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Getting Started with Blender’s Particle System- A Sequel

by | June 2010 | Open Source Web Development

In this article series by Reynante Martinez, we’ll discuss the following:

  • What is a particle system and where can we find it in Blender?
  • What are the types of Blender particle system?
  • Basic and practical uses of the Particle System
  • Creating Dust
  • Creating Smoke
  • Creating Fire
  • Creating Bubbles
  • Simulating Rock Slides
  • Creating Hair/Fur/Grass

Read Getting Started with Blender’s Particle System here.

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Getting Started with Blender’s Particle System

by | June 2010 | Open Source Web Graphics & Video

In this article series by Reynante Martinez, we’ll discuss the following:

  • What is a particle system and where can we find it in Blender?
  • What are the types of Blender particle system?
  • Basic and practical uses of the Particle System
  • Creating Dust
  • Creating Smoke
  • Creating Fire
  • Creating Bubbles
  • Simulating Rock Slides
  • Creating Hair/Fur/Grass
Read Getting Started with Blender’s Particle System in full

Security and Disaster Recovery in PrestaShop 1.3

by John Horton | June 2010 | e-Commerce Open Source

In this article by John Horton, PrestaShop 1.3 Beginner's Guide, we shall:

  • Look at ways your shop can be damaged
  • Add users, profiles, and permissions to increase security
  • Talk about and optionally implement SSL to protect your customers' private information
  • Learn how to backup and restore your shop in case everything else fails
  • Talk about upgrading PrestaShop and how this helps keep your business secure
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Creating Composition Components in JSF 2.0

by Anghel Leonard | June 2010 | Java Open Source Web Development

In this article by Anghel Leonard, author of the book JSF 2.0 Cookbook, we will cover the following:

  • Creating composition components in JSF 2.0
  • Passing sub-elements to composition components
  • Passing actions to composition components
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Getting Started with jQuery

by A P Rajshekhar | June 2010 | Open Source Web Development

It is JavaScript that brings a HTML page to 'life'. Whether it is client-side validation, animating the page elements or calling the server in the background to get updated page, one can use JavaScript to achieve all this and much more. However, using JavaScript in its 'raw' state compels the developer to write multiple lines to implement each of the afore-mentioned functionality and for each application. The pit-fall in such an approach is that each application will have its own pattern and trying to reuse JavaScript code developed for one application, will ultimately result in re-factoring most of the code so that it meets the requirements of both the applications. This is where JavaScript libraries come into picture. These libraries encapsulate the ordinary yet oft used functionalities (e.g. validation, selection of elements etc.) and provide simplified API to access these functionalities. Among the JavaScript libraries, one of the most used is jQuery.

In this article by Rajshekhar A.P., the focus will be on the basics of jQuery. The first section will be about how jQuery works. The second section will provide details about using various functionalities of jQuery. That’s the agenda for this discussion.

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Checkbox Persistence in Tabular Forms (Reports)

by Arie Geller Matthew Lyon | June 2010 | Enterprise Articles Oracle Web Development

In this article by Arie Geller and Matthew Lyon, authors of the book Oracle Application Express 3.2 – The Essentials and More, we will see how to save the checked checkboxes into a database table.

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Distributed transaction using WCF

by Mike Liu | June 2010 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

WCF is the acronym for Windows Communication Foundation. It is Microsoft's latest technology that enables applications in a distributed environment to communicate with each other.

In this article series, we will first verify that the LINQNorthwind WCF service does not support distributed transaction processing. We will then explain how to enhance this WCF service to support distributed transaction processing and how to configure all related computers to enable distributed transaction support. To demonstrate this, we will propagate a transaction from the client to the WCF service and verify that all sequential calls to the WCF service are within one single distributed transaction. We will also explain the multiple database support of the WCF service and discuss how to configure MSDTC and the firewall for the distributed WCF service.

In this article by Mike Liu, author of  WCF 4.0 Multi-tier Services Development with LINQ to Entities We will cover the following topics in this article:

  • Creating the solution files
  • Testing the transaction behavior of the DistNorthwind WCF service
  • Enabling transaction flow in the service bindings
  • Modifying the service operation contract to allow transaction flow
  • Modifying the service operation implementation to require a transaction scope
  • Configuring the Distributed Transaction Coordinator for the distributed WCF service
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How Microsoft Dynamics NAV fits a consultancy company

by Mark Brummel | June 2010 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 is a very complete ERP package, but unlike other ERP packages it has a design capable of providing an open structure and a development platform. The idea is to provide 80% of the solution out of the box and allow the other 20% to be designed by qualified business application developers.

