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Working with Events in MooTools: Part 1

by Jacob Gube | December 2009 | Java Open Source

In this two-part article by Jacob Gube, we'll be exploring browser events; we'll see how MooTools can help us watch out for events such as mouse clicks, mouse movements, keyboard presses, and all the events that make our web pages more responsive to user actions.

In this article, we shall:

  • Define what events are in web development terms
  • Learn how to add event listeners to web page elements
  • Find out how to create custom events to extend MooTools' Event object
  • Learn how to remove, clone, and fire off events
  • Investigate MooTools Events methods and properties
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Starting Up Tomcat 6: Part 1

by Damodar Chetty | December 2009 | Java Open Source

In this two-part article by Damodar Chetty, we look at how a Tomcat instance can be started using either the standard script-based mechanism or the alternative Run/Debug configuration. We look at the various class loader hierarchies that are set up during the initialization process. We also look at how the Apache Commons Digester library provides a convenient way of converting an XML file into a Java object graph. We end this article with an example of a web application that is deployed into our Tomcat instance.

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