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ColdFusion AJAX Programming

by John Farrar | April 2009 | AJAX Web Development

This article deals with AJAX programming in ColdFusion. ColdFusion acts a great platform not just because of its code features, but because of its characteristics as to how the code interacts with other features. ColdFusion is a language with depth and power. Yet, as we developers know, it seems real power always requires a bit of custom code. In this article by John Farrar, we will have a look at the following topics:

  • Binding
  • Proxy connections
  • JSON features
  • Spry data integration
  • Debugging
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Mastering phpMyAdmin: 4 Editions in 5 years

by Marc Delisle | April 2009 | PHP

Earlier in April, Packt published the fourth edition of Mastering phpMyAdmin, which was somewhat apt as it coincided with Packt celebrating its fifth birthday. Mastering phpMyAdmin, written by Marc Delisle, was the first book that the company published back in April 2004. In the five years since it was first published, both Packt and phpMyAdmin have gone on to grow and reach much bigger heights. Packt has published over 200 books and phpMyAdmin has over 18 million downloads and won many awards, most recently at the 2009 MySQL Conference, where Marc picked up the MySQL Community Member award.

The following article, written by Marc himself, looks at how the book has evolved over the years and how, in turn, so has the phpMyAdmin project.

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Oracle Web RowSet - Part2

by Deepak Vohra | April 2009 | Java Oracle

In this two-part article series by Deepak Vohra, we will use the XML document representation of a result set generated with an SQL query to modify a relational database table. In the first part we set the environment, create a Web RowSet, modify a database table with Web RowSet, and create a new row. In this article we will learn to read a row, update a row, delete a row, update the database table and also get acquainted with JDBC 4.0 Version.

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Seam and AJAX

by David Salter | April 2009 | Open Source

With the advent of Web 2.0 technologies, users have demanded more interactive web applications. Typically, AJAX technologies are used to provide a high level of interactivity within web applications. In this article by David Salter, we will discuss how AJAX can be used with Seam applications using both Seam Remoting and AJAX4JSF. In particular, we'll pay attention to:

  • Seam Remoting
  • Configuring applications to use Seam Remoting
  • Developing Seam Remoting clients and servers
  • Debugging Seam Remoting applications
  • AJAX4JSF
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Oracle Web RowSet - Part1

by Deepak Vohra | April 2009 | Java Oracle

This article is a two-part series. In this article by Deepak Vohra, we will use the XML document representation of a result set generated with an SQL query to modify a relational database table. You will learn to set the environment, create a Web RowSet, modify a database table with Web RowSet, create a new row, read a row, update a row, delete a row, update the database table and also get acquainted with JDBC 4.0 Version.

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Integrating ZK with Other Frameworks

by Jurgen Schumacher Markus Stäuble | April 2009 | AJAX Java Open Source Web Development

ZK is a great framework but the focus is on the GUI so other frameworks may be needed. This article by Hans-Jurgen Schumacher and Markus Staeuble discusses the integration of ZK with other frameworks. One of the most important frameworks is Spring. This is very often used together with Hibernate. As we will see, it is very easy to integrate ZK with other frameworks. Once it was difficult to use captchas but in the latest ZK versions, ZK supports captchas natively.

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New SOA Capabilities in BizTalk Server 2009: UDDI Services

by Richard Seroter | April 2009 | .NET BPEL Microsoft SOA Web Services

In this article by Richard Seroter, you will learn about the new SOA capabilities in a BizTalk Server 2009, mainly the UDDI services. It seems that Microsoft is reinforcing BizTalk Server's role in a service-oriented architecture by moving their UDDI Services into the BizTalk Server 2009 product. In this article, we discuss what UDDI is, and how to use its capabilities in your environment. You will learn to add services to UDDI registry and also building subscription alerts for service changes.

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RSS Web Widget

by Roshan Bhattarai | April 2009 | AJAX MySQL PHP Web Development

If you're visiting a web page like a blog or news portal which frequently updates its content then you're most likely to see a link for subscribing RSS feed or articles or news. The main purpose of an RSS feed is to provide the latest updates of articles, posts, news headlines, or audio and video, in a standard format—without the need to visit that website. These RSS feeds are stored in specified URLs and can be read using software which are commonly called RSS Readers, Feed Readers or Feed Aggregators. These can be web based applications or desktop based.

In this article by Roshan Bhattarai, we'll see how to create a web widget which displays the links from the RSS feed of a specific URL. By the end of this article, you'll see how we can use Iframe to build a web widget.

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In-place Editing using PHP and Script.aculo.us

by Sridhar Rao | April 2009 | AJAX MySQL PHP Web Development

In this article by Sridhar Rao, we will learn about editing the content in the page without moving, dragging, or dropping it. This feature is called in-place editing. The key topics that we are going to explore in this article are:

  • Introduction to in-place editing
  • In-place editing: Definition and attributes
  • Code usage in examples
  • Tips and tricks involving in-place editing
  • Hands-on example: Handling at the server-side
  • Hands-on with InPlaceCollectionEditor
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Managing orders in Joomla! and VirtueMart

by Suhreed Sarkar | April 2009 | Joomla! MySQL Content Management e-Commerce Open Source PHP

In the previous article by Suhreed Sarkar, you have seen how to create and manage user groups and assign permissions to user groups. We also saw how to create permission modules and functions that are used for implementing a permission system for special groups. In this article, the last in the series, we will learn about managing orders, viewing an order's details, updating an order's status, creating and managing order status types, and also managing and updating product inventory.

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Consuming the Adapter from outside BizTalk Server

by Richard Seroter | April 2009 | .NET Microsoft

In this article by Richard Seroter, you will learn and understand about consuming the adapter from outside BizTalk Server, WCF service reference, Auto generated IIS hosted service, and finally custom built proxy hosted service.

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Converting XML to PDF

by Deepak Vohra | April 2009 | Oracle

In this article by Deepak Vohra, you will learn to convert a XML document to a PDF document. This process will include setting the environment, converting the XML document to XSL-FO, parsing the XML document which further explains generating XSL-FO document, after which we finally move to converting the XSL-FO document to a PDF document.

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Working with SBS Services as a User: Part 1

by David Overton | April 2009 | .NET Microsoft

Your SBS 2008 server, network, computers, and users will now be configured for use. However, to get the business benefit, you will need to embed the use of the services and facilities into the user's psyche to enable them to benefit from it and use it.

In this two part article by David Overton, we will cover the following areas:

  • E-mail, Calendar, and Contacts
  • File Management
  • Remote access to the server, network, and services

In this part, we will discuss E-mail, Calendar, and Contact functionality of SBS 2008.

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Working with SBS Services as a User: Part 2

by David Overton | April 2009 | .NET Microsoft

In the previous part of the article by David Overton, we discussed E-mail, Calendar, and Contact functionality of SBS 2008. In this part, we will discuss File Management and Remote access to the server, network, and services functionality provided by SBS 2008.

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New SOA Capabilities in BizTalk Server 2009: WCF SQL Server Adapter

by Richard Seroter | April 2009 | .NET BPEL Microsoft SOA Web Services

In this article by Richard Seroter, you will learn what's WCF SQL Adapter, how to go about executing composite transactions, polling for data, and using SQL Server Query notifications.

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