Roundup from X.commerce Innovate Developer Conference 12-13 Oct 2011

The Innovate developer conference 2011 was held in San Francisco on 12 and 13th Oct 2011. Team CIGNEX Datamatics was there in full force to interact with the attendees and participate in the latest Ecommerce conversations. We were also spotlighted for working with EBay Inc. in bringing forth the extreme makeover of Soccer PRO, a small retail store in Redwood city, CA. Over the past month we have collaborated with EBay team to bring SoccerPRO’s retail business online using Magento. Our work also...



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Using hashtags to configure Twitter portlet on Liferay

Social media on web portals have become a mainstay in today's world. Companies are making great effort to engage the visitors to their web sites or portals to see their popularity on the various Social Media tools. One such common feature has been the Twitter portlet. The current Twitter portlet in Liferay supports Twitter feeds. Another concept in Twitter world is that of hashtags, which are a powerful tool that allows Twitter users to track what many people (especially people whom you aren’t...



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Upgrading Alfresco ECM site with Millions of Documents and Tera Bytes of Content

Our client has been using the leading Open Source Enterprise Content Management System ‘Alfresco’ for managing his documents.  The main objective was to upgrade the system to the latest version i.e. Alfresco 3.3.4. The Intranet site has more than 2.4 million documents with 10,000 registered users. With the database size of 37 Gigs, content store size more than 1.2 Tera Bytes and indexes of 7 Gigs, the application is built on the Alfresco 2.1.1 version. Migration/Upgrade Strategy...



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Extended JavaScript (ExtJS) Quick Start Guide for JQuery Developers

In My previous Blog "ExtJS", we had a brief Introduction of ExtJS ,Comparing ExtJS with JQuery , popularity of ExtJS etc. In this Blog we will see "ExtJS(Extended JavaScript) Quick Start Guide for JQuery Developers". For working with ExtJS it needs two js files.    1. ext-base.js - This provide core functionality of Ext.It is basic machinery of EXT.    2. ext-all.js - All of the widgets live in this files.This is primary ext library file. If we want to use...



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Best Practices to upgrade Magento E-Commerce Application to a newer Version

There are two methods to upgrade magento from older version to newer version. By Folder replace Using Magento connect manager.  Common steps before upgrading existing system. Take Backup of your whole code and database either by moving files to another location. scp /path_to_some_file/your_site_directory.tar.gz mysqldump -u <username> -h <hostname> -p <password>my_database_name | gzip -9 >...



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Best Practices - Top Ten things for Drupal Documentation

Documentation is important aspect of any project. Proper documentation is considered as one of the key element for Smooth execution and Success of the project Helps in transitions during project lifecycle Helps in planning for enhancements in the projects Helps in integration across multiple platforms These are just few benefits of proper documentation, there could me many more. So what is proper documentation?  This is question we often...



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Is Ext JS (Extended JavaScript) becoming more popular than JQuery?

ExtJS is a Open Source cross-browser JavaScript library for building rich and interactive web applications using techniques such as AJAX, DHTML and DOM scripting. ExtJS is developed and maintained by Ext. ExtJS 2.0 was released in December 2007 and has undergone 2 revisions since.The ExtJS JavaScript framework allows developers to easily implement desktop functionality on the web. One could replicate an entire OS inside your world of <div> tags. It provides a base library for all those...



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Drupal Technical Group meet up in Ahmedabad India by CIGNEX

Meeting people from same profession and domain/technologies enriches personal expertise in the field and to add on it, its fun ! Drupal Meetup in Ahmedabad is organized which promises the same with many more benefits. Agenda for Drupal User Meetup: Discussion on Drupal 7 Day to day life with Drupal Discuss some challenging Drupal work done in recent past Networking Benefits: Gain knowledge out of Technical Discussions Get in touch with upcoming Drupal...



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Drupal to deliver products

Drupal is a well known content management system. I would rather see Drupal as a collaborative tool to almost anything on web. Drupal ranges through mere a content display tool to advertising website, blogging platform, e-commerce application, file management, user management, multilingual content, mobile application, event management platform and what not. Drupal also expands itself to well defined custom made products, known as Drupal profiles. These profiles are nothing but group of well...



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Google Chartlet - Portlet showing integration of Google Charts with Liferay

I am very glad to announce that I have created a portlet to display Google Charts. I have named it as Google Chartlet and it is available as a community plugin to download. This portlet demonstrates how to use Google charts to generate reports in Liferay. This portlet is made using charts4j. What it has right now? User Charts - Shows total users, organizations and communities in the system (2D and 3D pie charts) Asset Chart - Shows distribution of assets in system(2D and 3D...



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