In this article by Ghica van Emde Boas and Sergey Ilinsky, we will discuss about the following:
- Backbase Tag Library widget overview
- The BTL abstract elements
- Styling techniques for GUI widgets
This article covers some advanced topics such as conditions, raised events, and so on.
In this article by Ezra Schwartz, author of Axure RP 6 Prototyping Essentials, we will cover a set of features such as raised events, conditional logic and variables, introduction to a terminology which is usually associated with programming and suggests complexity. It is understandable if you are not interested in, or are intimidated by, the prospect of coding, and wish to avoid using this set of Axure features as long as possible. You should not.
First, rest assured that no coding is involved. By now, you are familiar with Axure's Interactions and the Case Editor features, which require you only to select from a contextual selection of options and construct interactions by pointing and clicking. The only typing required is the labeling. You will find a similar easy-to-use interface when you use features such as the Condition Builder or simulate "drag and drop".
Secondly, think about some of the terminologies and methods we use in interaction design. We use branching logic to determine use cases, scenarios, and how functionality responds to user interaction under certain conditions. Axure makes it fairly easy to model the logic we need, in order to visualize branching paths, and express it in the interactive prototype.Read Axure RP 6 Prototyping Essentials: Advanced Interactions in full
Three dimensions are better than two — and it's not a secret anymore that 3D is here to stay. Gone are the days when Flash was just used for 2D animations. In the last few years, online Flash content has undergone a revolution with the introduction of real-time 3D engines for Flash. Away3D is the big daddy of them all—which makes it the ultimate resource for top-rated 3D content development and for powering today's coolest games and Flash sites.
In this article by Michael Ivanov, author of Away3D 3.6 Cookbook, we will see how to detect collisions between objects in Away3D.Read Away3D: Detecting Collisions in full
Away3D includes a large selection of materials. There are various shading techniques that can be used by these materials, which allows for a selection of materials ranging from those that display a simple texture map to those more advanced materials, which produce more interesting detailed results like reflections, lighting, and shadowing.
In this article by Matthew Casperson, author of Away3D 3.6 Essentials, we will cover Pixel Bender, and seen how it has been used by Away3D to create some of these advanced materials. Those materials that can be lit from an external light source are listed, along with a table that breaks down the types of light sources that affect these materials. We will also see how resources, like textures, can be embedded into the final SWF, or loaded from external resources.Read Away3D 3.6: Applying Light and Pixel Bender materials in full
Away3D includes over a dozen material types that can be used to display 3D objects with a huge variety of effects, with some of the materials using the Pixel Bender technology new to Flash Player 10 to create a level of detail that has not previously been seen in Flash applications.
In the previous article by Matthew Casperson, author of Away3D 3.6 Essentials, we covered Materials, Lights and Shading Techniques with Away3D 3.6. In this article the focus will be on:
- The different materials that can be created in Away3D
- Illuminating materials with lights
In this article by Matthew Casperson, author of Away3D 3.6 Essentials we will explore Animated and Composite materials. A number of materials can be used to display animations on the surface of a 3D object. These animations are usually movies that have been encoded into a SWF file. You can also display an interactive SWF file, like a form, on the surface of a 3D object. Composite materials are used to display a number of effects like shading, bump mapping, environment mapping, and lighting. The reader will comprehend this article better by referring the previous articles on:
- Materials, Lights and Shading Techniques with Away3D 3.6.
- Away3D 3.6: Applying Basic and Bitmap Materials.
- Models and Animations with Away3D 3.6.
One of the attractions of cloud computing is the financial saving gained through the elastic provision of compute services, that is, the ability to scale up and down the number of instances of a hosted service.
In this article by Neil Mackenzie, author of Microsoft Windows Azure Development Cookbook, we will see how the Windows Azure Service Management REST API can be used to autoscale a hosted service, so that it can handle the current and predicted load depending on the day of the week. By autoscale we mean the ability of a hosted service to scale itself elastically by modifying automatically the number of running instances.Read Autoscaling with the Windows Azure Service Management REST API in full
Spring allows us to use "autoproxy" bean definitions, which can automatically proxy selected bean definitions. There are three kind of autoproxies provided for automatic creation of beans. In this article by Massimiliano Dessi, we will look at this in detail.Read Autoproxy in Spring Aspect-Oriented Programming (AOP) in full
The aim of this article by Javier Collado is to show how tasks may be automated using Python together with STAF (Software Testing Automation Framework) by means of an example. We will first see a problem and then derive its solution using classical Python-only as well as Python+STAF. The implementation of the solution will evolve in different stages. This will help us in comparing both the solution in terms of simplicity and efficiency.Read Automation with Python and STAF/STAX in full
In the previous article, Securing a BPEL process, we saw the principles of securing BPEL processes.
