When it is time for consumers to purchase a product or service, nothing holds quite as much power over their buying decision as the opinions of others. Advertisements and articles can be viewed as being biased, but shoppers consider consumer reviews to be impartial opinions that they can trust. Building a consumer review website makes it possible to earn a nice profit since your site will act as a conduit between shoppers and sellers. This article by Heather R. Wallace, author of the book WordPress 3 Site Blueprints, will teach you how to build a consumer review website.Read Building a Consumer Review Website using WordPress 3 in full
With the help of this article by Hans-Jurgen Schumacher and Markus Staeuble, you should be able to build your own applications based on the ZK framework. First we will create the setup of the ZK application in the web container. After the preparation of the project, we will define some model classes to store data. After these cornerstones, we will design and implement the pages with the ZK framework.Read Building a CRUD Application with the ZK Framework in full
With the 1.8 release of jQuery, something new was introduced that the development community as a whole had been wanting for a while – the ability to build custom versions of jQuery that contained only the functionality that was required for a given task.
In this article by Dan Wellman, author of jQuery Hotshot, we'll set up the environment we need in order to use jQuery's build tool. We'll see what other software we need to use, how to run the build tool itself, and what we can expect as output of the build tool.Read Building a Custom Version of jQuery in full
This article by Mark Lancaster, author of Oracle Application Express 4.0 with Ext JS, covers building a theme based application on Ext JS into APEX. It provides a background on APEX themes and discusses how to create an APEX theme from scratch. Instructions on how to integrate the Ext JS library into the page template are provided, together with potential issues you may encounter. This article includes:
- An overview of APEX themes, explaining the template types that make up a theme, as well as the benefits of separating the APEX engine, templates, and application functionality from each other.
- Starting out creating a APEX Theme.
- Building a Page Template based on the Ext.Viewport component. This covers the process of creating a template using a standalone prototype and integrating it into an APEX page template.
You'll obviously want to start building applications, and that's just what we'll do in this two-part article. By the end of this two-part article by Dr. Mark Alexander Bain and Hasin Hayder, you'll be able to:
- Extract Facebook information to be displayed by your application.
- Store information in the Facebook cache, so that it can be displayed on your users' profile pages.
- Store your own custom data.
The first part will cover the concepts of developing a simple Facebook application and also the way to write the Facebook profile.Read Building a Facebook Application: Part 1 in full
In the previous part of this article by Dr. Mark Alexander Bain and Hasin Hayder, we covered developing a simple Facebook application and the way to write the Facebook profile. In this part, we will cover Mock AJAX and data storage.Read Building a Facebook Application: Part 2 in full
A Type-Ahead TextInput is feature common to modern day web forms. Quite simply, it is a way to allow the user to enter free text into a field and simultaneously display a list of possible choices based on the text they've already entered. It does so in a way that does not interfere with the users choice of input. In this article by Keith Lee, we will use Flex and build a AutoComplete TextInput.Read Building a Flex Type-Ahead Text Input in full
This article by Hiren J. Dave, author of the book Instant Sencha Touch, will give you a brief insight on initiating the creation of a Hello World applications using Sencha TouchRead Building a Hello World application in full
No matter how good or bad the economy might be at any given time there will always be job seekers. Every day people search online to find employment in a variety of industries. Searching the bigger job boards can be overwhelming and time-consuming because job seekers must sort though the myriad of job listings in an attempt to locate positions that match their unique skill sets. What would greatly benefit these job seekers is a fine-tuned job board that concentrates on a smaller segment of the overall job market. That's where JobPress comes in.
In this article by Heather R. Wallace, author of the book WordPress 3 Site Blueprints, we will see how with the JobPress theme, you can easily create a niche job board to serve a particular segment of job seekers.Read Building a Job Board Website using JobPress in full
This article by Zeeshan Chawdhary, author of Instant Apple iBooks How-to, helps us create a full working book with iBooks Author titled London CityGuide. This will incorporate all the widgets and functions available within iBooks Author as well as a case study for layout/design.
The content will be travel-specific for London, sourced from www.WikiTravel.org, Wikipedia, and other open sources. Images will be from Creative Commons wherever possible, or free to use, depending on licenses from original owners.
The finished book is available for download via the iTunes store at https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/london/id593298852?ls=1.Read Building a London Travel Guide with iBooks Author in full
Bad news is always good news for the press. This is why Vaughan Pyre has decided to take advantage of this fact and creates a website that will aggregate bad news and weird happenings from all over the world. In this article by Timi Ogunjobi, author of Joomla! 1.5 Site Blueprints, the content of the site will be entirely derived from Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds from several sources (each feed being automatically fetched and its items displayed on the website).
