|Learning PHP, Part 2: Upload files and use XML or JSON to store and display file information
This tutorial is Part 2 of a three-part "Learning PHP" series teaching you how to use PHP through building a simple workflow application. Take this tutorial if you have a basic understanding of PHP and want to learn about uploading files from the browser, sessions, or using PHP to process XML or JSON.
|03 Jan 2013|
|Learning PHP, Part 1: Register for an account, upload files for approval, and view and download approved files
This tutorial is Part 1 of a three-part "Learning PHP" series teaching you how to use PHP through building a simple workflow application. This tutorial walks you through creating a basic PHP page using HTML forms and covers accessing databases.
|23 Oct 2012|
|LPI exam prep: Network client management
In this tutorial, the fifth in a series of seven tutorials covering intermediate network administration on Linux, David Mertz continues preparing you to take the Linux Professional Institute Intermediate Level Administration (LPIC-2) Exam 202. By following this tutorial, you will examine several protocols' centralized configuration of network settings on clients within a network. DHCP is widely used to establish basic handshaking to clients machines such as assigning IP addresses. At a higher level, NIS and (more often) LDAP are used for arbitrary shared information among machines on a network. This tutorial also discusses PAM, which is a flexible, networked, user authentication system.
|17 May 2012|
|Build an Eclipse development environment for Perl, Python, and PHP
Eclipse presents a wealth of capabilities for building tools for compiled languages like C and the Java programming language, but provides little support for scripting languages like Perl, Python, and PHP. For these and similar languages, the Eclipse Dynamic Languages Toolkit (DLTK) comes to the rescue. Walk through the process of building a DLTK-based IDE and discover sample code for each step.
|27 Oct 2011|
|Integrate the rich Internet application framework ZK with Informix to build
|18 Aug 2011|
|Best practices for developing Eclipse plugins
This tutorial highlights best practices when marking information to resources using markers, and then introduces annotations and decorators that you use to highlight markers within the workbench. By extending extension points, you can reuse and adapt the built-in functions in Eclipse and perform advanced resource marking, such as moving a text marker when editing text. We discuss methods that take advantage of the plugin model, which allows for an efficient, high performance, and integrated look and feel plugin.
|16 Aug 2011|
|Managing pureQuery-enabled applications efficiently, Part 3: Automate client optimization with WebSphere applications
In a customer environment, applications often interact with transactional databases from within an application server. pureQuery client optimization can provide useful diagnostic information as well as increase performance for your web application. In this tutorial, you will learn how to automate the pureQuery client optimization process with Apache Ant script technologies.
|19 May 2011|
|03 May 2011|
|Improve web application security with jQuery Mobile
Many web developers consider security a low priority. Security is frequently relegated to the end of the software development life cycle, as little more than an afterthought. Sometimes, software security is neglected entirely, resulting in applications rife with common vulnerabilities. Because such bugs might manifest only under conditions present during an attack, they can be hard to detect prior to such events without knowledge of how the exploitation process works. Using a web application built with jQuery Mobile, PHP, and MySQL, this tutorial shows how many types of vulnerabilities occur along with common methods of exploitation and, most importantly, their respective countermeasures.
|03 May 2011|
|Reuse existing C code with the Android NDK
The Android Software Developer Kit (SDK) used by the majority of Android application developers requires the use of the Java programming language; however there is a large body of C language code available on the Internet that may be leveraged by Android developers. The Android Native Developer Kit (NDK) permits an Android developer to re-use existing C source code within an Android application. In this tutorial you will create an image processing application in Java that uses C code to perform basic image processing operations.
|12 Apr 2011|
|jQuery Mobile and JSON
jQuery powers many of the sites on the Internet today, providing dynamic user experience in the browser and helping to make traditional desktop applications increasingly rare. Now that browsers found on the major mobile platforms have caught up to desktop browser functionality, the jQuery team has introduced jQuery Mobile, or JQM. The mission of JQM is to bring a universal experience to all major mobile browsers, enabling rich content across the Internet, regardless of the viewing device. This tutorial examines fundamental design concepts around jQuery Mobile in the context of a sales force automation-oriented application. You create an intuitive and visually appealing mobile web application that interacts with an Internet-hosted website to store and manage sales opportunities.
|01 Mar 2011|
|Developing Drupal publications to support standards-based XML
Academic and corporate clients seeking digital journals or other types of web publications regularly require platforms that support standards-based XML. This tutorial explains how to customize a Drupal implementation to develop publications that enable editors, authors, and users to submit and edit content in standards-based XML, where the standard can be enforced using server-side validation settings. For illustrative purposes, the discussion references TEI XML, the markup standard in widespread use in academia.
|08 Feb 2011|
|Understanding the Zend Framework, Part 2: Model-View-Controller and adding a database
This "Understanding the Zend Framework" series chronicles the building of an online feed reader, Chomp, while explaining the major aspects of using the open source PHP Zend Framework. Part 1 discusses the goals behind the Zend Framework, including easy-to-use components and an architecture based on the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern. In Part 2. you will see how to use the Zend Framework to create the beginnings of the online feed reader, Chomp, creating a form and adding information to a database while getting to know the MVC pattern.
