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Moodle 1.9 Math Quizzes: Part 1

by Ian Wild | November 2009 | Moodle Open Source

Tired of marking all of those math tests you've set for your students? No problem! Now we can have Moodle do all of the grading for us! Getting to grips with the Pythagorean Theorem is going to take practice, and the Moodle Quiz module is going to give my students that practice without my having to worry about a mountain of marking. We'll see in this article by Ian Wild that the Moodle Quiz module is a very powerful tool that not only automatically marks the answers for us, but also copes with different units (for example, answers given in feet or inches, meters or centimeters). We can also specify placeholders in the question that Moodle will replace with random numbers. This means we can provide lots of practice questions, which Moodle will both generate and mark automatically. Specifically, we will learn how to do the following:

  • Create a math quiz and learn all about the different question types Moodle supports
  • Install and use the feedback activity (not part of a normal Moodle install)
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Facelets Components in JSF 1.2

by | November 2009 | Java

In this article Ian Hlavats, we are going to discuss:

  • Creating a Facelets UI composition template
  • Decorating the user interface
  • Rendering a UI fragment
  • An advanced Facelets composition template

 

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Hibernate Types

by Ahmad Seddighi | November 2009 | Java Open Source

In this article by Ahmad Seddighi, we will discuss the Hibernate types. We will see how Hibernate provides built-in types that map to common database types. We'll also see how Hibernate allows us to implement and use custom types when these built-in types do not satisfy the application's requirements, or when we want to change the default behavior of a built-in type. As you will see, you can easily implement a custom-type class and then use it in the same way as a built-in one.

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Drag-and-Drop with the YUI: Part-1

by Dan Wellman | November 2009 | AJAX Open Source Web Development

Drag-and-drop with Yahoo's library is extremely easy to implement, completely clean, and cross-compatible with the entire spectrum of A-grade browsers.

In this three-part article series by Dan Wellman We're going to examine this utility or mechanism which allows Panels and Dialogs to be dragged around the viewport in detail. The first two parts cover Drag-and-Drop, one of DHTML's crowning acheivements which is wrapped up in an easy to use utility. In the third part of this artice we will have a look at the related Slider control and how this basic but useful control can be added to pages with ease.

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Ways to improve performance of your server in ModSecurity 2.5

by Magnus Mischel | November 2009 | Linux Servers Open Source

In this article by Magnus Mischel we will take a look at the performance of ModSecurity and what impact, if any, it has on the speed of your server and web application. We will also look at the ways in which you can increase the performance of your server by tweaking your configuration and writing more efficient rules.

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Polygon Modeling of a Handgun using Blender 3D 2.49: Part 1

by Allan Brito | November 2009 | Open Source Web Graphics & Video

This article by Allan Brito guides you through the first steps of the modeling by using concept drawings to create a base model in Blender. The base model is very important to add details and upgrade the first flat surfaces into something more complex. This article tells us how to set up and configure a background image, and how to model and transform a mesh by using the background image as a guide. It also demonstrates the use of various tools such as Edge Loop tool, Face Loop Cut tool, and 3D Cursor as a tool.

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Business Rules Management, BPM, and SOA

by Kapil Pant | November 2009 | BPEL SOA Web Services Oracle

This article by Matjaz B. Juric and Kapil Pant, will discuss the details of Business Rules Management from the perspective of its relationship with BPM and SOA, and how it adds value to a business.

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Apache MyFaces Trinidad 1.2 Web Application Groundwork: Part 1

by David Thomas | November 2009 | Web Development

In this article we develop the basic parts of the web application that serves as Trinidad sample web application. For example, login registration, user authorization, navigation, internationalization (18n), and polling are implemented and briefly discussed. We cover all these areas and learn how this can be practically solved in conjunction with Trinidad, Facelets, and Seam and provide further completing information wherever required.

Also, at the end of this two-part article by David Thomas, we deal with deployment using Seam-gen to rapidly deploy at each change of any file.

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Business Process Orchestration for SOA

by Kapil Pant | November 2009 | BPEL SOA Web Services Oracle

This article by Matjaz B. Juric and Kapil Pant, covers process orchestration and execution using process engines such as Oracle's BPEL Process Manager.

In this article we will learn:

  • BPM Architecture and Role of Business Process Orchestration
  • Executing BPEL Processes in BPEL Process Manager

 

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Introducing Business Activity Monitoring

by Kapil Pant | November 2009 | BPEL SOA Web Services Oracle

In this article by Matjaz B. Juric and Kapil Pant, we will cover some important topics that discuss how to monitor an organization's processes.
In this article, we will see:

  • What is BAM?
  • BPM, SOA, and BAM
  • Oracle BAM
  • Oracle BAM and BPM

 

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