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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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Integrating Websphere eXtreme Scale Data Grid with Relational Database: Part 1

by Anthony Chaves | November 2009 | Java

WebSphere eXtreme Scale provides a solution to scalability issues through caching and grid technology. A data grid is a means of combining computing resources so as to make a viable middleware layer. By using the partitioning and replication functions we can build a production-worthy application with persistent, reliable, and durable data storage, without ever touching a disk. In this article by Anthony Chaves, we will explore some of the uses of an in-memory data grid. We'll also look at integrating Websphere eXtreme Scale with relational databases.

Integrating a data grid and a database is vital since:

  • reporting tools don't work with data grids right now
  • less frequently used data can be stored on disk
  • our application may need to work with legacy applications
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Report components in NAV 2009: Part 1

by David A. Studebaker | November 2009 | .NET Microsoft Open Source

In this article David Studebaker, we will review the components that make up reports. We'll look in detail at the triggers, properties, and controls that are part of NAV reports. We will study the Report Designer tools that are a combination of pure NAV (the C/SIDE Report Designer) and the Visual Studio Report Designer that is tightly integrated into NAV 2009. We'll create some reports with the Report Designer tools. We'll also modify a report or two using the Report Designer. We'll examine the data flow of a standard report and the concept of reports used for processing only (with no printed or displayed output).

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NAV 2009: Reports

by David A. Studebaker | November 2009 | .NET Microsoft

In this article by David Studebaker, we will review different types of reports and the Report Designer tools that are a combination of pure NAV (the C/SIDE Report Designer) and the Visual Studio Report Designer that is tightly integrated into NAV 2009.

Some consider the library of reports, provided as part of the standard NAV product distribution from Microsoft, to be relatively simple in design and limited in its features. Other people feel that the provided reports satisfy most needs because they are simple. Their basic structure is easy to use, and made much more powerful and flexible through the multiplier of NAV's filtering and SIFT capabilities. Some say that the simplicity of the standard product provides more opportunities for creative enhancement.

The fact remains that NAV's standard reports are basic. In order to obtain more complex or more sophisticated reports, we must use the Report Designer features that are part of the product. Through creative use of these features, many different types of complex report logic may be implemented. You can also use NAV reports to feed processed data to other reporting tools such as Excel or "third-party" reporting products.

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Make Spacecraft Fly and Shoot with Special Effects using Blender 3D 2.49

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

In this article by Allan Brito, we will see how to use some special effects to put our spacecraft in outer space and even make both weapons shoot! All these effects are created with a mix of particles and composition nodes that generate the effects in a very short time. Both techniques and tools help a lot in this project, and can be used in other 3D modeling and rendering projects as well. It adds even more elements and visual aids to our project in order to bring more realism to the scene.

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Social Networks and Extending the User Profile in Drupal: Part-1

by Bill Fitzgerald | November 2009 | Drupal Open Source

This article by Bill Fitzgerald, gives an overview of building user profiles. The article begins with the core profile module, and then goes deeper to show how to extend user profiles using the flexible Content Construction Kit and custom fields.

 

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Processing Twitter and New York Times APIs with ASP.NET Ajax on Microsoft CDN

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | November 2009 | AJAX Microsoft

In this article by Dr. Jayaram Krishnaswamy, we look at two APIs, the Twitter API and the New York Times API and see how we can access data on them using the JavaScript libraries available on the Microsoft Edge Content Network also know as Microsoft Content Delivery Network (CDN). While jQuery is used to access API retrieved data on the intranet web server, the Microsoft AJAX client templates are used in displaying them.

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Navigating Your Site using CodeIgniter 1.7: Part 1

by David Upton | November 2009 | MySQL PHP Web Development

In this article series by Jose Argudo Blanco and David Upton, we will cover some important topics, such as the MVC pattern and how CI handles this pattern, and also, we will make an example controller just to see how all this works.
We will briefly look at the theory behind MVC, and then at the way CI organizes itself internally. In particular, what goes in those different folders and how do they communicate?
In this article, we will cover the following:

  • How MVC helps to organize a dynamic website
  • The process by which CI analyzes an incoming Internet request and decides which part of your code will handle it
  • What the code does
  • CI syntax rules
  • The different type of files or classes you can find—or write for yourself—on a CodeIgniter site
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