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The Grails Object Relational Mapping (GORM)

by Fergal Dearle | June 2010 | Java Open Source

The Grails Object Relational Mapping (GORM) is a core component of the Grails web application framework and uses DSL- style techniques to apply persistence to regular Groovy classes.

In this article by Fergal Dearle, author of the book Groovy for Domain-Specific Languages, we will take a look at the Grails Object Relational Mapping (GORM). We will also see how a GORM model is built.

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Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009: Apply reverse engineering to customize our application

by Mark Brummel | June 2010 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 is a very complete ERP package, but unlike other ERP packages it has a design capable of providing an open structure and a development platform. The idea is to provide 80% of the solution out of the box and allow the other 20% to be designed by qualified business application developers.

In this first article of the three part article series, by, Mark Brummel, author of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Application Design, we will learn :

  • how to to reverse engineer the standard application to look and learn how it works
  • how to reuse the structures in our own solutions.
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Amazon SimpleDB versus RDBMS

by Prabhakar Chaganti Rich Helms | June 2010 | Enterprise Articles Java PHP

In this article by Prabhakar Chaganti and Rich Helms, authors of Amazon SimpleDB Developer Guide, you'll see the differences between SimpleDB and a traditional RDBMS, as well as the pros and cons of using SimpleDB as the storage engine in your application.

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JSF 2.0 Features

by Anghel Leonard | June 2010 | Java Open Source Web Development

In this article by Anghel Leonard, author of the book JSF 2.0 Cookbook, we will cover the following features of JSF 2.0:

  • JSF 2.0 annotations
  • The JSF 2.0 exception handling mechanism
  • Bookmarking JSF pages with PrettyFaces
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Customize backend Component in Joomla! 1.5

by Chuck Lanham James Kennard | June 2010 | Joomla! Open Source

Joomla! is one of the world's top open source content management systems. The main sources of the PHP MySQL application's success are its comprehensive extension libraries, which extend Joomla! far beyond content management, and it's very active forums where one can easily tap into the knowledge of other Joomla! users, administrators, and developers.

In this article by Chuck Lanham and James Kennard, author of Mastering Joomla! 1.5 Extension and Framework Development, we will cover:

  • Pagination using JPagination class
  • How to Modify the Submenu
  • The joomla.html library
  • How to Build better layouts and templates
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