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Technical Best Practices for Dynamics AX - Application Design Standards

by Anil Kumar Gupta | March 2008 | .NET Microsoft

Most of the qualities of an ideal ERP system such as, Total Cost of Ownership, Flexibility, Usability, Integration and many more are implemented by conformance to the technical best practices discussed in this two part article by Anil Kumar Gupta. The Dynamics AX best practice can be grouped into three categories i.e. application design standards, shared standards, and AOT object standards.

The first part of this article will discuss Application Design Standards.

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Creating a Simple Report using BIRT

by John Ward | March 2008 | Java Open Source

BIRT, which stands for Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools, is an Eclipse-based open-source reporting system for Java and J2EE-based web applications. Including the word "Tools" in the acronym is appropriate, since BIRT is in fact a collection of development tools and technologies used for developing reports utilizing the BIRT runtime framework component on your application server. BIRT isn't essentially a product, but a series of core technologies on top of which products and solutions are built, similar in fashion to the Eclipse framework.

The BIRT Report Designer, which is the most visible and familiar product built with the BIRT framework, is an Eclipse plug-in that utilizes BIRT technologies to allow users to design reports in the BIRT document format.

In this article by John Ward we will create a simple report by first setting up a simple project.

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Term Extraction Tasks in SQL Server Integration Services

by Dr.Jay Krishnaswamy | March 2008 | .NET Microsoft

Microsoft SQL Server's SQL Server Integration Services is a comprehensive, full featured tool for processing data in the back-end storage locations. Extraction of attributes in a body of text is an important task while mining data and the SSIS provides just the required transformation - Term Extraction, to accomplish this task. SSIS looks through the presented text document and sorts out terms. By terms are meant specifically nouns, noun phrases, and both nouns and noun phrases. You also have the flexibility of limiting extracted terms based on their frequency of occurrence. For example you could configure the task in such a way that you can capture terms that are repeated in the body of text a certain number of times.

This tutorial by Jayaram Krishnaswamy shows a simple example of extracting terms from a body of text.

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Tapestry 5 Advanced Components

by Alexander Kolesnikov | March 2008 | Content Management Java Open Source

There is a significant number of Tapestry components that we can use to build sophisticated and functionally rich interfaces. It so happens however, that many web applications have certain patterns repeating on their pages. For example, they have tables that display different data or they have forms that accept user input and then put the submitted details into some kind of JavaBean object.

Wouldn't it be convenient to have such repeating patterns already implemented as components, ready to be dropped onto a page? It certainly would, and the current version of Tapestry 5 already comes with a few components of this kind. They are great effort savers for us, and in this article by Alexander Kolesnikov we are going to introduce them and use them in our Celebrity Collector application.

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Understand and Use Microsoft Silverlight with JavaScript

by Dr.Jay Krishnaswamy | March 2008 | Web Development Web Graphics & Video

Silverlight is a cross-platform, cross-browser plug-in that renders XAML, the declarative tag-based files while exposing the JavaScript programming interface. It makes both developers and designers to collaborate and contribute to rich and interactive designs that are well integrated with Microsoft's Expression series of programs.

In this article by Jayaram Krishnaswamy we will be using Silverlight 1.0 with JavaScript.

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