.3.x onwards, Zen Cart has fully abandoned the use of HTML tables for layout, using a CSS-based layout instead. This step-by-step guide enables you to change the text and graphics displayed in the front-end, customize the look and feel by editing files, understand and apply the template override system, modify and create new templates, and finally modify email templates.It will help you make the shop more attractive with the new templates.

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Interacting with the Students using Moodle 1.9 (part 1)

by Mary Cooch | April 2009 | Moodle Open Source

This article is a two-part series by Mary Cooch. This article is about what the students can give back to us and reaches into the heart of Moodle. It combines classroom tasks with Moodle activities, in a mini-project to plan and design a riverside campsite that will get our students to think and collaborate.

In this article, we shall encourage our students to join in by:

  • Allowing them to discuss the considerations in choosing the location of this campsite in a safe, moderated forum
  • Giving them an out-of-school hours chatroom in which they can plan their site
  • Asking them to suggest creative names for the site and entering these names in a class glossary
  • Providing a space (in a database) to send in their designs for the teacher to assess and their classmates to view.

 

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Working with the Report Builder in Microsoft SQL Server 2008: Part 2

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | April 2009 | .NET Microsoft

In the previous part of the article, we had a look at the Report Builder overview and described the Report Builder 2.0 interface. In this part by Jayaram Krishnaswamy, we will discuss about Enabling and reviewing My Reports, and will see how to Modify a basic report.

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