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Building your First Application with Papervision3D: Part 1

by Jeff Winder Paul Tondeur | September 2009 | Open Source

This article by Jeff Winder & Paul Tondeur will guide you through the steps that lead to building your first Papervision3D application. In this article, we will see a brief introduction on classes and object-oriented programming to help you on your way.

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Managing Student Work using Moodle: Part 1

by Ian Wild | September 2009 | Beginner's Guides Moodle Open Source

In this three-part article by Ian Wild, we shall:

  • Demonstrate how to manage projects and assignments online
  • Learn how to mark student projects online, including specifying your own custom grades
  • Learn how to manage student grades, including grading them on their key skills
  • Show how work can be passed between students and teachers online without resorting to email, burning CDs/DVDs, or students having to bring in work on a memory stick
Read Managing Student Work using Moodle: Part 1 in full

Building your First Application with Papervision3D: Part 2

by Jeff Winder Paul Tondeur | September 2009 | Open Source

In the previous part of the article by Jeff Winder & Paul Tondeur, we introduced the concepts of classes and object-oriented programming and saw how to work with the document class/main application file. In this part, we will learn what a 3D scene in Papervision3D is made up of. Once this is clear, we can write our first basic application!

Read Building your First Application with Papervision3D: Part 2 in full

Pentaho Reporting: Building Interactive Reports in Swing

by Will Gorman | September 2009 | Java Open Source

In this article by Will Gorman, you will learn how to build interactive reports using Swing. We will build a Swing demonstration that selectively shows details of sales sessions from a data source, along with demonstrating feedback using the ReportMouseListenter API. You can generate a static preview of a report within Swing using Pentaho Reporting's PreviewDialog API. This API also allows you to register action, hyperlink, and mouse events, so you can enable interactive reporting within Swing. You also learn how to modify report definitions to generate hyperlink events and swing action events.

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Development of Windows Mobile Applications (Part 1)

by Prashant Thakkar | September 2009 | .NET Microsoft

A Windows Mobile is a Smart Phone with Windows Operating System. Windows OS in Windows Mobiles is the Compact Edition (CE) of the desktop Windows OS. This article will introduce you to writing Windows Mobile Applications using Visual C# and Microsoft Visual Studio 2008. This article by Prashant Thakkar will address:

  • Essential features of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 IDE that help in writing Windows Mobile Application.
  • Writing your first Windows Mobile "Hello World" application and a "Quote of the Day" Application that uses Internet
  • Packaging, Deploying and running your Windows Mobile Applications
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MySQL Data Transfer using Sql Server Integration Services (SSIS)

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | August 2009 | Microsoft PHP

There are a large number of posts on various difficulties experienced while transferring data from MySQL using Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services. While the transfer of data from MySQL to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 is not fraught with any blocking issues, transfer of data from SQL Server 2008 to MySQL has presented various problems. There are some workarounds suggested. In this article by Dr. Jay Krishnaswamy, data transfer to MySQL using SQL Server Integration Services will be described.

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Binding MS Chart Control to LINQ Data Source Control

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | August 2009 | Microsoft

In this article by Dr. Jay Krishnaswamy, a Microsoft Chart Control will be bound to a Linq Data Source using LinqDataSource control and a pie chart displays the data.

We will be going through the following steps:

  • Create a Framework 3.5 web site project
  • Add a LinqDataControl and provide the data context
  • Add a MS Chart Control and bind it to the LinqDataSource
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Building tiny Web-applications in Ruby using Sinatra

by Satish Talim | August 2009 | Open Source

Sinatra is a library that allows you to build almost any kind of web-based application in a very simple manner. When you code in Sinatra you’re bound only by HTTP and your Ruby knowledge. You'll obviously want to start building tiny web-applications and small services, and that's just what we'll do in this article. By the end of this article by Satish Talim, you'll be able to understand:

  • what Sinatra is
  • how to install Sinatra and its dependencies
  • how to build a tiny web-application
  • how to deploy the tiny web-app to Heroku
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Content in Drupal: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

by | August 2009 | Drupal

This is an FAQ based on content management in Drupal. In here we try to answer some basic questions about content in Drupal. We have addressed topics like content types in Drupal, book module, CCK module, among others.

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Creating Pseudo-3D Imagery with GIMP: Part 2

by Reynante Martinez | August 2009 | Open Source Web Development Web Graphics & Video

This is the second part of the two part article series by Reynante Martinez. In this article series, we will learn how to digitally sketch/draw your scenes, give them subtle color shifts, add fake lighting, and apply filter effects to further emulate how 3D does its job in a step by step process. Read Creating Pseudo-3D Imagery with GIMP: Part 1 here.

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Creating Pseudo-3D Imagery with GIMP: Part 1

by Reynante Martinez | August 2009 | Open Source Web Development Web Graphics & Video

In this two part article series by Reynante Martinez, we will learn how to digitally sketch/draw your scenes, give them subtle color shifts, add fake lighting, and apply filter effects to further emulate how 3D does its job in a step by step process. We will start off from scratch and move on to create a realistic 3D scene with just some 2D tools.
We will discuss:

  • creating an appropriate canvas
  • layering
  • layer modes
  • layers as backups
  • selection tools
  • color transition and theory
  • gradients
  • filters
  • faking Depth of Field
  • faking reflections
  • simple post processing

 

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Web scraping with Python (Part 2)

by Javier Collado | August 2009 | Content Management Open Source

This article by Javier Collado expands the set of web scraping techniques shown in his previous article by looking closely into a more complex problem that cannot be solved with the tools that were explained there. For those who missed out on that article, here's the link. Web Scraping with Python

This article will show how to extract the desired information using the same three steps when the web page is not written directly using HTML, but is auto-generated using JavaScript to update the DOM tree.

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