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Mastering phpMyAdmin: 4 Editions in 5 years

by Marc Delisle | April 2009 | PHP

Earlier in April, Packt published the fourth edition of Mastering phpMyAdmin, which was somewhat apt as it coincided with Packt celebrating its fifth birthday. Mastering phpMyAdmin, written by Marc Delisle, was the first book that the company published back in April 2004. In the five years since it was first published, both Packt and phpMyAdmin have gone on to grow and reach much bigger heights. Packt has published over 200 books and phpMyAdmin has over 18 million downloads and won many awards, most recently at the 2009 MySQL Conference, where Marc picked up the MySQL Community Member award.

The following article, written by Marc himself, looks at how the book has evolved over the years and how, in turn, so has the phpMyAdmin project.

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Oracle Web RowSet - Part2

by Deepak Vohra | April 2009 | Java Oracle

In this two-part article series by Deepak Vohra, we will use the XML document representation of a result set generated with an SQL query to modify a relational database table. In the first part we set the environment, create a Web RowSet, modify a database table with Web RowSet, and create a new row. In this article we will learn to read a row, update a row, delete a row, update the database table and also get acquainted with JDBC 4.0 Version.

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Seam and AJAX

by David Salter | April 2009 | Open Source

With the advent of Web 2.0 technologies, users have demanded more interactive web applications. Typically, AJAX technologies are used to provide a high level of interactivity within web applications. In this article by David Salter, we will discuss how AJAX can be used with Seam applications using both Seam Remoting and AJAX4JSF. In particular, we'll pay attention to:

  • Seam Remoting
  • Configuring applications to use Seam Remoting
  • Developing Seam Remoting clients and servers
  • Debugging Seam Remoting applications
  • AJAX4JSF
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Oracle Web RowSet - Part1

by Deepak Vohra | April 2009 | Java Oracle

This article is a two-part series. In this article by Deepak Vohra, we will use the XML document representation of a result set generated with an SQL query to modify a relational database table. You will learn to set the environment, create a Web RowSet, modify a database table with Web RowSet, create a new row, read a row, update a row, delete a row, update the database table and also get acquainted with JDBC 4.0 Version.

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Integrating ZK with Other Frameworks

by Jurgen Schumacher Markus Stäuble | April 2009 | AJAX Java Open Source Web Development

ZK is a great framework but the focus is on the GUI so other frameworks may be needed. This article by Hans-Jurgen Schumacher and Markus Staeuble discusses the integration of ZK with other frameworks. One of the most important frameworks is Spring. This is very often used together with Hibernate. As we will see, it is very easy to integrate ZK with other frameworks. Once it was difficult to use captchas but in the latest ZK versions, ZK supports captchas natively.

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