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Unittest in Python

by Daniel Arbuckle | January 2010 | Open Source

In this article by Daniel Arbuckle, we shall:

  • Learn how to write and execute tests in the unittest framework
  • Learn how to express familiar testing concepts using unittest
  • Discuss the specific features that make unittest suitable for more complicated testing scenarios
  • Learn about of couple of Mocker's features that integrate well with unittest
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SOA Management—OSB (aka ALSB) Management

by Arvind Maheshwari Debu Panda | January 2010 | Oracle

Oracle acquired BEA systems in 2008 and post-acquisition Oracle SOA offerings includes AquaLogic product suite. AquaLogic product suite contains many components. In this article, we'll focus on the management of the core component of AquaLogic suite that is Oracle Service Bus (AquaLogic Service Bus before the acquisition).

In this article by Arvind Maheshwari and Debu Panda, we'll use the term OSB for Oracle Service Bus. We'll cover the following:

  • Introducing Oracle Service Bus—we'll introduce you to Oracle Service Bus and look at a typical deployment of Oracle Service Bus.
  • Discovery of Oracle Service Bus.
  • Monitoring of Oracle Service Bus. Besides monitoring of Oracle Service Bus, we'll introduce a model for monitoring services implemented using Oracle Service Bus.
  • Configuration, management for Oracle Service Bus.
  • Lifecycle management for Oracle Service Bus – Provisioning of services and projects.
  • Best practices for management of Oracle Service Bus.
  • Summary of what we have learned.
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Installing OpenVPN on Windows and Mac

by Markus Feilner | January 2010 | Linux Servers Networking & Telephony Open Source

Installing OpenVPN is easy and platform independent. In this article by Markus Feilner, we will see how to install it on Windows Server, Vista, and Mac OS X. For both operating systems, there are software packages available that can be downloaded very easily from the relevant web sites.

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N-Way Replication in Oracle 11g Streams: Part 1

by Ann L. R. McKinnell Eric Yen | January 2010 | Oracle

This article series by Ann L.R. McKinnell and Eric Yen explains N-way replication using Oracle 11g Streams.

This article series covers the following:

  1. Planning for N-way replication
  2. Technique to avoid conflict
  3. The setup:
    • Configure replication from STRM1 to STRM2
    • Configure replication from STRM2 to STRM1
  4. Configure conflict resolution
  5. Expanding the example
  6. Rinse and repeat
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Developing Applications with JBoss and Hibernate: Part 1

by Francesco Marchioni | January 2010 | JBoss Java Open Source

In this article, by Francesco Marchioni, we will introduce Hibernate, which is the de facto standard object-relational mapping framework for Java applications. The Hibernate galaxy is quite large and needs a book of its own to be fully explored. Our mission will be to take over one sector of this galaxy, especially where Hibernate applications are managed by JBoss AS.

In this two-part article, we will cover the following topics:

  • A short introduction to Hibernate
  • Setting up our proof of concept for the Hibernate project
  • Reverse engineering a database schema into Hibernate POJOs and mapping files
  • Deploying the application to JBoss AS
  • Comparing the Hibernate technology with EJB 3 persistence (JPA)
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Working with CXF Tool

by Naveen Balani | January 2010 | Open Source

The CXF framework provides various tools that assist developers in creating and invoking web services. CXF provides tools to create web service clients and web service implementations from WSDL files, to create SOAP binding and service definition from WSDL interfaces, to validate WSDL files, and to integrate with the popular Apache Maven software tool for build management. In this article by Naveen Balani, we will look at some of the commonly used CXF tools that assist in web service development. We will cover the following topic in this article:

  • Invoking web services using a Java client
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Negotiation Strategy for Effective Implementation of COTS Software

by Grady Brett Beaubouef | January 2010 | Architecture & Analysis

This article by Grady Brett Beaubouef outlines the negotiation strategy required for implementing the Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) software that will maximize the ownership experience.

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New Features in Domino Designer 8

by Barry Max Rosen | January 2010 | Architecture & Analysis

In this article by Barry Rosen, we will learn about the new features in Domino Designer 8 which includes:

  • Composite Applications Support
  • Domino-Based Web Service Consumers
  • Domino IBM DB/2 Integration
  • View Enhancements: New column number format, Extending to use available window width, Defer index creation until first use, Show default items in right-mouse menu
  • Form Enhancements
  • Agent Enhancements
  • Formula Language and LotusScript Additions
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Setting Up Tools to Build Applications Using jBPM: Part 1

by Mauricio Salatino | January 2010 | JBoss MySQL Java PHP

In this article by Mauricio Salatino, we will basically have a look at the following points:

  • Background about the jBPM project
  • Tools and software
    • Maven
    • MySQL
    • Eclipse IDE
    • SVN client
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New features in Domino Designer 8.5

by Barry Max Rosen | January 2010 | Architecture & Analysis

In this article by Barry Rosen, we will explore the new features of Domino Designer 8.5 such as:

  • Domino Designer on Eclipse
  • The new Eclipse-based GUI
  • XPages
  • Improvements to CSS support
  • Enhancements to HTML generation
  • JavaScript controls
  • New method related to ID Vault: ResetUserPassword
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Install GNOME-Shell on Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala"

by Christer Edwards | January 2010 | Linux Servers Open Source

This article by Christer Edwards outlines the steps required to install and run the latest previews of GNOME Shell, which will become GNOME 3.0. The final release isn't scheduled until later this year, but there are preview snapshots available for testing and feedback. Installation of GNOME Shell can be done alongside your normal installation, so you don't need to worry about it interfering with your "regular" desktop.

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Modeling, Shading, Texturing, Lighting, and Compositing a Soda Can in Blender 2.49: Part 1

by Reynante Martinez | January 2010 | Open Source Web Development Web Graphics & Video

In this article by Reynante Martinez, we’ll cover everything from modeling a tin can from scratch, giving it some basic shading, adding appropriate textures, finalizing the lighting schemes for the scene to lastly compositing it for a better feel.

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Movable Type 5: An Introduction

by Serdar Yegulalp | January 2010 | Content Management Open Source

After more than half a year of work, beta-testing, polish and sweat, Six Apart has parted the curtain and revealed the newest version of their flagship blogging/content-management product, Movable Type 5. Any point-level release is always going to inspire others to ask: What’s new? This article by Serdar Yegulalp, highlights the key changes in MT5, which are few but fairly major, and so are worth examining here in detail.

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