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Providing context using Custom Text in UPK 3.5

by Dirk Manuel | October 2009 | Oracle

The easiest and simplest way to add value to your Topics is to make good use of Custom Text in the Bubbles. In this article by Dirk Manuel, we will simply look at what you can (and should) do with Custom Text.

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Glossary in UPK 3.5

by Dirk Manuel | October 2009 | Oracle

This article by Dirk Manuel explains how to build and implement a Glossary.

A Glossary defines terms that are unique to a project or system, or new to your users. A Glossary typically consists of a number of term/description pairs. The added value that UPK provides is that instances of each term in exercises can be hyperlinked to the relevant entries in the Glossary.

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Microsoft Chart with XML Data

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | October 2009 | .NET Microsoft

In this article by Dr. Jayaram Krishnaswamy, you will learn how you may display XML data using the Microsoft Chart in ASP.NET 3.5 and add title to the chart as well as the titles to the axes. You will be using both element-centric as well as attribute-centric XML data.

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Unity Game Development: Interactions (Part 2)

by Will Goldstone | October 2009 |

In the previous part of the article by Will Goldstone, we saw how to add an outpost model to our project and also learned how to position, scale, assign colliders to objects as well as tag objects. In this part, we will look at the two differing approaches for triggering the animation giving you an overview of the two techniques that will both become useful in many other game development situations. In the first approach, we'll use collision detection—a crucial concept to get to grips with as you begin to work on games in Unity. In the second approach, we'll implement a simple ray cast forward from the player.

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Unity Game Development: Interactions (Part 1)

by Will Goldstone | October 2009 |

Games are all about interacting with a virtual world, so where would our character be without some in-game actions? In this two-part article by Will Goldstone, we'll be looking at interactions and dive into two of the most crucial elements of game development, namely, Collision Detection and Ray Casting. In the first part, we will learn how to add an outpost model to our project and learn how to position, scale, assign colliders to objects as well as tag objects.

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The Session and the User with Joomla! 1.5: Part 1

by James Kennard | October 2009 | Cookbooks Joomla! MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

This article by James Kennard shows how we can interact with the current user, logged in or not, and how we can interact with their session.

This article contains the following recipes:

  • Getting the session handler
  • Adding data to the session
  • Getting session data
  • Checking for session data
  • Checking the session token
  • Getting the user
  • Determining if the current user is a guest
  • Getting the user's name and username
  • Getting the user's group ID and type
  • Restricting a user's access using Public, Registered, and Special
  • Getting the user's parameters
  • Setting the user's parameters
  • Extending and editing user parameters
  • Sending an email to the user
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Extending Joomla! Blogging and RSS

by Herbert-Jan van Dinther | October 2009 | Joomla! MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

In Joomla! Blogging and RSS Feeds article, we covered the advantages of blogging for SEO, setting up Joomla! as a blog, and commenting.

In this article by Herbert-Jan van Dinther, we are going to cover:

  • Using Google's FeedBurner for SEO
  • How to claim your blog on Technorati
  • Using separate blog components
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Joomla! 1.5 Blogging and RSS Feeds

by Herbert-Jan van Dinther | October 2009 | Joomla! MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

In this article by Herbert-Jan van Dinther, we will learn how to set up a blog within Joomla! and show you the external tools that you need to use to get the most out of your blogging efforts. You will read more about the importance of blogging and commenting systems, along with how to implement solutions that make Joomla! an even better blogging tool.

In this article, we will deal with:

  • How is blogging good for SEO?
  • Setting up Joomla! as a blog
  • Commenting
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Slider for Dynamic Applications using script.aculo.us (part 1)

by Sridhar Rao | October 2009 | AJAX PHP Web Development

Handling, processing, and representing data in the 2.0 era of web applications has become so crucial that designers and programmers are working towards new ways of improving the user interface experience. Slider is one such killer concept, using which the user can represent and handle data easily. In this two-part article series we will explore different types of Sliders and code usage and options with a hands-on example with vertical and horizontal slider.

In this article by Sridhar Rao, we shall be covering the following topics:

  • First steps with the script.aculo.us slider
  • Types of the slider
  • Code usage for the slider
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Authentication with Zend_Auth in Zend Framework 1.8

by Keith Pope | October 2009 | MySQL Open Source PHP Web Development

In this article by Keith Pope, we will focus on how we can control access to parts of the application—Storefront and how users can log in to use the services provided by the it.

We will learn how to implement authentication in Zend Framework 1.8.

We will cover the following topics in this article:

  • Authentication versus Authorization
  • Using Zend_Auth
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Using Web Pages in UPK 3.5

by Dirk Manuel | October 2009 | Oracle

In this article by Dirk Manuel, you will learn how to:

  • Use Web Pages in the Concepts pane and beyond
  • Use Packages and link them to content objects

A Web Page, in UPK terms, is a single file that can contain text or images. In this respect, Web Pages are very limited. You can perform rudimentary font formatting, provide lists, and insert images, but that's about it. You cannot insert tables, or use any HTML tags as you would be able to with real web pages (which you can only use via a Package). However, they are very flexible, and can be utilized in a number of ways.

Version Difference

For readers familiar with OnDemand version 8.7 and earlier, Web Pages are the new, improved text Infoblocks. Other types of Infoblocks have been replaced by Packages, which are covered separately, below.

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Ground to SQL Azure migration using MS SQL Server Integration Services

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | October 2009 | .NET Microsoft

In this article by Dr. Jayaram Krishnaswamy, you will learn how to migrate a table from your ground based SQL Server 2008 to your cloud based SQL Azure instance using MS SQL Server Integration Services.

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Developing Web Applications using JavaServer Faces: Part 2

by David R. Heffelfinger | September 2009 | Open Source

In this article series by David Heffelfinger, we have explained how NetBeans can help us easily develop web applications that take advantage of the JavaServer Faces framework.

In this part of the article series, we will discuss the following:

  • Implementing custom JSF validators
  • Displaying tabular data in our pages by dragging-and-dropping the JSF Data Table item from the NetBeans palette into our page

Read Developing Web Applications using JavaServer Faces: Part 1 here.

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