In this article by Mark Brummel, author of  Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Application Design, we will learn how Microsoft Dynamics NAV fits a consultancy company. Most consultancy companies have project related processes. They take on larger projects that take a certain time to complete. Some consultancy companies also purchase and sell items.

We will discuss four different project scenarios and see how Microsoft Dynamics NAV can be used to support those. To do this we will create some modifications along the way.

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Build iPhone, Android and iPad Applications using jQTouch

by Mambe Nanje Churchill | June 2010 | Open Source Web Development

With jQTouch, web developers can build smartphone interfaces for their existing web applications by simply transforming an existing Document Object Model (DOM) structure into an interface that works, looks and feels like native iPhone or Android application. In this tutorial by Mambe Churchill Nanje, we will learn how to develop such an application.

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Integrating Images with JSF, CSS with JSF and, JS with JSF

by Anghel Leonard | June 2010 | Java Open Source Web Development

In this article by Anghel Leonard, author of the book JSF 2.0 Cookbook, we will cover the following:

  • Injecting CSS in JSF
  • JSF, CSS, and tables
  • Integrating JavaScript and JSF
  • Getting a JSF inputText value from JavaScript
  • Working with JSF hidden fields from JavaScript
  • Passing parameters with HTTP GET within the URL
  • Populating a JS load function with JSF values
  • Dynamic images with PrimeFaces
  • Using resource handlers

Starting from the presented recipes, you can then extrapolate them to obtain more complex solutions for your own websites. We have tried to put on the line the main aspects of integrating JSF with images, CSS, and JS.

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Integrating the application with Relationship Management and Sales in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009

by Mark Brummel | June 2010 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 is a very complete ERP package, but unlike other ERP packages it has a design capable of providing an open structure and a development platform. The idea is to provide 80% of the solution out of the box and allow the other 20% to be designed by qualified business application developers.

In the first part of the three part article series we have learned how to apply reverse engineering to customize our application

In the Second part of the three part article series we have learned how to Use the journals and entries in a custom application

In this article, by Mark Brummel, author of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Application Design we will learn:

  • how to integrate our solution with the standard application, in our case Sales Invoicing
  • How to structure codeunit of our application.
  • Navigate function-it needs changing when we add new documents and ledger entries
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Improving Plone 3 Product Performance

by Juan Pablo Giménez Marcos F. Romero | June 2010 | Content Management Open Source Web Development

This article, by Juan Pablo Giménez and Marcos F. Romero, authors of Plone 3 Products Development Cookbook, will teach you how to reap the benefits of Plone by dealing with the problem of creating content types in which the objects’ final HTML rendering performs badly, and how to benchmark these improvements.

We will cover:

  • Installing CacheFu with a policy product
  • Improving performance by tweaking expensive code
  • Testing server load and benchmarking our code
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Find and Install Add-Ons that Expand Plone Functionality

by Steve McMahon | June 2010 | Content Management Open Source Web Development

Plone has a rich feature set and meets many needs without additional components. But you may add new features and meet many special needs by installing add-on components called products.

This article by Steve McMahon, co-author of Practical Plone 3: A Beginner's Guide to Building Powerful Websites, shows how to find and select add-on products for Plone. We’ll also learn how to install them, and review some of the best and most commonly used products.

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Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009: Using the journals and entries in a custom application

by Mark Brummel | June 2010 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 is a very complete ERP package, but unlike other ERP packages it has a design capable of providing an open structure and a development platform. The idea is to provide 80% of the solution out of the box and allow the other 20% to be designed by qualified business application developers.

In the first part of the three part article series we have learned how to apply reverse engineering to customize our application

In this article, by Mark Brummel, author of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Application Design we will learn:

  • how Journals and Ledger entries work throughout the system
  • how to create your own Journal application.
Read Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009: Using the journals and entries in a custom application in full

JSF 2.0 Features: An Extension

by Anghel Leonard | June 2010 | Java Open Source Web Development

In the article JSF 2.0 Features, by Anghel Leonard, author of the book JSF 2.0 Cookbook, we covered the following features of JSF 2.0:

  • JSF 2.0 annotations
  • The JSF 2.0 exception handling mechanism
  • Bookmarking JSF pages with PrettyFaces

In this article we will cover some more features of JSF 2.0, such as:

  • JSF declarative event handling
  • URLs based on specified navigation outcome
  • JSF view parameters
  • JSF 2 and navigation cases
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