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Writing XML data to the File System with SSIS

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | November 2009 | Microsoft

This article by Dr. Jayaram Krishnaswamy, shows how you may retrieve XML data from a relational database and write it to a folder on your file system as a text or xml file using Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services 2008. The following are the different steps involved in this EL process (there being no transformation):

  • Creating a stored procedure that retrieves XML
  • Creating a package in BIDS or Visual Studio 2008
  • Adding and configuring a ExecuteSQL task
  • Adding and configuring a Script task
  • Running the package and verifying the results
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Customizing Headers and Footers with MS Office Live Small Business

by Rahul Pitre | November 2009 | .NET Beginner's Guides Microsoft Content Management e-Commerce

In this article by Rahul Pitre you'll start using the design tools to personalize your site's headers and footers. You'll customize its name and slogan, and in the bargain put your distinctive stamp on your website.

In this article, you will:

  • Decide what your website's title should be, and set it in your template
  • Decide what your website's slogan should be, and set it in your template
  • Decide what information should go into your website's footer, and set it
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Modeling a Steampunk Spacecraft using Blender 3D 2.49

by Allan Brito | November 2009 | Open Source Web Graphics & Video

The previous article, Polygon Modeling of a Handgun, was a great introduction to the modeling techniques required to continuously increase the difficulty level of your projects. In this article by Allan Brito, we'll start working on our second Incredible Machine, and for this project we will be manipulating a bigger object. The main objective for this article is to create a steampunk spacecraft with even smaller details and more UV mapping techniques to add more realism to the model.

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Text Search, your Database or Solr

by David Smiley | November 2009 | Open Source

The scenario addressed in this article is a typical one. You have got a database-backed web application that you are building, and it needs to have a text-search capability. It is an increasingly common requirement. There are a variety of options and variations at your disposal to implement text search. This article is mostly about two of them, using the text search features in your database versus using Apache Solr – an open-source search platform. Solr is built on the established Apache Lucene. In this article by David Smiley, we are going to talk about database based text search in general and not a particular one because there are many databases and they vary widely. Likewise, this article should also be useful when considering one of Solr's competitors.

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