In this article, by Matjaz B. Juric, author of WS-BPEL 2.0 for SOA Composite Applications with IBM WebSphere 7, we will look at how to secure BPEL processes, so that they can be accessed only by authenticated users. In a nutshell, we will:
- Configure the web service export of a BPEL process to propagate user identity to the process, so that a process instance ownership can be claimed in that user's name
- Protect a BPEL process at SCA level as a component to implement access to the process for authorized users only
In this article by Keith Pope, we will focus on how we can control access to parts of the application and how users can log in to use the services provided by the Storefront.
We will cover the following topics:
- Using Zend_Acl
- Integrating the ACL into our Models
Read Authentication with Zend_Auth in Zend Framework 1.8 to learn authentication in Zend Framework.Read Authorization with Zend_Acl in Zend Framework 1.8 in full
This article by Dr. Jayaram Krishnaswamy shows step-by-step how you may retrieve data from a database on a Postgres Plus server and display the results in a report generated using Report Builder 2.0. Report Builder 2.0 is a report building and maintaining tool provided with SQL Server 2008. The evaluation version of SQL Server 2008 Enterprise edition was used in this tutorial. Report data is obtained via an ODBC DSN. The connection uses an EnterpriseDB ODBC driver that gets installed on the computer when EnterpriseDB is installed.Read Authoring an EnterpriseDB report with Report Builder 2.0 in full
Ronald Rood, author of Mastering Oracle Scheduler in Oracle 11g Databases, discusses Oracle Scheduler, and its busienss benefits in scheduling, managing and executing jobs to help automate business processes.
Listen to Bob Griesemer, author of Oracle Warehouse Builder 11g: Getting Started, speaking with Dain Hansen, Director of Product Marketing for Oracle Fusion Middleware, about his book, data integration, and the benefits of Oracle Warehouse Builder 11g in data warehouses.Read Author Podcast - Bob Griesemer on Oracle Warehouse Builder 11g in full
Listen to Aleksander Seovic, author of Oracle Coherence 3.5, be interviewed by Cameron Purdy, Vice President of Development at Oracle.Read Author Podcast - Aleksander Seovic Talks About Oracle Coherence 3.5 in full
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
Authentication is the process of verifying that users are who they claim to be. Authorization is the process of granting access to the authenticated users—based on their role—to perform operations such as view, edit, or delete on resources. In this article by Antano Solar John, you will learn how MODx facilitates authentication and authorization. You will build your site to include user registrations, logins, user types, and set rules on who can do what.
As you read this article, it is important that you keep in mind that MODx has two user types.
- Web Users—users who use the web site
- Manager Users—users who are allowed to log in to the Manager interface
Augmented Reality application is clean, efficient and usable. It shows how to hide the processing from the user and build a display which updates and rotates smoothly.
This article by Trevor Ward, author of Augmented Reality using Appcelerator Titanium Starter, dives into the open source code base of the augmentedTi example application, explaining how it has been implemented.Read augmentedTi: The application architecture in full
In this article by Aaron Winborn, we'll go through the FileField module. This is a useful module if you want to have an easily configured solution, in many situations, there are some benefits from using the FileField module instead. It's light-weight, it's flexible, and it's easy to customize. It may also be easier to add support for players other than the 1PixelOut and XSPF players distributed with Audio.
Additionally, as of this writing, the Drupal 6 version of the Audio module wasn't quite ready for production. But I am confident it will be soon, if not already.
Finally, there may be specific reasons for wanting to choose a FileField solution over the Audio module. Similar to the quandary of whether to use the Image module or Image Field, the most common reason would probably be to allow multiple audio files to be attached to a node, or to allow audio fields to be associated with other types of nodes. (Note that the Audio module is also bundled with the Audio Attach module, which might be a solution for that as well.)Read Audio Fields in Drupal in full