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Flash 10 Multiplayer Game: Introduction to Lobby and Room Management

by Prashanth Hirematada | July 2010 | Open Source

In this article by Prashanth Hirematada, author of Flash 10 Multiplayer Game Essentials, we will learn all about game lobby and game rooms, the management of which is essential for any multiplayer game.

More specifically, we will learn:

  • States of a game room
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Building Your Hello Mediation Project using IBM WebSphere Process Server 7 and Enterprise Service Bus 7

by Salil Ahuja Swami Chandrasekaran | July 2010 | Enterprise Articles IBM Web Development

This article by Swami Chandrasekaran and Salil Ahuja, authors of Application Development for IBM WebSphere Process Server 7 and Enterprise Service Bus 7, provides an overview of WESBbased programming fundamentals including Service Message Objects (SMO) and Mediation Flows. It helps us to build our first HelloMediationModule. Instructions are provided to create, implement, and assemble the HelloMediationModule and HelloProcess. These modules are then deployed on the WebSphere Process Server, which is a part of the WID Unit Test Environment.

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Connecting to Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 with Visual Studio

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | July 2010 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

SQL Server Compact Edition 3.5 can be used to create applications that are useful for a number of business uses such as: Portable applications; Occasionally connected clients and embedded applications and devices. SQL Server Compact differs from other SQL Servers in that there is just one file which can be password protected and features 128-bit file level encryption. It is referential integrity compliant; supports multiple connections; has transactions support with rich data types.

In this tutorial by Jayaram Krishnaswamy, various scenarios where you may need to connect to SQL Server Compact using Visual Studio IDE (both 2008 and 2010) are described in detail. Connecting to SQL Server Compact 4.5 using Visual Studio 2010 Express (free version of Visual Studio) is also described. The connection is the starting point for any database related program and therefore mastering the connection task is crucial to work with the SQL Server Compact.

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Interview with Grady Brett Beaubouef—Author of Maximize Your Investment

by Grady Brett Beaubouef | July 2010 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

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Grady Brett Beaubouef, author of Maximize Your Investment: 10 Key Strategies for Effective Packaged Software Implementations, is a project manager and solution architect for enterprise packaged software solutions. He has over seventeen years of packaged software implementation experience across several implementation roles include Project Manager, Solution Architect, Functional Lead, Technical Lead, Business Analyst, Software Quality Analyst, and Trainer, and also worked in a thought leadership role for the top business software maker focusing on implementation methodologies, project assessments, and accelerated implementation services. Brett has a B.S. in Computer Science from LSU and is both a Project Manager Professional (2004) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (1995).

In the following interview Grady Brett Beaubouef has shared his experience as an author with Packt Publishing.

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Creating Visually Rich Activities for Special Kids in Moodle 1.9

by Vanesa S. Olsen | July 2010 | Moodle Open Source

In this article, We will work with many web pages that offer images and sounds, interactive assignments, and Inkscape, in order to create attractive exercises in Moodle.

In this article by Vanesa S. Olsen, author of Moodle 1.9 for Teaching Special Education Children (5-10): Beginner's Guide  we will learn:

  • Create a scene using many layers and different tools
  • Create activities to drag-and-drop words inside a scene
  • Use pictures, zones, elements, layers, words, and colors to evaluate the children's association capabilities and the reverse thinking process
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