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An Introduction to JSF: Part 1

by Ian Hlavats | December 2009 | Java

In this article by Ian Hlavats, we will discuss about JSF in detail. We will learn about:

  • Model-View-Controller architecture
  • JSF Request Processing Lifecycle
  • Managed Beans
  • EL Expressions
  • UI Components
  • Validators
  • Internationalization

 

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Introducing SQL Developer Data Modeler: Part 1

by Sue Harper | December 2009 | MySQL Oracle PHP

Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler is available as an independent product, providing a focused data modeling tool for data architects and designers. There is also a Data Modeler Viewer extension to SQL Developer, which allows users to open previously created data models and to create read-only models of their database schemas. SQL Developer Data Modeler is a vast tool, supporting the design of logical Entity Relationship Diagrams, and relational models, with forward and reverse engineering capabilities between the two. It supports multi-dimensional, data flow, data type, and physical models, and allows files to be imported from a variety sources and exported to a variety of destinations. It allows users to set naming conventions and verify designs using a set of predefined design rules. Each of these topics is extensive, so in this two-part article by Sue Harper (author of Oracle SQL Developer 2.1)  we'll review a few of the areas, illustrating how you can use them and highlight a few key features, using the independent, stand alone release of SQL Developer Data Modeler. We'll include a rief review of the integration points of the Data Modeler Viewer extension to SQL Developer. The product offers support for Oracle and non-Oracle Databases. In the interest of time and space, we have elected to only work with the Oracle database.

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Getting Started with SQL Developer: Part 1

by Sue Harper | December 2009 | MySQL Oracle PHP

This article by Sue Harper is all about preparing your environment, installation, and getting started with SQL Developer.

SQL Developer is easy to set up and use. The best way to learn is by practice, and for that you'll need a computer with access to an Oracle database and SQL Developer. This article assumes you have a computer with Microsoft Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X installed, and that you have access to an Oracle database. It focuses on the alternative installations available for SQL Developer, where to find the product, and how to install it. Once your environment is set up, you can follow a quick product walk-through to familiarize yourself with the landscape. You'll create a few connections, touch on the various areas available (such as the SQL Worksheet and Reports navigator), and learn about the control of the windows and general product layout.

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Learn Baking in Blender

by Jonathan Williamson | December 2009 | Open Source Web Development Web Graphics & Video

In this article by Jonathan Williamson, we will discuss about baking in blender. This article will cover all the essentials required to get started with baking in blender. We will discuss about the various types of baking and their uses which includes full render, ambient occlusion, shadow baking, normals, textures and also displacement.

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