In this two-part article series by Keith Pope, we will learn about:
- Creating Models that do not use a database as a data source
- Using Zend_Session_Namespace
- Implementing the Cart Views and Controllers
- More Forms, View Helpers, and so on
Developing an application in Symfony is easy and time-saving, and one of the best ways to demonstrate that is to create a web site. By the end of this article by Tim Bowler, we will have an initial prototype, which will serve as a starting point. Along the way you will be introduced to the MVC flow within Symfony where you will understand about the business and application logic, and designing the database.
In this article you will learn how to:
- Set up the foundations for a basic database-driven web site using the Symfony framework
- Use some of the available Symfony tasks to cut out repetition
- Create a database schema and later understand its relation to the ORM and forms
- Understand the flow of the request to the controller, action, routing, and template rendering
In the article Continuum: Ensuring the Health of your Source Code by Maria Odea Ching and Brett Porter, we will learn about the importance of a continuous integration, or CI, server in a project (especially gigantic ones!).
We will be using Continuum to show you first-hand the formidable role of a CI server in the development life cycle. We will learn the essentials of how to set up Continuum, plus the basics of how to configure it so you will know when your project's build breaks.
The first part of the article deals with setting up a source repository, installing any required applications or tools, and setting up Continuum. The remaining sections cover the systematic process of adding and building projects in Continuum.Read Apache Continuum: Ensuring the Health of your Source Code (Part 1) in full
In this article by Ben Finklea, we are going to explore:
- What is a keyword and why it matters
- Why keyword research is perhaps the most important thing you will do in an SEO campaign
- Setting goals for your keywords
- How to use your site to find great keywords including installing and configuring the Top Searches module
- Several external keyword research tools to speed up the process of finding the best terms
- A walk-through of the keyword research process
Cacti stores all collected information via RRDTool into files called rra. The RRDTool requires some parameters in order to create these rra files. Whenever we want to add a new device or create a new graph, we have to input these parameters. Inputting these parameters manually is flexible, but not very user friendly, and there is always a chance of error. Using templates, we can easily overcome this problem.
In this article by Dinangkur Kundu and S. M. Ibrahim Lavlu, we will learn how to:
- Use/add templates
- Make our own custom templates
- Import templates
- Export templates
In this article by Ben Finklea, we will discuss some more techniques on how should the sitemaps be used to make sure your entire web site is crawled by the search engines. We will also learn how to make a user-friendly sitemap for your site visitors. We will cover the following topics in this article:
- Google News XML sitemaps
- URL-list sitemaps: It simply lists every URL in your site
- Visitor-facing sitemaps: It creates a nice interface for your site visitors to help them easily find the content they're looking for on your site .
In this article by Brett Porter and Maria Odea Ching, we will take a closer look at some of the plugins from two locations: those hosted as part of the Apache Maven project (http://maven.apache.org/plugins/), and a number of plugins from the Codehaus Mojo project (http://mojo.codehaus.org/plugins.html), which is oriented directly towards Maven plugin development.
Where possible, we will apply the plugins to our example application to see how they can be used in practice, and then cover some of the other use cases and best practices for their use.Read Useful Maven Plugins: Part 1 in full
In this article by Ben Finklea, we will discuss Sitemaps in detail, right from the origin of sitemaps to how they are used to make sure our entire site is crawled by the search engines. We will cover:
- What sitemaps are and why you should use them
- How to install sitemaps on your Drupal site
- How to submit the XML sitemaps to Google