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Maintaining, Optimizing and Upgrading Your Site in Drupal 6: Part 2

by Mark Noble | August 2009 | Drupal Open Source

This is the second part of the two-part article by Mark Noble. In the previous part, we saw how to create website backups and optimize our website. In this part, we will discuss how to maintain the content and upgrade to new versions of Drupal.

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Develop PHP Web Applications with NetBeans, VirtualBox and Turnkey LAMP Appliance

by Alfonso V. Romero | August 2009 | Open Source PHP Web Development

In this article by Alfonso Romero, we will learn how to configure NetBeans, VirtualBox and the Turnkey LAMP Appliance to develop complex PHP applications in a virtual environment. This article explains the process of creating a virtual machine, configuring the NetBeans PHP IDE, and managing a WordPress project with NetBeans in a step wise manner.

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Customizing Plugins in Joomla! 1.5x (Part 1)

by Daniel Chapman | August 2009 | Joomla! Content Management Open Source PHP

Plugins are an essential, but rarely noticed part of a successful Joomla!-based business. Plugins are very flexible and can execute for various purposes at many different times. Part of this article by Daniel Chapman will be to look at these purposes and times, and understand how they can affect our web site by going through the following topics:

  • plugin composition and operation
  • plugin types
  • plugin events
  • plugin ordering
  • plugin customization

We will also make some changes to an existing plugin so that it better meets our needs.

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Modifying an Existing Theme in Drupal 6: Part 1

by Ric Shreves | August 2009 | Drupal Open Source

In this two-part article by Ric Shreves, we will put together the various techniques and demonstrate how to modify and heavily customize an existing theme.

The majority of people who set out to master Drupal theming start out by modifying existing themes and learning from the process; that's exactly what we're going to do in this article. We will take an existing theme, look at how it works, then copy it and modify it until we have a very different looking theme. In this case, we will be building a basic fixed width, CSS-based, personal blog theme.

For the purpose of illustrating the examples in this article, we start with the Zen theme, which you can download from the Drupal site.

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Adding Reporting Capabilities to our Java Applications Using JasperReports 3.5

by David R. Heffelfinger | August 2009 | Java Open Source

This article by David Heffelfinger teaches you how to add reporting capabilities to our Java applications. This can be easily done by taking advantage of the classes included in the JasperReports class library. JasperReports can be easily embedded into both client and server-side Java applications simply by adding the required libraries to our CLASSPATH and calling the appropriate methods in the JasperReports API.

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Indexing Data in Solr 1.4 Enterprise Search Server: Part1

by David Smiley | August 2009 | Open Source

In this two part article series by David Smiley,we will learn how to index data in Solr 1.4 Enterprise Search Server. We're going to review the four main mechanisms that Solr offers:

  • Solr's native XML
  • CSV (Character Separated Value)
  • Direct Database and XML Import through Solr's DataImportHandler
  • Rich documents through Solr Cell

 

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Indexing Data in Solr 1.4 Enterprise Search Server: Part2

by David Smiley | August 2009 | Open Source

This is the second part of two part article series by David Smiley. In Indexing Data in Solr 1.4 Enterprise Search Server: Part1, we reviewed the first two out of the four main mechanisms that Solr offers:

  • Solr's native XML
  • CSV (Character Separated Value)

In this part, we will review the later two mechanisms that Solr offers:

  • Direct Database and XML Import through Solr's DataImportHandler
  • Rich documents through Solr Cell

 

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Building a Personal Site Using Drupal 6

by Timi Ogunjobi | August 2009 | Drupal Open Source

The example project in this article by Timi Ogunjobi is based on a fictitious web site development brief, and it illustrates a practical way of applying Drupal to develop a personal site. Isaac Meredith Smart is a professor of Sociology at Drupelburg University. His need is quite simple, and all he intends to do is to build a personal web site that will provide some shameless publicity to promote him professionally. The objective is to give his students, as well as the entire academic community, as much information about himself as is decently permitted.

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Messaging with WebSphere Application Server 7.0 (Part 1)

by Steve Robinson | August 2009 | Java

Messaging in a large enterprise is common and a WebSphere administrator needs to understand what WebSphere Application Server can do for Java Messaging and/or WebSphere Message Queuing (WMQ) based messaging. Here, we will learn how to create Queue Connection Factories (QCF) and Queue Destinations (QD) which we will use in a demonstration application where we will demonstrate the Java Message Service (JMS) and also show how WMQ can be used as part of a messaging implementation.

In this two-part article by Steven Charles Robinson, we will cover the following topics:

  • Java messaging
  • Java Messaging Service (JMS)
  • WebSphere messaging
  • Service integration bus (SIB)
  • WebSphere MQ
  • Message providers
  • Queue connection factories
  • Queue destinations
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Modifying the System using Microsoft Dynamics Nav 2009: Part 1

by David Roys Vjekoslav Babić | August 2009 | Microsoft

Hardly any standard business management application can fit the needs of a business out of the box. Either the customer must shape their processes to match the system, or the consultant must shape the system to match the processes. Usually, the latter prevails. This article will explain the process of modifying the system without programming and describe the tools we have at our disposal to do it.

In this article by David Roys and Vjekoslav Babić you will learn:

  • How a non-programmer can develop killer applications
  • How to customize data model, user interface, and reporting components
  • What kind of changes can be made without breaking the whole thing
  • And a few tricks from old dogs that got new bones ahead of everybody else
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Character Head Modeling in Blender: Part 1

by Jonathan Williamson | August 2009 | Open Source

In this two-part tutorial by Jonathan Williamson, we are going to look at how to model a character head in Blender. Along with basic modeling tools we will also focus heavily on good topology and how to create a clean mesh that will deform well during animation. This tutorial will take you through the whole process from setting up a background image as a reference, to laying out the topology, to tweaking the final model proportions and mesh structure.

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