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Configuration, Release and Change Management with Oracle

by April C. Sims | May 2010 | Oracle

This article by April Sims, author of the book Oracle Database 11g – Underground Advice for Database Administrators, gives an introduction to all of the latest manageability features found in Oracle 11g.

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Oracle: When to use Log Miner

by April C. Sims | May 2010 | Oracle

This article by April Sims, author of the book Oracle Database 11g – Underground Advice for Database Administrators, will look at the task of retrieving data.

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Blender 2.49 Scripting: Impression using Different Mesh on Each Frame of Object

by Michel J. Anders | May 2010 | Open Source Web Graphics & Video

Having covered what script links and space handlers are in the previous article, we will take the discussion further on how Python can be used in Blender. Although softbody and cloth simulators that are available in Blender do an excellent job in many situations, sometimes you want to have more control over the way a mesh is deformed or simulate some specific behavior that is not quite covered by Blender's built-in simulators. This article shows how to calculate the deformation of a mesh that is touched, but not penetrated by another mesh. This is not meant to be physically accurate. The aim is to give believable results for solid things touching an easily deformable or gooey surface such as a finger taking a lick of butter or a wheel running through a soft shoulder.

In this article by Michel Anders, author of Blender 2.49 Scripting, you will learn:

  • How to implement a scheme to associate a different mesh with an object on each frame
  • How to augment the functionality of the 3D View
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Blender 2.49 Scripting: Animating the Visibility of objects

by Michel J. Anders | May 2010 | Open Source Web Graphics & Video

There are many places where Python can be used in Blender. In this article by Michel Anders, author of Blender 2.49 Scripting, we will now look at scripts that may be used to act on certain events. These scripts come in two flavors—script links and space handlers. You will learn what script links and space handlers are and how they can be used to perform activities on each frame change in an animation. You also see how to associate additional information with an object, how to use script links to make an object appear or disappear by changing its layout or changing its transparency.

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Creating and Modifying Filters in Moodle 1.9

by Jonathan Moore Michael Churchward | May 2010 | Moodle

In this article by Jonathan Moore and Michael Churchward, authors of Moodle 1.9 Extension Development, we will discuss the basic concepts of creating a Moodle filter, which includes:

  • How a filter works
  • Using the API to create filter code
  • How to use language files
  • How to create configuration settings
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