|24 Jan 2011|
|Understanding the Zend Framework, Part 8: Adding related information and services
In previous parts of this "Understanding the Zend Framework" series, you created the basic application, the Chomp online feed reader, using the open source PHP Zend Framework. This tutorial, the eighth part of the series, adds an extra dimension to your feed reader by linking the online resources of Amazon.com, Yahoo!, Twitter and Flickr with your current application to create a robust mashup.
|18 Jan 2011|
|Understanding the Zend Framework, Part 3: The feeds
This "Understanding the Zend Framework" series chronicles the building of an online feed reader, Chomp, while explaining the major aspects of using the open source PHP Zend Framework. Parts 1 and 2 discussed the goals behind the Zend Framework and showed you how to use it to create the beginnings of your online feed reader, creating a form and adding information to a database while getting to know the MVC pattern. In this tutorial, you will see how to use the Zend Framework to implement the online feed reader portion of the application.
|18 Jan 2011|
|Introduction to Android development Using Eclipse and Android widgets
This tutorial is intended for anyone interested in beginning Android development on Eclipse using the Android development tools plug-in. It offers insight into the salient features of an Android app, along with a brief explanation of its basic components. The Android process is introduced for developing rich UIs for the apps, as widgets. Finally, it showcases how easy it is to test the developed app by deploying it on an Android device simulator included in the SDK.
|16 Nov 2010|
|Build a web-based notification tool with XMPP
|22 Jun 2010|
|Understanding information content with Apache Tika
With the increasingly widespread use of computers and the pervasiveness the modern Internet has attained, huge amounts of information in many languages are becoming available. Automatic information processing and retrieval is urgently needed to understand content across cultures, languages, and continents. A recent Apache software project, Tika, is becoming an important tool toward realizing content understanding.
|15 Jun 2010|
|Manipulate CSV data with Python and pureXML
IBM DB2 pureXML allows you to store XML data natively in a relational database management system, giving you the power and flexibility to report on this data without disturbing the advantages that its XML format offers. In this tutorial, you will learn how to connect to a DB2 database from the Python programming language, importing data about population from the United States Census Bureau. You will use Python to convert this CSV file into XML, before inserting this XML data natively into DB2. Finally, you will use Python to create a command-line application that produces some informative tables that you can access through a menu system.
|22 Dec 2009|
|Configuring Tomcat and Wireshark to capture and decode SSL
Investigating client-server communication issues is troublesome at the best of times, and when the communication is secured with SSL, it becomes much more difficult. This tutorial takes you through the steps involved in configuring Tomcat and Wireshark so that the SSL Dissector in Wireshark can decrypt the captured communication. This allows your investigation to proceed as if SSL was not involved.
|03 Nov 2009|
|Using Apache Pivot to build an iTunes search client
Apache Pivot is an open source platform for building rich internet applications (RIAs) in a Java environment. It combines the enhanced productivity and usability features of a modern RIA toolkit with the robustness of the industry-standard Java platform. Apache Pivot applications take advantage of WTKX, an XML-based language for user interface design, which makes the application's output easy to visualize. In this tutorial, you will follow the implementation of a simple but practical Pivot application that allows a user to execute searches against the contents of the iTunes Store.
|13 Oct 2009|
|Monitor home energy with AMEE
Electricity is invisible. To understand how people use it, you need to make it visible. This tutorial will show you how easy it is to build a Web-based energy monitoring system yourself, using a Current Cost real-time energy monitor and AMEE, a neutral Web-based API for energy data, combined with some XML, Ruby, Rails, and Ajax.
|29 Sep 2009|
|Build a RESTful service on CICS with PHP
CICS Transaction Server (TS) is a powerful transaction manager designed for rapid, high-volume processing. SupportPac CA1S uses technology from IBM WebSphere sMash to enhance CICS TS with PHP scripting capabilities and Representational state transfer (REST)-related features. This tutorial shows how you can use PHP to quickly and easily work with CICS programs and expose them on the Web. If you are a PHP developer, find out how you can use your skills to interact with enterprise assets in CICS; if you are a CICS developer, see how PHP provides a simple and agile way to manipulate your existing resources.
|21 Apr 2009|
|Create BlackBerry applications with open source tools, Part 3: Building a social-networking application
The most intriguing and powerful phenomenon in the digital age is the impact of social-networking applications on the consumer and business markets. Marketing professionals are changing how they interact with prospective clients, peer groups can easily form, and, as demonstrated in the fall of 2008, social networking can be part of a successful political campaign. Combined with the popularity and power of the BlackBerry platform, you have the makings of a dynamic combination. Part 3 of this "Create BlackBerry applications with open source tools" series explores how the BlackBerry is a great device for writing and deploying social-networking applications.
