In this article by Peter Spannagle and Sarah Soward, authors of the book Wordpress and Flash 10x Cookbook, we will cover the following:
- FLV Embed plugin
- Video blogging using WebTV Plugin
- Video blogging using Free WP Tube theme
This article applies primarily to a client/server environment where all the content objects are stored on a central server.
In this two-part article by Dirk Manuel, you will learn how to:
- Check in/out a content object
- Display and Revert to an earlier version history of an object
- Restore a deleted content object
- Export content/Import content-backup file
- Import content from a previous version of UPK or OnDemand
This article by Rahul Pitre, will help you try your hands at writing your own HTML mark up to tweak your site.How to install off-the-shelf components to enhance your website is the next skill you'll learn in this article. You'll install a custom FAQ component because the built-in FAQ page doesn't work as advertised.
In this article you will:
- Add an HTML module to your page.
- Write HTML in the HTML module. Chances are that you don't know a lot about HTML. So, you'll take a crash course on a small subset of HTML that will help you to get started with writing your own markup, if you so desire.
- Perform some common page-building tasks such as embedding flash movies, PayPal buttons, and other such external content in your web pages using the HTML module.
- Download and install an FAQ solution that renders a customized FAQ page.
In this article by Alfonso V. Romero, we'll see some of the Velocity elements used in Roller to display data from your weblog and work with Roller's model and data objects to access your weblog's data from custom templates.
To know more about $model object and $url read Working with Templates in Apache Roller 4.0.Read Velocity Model and Data Objects in Apache Roller in full
This article by Jayaram Krishnswamy shows how you can develop a VB.NET 2.0 application using the integration features provided by the SQL Anywhere database. The SQL Anywhere tools are directly accessible without going out of the Visual Studio 2.O IDE. The article describes a window application with two examples developed with this easy to use integration interface. SQL Anywhere also provides a DataWindow specifically for .NET but this is not included in this article.Read VB.NET Application with SQL Anywhere 10 database: Part 2 in full
This article by Jayaram Krishnaswamy shows how you can develop a VB.NET 2.0 application using the integration features provided by the SQL Anywhere database. The SQL Anywhere tools are directly accessible without going out of the Visual Studio 2.O IDE. The article describes a window application with two examples developed with this easy to use integration interface. SQL Anywhere also provides a DataWindow specifically for .NET but this is not included in this article.Read VB.NET Application with SQL Anywhere 10 database: Part 1 in full
In this article by Vinod Krishnan, author of Oracle ADF 11gR2 Development Beginner's Guide, we will take a look at validating and using the model data. Validating data is important as business depends on the data that gets stored in the database. So how do we validate the data? Validation is something that makes sure that valid data is getting stored in the database. Validation could be anything from comparing two fields in a table to multiple validations on a single field involving different columns from a different table.
In any other framework, we would end up writing a lot of code even for a small validation. But in ADF, we do little or no coding at all, and most of the validations are achieved declaratively.
In this article, we will learn the following topics:
- Declarative validation
- Groovy expressions
In this article, by Jonas X. Yuan, Xinsheng Chen & Frank Yu, authors of Liferay User Interface Development, we will learn about vaadin portlets in liferay user interface development.
This article specifically covers:
- Required software
- Configuring Tomcat 6.0 in Eclipse
- Installing Vaadin Eclipse plugin
- Creating a Vaadin project
- Deploying a Vaadin project as a portlet
- Integrating Vaadin portlet and Liferay environment
In this article by Dirk Manuel, you will learn how to:
- Use Web Pages in the Concepts pane and beyond
- Use Packages and link them to content objects
A Web Page, in UPK terms, is a single file that can contain text or images. In this respect, Web Pages are very limited. You can perform rudimentary font formatting, provide lists, and insert images, but that's about it. You cannot insert tables, or use any HTML tags as you would be able to with real web pages (which you can only use via a Package). However, they are very flexible, and can be utilized in a number of ways.
For readers familiar with OnDemand version 8.7 and earlier, Web Pages are the new, improved text Infoblocks. Other types of Infoblocks have been replaced by Packages, which are covered separately, below.Read Using Web Pages in UPK 3.5 in full
NNMi provides a list of URLs that can be used for accessing most NNMi console objects. This standardized list of URLs and their syntax helps us build the right URL, in order to get the right data object integrated in our selected third-party application.
In this article by Marius Vilemaitis, author of HP Network Node Manager 9: Getting Started, we will cover:
- Generic URLs.
- Workspace-related URLs.
- Form-related URLs.
- Menu item-related URLs.
