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Exceptions and Logging in Apache Struts 2

by Dave Newton | May 2009 | Open Source

In this article on Apache Struts 2 by Dave Newton, we'll cover something mundane but critical—exception handling and logging. We will explore:

  • The Struts 2 declarative exception handling mechanism
  • Some general exception handling practices that will help us create robust applications
  • Logging configuration and practices to help us take a peek inside our application's execution, and help determine what went wrong when errors occur
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Introduction to Legacy Modernization in Oracle

by Jason Williamson Tom Laszewski | May 2009 | Java Oracle

In this article by Tom Laszewski and Jason Williamson, we have outlined five methods of modernization: SOA Integration, Re-architecture, Platform Migration, Replacement, and Data Modernization as well as some key factors to be considered for each option.

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Posting on Your WordPress Blog

by April Hodge Silver Hasin Hayder | May 2009 | Content Management Open Source PHP WordPress

Once your WordPress installation is up and running, you are ready to start blogging. WordPress is the right choice for blogging because it's quite a powerful tool with a seemingly infinite array of options and possibilities. The main focus of this article is to explain how to make a blog post and how to control all of the information for that post, and not just the title and content. In this article by Hasin Hayder and April Hodge Silver, we will explore how to keep your content organized and searchable using tags and categories.

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Building a Web Service-driven Application with Flash in Drupal

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

In this article by Travis Tidwell, we will create a "Hello World" application that utilizes web services to populate a TextField or MovieClip with data from a remote location. Using web services to populate all of our Flash fields allows for the component abstraction necessary for an MVC architecture. Here Flash fulfills the role of the View, and Drupal fulfils the role as the Model and Component. This enables us to have a truly scalable and manageable web solution.

This approach allows for a Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture for our Flash applications, which is considered ideal since it separates the User Interface (View) from the Data Set (Model) and Business Logic (Component) of our application.

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The Rotating Post Titles with Post Preview Gadget

by Narayan Bhat | May 2009 | Content Management Open Source PHP WordPress

In this article by Narayan Bhat, we will see how to install The Rotating Post Titles with Post Preview Gadget in your blog. This gadget contains Official Google code created using the Dynamic Feed Control from the Google AJAX Feed API. It will show all the post titles in your blog classified according to Labels (in Blogger) or Categories (in Wordpress). It will also show a brief rotating post preview at the top.

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