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Slider for Dynamic Applications using script.aculo.us (part 2)

by Sridhar Rao | May 2009 | AJAX PHP Web Development

A slider, according to the dictionary, stands for the one that slides. Yes, a slider in the web application context stands for holding and sliding values from a fixed given range, or even from an array of values. The slider is really useful and worthy in places where the user needs to slide through a lot of values and also the application needs to respond to those values and changes. In the first part we were introduced to types of Sliders and code usage for the slider. This is the second part of a two part article on the concept of sliders using script.aculo.us.

In this article by Sridhar Rao, we shall cover:

  • Code usage for the slider and options
  • Tips and tricks with the slider
  • Hands-on example with vertical and horizontal slider
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Getting a Jump-Start with IronPython

by Darrell Hawley | May 2009 | Open Source

As a .NET developer, you’ve probably heard IronPython mentioned in a blog post or an article, but do you know what it is? IronPython is Microsoft’s implementation of the Python language. Python is known for readability and its’ proponents claim that applications written with Python are done faster, use fewer lines of code and are more maintainable than those written using more traditional languages. The great thing about IronPython is that you get the advantages of the language, while being able to leverage your knowledge of the .NET framework. In this article by Darrell Hawley, we will cover a few basic aspects of IronPython and use them to create a Windows Form.

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Notifications and Events in Nagios 3.0-part1

by Wojciech Kocjan | May 2009 | Linux Servers Networking & Telephony Open Source

This is a 2-part series by Wojciech Kocjan. We have made an attempt to cover all about events and notifications in Nagios 3.0 in detail in this series. The following sub-topics will be covered as a part of this series:

  • Effective Notifications
  • Escalations
  • External Commands
  • Event Handlers
  • Modifying Notifications
  • Adaptive Monitoring

 

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Debugging and Validation in WordPress Theme Design

by Tessa Blakeley Silver | May 2009 | Content Management Open Source PHP WordPress

In this article by Tessa Blakeley Silver, you are going to cover the basic techniques of debugging and validation that you would be employing throughout your theme's development. We'll dive into the W3C's XHTML and CSS validation services, and also walk you through using Firefox's JavaScript/Error Console for robust debugging, as well as introduce you to the FireBug extension and the Web Developer's Toolbar. In addition to this, you will learn about little troubleshooting insight as to some of the most common reasons 'good code goes bad', especially in IE, and the various ways to remedy the problems.

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Creating a VB.NET application with EnterpriseDB

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | May 2009 | .NET Microsoft

Getting introduced to working with Postgres was described in the recent article, "installation and some basic features of EnterpriseDB". Migration of data from SQL Server 2008 was described in "The migration of a table from SQL Server 2008 to EnterpriseDB". In this tutorial Dr. Jayaram Krishnaswamy shows how you may create a Visual Studio 2008's Windows application to access data on EnterpriseDB. Reading of two previous articles is recommended.

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Java Server Faces (JSF) Tools

by Anghel Leonard | May 2009 | Java Open Source Web Development

Java Server Faces (JSF) Tools is a set of tools designed for improving the development process of JSF projects. In this article by Anghel Leonard, we will see that these tools offer amazing skills for creating different kinds of JSF projects and JSF components, such as converters, validators, managed beans, referenced beans, and so on.

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ColdFusion AJAX Programming

by John Farrar | April 2009 | AJAX Web Development

This article deals with AJAX programming in ColdFusion. ColdFusion acts a great platform not just because of its code features, but because of its characteristics as to how the code interacts with other features. ColdFusion is a language with depth and power. Yet, as we developers know, it seems real power always requires a bit of custom code. In this article by John Farrar, we will have a look at the following topics:

  • Binding
  • Proxy connections
  • JSON features
  • Spry data integration
  • Debugging
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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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New SOA Capabilities in BizTalk Server 2009: UDDI Services

by Richard Seroter | April 2009 | .NET BPEL Microsoft SOA Web Services

In this article by Richard Seroter, you will learn about the new SOA capabilities in a BizTalk Server 2009, mainly the UDDI services. It seems that Microsoft is reinforcing BizTalk Server's role in a service-oriented architecture by moving their UDDI Services into the BizTalk Server 2009 product. In this article, we discuss what UDDI is, and how to use its capabilities in your environment. You will learn to add services to UDDI registry and also building subscription alerts for service changes.

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RSS Web Widget

by Roshan Bhattarai | April 2009 | AJAX MySQL PHP Web Development

If you're visiting a web page like a blog or news portal which frequently updates its content then you're most likely to see a link for subscribing RSS feed or articles or news. The main purpose of an RSS feed is to provide the latest updates of articles, posts, news headlines, or audio and video, in a standard format—without the need to visit that website. These RSS feeds are stored in specified URLs and can be read using software which are commonly called RSS Readers, Feed Readers or Feed Aggregators. These can be web based applications or desktop based.

In this article by Roshan Bhattarai, we'll see how to create a web widget which displays the links from the RSS feed of a specific URL. By the end of this article, you'll see how we can use Iframe to build a web widget.

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In-place Editing using PHP and Script.aculo.us

by Sridhar Rao | April 2009 | AJAX MySQL PHP Web Development

In this article by Sridhar Rao, we will learn about editing the content in the page without moving, dragging, or dropping it. This feature is called in-place editing. The key topics that we are going to explore in this article are:

  • Introduction to in-place editing
  • In-place editing: Definition and attributes
  • Code usage in examples
  • Tips and tricks involving in-place editing
  • Hands-on example: Handling at the server-side
  • Hands-on with InPlaceCollectionEditor
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