In the previous part by Biswajit Sarkar, we covered working with theme files. In this part, we will focus on theming custom components, manual styling versus theming, theming on the fly, and new version of the LWUIT Designer.Read Using Themes in LWUIT 1.1: Part 2 in full
In an application with a large number of UI components, setting attributes for each can be a tedious task and can also lead to errors. A Theme allows us to set the style attributes for an entire class of components in a single place. This not only simplifies the task of setting attributes for all components of a particular type but also ensures that any newly added component will look just like all the others of the same type in the application. A theme thereby establishes a visual coherence through all the screens of an application.
In this two-part article by Biswajit Sarkar, we shall study themes and their usage in detail. In the first part, we will cover the following points:
- View an existing theme using the LWUIT Designer
- Edit a theme
- Build a new theme
- Preview the new theme on LWUIT demo MIDlet
The Windows Azure Platform PowerShell cmdlets use the Windows Azure Service Management REST API to expose service management operations as PowerShell cmdlets. The cmdlets provide a convenient way to manage hosted services, including retrieving the properties of current deployments and uploading new and upgraded deployments.
In this article by Neil Mackenzie, author of Microsoft Windows Azure Development Cookbook, we will learn how to use the Windows Azure Platform PowerShell cmdlets to invoke various service operations in the Windows Azure Service Management REST API.Read Using the Windows Azure Platform PowerShell Cmdlets in full
In this article, by Walid Gédéon, author of OSGi and Apache Felix 3.0, we will first have a look at the OBR service in some level of detail, and then we'll see how we use it to install bundles from a remote location onto our Felix framework.
This article covers the following topics:
- OBR, the OSGi Bundle Repository
- Using the OBR scope commands
- Installing the Inventory bundles to Felix
- Dependency management
Testing is a critical step in the development of any application. This article by Jason Dentler, author of NHibernate 3.0 Cookbook, introduces some techniques you can apply to quickly test your NHibernate applications. The recipes in this article are designed to ease the testing process and expose common issues.
In this article, we will cover the following topics:
- Using the Fluent NHibernate persistence tester
- Using the Ghostbusters test
When query results exceed the display area then you resort to scrolling and wish you had some way to limit the number of results displayed and comfortable to view without scrolling. Paging functionality which provides an answer to this is therefore a much desired feature. The Data Pager Control in Visual Studio 2008 provides this functionality when you create an ASP.NET web form under .NET Framework 3.5. It can be configured automatically using the GUI, or it can be installed manually after installing the ListView. In this article both of them are described. While the number of items displayed in a list can be declaratively coded, it is possible to set it at page load time as well.
This article by Dr. Jayaram Krishnaswamy describes how you may connect to SQL Server 2008 and display the retrieved data in a ListView Control on a web page. The ListView Control is the only control in ASP.NET that supports the new ASP.NET control, the Data Pager Control. This article shows how the data from a table in SQL Server 2008 is displayed in the ListView and how the Data Pager is configured to cycle the List View items.Read Using the Data Pager Control in Visual Studio 2008 in full
In this two-part article series by Leonard Murphy, author of Building Websites with Expression Engine 2.X, you will take an existing website that was written outside of ExpressionEngine and adapt it to ExpressionEngine. In the first part you created your own channel with fields customized to the content that you will be displaying.
In this article you will be:
- Using templates to display your channel content
- Creating a 404 page for visitors who get lost on your site
Starting with the release of Xcode 4.2 and iOS 5, developers and designers now have the ability to lay out the workflow of their applications using the new storyboards feature that has been incorporated as part of the XIB editor in Xcode.
Instead of creating numerous interface files, you can now start dragging and editing all your views in one place with the ability to specify transitions between screens and the associated actions that trigger them.
In this article by Steven F. Daniel, who has also authored the book Xcode 4 Cookbook, we will be gaining an understanding of what storyboards actually are, and how they require iOS 5 or later, as well as familiarizing ourselves with the new work flow that has been implemented within the XIB editor within Xcode.Read Using Storyboards in full
Having built a puzzle game called Flood Control in XNA 4.0 and enhanced it with animation, in this article by Kurt Jaegers, author of XNA 4.0 Game Development by Example: Beginner's Guide, we will take it further by:
- Adding a SpriteFont to the game and displaying the current level and score in their appropriate positions on the screen
- Implementing the flooding of the dome and adding increasing difficulty levels
All of these enhancements will give the player a better game experience, as well as give us the opportunity to learn more about how the SpriteBatch class can be used for animation and text display.Read Using SpriteFonts in a Board-based Game with XNA 4.0 in full