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Routing Rules in AsteriskNOW - The Calling Rules Tables

by Nir Simionovich | April 2008 | Linux Servers Networking & Telephony Open Source

Philosophy: A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing.
—Ambrose Bierce

While it appears that Ambrose Bierce has a little respect for Philosophy in general, he would surely refer to calling routing as—roads leading from a single point to multiple points, or something similar. The purpose of the "Calling Rules" is to define the methodology by which calls are routed from the PBX to the outbound world.

This article by Nir Simionovich deals with the routing rules in AsteriskNOW and the Calling Rules tables.

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Customizing the Menus Menu in Joomla!

by Hagen Graf | April 2008 | Joomla! MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

There are numerous menus in the front end of every application. They are often displayed as standalone boxes. The menu items are generally arranged one below the other. Menus can also be integrated into the design horizontally so that at first sight they aren't even recognizable as cohesive menus. CSS menus, which can even be transparent, are very cool.

These menus and the menu links are dynamically administered in Joomla! from database content in the Menus work area. Joomla! has six different menus in the sample data. (main menu, top menu, other menu, user menu, example pages, and key concepts) In this article by Hagen Graf, we will discuss administering, creating and managing menus in Joomla!

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Technical Best Practices for Dynamics AX - Shared and AOT Object Standards

by Anil Kumar Gupta | March 2008 | .NET Microsoft

Most of the qualities of an ideal ERP system such as, Total Cost of Ownership, Flexibility, Usability, Integration and many more are implemented by conformance to the technical best practices discussed in this two part article by Anil Kumar Gupta. The Dynamics AX best practice can be grouped into three categories i.e. application design standards, shared standards, and AOT object standards.

The previous article discussed the Application Design Standards. This article will focus on Shared and AOT Objects Standards in Dynamics AX.

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Technical Best Practices for Dynamics AX - Application Design Standards

by Anil Kumar Gupta | March 2008 | .NET Microsoft

Most of the qualities of an ideal ERP system such as, Total Cost of Ownership, Flexibility, Usability, Integration and many more are implemented by conformance to the technical best practices discussed in this two part article by Anil Kumar Gupta. The Dynamics AX best practice can be grouped into three categories i.e. application design standards, shared standards, and AOT object standards.

The first part of this article will discuss Application Design Standards.

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Creating a Simple Report using BIRT

by John Ward | March 2008 | Java Open Source

BIRT, which stands for Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools, is an Eclipse-based open-source reporting system for Java and J2EE-based web applications. Including the word "Tools" in the acronym is appropriate, since BIRT is in fact a collection of development tools and technologies used for developing reports utilizing the BIRT runtime framework component on your application server. BIRT isn't essentially a product, but a series of core technologies on top of which products and solutions are built, similar in fashion to the Eclipse framework.

The BIRT Report Designer, which is the most visible and familiar product built with the BIRT framework, is an Eclipse plug-in that utilizes BIRT technologies to allow users to design reports in the BIRT document format.

In this article by John Ward we will create a simple report by first setting up a simple project.

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