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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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Getting Started With Spring MVC - Developing the MVC components

by A.P.Rajshekhar | December 2009 | Java

The Spring framework with its support to multiple Data Access frameworks/libraries and light-weight IoC container has steadily grown in popularity. In this article by A.P.Rajshekhar, we will discuss the basics of Spring MVC. We will deal with the terms and terminologies related with Spring MVC and MVC. The later part of the article details the steps for developing components of a web-application using Spring MVC.

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Editing DataGrids with Popup Windows in Flex

by Keith Lee | December 2009 | Web Development

The DataGrid is a commonly used component when creating applications in Flex. The component can represent columnar data with ease when connected to a dataProvider. There is a method of editing the data in the DataGrid without using an itemEditor. Of course, there is nothing wrong with using an itemEditor, but this alternative method of using a PopUp window deserves some consideration when implementing applications. This article by Keith Lee describes how to create a DataGrid, display a popup for each row of the DataGrid and add, edit or remove data from the DataGrid using the PopUp.

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