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Velocity Model and Data Objects in Apache Roller

by | December 2009 | Beginner's Guides Content Management Java Open Source

In this article by Alfonso V. Romero, we'll see some of the Velocity elements used in Roller to display data from your weblog and work with Roller's model and data objects to access your weblog's data from custom templates.

To know more about $model object and $url read Working with Templates in Apache Roller 4.0.

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Folding @ Home on Ubuntu: Cancer Research Made Easy

by Christer Edwards | December 2009 | Linux Servers

In the fall of the year 2000, Stanford University first released the Folding @ Home project to the public, which allowed household computers the ability to contribute to cancer research. Now, nearly a decade later, there are roughly 250,000 regular contributors to the project and over 2,000,000 that have ever contributed at all. This article by Christer Edwards outlines the benefits of contributing to Folding @ Home as well as how to begin contributing yourself.

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Extending The Dialog in jQuery User Interface 1.7

by Dan Wellman | December 2009 | MySQL PHP Web Development

This is the second part of the article series on Dialog in jQuery User Interface 1.7
Read The Dialog in jQuery User Interface 1.7, which is the first part of this series.
In this article by Dan Wellman, we will cover the following topics:

  • Controlling a dialog programmatically
  • Getting data from the dialog
  • Dialog interoperability
  • A dynamic image-based dialog
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Backbase 4 RIA Development: Hello Backbase in four variations

by Ghica van Emde Boas Sergey Ilinsky | December 2009 | AJAX

In this article by Ghica van Emde Boas and Sergey Ilinsky, we will discuss about the famous Hello World in the following variations: with only basic JavaScript, a Backbase UI widget together with basic JavaScript, a Backbase Tag Library widget together with the Backbase XML Execution Language, and finally using AJAX communication with a server script.

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Working with Templates in Apache Roller 4.0

by | December 2009 | Beginner's Guides Content Management Java Open Source

This three part article series by Alfonso V. Romero, teaches you how to create and edit your first template in Roller, along with some basics about the Velocity template language, and how to create your first Roller theme from scratch. You'll also learn about Roller's model and data objects, and how to use these objects' properties, methods, and macros in a custom template to show data from your weblog.

Basically, in this article series you shall:

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Creating a Roller theme from scratch using Apache Roller 4.0

by Alfonso V. Romero | December 2009 | Beginner's Guides Content Management Java Open Source

In this article by Alfonso V. Romero, you'll learn to build a theme from the ground up, using several templates properties, and methods commonly used in Roller themes.

To learn more about some of the properties and templates used in Roller themes read Working with Templates in Apache Roller 4.0.

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The Dialog in jQuery User Interface 1.7

by Dan Wellman | December 2009 | MySQL Open Source PHP Web Development

In this article by Dan Wellman, we will focus on the dialog widget. The dialog behaves in the same way as a standard browser alert, but it does so in a much less intrusive and more visitor-friendly manner. We look at how it can be configured and controlled to provide maximum benefit and appeal.

In this article, we will cover the following topics:

  • Creating a basic dialog
  • Work with dialog options
  • Modality
  • Enabling the built-in animations
  • Adding buttons to the dialog
  • IE6 and the selectbox z-index bug
  • Working with dialog callbacks
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Data Modeling Naming Standards with IBM InfoSphere Data Architect

by Djoni Darmawikarta | December 2009 | Architecture & Analysis

 

Many data modelers recognize the advantages of standardizing the names of their modeling objects, particularly when they apply prime-class-modifier words pattern; but, they can’t afford its tedious manual execution.

InfoSphere Data Architect affords functions for building glossary of the standard pattern words that you can then employ while developing and maintaining your data models. This automation encourages the data modeler to apply naming standard to their modeling objects which in turn promotes consistency across their data models.

This article by Djoni Darmawikarta features the naming standard functionality in the glossary model of that IBM software.

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Getting Started With Spring MVC - Developing the MVC components

by A.P.Rajshekhar | December 2009 | Java

The Spring framework with its support to multiple Data Access frameworks/libraries and light-weight IoC container has steadily grown in popularity. In this article by A.P.Rajshekhar, we will discuss the basics of Spring MVC. We will deal with the terms and terminologies related with Spring MVC and MVC. The later part of the article details the steps for developing components of a web-application using Spring MVC.

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Editing DataGrids with Popup Windows in Flex

by Keith Lee | December 2009 | Web Development

The DataGrid is a commonly used component when creating applications in Flex. The component can represent columnar data with ease when connected to a dataProvider. There is a method of editing the data in the DataGrid without using an itemEditor. Of course, there is nothing wrong with using an itemEditor, but this alternative method of using a PopUp window deserves some consideration when implementing applications. This article by Keith Lee describes how to create a DataGrid, display a popup for each row of the DataGrid and add, edit or remove data from the DataGrid using the PopUp.

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Venturing Beyond the Basics in MS Office Live Small Business

by Rahul Pitre | December 2009 | Beginner's Guides Microsoft Content Management e-Commerce

This article by Rahul Pitre, will help you try your hands at writing your own HTML mark up to tweak your site.How to install off-the-shelf components to enhance your website is the next skill you'll learn in this article. You'll install a custom FAQ component because the built-in FAQ page doesn't work as advertised.

In this article you will:

  • Add an HTML module to your page.
  • Write HTML in the HTML module. Chances are that you don't know a lot about HTML. So, you'll take a crash course on a small subset of HTML that will help you to get started with writing your own markup, if you so desire.
  • Perform some common page-building tasks such as embedding flash movies, PayPal buttons, and other such external content in your web pages using the HTML module.
  • Download and install an FAQ solution that renders a customized FAQ page.
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Seam Conversation Management using JBoss Seam Components: Part 1

by Ian Hlavats | December 2009 | JBoss

In this article by Ian Hlavats, we will look at an example of how to use Seam conversations effectively with Ajax.

We will discuss about:

  • Temporary conversations
  • Starting a long-running conversation
  • Concurrent conversations
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Adding Flash to your WordPress Theme

by Tessa Blakeley Silver | December 2009 | MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP WordPress

In this article by Tessa Blakeley Silver, we will take a look at various ways to embed flash as part of your WordPress theme, and into your content.

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Enhancing Your Math Teaching using Moodle 1.9: Part 1

by Ian Wild | December 2009 | Moodle Open Source

In this article by Ian Wild, we will be looking at taking our current resources and converting them over to Moodle. I'm going to concentrate on the kinds of resources we math teachers usually have. They usually come in two flavors. The first are the "static" resources: PowerPoint presentations, documents provided by publishers (such as resources provided on a CD-ROM at the back of a textbook or downloadable from the publisher's website). In this article, we'll focus on these static resources. Again, those are the resources math teachers and lecturers usually like to convert to Moodle. The other type of resources are "interactive" resources.

In this article we will learn the following:

  • How to create math-related PowerPoint presentations and, using the content sharing website SlideShare, include them in our Moodle courses along with a suitable narration
  • How to extract math-related videos from YouTube and include them in our courses
  • What a screencast is and how it can be used to explain mathematical concepts
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