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Working with Drupal Audio in Flash (part 1)

by Travis Tidwell | May 2009 | MySQL Content Management Drupal Open Source PHP

In this 2-part article series by Travis Tidwell, we will cover all the necessary steps to integrate audio content into our Drupal web site by building a custom Flash application that works seamlessly with Drupal multimedia. Here is what we will learn in this article:

  • Working with audio in Drupal
  • Building a custom audio player for Drupal
  • Creating an audio-handling class using ActionScript 3.0
  • Loading and playing audio in Flash
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Working with Drupal Audio in Flash (part 2)

by Travis Tidwell | May 2009 | Content Management Drupal Open Source PHP

In this 2-part article series by Travis Tidwell, we cover all the necessary steps to integrate audio content into our Drupal web site by building a custom Flash application that works seamlessly with Drupal multimedia.

In the first part we saw how audio is handled within Drupal and how to build a custom application that can play audio content created through Drupal. In this part, we will add controls to the audio player to give our users a way to interact with the playback of that audio track.

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Arrays and Control Structures in Object-Oriented JavaScript

by Stoyan Stefanov | May 2009 | AJAX Web Development

In this article by Stoyan Stefanov, you will learn about the basics of Object-Oriented JavaScript which will cover the following:

  • Arrays
  • Flow control statements, such as loops and if-else conditions
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Displaying SQL Server Data using a Linq Data Source

by Dr. Jay Krishnaswamy | May 2009 | Microsoft

Linq to SQL is an object relational model that you can leverage in Visual Studio 2008. Your connection to SQL Server 2008 database is through a new control in Visual Studio 2008, the LinqDataSource control. This control needs a data context. The data context is provided by the Linq to SQL classes, a class generator that maps SQL server objects to the model. The class files generated support CRUD operations.

In this article by Dr. Jay Krishnaswamy, we will be adding a LinqDataSource control in Visual Studio 2008 to a ASP.NET website and configuring it by providing a data context. The data context will created using the Object Relational Designer(O/R Designer) in Visual Studio. The Linq data source is then bound to the Gridview in the Visual Studio designer.

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Database/Data Model Round-Trip Engineering with MySQL

by Djoni Darmawikarta | May 2009 | PHP

Round-trip engineering as applied to a database means reverse engineering (database to data model) and forward engineering (data model to database) back and forth.

In this article, Djoni Darmawikarta shows how to maintain an existing MySQL database using Power*Architect. Particularly, he shows by examples, how to reverse engineer an existing MySQL database, update the resulting data model, compare the updated model with the 'old' database, and implement the updates by forward-engineering them back to the database.

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