|17 Mar 2009|
|JiBX 1.2, Part 2: XML schema to Java code
Code generation from XML schema definitions is widely used for all types of XML data exchange, including Web services. Most data-binding tools rigidly structure generated code based on the schema, even aspects of the schema that may be irrelevant to your application. JiBX 1.2 generates cleaner code by doing a better job of interpreting the schema and eliminating unnecessary class clutter. It also provides extensive customizations for the generated code, including customizations for easily eliminating unnecessary components of the schema.
|03 Mar 2009|
|JiBX 1.2, Part 1: Java code to XML schema
XML schema definitions are the basis for many types of data exchanges, including most forms of Web services. But XML Schema is a complex standard, and most tools for creating and modifying schema definitions are not as powerful or easy to use as those for working with Java code. The new features of JiBX 1.2 let you start from Java code and easily generate quality schema definitions to match your data structures. You can then use the schemas directly, whether you use JiBX data binding or not.
|03 Mar 2009|
|Building an Arduino-based laser game, Part 3: Transmit, and that's a hit
||24 Feb 2009|
|Create BlackBerry applications with open source tools, Part 2: Building an RSS reader
In the same way that open source has revolutionized the software development marketplace, the proliferation of alternative news sources has shaken up the traditional news-source monopolies. Today, you can get free news from various Internet sources and from the Internet outlets of the mainstream media. Trekking from one Web site to another to read news stories is possible, but tedious. And what about updates to news stories of interest? Wouldn't it be better if the news of interest is aggregated for your convenience? You can do it with an RSS reader for BlackBerry. Here in Part 2 of this "Create BlackBerry applications with open source tools" series, explore the RSS data-distribution format by creating a BlackBerry RSS reader suitable for taking news wherever you and your BlackBerry go.
|17 Feb 2009|
|Building an Arduino-based laser game, Part 2: Firing the gun
Arduino is an inexpensive, easy-to-use electronics platform. The entire platform, both the hardware and the software, is completely open source, and the language is loosely based on C/C++. Arduino was built for makers, tinkerers, and artists who want to take the plunge into creating interactive physical objects. This three-part series starts with basic Arduino hardware and uses it to create an interactive laser game called "'Duino tag," where players can play tag using devices built nearly from scratch. Here in Part 2 of this "Building an Arduino-based laser game" series, you'll build and test the receiver part of the 'Duino Tag gun.
|10 Feb 2009|
|Deploying an Eclipse-based application with Java Web Start
Learn how to build a small, bare-bones application built on the Eclipse Framework and deploy it through Java Web Start (JWS) -- a technology you can use to deploy Java applications easily over standard Internet sites, enabling easy upgrades and distribution.
|03 Feb 2009|
|Building an Arduino-based laser game, Part 1: Arduino basics
Arduino is an inexpensive, easy-to-use electronics platform. The entire platform, both the hardware and the software, is completely open source, and the language is loosely based on C/C++. Arduino was built for makers, tinkerers, and artists who want to take the plunge into creating interactive physical objects. This three-part series starts with basic Arduino hardware and uses it to create an interactive laser game called "'Duino tag," where players can play tag using devices built nearly from scratch. Here in Part 1 of this "Building an Arduino-based laser game", we craft basic experiments that prepare us for and are a part of 'Duino tag.
|22 Dec 2008|
|Implement a Facebook photo album using the Flex SDK
Adobe has released the free, open source Flex SDK framework to enable developers to create Rich Internet Applications (RIAs). The Flex framework provides you with a method of creating cross-browser, cross-platform Web applications that is quick and simple. Flex applications run in the Flash player, which is installed on the majority of Internet-connected computers, but Flex also provides you with an object-oriented user interface framework similar to Java's Swing. In this tutorial, develop a Facebook application in Adobe Flex that displays a slideshow of a user's Facebook photo albums. The Facebook application will contain a profile box listing all of the user's photo albums, each a link to a Flex slideshow of that album. The Flex application will use the Facebook REST API to fetch the photos of the selected Facebook album and dynamically generate the slideshow.
|18 Nov 2008|
|Getting started with Eclipse code templates
This tutorial covers the basic use of Eclipse code templates. It takes a broad approach to expose the key concepts and skills that apply to templates regardless of the particular plug-in they're associated with. You will learn about the benefits of templates, how to create and edit them, and how to use them within the Eclipse IDE to increase your productivity.
|07 Oct 2008|
|Using Eclipse Ganymede to develop for the desktop, Web and mobile devices, Part 1: Developing for the Rich Client Platform, the Ganymede way
The Ganymede release of the Eclipse IDE includes 24 separate projects, covering a wide range of technologies. Many of these projects are mature, and this release provides incremental improvements to those. But Ganymede also includes a number of new projects that introduce new technologies to the Eclipse platform. In this three-part "Using Eclipse Ganymede to develop for the desktop, Web and mobile devices" tutorial series, we will cover the following new Ganymede features: RCP, RAP, and eRCP, which allow you to develop software for the desktop, Web, and mobile platforms, respectively, with one common code base; Subversion for version control; and p2 for update and installation. Here in Part 1, we will use the mature Rich Client Platform (RCP) to develop an application for the desktop using Subversion for source control, and we will package and distribute the application using p2.
