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Working with CXF Tool

by Naveen Balani | January 2010 | Open Source

The CXF framework provides various tools that assist developers in creating and invoking web services. CXF provides tools to create web service clients and web service implementations from WSDL files, to create SOAP binding and service definition from WSDL interfaces, to validate WSDL files, and to integrate with the popular Apache Maven software tool for build management. In this article by Naveen Balani, we will look at some of the commonly used CXF tools that assist in web service development. We will cover the following topic in this article:

  • Invoking web services using a Java client
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Negotiation Strategy for Effective Implementation of COTS Software

by Grady Brett Beaubouef | January 2010 | Architecture & Analysis

This article by Grady Brett Beaubouef outlines the negotiation strategy required for implementing the Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) software that will maximize the ownership experience.

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New Features in Domino Designer 8

by Barry Max Rosen | January 2010 | Architecture & Analysis

In this article by Barry Rosen, we will learn about the new features in Domino Designer 8 which includes:

  • Composite Applications Support
  • Domino-Based Web Service Consumers
  • Domino IBM DB/2 Integration
  • View Enhancements: New column number format, Extending to use available window width, Defer index creation until first use, Show default items in right-mouse menu
  • Form Enhancements
  • Agent Enhancements
  • Formula Language and LotusScript Additions
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Setting Up Tools to Build Applications Using jBPM: Part 1

by Mauricio Salatino | January 2010 | JBoss MySQL Java PHP

In this article by Mauricio Salatino, we will basically have a look at the following points:

  • Background about the jBPM project
  • Tools and software
    • Maven
    • MySQL
    • Eclipse IDE
    • SVN client
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New features in Domino Designer 8.5

by Barry Max Rosen | January 2010 | Architecture & Analysis

In this article by Barry Rosen, we will explore the new features of Domino Designer 8.5 such as:

  • Domino Designer on Eclipse
  • The new Eclipse-based GUI
  • XPages
  • Improvements to CSS support
  • Enhancements to HTML generation
  • JavaScript controls
  • New method related to ID Vault: ResetUserPassword
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Install GNOME-Shell on Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala"

by Christer Edwards | January 2010 | Linux Servers Open Source

This article by Christer Edwards outlines the steps required to install and run the latest previews of GNOME Shell, which will become GNOME 3.0. The final release isn't scheduled until later this year, but there are preview snapshots available for testing and feedback. Installation of GNOME Shell can be done alongside your normal installation, so you don't need to worry about it interfering with your "regular" desktop.

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Modeling, Shading, Texturing, Lighting, and Compositing a Soda Can in Blender 2.49: Part 1

by Reynante Martinez | January 2010 | Open Source Web Development Web Graphics & Video

In this article by Reynante Martinez, we’ll cover everything from modeling a tin can from scratch, giving it some basic shading, adding appropriate textures, finalizing the lighting schemes for the scene to lastly compositing it for a better feel.

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Movable Type 5: An Introduction

by Serdar Yegulalp | January 2010 | Content Management Open Source

After more than half a year of work, beta-testing, polish and sweat, Six Apart has parted the curtain and revealed the newest version of their flagship blogging/content-management product, Movable Type 5. Any point-level release is always going to inspire others to ask: What’s new? This article by Serdar Yegulalp, highlights the key changes in MT5, which are few but fairly major, and so are worth examining here in detail.

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Modeling, Shading, Texturing, Lighting, and Compositing a Soda Can in Blender 2.49: Part 2

by Reynante Martinez | January 2010 | Open Source Web Development Web Graphics & Video

In this article series by Reynante Martinez, we’ll cover everything from modeling a tin can from scratch, giving it some basic shading, adding appropriate textures, finalizing the lighting schemes for the scene to lastly compositing it to give it a better feel. Read Modeling, Shading, Texturing, Lighting, and Compositing a Soda Can in Blender 2.49: Part 1 here.

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Securely Encrypt Removable Media with Ubuntu

by Christer Edwards | January 2010 | Linux Servers Open Source

In this tutorial by Christer Edwards, we will look at steps toward encrypting removable media such as USB thumb drives for secure management of personal data. This tutorial will walk the reader through seven steps required toward identifying, formatting and encrypting a removable disk for use as a secure partition.

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Building Form Applications in Joomla! using CK Forms

by Suhreed Sarkar | January 2010 | Joomla! Content Management Open Source

There is no doubt that Joomla! is one of the best content management system (CMS) in the world. It has a large set of extensions to meet almost any type of application need ranging from content management, photo gallery, multimedia streaming to e-commerce and social networking. It has great flexibility in changing designs and customizing the code. With Joomla, you can build any kind of website and dynamic web application. For example, this step-by-step tutorial by Suhreed Sarcar describes how to build custom form applications in Joomla! using CK Forms component without delving into any PHP code.

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Showcasing Personnel with Faculty/Staff Directory using Plone 3

by Erik Rose | December 2009 | Content Management Open Source

It is a rare school that lacks some sort of online personnel directory, whether a public-facing showcase or a private office phone list. This article by Erik Rose on Faculty/Staff Directory product fills both these niches and goes far beyond, letting you:

  • Build department- or school-wide directories, collecting contact info, biographies, and more
  • Divide people into groups according to their areas of expertise, committee or departmental affiliations, or other organization-specific criteria
  • Use those divisions as access-control groups: for example, to grant all the members of a committee access to a private collaboration space
  • Write plug-in extenders to track institution-specific pieces of information or hide pieces that don't apply in your organization
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Navigating Pages in XAML Browser Applications

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | December 2009 | Microsoft Web Development

XAML browser applications also known as XBAPs have the features of a web application as well as those of rich client applications leveraging most of the capabilities of WPF. As web applications they can be published to a web server and can be browsed on IE and Firefox.

This article by Dr. Jayaram Krishnaswamy shows how to create a XBAP application using Visual Studio 2008; how to navigate between pages in the application; and how to deploy the application to the local intranet web server using built-in support in Visual Studio.

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