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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
This article by Kurt Jaegers, author of XNA 4.0 Game Development by Example: Beginner's Guide, introduces a board-based puzzle game called Flood Control. We introduce the XNA Content Pipeline, and build a recursive function to determine the state of the game board while playing.
This article focuses on the following concepts:
- Using the Content Pipeline to load textures from disk
- Creating classes to divide code into logical units
- Recursively evaluating the status of the game board to check for scoring chains
- Drawing textures using the SpriteBatch.Draw() method
- Managing simple game states
Joomla! has many extensions that can help develop a custom application, especially simple form-based applications. With introduction of Content Construction Kits (CCK) now it is possible to create many types of contents without knowledge of coding PHP. Besides these newly introduced Content Creation Kits, there is another application builder for Joomla! that can be used to build database applications without coding PHP. It is called Fabrik. Fabrik is Joomla! application builder that can be used for building many types of applications. In this article by Suhreed Sarkar, we will learn how to build a event calendar application for Joomla! using Fabrik.Read Building a Calender Application in Joomla! using Fabrik in full
This article by Ken Lim, author of Instant Rainmeter Desktop Customization Tool How-to, explains the method of customizing your Windows desktop wallpaper with a live cityscape for different CPU processes. The article, will guide you through the ways to customize your Windows desktop wallpaper using Rainmeter.Read Building a bar graph cityscape in full
This is the final article of the article series—Build your own application to access Twitter using Java and NetBeans.
In this article by Alfonso Romero, we will:
- Add a new tab to your JTabbedPane component programmatically.
- Add a JEditorPane component to your SwingAndTweet application, so the URL links from your friend’s timeline appear as real hyperlinks.
- Use the addHyperlinkListener method from your JEditorPane component, so it can listen for hyperlink events that will trigger every time you click on a URL from your friends’ timeline.
- Use the Pattern and Matcher classes from the java.util.regex package to convert the URL hyperlinks from your friends’ timeline into clickable hyperlinks via a regular expression.
In this article by Alfonso Romero, you will learn how to add your friends timeline to the custom SwingAndTweet application.
Basically, you’ll learn how to:
- Add a Tabbed Pane component to your SwingAndTweet application, so you can show your own timeline on one tab and your friends’ timeline on another tab.
- Use a JScrollPane component to add vertical and horizontal scrollbars to your friends’ timeline list.
- Use the getFriendsTimeline() method from the Twitter4J API to get the 20 most recent tweets from your friends’ timeline.
- Apply font styles to your JLabel components via the Font class
- Add a black border to separate each individual tweet by using the BorderFactory and Color classes.
- Add the date and time of creation of each individual tweet by using the getCreatedAt() method from the twitter4j.Status interface, along with the Date class.
In Build your own Application to access Twitter using Java and NetBeans: Part 1 of this article series, we saw a simple way to see your last tweet via a Java application called SwingAndTweet using the Twitter4J API.
In this article by Alfonso Romero, we will add some more functionality to our SwingAndTweet Java application.
Here, we will learn how to:
- Create a twitterLogin dialog to take care of the login process
- Add functionality to show your 20 most recent tweets right after logging in
- Add the functionality to update your Twitter status
In this article by Alfonso Romero, we will discuss how to go about building a custom application for Twitter using Java and NetBeans, instead of using the standard web interface. We will learn how to log into Twitter using our application and also see the last tweet posted by you.Read Build your own Application to access Twitter using Java and NetBeans: Part 1 in full