|02 Sep 2008|
|Developing software on an open source stack
Web developers are enjoying a renaissance. After spending much of the previous decade toiling on server-centric code, programmers are now putting code front-and-center, turning the Web browser into its own computing platform. Much of the renaissance must be attributed to ingenuity. The newest generation of tools and application frameworks automate and simplify the drudgery of building, deploying, and maintaining a Web site. There are also more tools than ever, and all the most innovative tools are open source. This tutorial provides an expansive survey of the free software available to developers to create and deploy Web applications.
|19 Aug 2008|
|Developing JPA Applications with WebSphere Application Server Community
The Java Persistent API (JPA) makes it easier than ever to design and develop the persistent part of JEE applications. This tutorial walks you through all the nuances of this new API, developing a sample application using Eclipse and WebSphere Application Server Community Edition. Both WebSphere Application Server Community Edition and Eclipse are available for download at no charge, so you can get started in just a few minutes.
|30 Jul 2008|
|Build a RESTful Web service
Representational state transfer (REST) is a style of designing loosely coupled applications that rely on named resources rather than messages. The hardest part of building a RESTful application is deciding on the resources you want to expose. Once you've done that, using the open source Restlet framework makes building RESTful Web services a snap. This tutorial guides you step-by-step through the fundamental concepts of REST and building applications with Restlets.
|22 Jul 2008|
|Use Ext, Aptana, and AIR to build desktop applications
|22 Jul 2008|
|Build Web services with PHP in Eclipse
Learn how to build Web services in PHP using the PHP Development Tools (PDT) plug-in in Eclipse in three easy steps. First, become familiar with the PDT project, and learn how to create and deploy useful PHP projects. Second, learn the philosophy behind contract-first development. Finally, get an informative overview of the basic parts that make up a Web Services Description Language (WSDL) file.
|01 Jul 2008|
|Build software with Gant
Gant is a highly versatile build framework that leverages both Groovy and Apache Ant to let you implement programmatic logic while using all of Ant's capabilities. In this tutorial, Andy Glover guides you step-by-step through Gant's fundamental concepts. You'll learn how to define behavior in your build through Gant's flexible domain-specific language, how to reuse Ant features, and how to define functions that make your builds more efficient and even proactive.
|27 May 2008|
|Build Web services with PHP in Eclipse
Learn how to build Web services in PHP using the PHP Development Tools plug-in in Eclipse Europa. Become familiar with the PDT project, and learn how to create and deploy useful PHP projects, learn about the philosophy behind contract-first development, and understand the basic parts that make up a Web Services Description Language (WSDL) file.
|13 May 2008|
|Integrate external tools and builders in Eclipse
With launch configurations in Eclipse Europa, you can run external programs from within the development environment and save settings for how you call an external program. Learn how to build and use these launch configurations, including the types of automatic parameters available.
|06 May 2008|
|Mock Web services with Apache Synapse to develop and test Web services
Apache Synapse is a simple, lightweight, high-performance enterprise service bus (ESB) released under the Apache License, Version 2.0 from the Apache Software Foundation. Using Apache Synapse, you can filter, transform, route, manipulate, and monitor SOAP, binary, XML, and plain text messages that pass through your large-scale enterprise systems by HTTP, HTTPS, Java Message Service (JMS), Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), Post Office Protocol Version 3 (POP3), FTP, file systems, and many other transport mediums. But for an individual developer, what's the use of an ESB product in your day-to-day life? The simplicity of the configuration, out-of-the-box feature set, extensible architecture, and the minimal footprint makes it a versatile and powerful tool that you can use for a variety of tasks. This article examines how you can use Apache Synapse to create mock Web services.
|01 May 2008|
|10 time-saving techniques in Eclipse Europa
Eclipse Europa offers many convenient features for navigating and editing Java files. Discover what they are and how to use them, and when you're finished, you may be saying, "I didn't know that!"
|22 Apr 2008|
|Setting up your own on-demand video site with PHP, Part 1: Groundwork
Setting up your own on-demand video site doesn't have to be complicated. Upload some videos and put them up for people to watch. Easy enough. But if you're going to be doing a lot of videos, you'll need a way to keep them organized. This three-part "Setting up your own on-demand video site with PHP" tutorial series will take you through what you need to know to create video optimized for the Web, as well as creating a PHP application that will keep your videos organized and readily accessible. Part 1 lays the groundwork by assembling and installing the necessary components and gathering and converting the video.
