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Voice Menus and IVR in AsteriskNOW

by Nir Simionovich | January 2009 | Linux Servers Networking & Telephony Open Source

Interactive Voice Response (IVR)-enabled telephony platforms are the pivot elements of the telephony industry. You must be familiar with several IVR telephony platform—your cellular provider's top-up system, your bank's call distribution system, or your Internet service provider's technical support line—IVR systems are everywhere. As you may already know, IVR systems can be a hell to use, but as Winston Churchill said, you just have to keep on going to get to your destination.

In this article by Nir Simionovich, we will learn about the human dynamics of IVR systems, the implementation and the deployment of an IVR environment to your AsteriskNOW PBX system.

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JBI Binding Components in NetBeans IDE 6

by David Salter Frank Jennings | January 2009 | Java Open Source

In this article we will take a closer look at JBI components, discuss binding component (BC), and look at the support that NetBeans Enterprise Pack provides for these components. In the previous article we saw the need for JBI, JBI concepts and components—Service Engines, these can be referred for clarity.

In this article by David Salter and Frank Jennings, we will discuss:

  • The role of binding components in JBI Container
  • NetBeans Support for binding components
  • File BC
  • SMTP BC
  • SOAP BC
  • JDBC BC
  • JMS BC
  • FTP BC
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Deployment of Reports with BIRT

by John Ward | January 2009 | Java Open Source

Deployment answers the need to have the generated reports reach the relevant user.In this article by John Ward, we are going to look at two different Deployment options available. We will look at the BIRT Viewer for J2EE that comes with the BIRT Runtime and is embedded into the BIRT Eclipse IDE, and we are also going to look at a basic Java application that implements the Report Engine API to run reports. We will also cover the command-line tools that come with the BIRT Runtime for executing reports.

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SOA with Service Component Architecture and Enterprise Service Bus

by Binildas A. Christudas Malhar Barai Vincenzo Caselli | January 2009 | Java

In this article by Vincenzo Caselli, Binildas A. Christudas, and Malhar Barai, we will cover the following topics in SOA with Java:

  • Service Component Architecture (SCA)
  • Introduction to message-oriented middleware (MOM)
  • Enterprise Service Bus (ESB)—The new architecture style
  • Introduction to OpenESB
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Java Data Objects and Service Data Objects in SOA

by Binildas A. Christudas Malhar Barai Vincenzo Caselli | January 2009 | Java

Every enterprise user is interested in information and every information starts from the basic building block, data. Data can reside in any data store, and can exist in many formats. Irrespective of that, you need to bring data to your table, do some massaging with your business use cases, and supply them as information. In this article by Vincenzo Caselli, Binildas A. Christudas, and Malhar Barai, we will see how Java Data Objects (JDO) can be used as an alternative to JDBC. We will also have a look at the Service Data Objects (SDO) in SOA.

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