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Building your First Application with Papervision3D: Part 1

by Jeff Winder Paul Tondeur | September 2009 | Open Source

This article by Jeff Winder & Paul Tondeur will guide you through the steps that lead to building your first Papervision3D application. In this article, we will see a brief introduction on classes and object-oriented programming to help you on your way.

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Managing Student Work using Moodle: Part 1

by Ian Wild | September 2009 | Beginner's Guides Moodle Open Source

In this three-part article by Ian Wild, we shall:

  • Demonstrate how to manage projects and assignments online
  • Learn how to mark student projects online, including specifying your own custom grades
  • Learn how to manage student grades, including grading them on their key skills
  • Show how work can be passed between students and teachers online without resorting to email, burning CDs/DVDs, or students having to bring in work on a memory stick
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Building your First Application with Papervision3D: Part 2

by Jeff Winder Paul Tondeur | September 2009 | Open Source

In the previous part of the article by Jeff Winder & Paul Tondeur, we introduced the concepts of classes and object-oriented programming and saw how to work with the document class/main application file. In this part, we will learn what a 3D scene in Papervision3D is made up of. Once this is clear, we can write our first basic application!

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Pentaho Reporting: Building Interactive Reports in Swing

by Will Gorman | September 2009 | Java Open Source

In this article by Will Gorman, you will learn how to build interactive reports using Swing. We will build a Swing demonstration that selectively shows details of sales sessions from a data source, along with demonstrating feedback using the ReportMouseListenter API. You can generate a static preview of a report within Swing using Pentaho Reporting's PreviewDialog API. This API also allows you to register action, hyperlink, and mouse events, so you can enable interactive reporting within Swing. You also learn how to modify report definitions to generate hyperlink events and swing action events.

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