|01 Apr 2008|
|Build a mobile RSS reader
What good is a mobile computing environment if you can't keep track of your favorite news feeds on the go? Sure, you can use Android's browser to read your favorite Web sites, but it's unlikely the sites are optimized for a screen two inches high. And besides, then you'll miss the opportunity to integrate RSS or other XML data with other mobile applications to make your own mash-ups. This tutorial shows you how to use the Android Developer Tools to read, parse, and display XML data.
|18 Mar 2008|
|Develop Android applications with Eclipse
Android is Google's oft-discussed mobile, wireless, computer, and communications platform. You can take advantage of the powerful Eclipse environment to build Android applications using the Android Eclipse plug-in. This tutorial introduces Android application development with the Eclipse plug-in, otherwise known as Android Development Tools. The tutorial provides an introduction to Android development with a quick introduction to the platform, a tour of Android Development Tools, and includes the construction of two example applications.
|26 Feb 2008|
|Execute business processes with Eclipse
Everyone -- from consultants and analysts to architects and engineers -- has ideas. But implementing a new idea can be challenging, requiring knowledge of an unfamiliar development language or hiring costly developers. What if there was a way to create an executable business process using a graphical editor that can ultimately be executed on an appropriate engine? Well, there is. Using the Eclipse STP BPMN Modeler, you can graphically create a business model represented in XML that can be converted to an executable using Eclipse ATL that will ultimately deploy on Apache ODE.
|29 Jan 2008|
|Explore Ubuntu Mobile and Embedded
Ubuntu is a great server and desktop distribution for the GNU/Linux operating system, but did you know that it's also ideal for handheld and mobile embedded devices? Ubuntu's latest release, Gutsy Gibbon, now includes support for the embedded and mobile spaces with the Ubuntu Mobile and Embedded (UME) project. Get to know the UME project, and find out how to get started.
|15 Jan 2008|
|Application development for the OLPC laptop
The XO laptop (of the One-Laptop-Per-Child initiative) is an inexpensive laptop project intended to help educate children around the world. The XO laptop includes many innovations, such as a novel, inexpensive, and durable hardware design and the use of GNU/Linux as the underlying operating system. The XO also includes an application environment written in Python with a human interface called Sugar, accessible to everyone (including kids). Explore the Sugar APIs and learn how to develop and debug a graphical activity in Sugar using Python.
|18 Dec 2007|
|Emacs editing environment, Part 7: Let Emacs help you out
Part 7 of this series shows you why Emacs is the self-documenting editor, and the many ways in which you can take advantage of the help and assistance offered in this editor. In this tutorial, learn about describing keystrokes, commands, and functions. You'll also read, browse, and search through a complete Emacs reference manual.
|13 Nov 2007|
|LPI exam 301 prep, Topic 301: Concepts, architecture, and design
In this tutorial, Sean Walberg helps you prepare to take the Linux Professional Institute Senior Level Linux Professional (LPIC-3) exam. In this first in a series of six tutorials, Sean introduces you to Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) concepts, architecture, and design. By the end of this tutorial, you will know about LDAP concepts and architecture, directory design, and schemas.
|23 Oct 2007|
|Get started with unit and component testing using IBM Rational tools
Component testing is essential for the integration of code that enables crucial application functionality. This tutorial takes you step by step through unit and component testing specifically for Java code, Web services, servlets, Service Component Architecture (SCA), and Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) beans using the JUnit and Jakarta Cactus testing frameworks and simple HelloWorld samples. Also, learn how to automate these tests using IBM Rational Software Architect, IBM Rational Application Developer, and IBM WebSphere Integration Developer.
|11 Oct 2007|
|Emacs editing environment, Part 6: Customize your Emacs world
This tutorial, the sixth in a series, walks you through some of the useful ways you can customize and configure the Emacs environment. Learn how to change everything about the Emacs environment to your liking, from the behavior of minor modes to the default key bindings. Along the way, figure out how to set variables, make all your customizations automatic with a startup file, save and recall any window and frame customizations that you make, and use the easy customizer that comes built into Emacs.
|02 Oct 2007|
|Get started with Project Zero and PHP
Project Zero provides an environment for the rapid development of interactive Web applications based on popular Web technologies such as PHP. This tutorial demonstrates how easy it is to get started with Project Zero, from installing the development tools to constructing an Ajax Web 2.0 sample using PHP as the back-end scripting language. Exporting an application is covered on the way, together with examples of debugging and extending a Web 2.0 application.
|01 Oct 2007|
|Emacs editing environment, Part 5: Shape your Emacs view
This tutorial, the fifth in a series, shows you how to manage and manipulate the shape of your Emacs session -- examine how to partition the Emacs screen, create multiple X client windows for a single Emacs session, and display multiple buffers in each window, dividing the screen with horizontal and vertical divisions. You also learn about mouse window control and characteristics so that by the time you're through, you'll know how to make your Emacs session look and work the way you want it to.
