Drupal is a full content management system that allows you to create any type of website you desire, from an e-commerce to a community-based site. phpBB enables you to set up a bulletin board or forum. And WordPress is the software of choice for the exploding blog community. All three technologies are based on PHP and MySQL.
Building Online Communities with Drupal, phpBB, and Wordpress is authored by a team of experts. Robert T. Douglass created the Drupal-powered blog site NowPublic.com. Mike Little is a founder and contributing developer of the WordPress project. And Jared W. Smith has been a longtime support team member of phpBBHacks.com and has been building sites with phpBB since the first beta releases.
Youll learn how to create your own modules, develop your own themes, and produce your own filters. You'll learn the inner workings of each key part of Drupal, including user management, sessions, the node system, caching, and the various APIs available to you. Of course, your Drupal-powered site isnt effective until you can efficiently serve pages to your visitors. As such, the authors have included the information you need to optimize your Drupal installation to perform well under high-load situations. Also featured is information on Drupal security and best practices, as well as integration of Ajax and the internationalization of your Drupal web site. Simply put, if you are working with Drupal at all, then you need this book.This book is written by Drupal core developers. Drupal architecture and behavior are mapped out visually. Common pitfalls are identified and addressed. Chapters provide regular discussion and reference to why things work they way they do, not just how. Features a foreword by Dries Buytaert, Drupal founder.
Real-World SRE is the go-to survival guide for the software developer in the middle of catastrophic website failure. Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) has emerged on the frontline as businesses strive to maximize uptime. This book is a step-by-step framework to follow when your website is down and the countdown is on to fix it.
Nat Welch has battle-hardened experience in reliability engineering at some of the biggest outage-sensitive companies on the internet. Arm yourself with his tried-and-tested methods for monitoring modern web services, setting up alerts, and evaluating your incident response.
Real-World SRE goes beyond just reacting to disaster—uncover the tools and strategies needed to safely test and release software, plan for long-term growth, and foresee future bottlenecks. Real-World SRE gives you the capability to set up your own robust plan of action to see you through a company-wide website crisis.
The final chapter of Real-World SRE is dedicated to acing SRE interviews, either in getting a first job or a valued promotion.What you will learnMonitor for approaching catastrophic failureAlert your team to an outage emergencyDissect your incident response strategiesTest automation tools and build your own softwarePredict bottlenecks and fight for user experienceEliminate the competition in an SRE interviewWho this book is for
Real-World SRE is aimed at software developers facing a website crisis, or who want to improve the reliability of their company's software. Newcomers to Site Reliability Engineering looking to succeed at interview will also find this invaluable.
While Joomla! is relatively easy to install, a fair amount of knowledge is required in order to configure the application to your specific needs. Beginning Joomla! answers many of the questions you're sure to have, guiding you through the process of creating your own design templates, adding and managing content, and adding popular community features such as article commenting, user profile management, and forums. Later chapters discuss e-commerce integration, explore search engine optimization, and show you how to extend Joomla! by creating your own plug-ins.
Use this free and easy programming language for e-commerce sites and blogs
If you need to build Web and database applications quickly but you don't dream in computer code, take heart! Ruby on Rails was created for you, and this book will have you up and running in no time. The Ruby scripting language and the Rails framework let you create full-featured Web applications fast. It's even fun!
Discover how toInstall and run Ruby and Rails Use the RadRails IDE Create a blog with Ruby Connect your Web site to a database Build a shopping cart Explore Ruby's syntax
Ruby on Rails strips complexity from the development process, enabling professional developers to focus on what matters most: delivering business value. Now, for the first time, there’s a comprehensive, authoritative guide to building production-quality software with Rails. Pioneering Rails developer Obie Fernandez and a team of experts illuminate the entire Rails API, along with the Ruby idioms, design approaches, libraries, and plug-ins that make Rails so valuable. Drawing on their unsurpassed experience, they address the real challenges development teams face, showing how to use Rails’ tools and best practices to maximize productivity and build polished applications users will enjoy.
Using detailed code examples, Obie systematically covers Rails’ key capabilities and subsystems. He presents advanced programming techniques, introduces open source libraries that facilitate easy Rails adoption, and offers important insights into testing and production deployment. Dive deep into the Rails codebase together, discovering why Rails behaves as it does— and how to make it behave the way you want it to.
This book will help you
Increase your productivity as a web developer
Realize the overall joy of programming with Ruby on Rails
Learn what’s new in Rails 2.0
Drive design and protect long-term maintainability with TestUnit and RSpec
Understand and manage complex program flow in Rails controllers
Leverage Rails’ support for designing REST-compliant APIs
Master sophisticated Rails routing concepts and techniques
Examine and troubleshoot Rails routing
Make the most of ActiveRecord object-relational mapping
Utilize Ajax within your Rails applications
Incorporate logins and authentication into your application
Extend Rails with the best third-party plug-ins and write your own
Integrate email services into your applications with ActionMailer
Choose the right Rails production configurations
Streamline deployment with Capistrano