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Building an app using Backbone.js

by Thomas Hunter II | July 2013 | Web Services Open Source Web Development

In this article by Thomas Hunter II author of Instant Backbone.js Application Development, we will develop a simple application using Backbone.js. Backbone is a JavaScript library with a RESTful JSON interface, and is based on the model-view-presenter (MVP) application design paradigm. Backbone is known for being lightweight, as its only dependency is on one JavaScript library, Underscore.js. It is designed for developing single page web applications and for keeping various parts of web applications (for example, multiple clients and the server) synchronized.

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Building an EJB 3.0 Persistence Model with Oracle JDeveloper

by Deepak Vohra | August 2010 | Enterprise Articles Oracle

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.

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Building an Image Slideshow using Scripty2

by Jose Argudo Blanco | May 2010 | Open Source Web Development

In this article by Jose Argudo, we will build an Image Slideshow using Scripty2.

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Building Android (Must know)

by Earlence Fernandes | September 2013 | Open Source

This article by Earlence Fernandes, the author of the book Instant Android Systems Development How-to, sets up your build computer and instructs you on how to download and build the Android operating system from scratch.

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Building Applications with Spring Data Redis

by Petri Kainulainen | December 2012 | Open Source

The Spring Data project is essentially a parent project that collects data storage specific subprojects under a single brand. It teaches you how you can use Redis in your Spring powered applications.

In this article by Petri Kainulainen, author of Spring Data, we will cover:

  • The basic design principles of a Redis data model
  • The key components of Spring Data Redis
  • How we can implement a CRUD application
  • How we can use the publish/subscribe messaging pattern
  • How we can use Spring Data Redis as an implementation of the cache abstraction provided by Spring Framework 3.1
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Building Events

by Chris Dickinson | October 2013 | Games Open Source

In this article by Chris Dickinson, author of Learning Game Physics with Bullet Physics and OpenGL, we will learn how to build a collision event system and manage them.

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Building Financial Functions into Excel 2010

by Andre Odnoha | July 2011 | Cookbooks Microsoft

Building financial function in to Excel will augment the Excel toolset with user defined functions broadening the abilities of Excel. This article by Andre Odnoha, author of Excel 2010 Financials Cookbook, will focus on real-world scenarios and the use of Excel functions to make sound business decisions. In essence, the following recipes will assist you as a financial manager to track and follow your monetary decisions closely.

In this article, we will learn:

  • Determining standard deviation for assessing risk
  • Analyzing benefits between interest and payment investments
  • Calculating the number of payments in a loan
  • Identifying the difference between effective and nominal interest rates
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Building Form Applications in Joomla! using CK Forms

by Suhreed Sarkar | January 2010 | Joomla! Content Management Open Source

There is no doubt that Joomla! is one of the best content management system (CMS) in the world. It has a large set of extensions to meet almost any type of application need ranging from content management, photo gallery, multimedia streaming to e-commerce and social networking. It has great flexibility in changing designs and customizing the code. With Joomla, you can build any kind of website and dynamic web application. For example, this step-by-step tutorial by Suhreed Sarcar describes how to build custom form applications in Joomla! using CK Forms component without delving into any PHP code.

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Building Friend Networks with Django 1.0

by Ayman Hourieh | March 2009 | Open Source Web Development

Running a social web application means having a community of users who have common interests, and who use the application to share their interests and findings with each other. We will want to enhance the social experience of our users.

In this article by Ayman Hourieh, we will learn how to:

  • Build a friend network feature
  • Let users browse bookmarks of friends
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Building HTML5 Pages from Scratch

by David Karlins | October 2011 | Web Development

In this article by David Karlins, author of Dreamweaver CS5.5 Mobile and Web Development with HTML5, CSS3, and jQuery, we will learn to build web pages in Dreamweaver relying entirely on HTML5 layout tags. There are four things we will accomplish by learning to do that:

  • Building page layouts relying exclusively on HTML5 layouts will hone our skills at using these new tools for page design, and introduce HTML5 Code Hints in Dreamweaver
  • Relying on standardized, defined HTML5 layout elements (as opposed to custom-defined, irregularly implemented Div tags) streamlines page design
  • There are actual, significant real-world scenarios where building pages relying exclusively on HTML5 layout elements is the best way to design them (for example, when designing pages for iPhones or iPads)
  • There are functional advantages beyond design considerations for organizing page content in HTML5 layout elements. We will examine those advantages as we build HTML5 pages
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Building JSF/EJB3 Applications

by Yuli Vasiliev | September 2007 | Java Open Source

This practical article by Yuli Vasiliev shows you how to create a simple data-driven application using JSF and EJB3 technologies. The article also shows you how to effectively use NetBeans IDE when building enterprise applications.