|07 Aug 2007|
|Emacs editing environment, Part 4: Options, registers, and bookmarks
Take control of your editing session within Emacs and use it to your advantage. This tutorial is the fourth in a series, and shows you three areas of Emacs that control some aspect of the editing session: various command-line options, the register, and bookmark facilities for setting and saving positions and data. Knowing how and when to use these features, and what tricks are possible with them, are important topics in power editing.
|17 Jul 2007|
|Scripting Second Life with Rational Application Developer
The virtual world of Second Life is special in that much of it is made up of content created (and owned) by users. Not only can you create lush 3-D objects (and sell them for the equivalent of real money!), but you can also create both simple and complex scripts to control their behavior and appearance. This tutorial explains the basics (and not so basics) behind Second Life scripts and shows you how to ease development by using Rational Application Developer as you build a small game users can carry around and play.
|05 Jun 2007|
|Create an interactive production wiki using PHP, Part 5: The open blog
This "Create an interactive production wiki using PHP" tutorial series creates a wiki from scratch using PHP, with value-added features useful for tracking production. Wikis are widely used as tools to help speed development, increase productivity and educate others. Each part of the series develops integral parts of the wiki until it is complete and ready for prime time, with features including file uploading, a calendaring "milestone" system, and an open blog. The wiki will also contain projects whose permissions are customizable to certain users and will contain projects whose permissions are customizable to certain users. In Part 4 we added some task management. Now you will create an open blog, which will allow users a place to hold public discussions.
|10 Apr 2007|
|Emacs editing environment, Part 2: Learn the essential modes and editing features of Emacs
One of the powerhouses of UNIX(R) computing, the open source Emacs editor is a large, complex application that does everything from edit text to function as a complete development environment. This tutorial, the second in a series, introduces you to some of the essential concept of modes, shows you some of the powerful text manipulation functions available, and teaches you how to use the built-in search, replace, and spell check facilities of Emacs.
|10 Apr 2007|
|Create an interactive production wiki using PHP, Part 4: Task management
This "Create an interactive production wiki using PHP" tutorial series creates a wiki from scratch using PHP, with value-added features useful for tracking production. Wikis are widely used as tools to help speed development, increase productivity and educate others. Each part of the series develops integral parts of the wiki until it is complete and ready for prime time, with features including file uploading, a calendaring "milestone" system, and an open blog. The wiki will also contain projects whose permissions are customizable to certain users and will contain projects whose permissions are customizable to certain users. In Part 3, we added some control over who can do what. Now it's time to add some task management.
|03 Apr 2007|
|Create an interactive production wiki using PHP, Part 3: Users and permissions
This "Create an interactive production wiki using PHP" tutorial series creates a wiki from scratch using PHP, with value-added features useful for tracking production. Wikis are widely used as tools to help speed development, increase productivity and educate others. Each part of the series develops integral parts of the wiki until it is complete and ready for prime time, with features including file uploading, a calendaring "milestone" system, and an open blog. The wiki will also contain projects whose permissions are customizable to certain users. In Part 2, you got the basic wiki working. Now it's time to add some control over who can do what when accessing Criki.
|20 Mar 2007|
|Put Muse and Eclipse TPTP WSDM tools to work
Learn how to install Apache Muse, the stable release of the Web Services Distributed Management (WSDM) Tooling in Eclipse TPTP 4.3, and the latest development builds of WSDM Tooling in TPTP 4.4. With this tutorial, a stand-alone "prequel" to the tutorial on crafting a WSDM endpoint using the Eclipse TPTP Build to Manage tooling, you'll be a master of installation.
|13 Mar 2007|
|Create an interactive production wiki using PHP, Part 2: Developing the basic wiki code
This "Create an interactive production wiki using PHP" tutorial series creates a wiki from scratch using PHP, with value-added features useful for tracking production. Wikis are widely used as tools to help speed development, increase productivity, and educate others. Each part of the series develops integral parts of the wiki until it is complete and ready for primetime, with features including file uploading, a calendaring "milestone" system, and an open blog. The wiki will also contain projects whose permissions are customizable to certain users.
|06 Mar 2007|
|Create an interactive production wiki using PHP, Part 1: Introduction and scaffolding
This "Create an interactive production wiki using PHP" series creates a wiki from scratch using PHP, with value-added features useful for tracking production. Wikis are widely used as tools to help speed development, increase productivity, and educate others. Each part of the series develops integral parts of the wiki until it is complete and ready for primetime, with features including file uploading, a calendaring "milestone" system, and an open blog. The wiki will also contain projects whose permissions are customizable to certain users.
|13 Feb 2007|
|A step-by-step guide to publishing your own PEAR channels
The PHP Extension and Application Repository (PEAR) is a collection of PHP packages built to ease the development required to build an application. V1.4 of the PEAR package manager introduced the concept of channels, which are a way to organize and deliver packages that can be installed with the package manager. This tutorial discusses channels, introduces and explains the channel.xml file, and demonstrates how to build a channel for distributing packages. Channels are ordinarily used to expose PEAR packages through the Internet, but enterprises can uses channels to make distribution of enterprise-specific PHP code easy.
