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Getting Started with Blender’s Particle System- A Sequel

by | June 2010 | Open Source Web Development

In this article series by Reynante Martinez, we’ll discuss the following:

  • What is a particle system and where can we find it in Blender?
  • What are the types of Blender particle system?
  • Basic and practical uses of the Particle System
  • Creating Dust
  • Creating Smoke
  • Creating Fire
  • Creating Bubbles
  • Simulating Rock Slides
  • Creating Hair/Fur/Grass

Read Getting Started with Blender’s Particle System here.

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Getting Started with Blender’s Particle System

by | June 2010 | Open Source Web Graphics & Video

In this article series by Reynante Martinez, we’ll discuss the following:

  • What is a particle system and where can we find it in Blender?
  • What are the types of Blender particle system?
  • Basic and practical uses of the Particle System
  • Creating Dust
  • Creating Smoke
  • Creating Fire
  • Creating Bubbles
  • Simulating Rock Slides
  • Creating Hair/Fur/Grass
Read Getting Started with Blender’s Particle System in full

Security and Disaster Recovery in PrestaShop 1.3

by John Horton | June 2010 | e-Commerce Open Source

In this article by John Horton, PrestaShop 1.3 Beginner's Guide, we shall:

  • Look at ways your shop can be damaged
  • Add users, profiles, and permissions to increase security
  • Talk about and optionally implement SSL to protect your customers' private information
  • Learn how to backup and restore your shop in case everything else fails
  • Talk about upgrading PrestaShop and how this helps keep your business secure
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Creating Composition Components in JSF 2.0

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:

  • Creating composition components in JSF 2.0
  • Passing sub-elements to composition components
  • Passing actions to composition components
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Getting Started with jQuery

by A P Rajshekhar | June 2010 | Open Source Web Development

It is JavaScript that brings a HTML page to 'life'. Whether it is client-side validation, animating the page elements or calling the server in the background to get updated page, one can use JavaScript to achieve all this and much more. However, using JavaScript in its 'raw' state compels the developer to write multiple lines to implement each of the afore-mentioned functionality and for each application. The pit-fall in such an approach is that each application will have its own pattern and trying to reuse JavaScript code developed for one application, will ultimately result in re-factoring most of the code so that it meets the requirements of both the applications. This is where JavaScript libraries come into picture. These libraries encapsulate the ordinary yet oft used functionalities (e.g. validation, selection of elements etc.) and provide simplified API to access these functionalities. Among the JavaScript libraries, one of the most used is jQuery.

In this article by Rajshekhar A.P., the focus will be on the basics of jQuery. The first section will be about how jQuery works. The second section will provide details about using various functionalities of jQuery. That’s the agenda for this discussion.

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