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JBoss AS Perspective

by Anghel Leonard | April 2009 | JBoss Java Open Source Web Development

In the previous article, we learnt how to configure the JBoss AS server and runtime in Eclipse. In this article by Anghel Leonard, we will see how to use the JBoss AS Tools to start/stop your server, how to manage the server's statuses, and how to deploy/un-deploy/manage your projects.

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Pop-up Image Widget using JavaScript, PHP and CSS

by Roshan Bhattarai | April 2009 | AJAX

In this article by Roshan Bhattarai, we learn how to build a widget similar to the Mybloglog widget using external JavaScript along with PHP. By the time we finish, you would see a popup image whenever you move the mouse cursor over the widget. In the later section, you can see an example for extracting image details from a database and using it in the example.

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JBoss AS plug-in and the Eclipse Web Tools Platform

by Anghel Leonard | April 2009 | JBoss Java Open Source Web Development

In this two-part article series by Anghel Leonard, we will discuss the main steps that will offer us a functional environment for developing, running, and testing J2EE applications by using the Eclipse IDE, JBoss Tools, and a J2EE Application Server. In this article we will understand how to connect a J2EE Application Server with the Eclipse IDE, through the JBoss AS plug-in.

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Content Editing and Management in an Open Souce CMS

by Nirav Mehta | April 2009 | Content Management Open Source PHP

After we set up a content management system and create the navigation structure for our site, we can add content to it. We will learn how to do this in the following article. We will also learn how easy a CMS will be for our authors. In this article by Nirav Mehta, we will :

  • Add content to our site—pages, images, and more
  • Add additional information—metadata, tags, and links—with content
  • Get a sense of how easy is it to maintain content with a CMS
  • Learn what we need to support multiple authors
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PHP Magic Features

by Jani Hartikainen | April 2009 | PHP

In this article by Jani Hartikainen, we'll look at PHP's "magic" features:

Magic methods, which are class methods with specific names, are used to perform various specialized tasks. They are grouped into two: overloading methods and non-overloading methods. Overloading magic methods are used when your code attempts to access a method or a property which does not exist. Non-overloading methods perform other tasks.

Magic functions, which are similar to magic methods, but are just plain functions outside any class. Currently there is only one magic function in PHP.

Magic constants, which are similar to constants in notation, but act more like "dynamic" constants - their value depends on where you use them.

We'll also look at some practical examples of using some of these, and lastly we'll check out what new features PHP 5.3 is going to add.

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