|30 Jan 2007|
|LPI exam 102 prep, Topic 109: Shells, scripting, programming, and compiling
In this tutorial, Ian Shields continues preparing you to take the Linux Professional Institute Junior Level Administration (LPIC-1) Exam 102. In this fifth in a series of nine tutorials, Ian introduces you to the Bash shell, and scripts and programming in the Bash shell. By the end of this tutorial, you will know how to customize your shell environment, use shell programming structures to create functions and scripts, set and unset environment variables, and use the various login scripts.
|30 Jan 2007|
|Introduction to Apache Maven 2
Modern software projects are no longer solely monolithic creations of single local project teams. With the increased availability of robust, enterprise-grade open source components, today's software projects require dynamic collaboration among project teams and often depend on a mix of globally created and maintained components. Now in its second generation, the Apache Maven build system -- unlike legacy build tools created before the Internet-enabled era of global software development -- was designed from the ground up to take on these modern challenges. This tutorial gets you started with Maven 2.
|19 Dec 2006|
|Create a commercial-quality Eclipse IDE, Part 3: Fine-tune the UI
This tutorial -- the final installment in this "Create a commercial-quality Eclipse IDE" tutorial series about integrated development environment (IDE) design -- shows how to fine-tune the UI of your IDE. It shows how to use additional elements in Eclipse to enhance your editor as well as demonstrates the differences between commercial-quality and amateur IDEs.
|24 Oct 2006|
|Create a commercial-quality Eclipse IDE, Part 2: The user interface
This tutorial -- second in this "Create a commercial-quality Eclipse IDE" series -- shows how to create the UI of the IDE. It examines the editor user interface framework that Eclipse offers, as well as the SourceViewerConfiguration class and all the various classes related to it, used to implement and configure your IDE's UI.
|17 Oct 2006|
|LPI exam 102 prep, Topic 108: Linux documentation
In this tutorial, Ian Shields continues preparing you to take the Linux Professional Institute Junior Level Administration (LPIC-1) Exam 102. In this fourth in a series of nine tutorials, Ian introduces you to Linux documentation. By the end of this tutorial, you will know how to use and manage local documentation, find documentation on the Internet, and use automated logon messages to notify users of system events.
|20 Sep 2006|
|Create a commercial-quality Eclipse IDE, Part 1: The core
This "Create a commercial-quality Eclipse IDE" series examines how to create professional, commercial-quality IDEs that plug into Eclipse. In this tutorial, learn how to create the core of the IDE.
|05 Sep 2006|
|LPI exam 102 prep, Topic 107: Printing
In this tutorial, Ian Shields continues preparing you to take the Linux Professional Institute Junior Level Administration (LPIC-1) Exam 102. In this third in a series of nine tutorials, Ian introduces you to printing in Linux. By the end of this tutorial, you will know how to manage printers, print queues, and user print jobs on a Linux system.
|22 Aug 2006|
|Eclipse Test & Performance Tools Platform, Part 3: Test applications
In this installment of the "Eclipse Test & Performance Tools Platform" tutorial series, learn how to use Eclipse Test & Performance Tools Platform (TPTP) testing features to measure the response time of your Web application. Then, discover how to create and manage improved JUnit tests and create computer-directed manual testing.
|22 Aug 2006|
|LPI exam 202 prep: Network troubleshooting
In this tutorial, the last of a series of seven tutorials covering intermediate network administration on Linux, David Mertz finishes preparing you to take the Linux Professional Institute Intermediate Level Administration (LPIC-2) Exam 202. This tutorial revisits earlier tutorials in the LPI 202 series, focusing on how to use the basic tools you've already covered to fix networking problems. The tool review is divided into two categories: configuration tools and diagnostic tools.
|28 Jun 2006|
|Developing your first Eclipse RCP application
The objective of the Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP) is to enable Eclipse to be used in a wide range of end-user applications that are not integrated development environments (IDEs). With the release of Eclipse V3.1, it is easy to create RCP applications. This tutorial will guide you step by step in building your very own RCP application.
|27 Jun 2006|
|LPI exam prep: System security
In this tutorial, the sixth of seven tutorials covering intermediate network administration on Linux, David Mertz continues preparing you to take the Linux Professional Institute Intermediate Level Administration (LPIC-2) Exam 202. By necessity, this tutorial touches briefly on a wide array of Linux-related topics from a security-conscious network server perspective, including general issues of routing, firewalls, and NAT translation and the relevant tools. It addresses setting security policies for FTP and SSH; reviews general access control with tcpd, hosts.allow, and friends; and presents some basic security monitoring tools and shows where to find security resources.
|13 Jun 2006|
|Build a Web service with PHP
In the past few years, new Web services have been popping up all over the Internet. And what better language to build your own Web service in than PHP? With PHP, you have the advantage of a great scripting language with the power to connect to databases, an easy development curve that allows for faster development, and high response times -- thanks to the underlying libraries compiled for performance.
