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Apache Continuum: Ensuring the Health of your Source Code (Part 1)

by Brett Porter Maria Odea Ching | September 2009 | Java Open Source

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.

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Keyword Research for Search Engine Optimization in Drupal 6

by Ben Finklea | September 2009 | MySQL Content Management Drupal Open Source PHP

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
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Creating and Using Templates with Cacti 0.8

by Dinangkur Kundu S. M. Ibrahim Lavlu | September 2009 | Linux Servers Networking & Telephony

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
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Extending Search Engine Optimization using Sitemaps in Drupal 6

by Ben Finklea | September 2009 | MySQL Content Management Drupal Open Source PHP

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 .
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