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Funambol development

by Stefano Fornari | December 2009 | Networking & Telephony Open Source

This article by Stefano Fornari explains how to develop extensions for the Funambol DS Service so that a developer can create integrations with other backend datasources.

The following sections present several concepts related to how Funambol can be used to build mobile applications. Before digging into the details of Funambol development, it is useful to describe some basic concepts of data synchronization, as it is the foundation for Funambol applications and services.

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How to Focus on Business Results

by Grady Brett Beaubouef | December 2009 | Architecture & Analysis

This article by Grady Brett Beaubouef covers how to ensure that packaged software implementations focus on value-added business results.The objective of this article is to identify the key techniques that we can employ in order to ensure that every project team member, and thus the project, focuses on the value-added business results.

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Working with Microsoft Dynamics AX and .NET: Part 1

by Erlend Dalen | December 2009 | .NET BPEL SOA Web Services

This article by Erlend Dalen, explains how you can use .NET classes in AX with the Common Language Runtime and how you can write .NET code that uses AX classes by using the .NET Business Connector for AX.

The topics covered in this article are:

  • A brief description of Common Language Runtime (CLR)
  • Adding .NET references to classes in AX
  • Using a .NET class in X++
  • Adding references to the .NET Business Connector
  • Using the .NET Business Connector in .NET classes
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Creating a Web Application on JBoss AS 5

by Francesco Marchioni | December 2009 | JBoss Java Open Source

In this two-part article by Francesco Marchioni, we will be developing and configuring web applications using JBoss web container. Most developers have surely gained some experience with web applications. Therefore, we will not cover the basics of web applications; we will rather disclose how easy it can be to create a consistent web layer for your applications, using just the right tools and, of course, the right technique.
We will cover the following topics in more detail:

  • What is JSF and how to install it on JBoss AS
  • How to create a JSF facade for our pasture application
  • How to configure JBoss Web Server
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Configuring Clusters in GlassFish

by Xuekun Kou | December 2009 | Java Open Source

In this two part article series by Xuekun Kou, we will discuss how to configure clusters for the GlassFish Server, and use a load balancer to distribute load across the server instances in the cluster. We will also discuss the High Availability (HA) options supported by GlassFish, and how to enable HA. The goal of this article is to help you gain the knowledge necessary for planning and creating a production-ready GlassFish Server deployment.

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Backbase Tag Library

by Ghica van Emde Boas Sergey Ilinsky | December 2009 | AJAX

In this article by Ghica van Emde Boas and Sergey Ilinsky, we will discuss about the following:

  • Backbase Tag Library widget overview
  • The BTL abstract elements
  • Styling techniques for GUI widgets
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Configuring Load Balancers and High Availability in GlassFish

by Xuekun Kou | December 2009 | Java Open Source

In this article by Xuekun Kou, we will discuss how to use a load balancer to distribute load across the server instances in the cluster. We will also discuss the High Availability (HA) options supported by GlassFish, and how to enable HA.

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Velocity Model and Data Objects in Apache Roller

by | December 2009 | Beginner's Guides Content Management Java Open Source

In this article by Alfonso V. Romero, we'll see some of the Velocity elements used in Roller to display data from your weblog and work with Roller's model and data objects to access your weblog's data from custom templates.

To know more about $model object and $url read Working with Templates in Apache Roller 4.0.

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Folding @ Home on Ubuntu: Cancer Research Made Easy

by Christer Edwards | December 2009 | Linux Servers

In the fall of the year 2000, Stanford University first released the Folding @ Home project to the public, which allowed household computers the ability to contribute to cancer research. Now, nearly a decade later, there are roughly 250,000 regular contributors to the project and over 2,000,000 that have ever contributed at all. This article by Christer Edwards outlines the benefits of contributing to Folding @ Home as well as how to begin contributing yourself.

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Extending The Dialog in jQuery User Interface 1.7

by Dan Wellman | December 2009 | MySQL PHP Web Development

This is the second part of the article series on Dialog in jQuery User Interface 1.7
Read The Dialog in jQuery User Interface 1.7, which is the first part of this series.
In this article by Dan Wellman, we will cover the following topics:

  • Controlling a dialog programmatically
  • Getting data from the dialog
  • Dialog interoperability
  • A dynamic image-based dialog
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Backbase 4 RIA Development: Hello Backbase in four variations

by Ghica van Emde Boas Sergey Ilinsky | December 2009 | AJAX

In this article by Ghica van Emde Boas and Sergey Ilinsky, we will discuss about the famous Hello World in the following variations: with only basic JavaScript, a Backbase UI widget together with basic JavaScript, a Backbase Tag Library widget together with the Backbase XML Execution Language, and finally using AJAX communication with a server script.

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Working with Templates in Apache Roller 4.0

by | December 2009 | Beginner's Guides Content Management Java Open Source

This three part article series by Alfonso V. Romero, teaches you how to create and edit your first template in Roller, along with some basics about the Velocity template language, and how to create your first Roller theme from scratch. You'll also learn about Roller's model and data objects, and how to use these objects' properties, methods, and macros in a custom template to show data from your weblog.

Basically, in this article series you shall:

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Creating a Roller theme from scratch using Apache Roller 4.0

by Alfonso V. Romero | December 2009 | Beginner's Guides Content Management Java Open Source

In this article by Alfonso V. Romero, you'll learn to build a theme from the ground up, using several templates properties, and methods commonly used in Roller themes.

To learn more about some of the properties and templates used in Roller themes read Working with Templates in Apache Roller 4.0.

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The Dialog in jQuery User Interface 1.7

by Dan Wellman | December 2009 | MySQL Open Source PHP Web Development

In this article by Dan Wellman, we will focus on the dialog widget. The dialog behaves in the same way as a standard browser alert, but it does so in a much less intrusive and more visitor-friendly manner. We look at how it can be configured and controlled to provide maximum benefit and appeal.

In this article, we will cover the following topics:

  • Creating a basic dialog
  • Work with dialog options
  • Modality
  • Enabling the built-in animations
  • Adding buttons to the dialog
  • IE6 and the selectbox z-index bug
  • Working with dialog callbacks
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