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.Read Modeling, Shading, Texturing, Lighting, and Compositing a Soda Can in Blender 2.49: Part 2 in full
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.Read Securely Encrypt Removable Media with Ubuntu in full
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.Read Building Form Applications in Joomla! using CK Forms in full
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
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.Read Navigating Pages in XAML Browser Applications in full
This article by Mauricio Salatino, will give us a basic background into how the framework was built. We will be fully focused on the approach used to implement jBPM. This approach is called Graph Oriented Programming, and we will discuss and implement a basic solution with it. This will guide us to knowing about the framework internals with a simplistic vision. That will give us the power to understand the main guidelines used to build the entire framework.Read jBPM for Developers: Part 1 in full
Java Enterprise Edition can be considered to be nothing more than a set of specifications, or interfaces, for which service providers are required to provide implementations. While it is the actual implementation that does all the work, these specifications ensure that each implementation can assume that all its other collaborating pieces work as described by their interfaces. In theory, this allows complex software platforms (such as application servers) to be assembled from constituent implementations, each of which is sourced from a different vendor.
This article by Damodar Chetty introduces the reader to the Tomcat container. All the components of Tomcat are described with just enough detail, so as not to overwhelm the reader with too much information.Read An Overview of Tomcat 6 Servlet Container: Part 1 in full
This is the second part of the article series on An Introduction to JSF. In this article by Ian Hlavats, we will discuss about Standard JSF Validators and Internationalization in detail. Read An Introduction to JSF: Part 1 here.Read An Introduction to JSF: Part 2 in full
In this article by Ian Hlavats, we will discuss about JSF in detail. We will learn about:
- Model-View-Controller architecture
- JSF Request Processing Lifecycle
- Managed Beans
- EL Expressions
- UI Components
Read An Introduction to JSF: Part 1 in full
Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler is available as an independent product, providing a focused data modeling tool for data architects and designers. There is also a Data Modeler Viewer extension to SQL Developer, which allows users to open previously created data models and to create read-only models of their database schemas. SQL Developer Data Modeler is a vast tool, supporting the design of logical Entity Relationship Diagrams, and relational models, with forward and reverse engineering capabilities between the two. It supports multi-dimensional, data flow, data type, and physical models, and allows files to be imported from a variety sources and exported to a variety of destinations. It allows users to set naming conventions and verify designs using a set of predefined design rules. Each of these topics is extensive, so in this two-part article by Sue Harper (author of Oracle SQL Developer 2.1) we'll review a few of the areas, illustrating how you can use them and highlight a few key features, using the independent, stand alone release of SQL Developer Data Modeler. We'll include a rief review of the integration points of the Data Modeler Viewer extension to SQL Developer. The product offers support for Oracle and non-Oracle Databases. In the interest of time and space, we have elected to only work with the Oracle database.Read Introducing SQL Developer Data Modeler: Part 1 in full
This article by Sue Harper is all about preparing your environment, installation, and getting started with SQL Developer.
SQL Developer is easy to set up and use. The best way to learn is by practice, and for that you'll need a computer with access to an Oracle database and SQL Developer. This article assumes you have a computer with Microsoft Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X installed, and that you have access to an Oracle database. It focuses on the alternative installations available for SQL Developer, where to find the product, and how to install it. Once your environment is set up, you can follow a quick product walk-through to familiarize yourself with the landscape. You'll create a few connections, touch on the various areas available (such as the SQL Worksheet and Reports navigator), and learn about the control of the windows and general product layout.Read Getting Started with SQL Developer: Part 1 in full