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Building Ladder Diagram programs (Simple)

by Austin Scott | October 2013 | Open Source

This article by Austin Scott, the author of the book, Instant PLC Programming with RSLogix 5000, explains how to create some PLC programs for our newly-created project. We will learn how to create Ladder Logic programs in RSLogix 5000 by drafting a basic Ladder Logic alarm timer routine. We are going to add an alarm that will be triggered if the valve position set point and current analog input position of the valve differ for more than five seconds.

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Building Location-aware Web Applications with MongoDB and PHP

by Rubayeet Islam | January 2012 | PHP Web Development

Location-aware websites are one of the hottest trends in the present day web development scenario. A location-aware web application takes the user's geographic location as an input, and renders output to that user (or provides some sort of service to him) based on his location. Take Foursquare for example, a hugely popular social networking website that lets you "explore" interesting venues around your location, gives you badges when you "check in" at a venue, shows where your friends are checking in, and so on. Applications like this require databases that have special capabilities for storing, querying, and comparing geographic position parameters (latitude, longitude, and so on). MongoDB has Geospatial Indexing, which makes it effciently perform location- based queries.

In this article, by Rubayeet Islam author of PHP and MongoDB Web Development Beginner’s Guide we will:

  • Cover a little background on geolocation
  • Learn how to detect the current location of a user
  • Learn how to build geospatial indexing
  • Learn how to locate items near a user's location using geospatial indexing
  • Learn about geospatial haystack indexing

The practical examples in this article are going to use a lot of JavaScript. So I suggest you brush up your JavaScript skills before continuing!

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Building Mobile Apps

by Anubhav Hanjura | April 2014 | Networking & Telephony

This article is written by Anubhav Hanjura, the author of Heroku Cloud Application Development. Mobility has reached significance of extraordinary proportions today. There are innumerable mobile apps available from different online app stores for different platforms that provide value added services to its users, ranging from business productivity to gaming and entertainment. As a result, it has become increasingly important to gain the ability to build and deploy these mobile apps as fast and portably as possible.

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Building multipage forms (Intermediate)

by Uday Sawant | June 2013 | Open Source PHP Web Development

In this article, written by Uday Sawant who is also the author of Instant Building Multi-Page Forms with Yii How-to, we will separate our lengthy registration form into multiple pages.

Why do we need multipage forms? Because we don't want our visitors to scroll too much and want to enable them to fill out forms as quickly as possible. Multipage forms look much shorter than a single form and fit better without much change in design; most importantly, we can group the form fields in logical sections.

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Building Objects in Inkscape

by Bethany Hiitola | May 2012 | Open Source

This article by Bethany Hiitola author of Inkscape Beginner's Guide is all about objects. We'll learn about what objects are and how Inkscape interprets them, how to change object features, change fill and stroke, grouping objects, combining objects, and how to best use the masking and clipping features.

Details in this article include:

  • Working with objects
  • Fill and Stroke
  • Grouping
  • Clipping and masking
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Building Objects in Inkscape

by Bethany Hiitola | May 2012 | Open Source

This article by Bethany Hiitola author of Inkscape Beginner's Guide is all about objects. We'll learn about what objects are and how Inkscape interprets them, how to change object features, change fill and stroke, grouping objects, combining objects, and how to best use the masking and clipping features.

Details in this article include:

  • Working with objects
  • Fill and Stroke
  • Grouping
  • Clipping and masking
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Building our own Plone 3 Theme Add-on Product

by Víctor Fernández de Alba | July 2010 | Content Management Open Source

Plone is a highly extensible Content Management System built on Zope application server, which is written in Python. Plone is very suitable for building intranets. No matter what size, or purpose, it offers a solution to the most common intranet needs, and more. Although it shows its real power in medium and large-scale corporate intranets, we can take advantage of Plone even in small-scale scenarios, such as small work groups, software projects, or research teams.

In this article by Víctor Fernández de Alba, author of the book Plone 3 Intranets, we will see how to build our own Plone 3 theme add-on product.

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Building Personal Community in Liferay Portal 5.2

by Jonas X. Yuan | June 2009 | Java

In this article by Jonas Yuan, we will learn how to build My Street — an example of a personal community, which is a customizable web space for parents and children. We will also address the best practices to use My Community efficiently, including dynamic query API, pop-up JavaScript, My Community settings, My Account Control Panel, user account extension, and user preferences. We will also learn how to individualize the built community using personalized preferences.

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Building Queries

by Kévin Dunglas | December 2013 | Open Source Web Development

This article by Kévin Dunglas, the author of the book Persistence in PHP with Doctrine ORM, will leverage some very important parts of Doctrine: Doctrine Query Language(DQL), entity repositories, and the Query Builder.

We will cover the following aspects in this article:

  • Optimizing the Comment feature

  • Creating a page to filter the posts with the help of tags

  • Displaying the number of comments of a post on the home page

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