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Backbase 4 RIA Development: Hello Backbase in four variations

by Ghica van Emde Boas Sergey Ilinsky | December 2009 | AJAX

In this article by Ghica van Emde Boas and Sergey Ilinsky, we will discuss about the famous Hello World in the following variations: with only basic JavaScript, a Backbase UI widget together with basic JavaScript, a Backbase Tag Library widget together with the Backbase XML Execution Language, and finally using AJAX communication with a server script.

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Working with Templates in Apache Roller 4.0

by | December 2009 | Beginner's Guides Content Management Java Open Source

This three part article series by Alfonso V. Romero, teaches you how to create and edit your first template in Roller, along with some basics about the Velocity template language, and how to create your first Roller theme from scratch. You'll also learn about Roller's model and data objects, and how to use these objects' properties, methods, and macros in a custom template to show data from your weblog.

Basically, in this article series you shall:

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Creating a Roller theme from scratch using Apache Roller 4.0

by Alfonso V. Romero | December 2009 | Beginner's Guides Content Management Java Open Source

In this article by Alfonso V. Romero, you'll learn to build a theme from the ground up, using several templates properties, and methods commonly used in Roller themes.

To learn more about some of the properties and templates used in Roller themes read Working with Templates in Apache Roller 4.0.

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The Dialog in jQuery User Interface 1.7

by Dan Wellman | December 2009 | MySQL Open Source PHP Web Development

In this article by Dan Wellman, we will focus on the dialog widget. The dialog behaves in the same way as a standard browser alert, but it does so in a much less intrusive and more visitor-friendly manner. We look at how it can be configured and controlled to provide maximum benefit and appeal.

In this article, we will cover the following topics:

  • Creating a basic dialog
  • Work with dialog options
  • Modality
  • Enabling the built-in animations
  • Adding buttons to the dialog
  • IE6 and the selectbox z-index bug
  • Working with dialog callbacks
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Data Modeling Naming Standards with IBM InfoSphere Data Architect

by Djoni Darmawikarta | December 2009 | Architecture & Analysis

 

Many data modelers recognize the advantages of standardizing the names of their modeling objects, particularly when they apply prime-class-modifier words pattern; but, they can’t afford its tedious manual execution.

InfoSphere Data Architect affords functions for building glossary of the standard pattern words that you can then employ while developing and maintaining your data models. This automation encourages the data modeler to apply naming standard to their modeling objects which in turn promotes consistency across their data models.

This article by Djoni Darmawikarta features the naming standard functionality in the glossary model of that IBM software.

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