|23 May 2006|
|Calling secured Web services methods from PHP
Learn how to satisfy the requirements for security and method definition in PHP:Hypertext Processor (PHP) scripts which implement Web Services clients. Using the new SOAP extension in PHP 5, you'll see how to implement WS-Security basic authentication and how to pass complex objects as parameters for SOAP calls.
|05 May 2006|
|LPI exam prep: Web services
In this tutorial, the fourth in a series of seven tutorials covering intermediate network administration on Linux, David Mertz continues preparing you to take the Linux Professional Institute Intermediate Level Administration (LPIC-2) Exam 208. Here, David Mertz discusses how to configure and run the Apache HTTP server and the Squid proxy server.
|25 Apr 2006|
|Eclipse Test & Performance Tools Platform, Part 2: Monitor applications
In this "Eclipse Test & Performance Tools Platform" tutorial series, learn how to use the capabilities of the Eclipse Test & Performance Tools Platform (TPTP) to convert application log files into a structured format. Then, using TPTP and other specialized tools designed to process and analyze log files, you can quickly discern usage patterns, performance profiles, and errors.
|25 Apr 2006|
|Make Ant easy with Eclipse
Eclipse can make working with Apache Ant easier. Discover the Ant integration features in the Eclipse integrated development environment (IDE), and learn how to write, build, and debug code in Eclipse through the Ant editor.
|18 Apr 2006|
|Eclipse Test & Performance Tools Platform, Part 1: Test, profile, and monitor applications
Learn how to use the Eclipse Test & Performance Tools Platform (TPTP) to profile a Java application, and discover how to quantify memory usage, identify memory leaks, and isolate performance bottlenecks.
|14 Feb 2006|
|Build Perl applications with Eclipse
The EPIC project lets developers build, edit, and develop Perl-based applications using the Eclipse IDE. In this tutorial, we look at the EPIC plug-in, how it can be used to develop Perl applications, and how it can be integrated into existing development processes.
|17 Jan 2006|
|How to use regular expressions in PHP
Regular expressions can provide a powerful way to work with text. Using regular expressions, you can do complex validation of user input, parse user input and file contents, and reformat strings. PHP provides simple methods that let you use POSIX and PCRE regular expressions. This article discusses the differences between POSIX and PCRE, and how you can use regular expressions and PHP V5.
|10 Jan 2006|
|Introduction to Apache Derby
Get the basic skills you need to use Apache Derby in Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) environments where Derby is embedded as a database, such as in Apache Geronimo. This tutorial demonstrates how to embed Derby within Geronimo and how to use Derby and Geronimo to deploy a Web-based e-commerce application. It also helps you become familiar with Derby's system tools, a set of utilities that make application development with Derby easy and straightforward.
|20 Dec 2005|
|Sockets programming in Python
This tutorial shows how to develop sockets-based networking applications using Python. In this tutorial, you first learn a few Python basics and see why Python makes a good network programming language. Then you move on to the basic sockets features of Python, using a sample chat application as a guide, and look at several other, high-level, classes that provide asynchronous communications.
|04 Oct 2005|
|Build a Derby calendar, Part 1: Understanding JDBC
Build a calendar and reminder application using the Java language and the Apache Derby database in Part 1 of this three-part tutorial series. This tutorial starts by showing you how to install the database and exploring interactions with it through Java Database Connectivity (JDBC). Parts 2 and 3 will examine different options for including Derby in your application and Derby's transactional capabilities as we move from a single-user to a multiuser system. Finally, we'll move to a multimode system that includes a Web interface.
|13 Sep 2005|
|Manage C data using the GLib collections
In this tutorial, learn how to use the GLib collection data structures to effectively manage data within C programs. In particular, you'll see how to use GLib's built-in data structures/containers -- linked lists, hash tables, arrays, trees, queues, and relations -- to fill the need for them in C.
|28 Jun 2005|
|Learning PHP, Part 2: Upload files and use XML to store and display file information
This tutorial is Part 2 of a three-part "Learning PHP" series that takes you from the most basic PHP script to working with databases and streaming from the file system by documenting the building of a document workflow system. Here, documents are uploaded by users and stored in a non-Web-accessible location for retrieval by the application in Part 3. We also look at working with XML files using DOM and SAX, and we look at exceptions.
|21 Jun 2005|
|Backing up your Linux machines
Cover your back in the worst-case scenario with the techniques in this tutorial. Even new, high-quality hard drives will occasionally fail. Regular system backups are essential, especially for busy developers who make continual improvements to their code. This tutorial shows you how to protect yourself from losing huge amounts of critical data.
|08 Aug 2001|
|Creating dynamic Web sites with PHP and MySQL
This tutorial shows you how to create a dynamic Web site using PHP and MySQL. You learn how dynamic sites work and how they serve the content. After reading this tutorial, you will be ready to serve your own dynamic content from your own site.
|15 May 2001|