Weird Hap'nins requirements will be the need to:
- Get external feed sources and allocate them to menu links on the website
- Create the means to automatically fetch and display article items located in the feeds
- Display the latest content from all feed sources on the front page
The example project in this article by Timi Ogunjobi is based on a fictitious web site development brief, and it illustrates a practical way of applying Drupal to develop a News Aggregation site called Weird Hap'nins. Bad news is always good news for the press. This is why Vaughan Pyre has decided to take advantage of this fact and create a web site that will aggregate bad news and weird happenings from all over the world. The content of the site will be entirely derived from Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds from several sources (each feed being automatically fetched and its items displayed on the web site).Read Building a News Aggregating Site Using Drupal 6 in full
The example project in this article by Timi Ogunjobi is based on a fictitious web site development brief, and it illustrates a practical way of applying Drupal to develop a personal site. Isaac Meredith Smart is a professor of Sociology at Drupelburg University. His need is quite simple, and all he intends to do is to build a personal web site that will provide some shameless publicity to promote him professionally. The objective is to give his students, as well as the entire academic community, as much information about himself as is decently permitted.Read Building a Personal Site Using Drupal 6 in full
In this article by Mambe Nanje Churchill, we will explore the world of jQuery and PHP in achieving an AJAX style simple address book application using the JSON protocol. The basic application will help the user save, view and delete his or her contacts(name and phone). Its a basic application to demonstrate some key jQuery features like DOM transversing, jQquery event binding and AJAX calls with the $.ajax function.Read Building a Simple Address Book Application with jQuery and PHP in full
A common challenge for many SharePoint users is finding sites with content that is relevant to them. It is pretty common to find environments with hundreds if not thousands of sites. In past versions of the product, there was a Site Directory feature that was available, but it was essentially just a SharePoint list which required manual entry and significant maintenance, which ultimately made it a pretty unreliable and ineffective solution.
In this article by Mike Oryszak, author of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Business Application Blueprints, will provide some alternative solutions for addressing these challenges, starting with an overview of some key concepts on how to leverage SharePoint Search to provide an optimized experience, making it easier for users to search and discover relevant sites. In addition to the conceptual overview, the following configurations and custom solutions will be covered:
- Sites Search Scope
- Site Directory page
- Relevant sites Web Part
Read Building a Site Directory with SharePoint Search in full
In this article by Arda Kılıçdağı and Halil İbrahim Yılmaz, authors of Laravel Application Development Blueprints, we will cover the following:
- Creating and migrating TO-DO list's database
- Creating a TO-DO list's model
- Creating the template
- Inserting data to the database with Ajax
- Retrieving the list from the database
- How to allow only Ajax requests
In this article by Travis Tidwell, we will create a "Hello World" application that utilizes web services to populate a TextField or MovieClip with data from a remote location. Using web services to populate all of our Flash fields allows for the component abstraction necessary for an MVC architecture. Here Flash fulfills the role of the View, and Drupal fulfils the role as the Model and Component. This enables us to have a truly scalable and manageable web solution.
This approach allows for a Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture for our Flash applications, which is considered ideal since it separates the User Interface (View) from the Data Set (Model) and Business Logic (Component) of our application.Read Building a Web Service-driven Application with Flash in Drupal in full
In this article, by Greg Dunlap, co-author of Drupal 7 Module Development we will create a module with an administrative interface. This module will build upon many of the module creation concepts. Some of the concepts we will cover in this article are:
- Mapping Drupal functions to menu items using hook_menu()
- Creating basic forms with the Form API
- Managing Drupal settings using variable_set() and variable_get()
- Sending mail using drupal_mail() and hook_mail()
- Using Drupal 7's new token system
After this article is finished you should have a good handle on many concepts that are at the core of almost every module you will write in the future.Read Building an Admin Interface in Drupal 7 Module Development in full
Oracle Fusion Middleware is a family name for a set of Java EE products that are integrated for SOA and web application deployment. WebLogic Server (WLS) is the Java EE container and Oracle JDeveloper the Java EE and SOA development IDE.
In this article by Deepak Vohra, author of EJB 3.0 Database Persistence with Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g, we will use JDeveloper to create an EJB 3.0 application, and then we will deploy and test our application leveraging the embedded WebLogic Server that comes with JDeveloper. This makes it very easy for us to develop, deploy, and test our application.Read Building an EJB 3.0 Persistence Model with Oracle JDeveloper in full