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The DataGrid API with IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale 6: Part 1

by Anthony Chaves | October 2009 |

The client-server distributed ObjectGrid instances combines the resources of multiple JVMs on multiple servers. In this article by Anthony Chaves, we'll learn how to use the resources held by the ObjectGrid instance to co-locate data and business logic on a single JVM. Co-locating data and logic on the same JVM requires a different model of programming. This article deals with the DataGrid API which makes co-location possible. In this article, we'll explore:

  • Concepts implemented by the DataGrid API
  • The programming model for sending logic to ObjectGrid partitions
  • Where we would use the DataGrid classes
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Formatting and Enhancing Your Moodle Materials: Part 1

by Jeff Stanford | October 2009 | Moodle Open Source

This article by Jeff Stanford provides some guidelines for making your language learners' experience more effective by checking the quality of text, images, and audio. It also considers the importance of clear navigation paths.

You can use Moodle as it comes without having major design problems, but it's well worth paying attention to a few design principles that will enhance your users' language-learning Moodle experience. Before you begin, why not take a look at other Moodle sites and see what you like or don't like. Look at things such as layout, ease of navigation, use of color, and images. You'll find a list of thousands of registered Moodle sites at http://moodle.org/sites/.

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Joomla! with Flash: Showing maps using YOS amMap

by Suhreed Sarkar | October 2009 | MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

There are many possibilities of using Flash in a Joomla! website. In this article by Suhreed Sarkar, we will get familiar with how to use the YOS amMap extension to display interactive maps on your Joomla! website.

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