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Showcasing Personnel with Faculty/Staff Directory using Plone 3

by Erik Rose | December 2009 | Content Management Open Source

It is a rare school that lacks some sort of online personnel directory, whether a public-facing showcase or a private office phone list. This article by Erik Rose on Faculty/Staff Directory product fills both these niches and goes far beyond, letting you:

  • Build department- or school-wide directories, collecting contact info, biographies, and more
  • Divide people into groups according to their areas of expertise, committee or departmental affiliations, or other organization-specific criteria
  • Use those divisions as access-control groups: for example, to grant all the members of a committee access to a private collaboration space
  • Write plug-in extenders to track institution-specific pieces of information or hide pieces that don't apply in your organization
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Navigating Pages in XAML Browser Applications

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | December 2009 | Microsoft Web Development

XAML browser applications also known as XBAPs have the features of a web application as well as those of rich client applications leveraging most of the capabilities of WPF. As web applications they can be published to a web server and can be browsed on IE and Firefox.

This article by Dr. Jayaram Krishnaswamy shows how to create a XBAP application using Visual Studio 2008; how to navigate between pages in the application; and how to deploy the application to the local intranet web server using built-in support in Visual Studio.

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jBPM for Developers: Part 1

by Mauricio Salatino | December 2009 | JBoss MySQL Java PHP

This article by Mauricio Salatino, will give us a basic background into how the framework was built. We will be fully focused on the approach used to implement jBPM. This approach is called Graph Oriented Programming, and we will discuss and implement a basic solution with it. This will guide us to knowing about the framework internals with a simplistic vision. That will give us the power to understand the main guidelines used to build the entire framework.

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