This practical article by Yuli Vasiliev shows you how to create a simple data-driven application using JSF and EJB3 technologies. The article also shows you how to effectively use NetBeans IDE when building enterprise applications.Read Building JSF/EJB3 Applications in full
In this article by Karl Swedberg and Jonathan Chaffer, we will use an online bookstore as our model website, but the techniques we cook up can be applied to a wide variety of other sites as well, from weblogs to portfolios, from market-facing business sites to corporate intranets.
In this article, we will use jQuery to apply techniques for increasing the readability, usability, and visual appeal of tables, though we are not dealing with tables used for layout and design. In fact, as the web standards movement has become more pervasive in the last few years, table-based layout has increasingly been abandoned in favor of CSS‑based designs. Although tables were often employed as a somewhat necessary stopgap measure in the 1990s to create multi-column and other complex layouts, they were never intended to be used in that way, whereas CSS is a technology expressly created for presentation.
But this is not the place for an extended discussion on the proper role of tables. Suffice it to say that in this article we will explore ways to display and interact with tables used as semantically marked up containers of tabular data. For a closer look at applying semantic, accessible HTML to tables, a good place to start is Roger Johansson's blog entry, Bring on the Tables at www.456bereastreet.com/archive/200410/bring_on_the_tables/.
Some of the techniques we apply to tables in this article can be found in plug‑ins such as Christian Bach's Table Sorter. For more information, visit the jQuery Plug‑in Repository at http://jQuery.com/plugins.Read jQuery Table Manipulation: Part 1 in full
This article by Jayaram Krishnaswamy shows how you can install the Oracle SQL Developer 1.2 and connect to an MS Access database. This article will cover the steps right from downloading and installing the Oracle SQL Developer, to connecting to a MS Access database, and using the SQL interface along with a few sample queries.Read MS Access Queries with Oracle SQL Developer 1.2 Tool in full
Donations play a crucial role in supporting Free and Open Source Software projects. At times readers will write in to share their positive experience with a utility or program or a distribution that I have written about. Now don't confuse them with your average technical-bent-of-mind Linux user. These are accountants, home-office businessman, and even carpenters and plumbers, who've saved a lot of money thanks to open source software. And they have one question in mind -- how do I help the person behind the program?
This month, Packt columnist and open source enthusiast Mayank Sharma explores the economics behind open source projects, what they do with their donations and how crucial they can be to their future.Read The Economics of Open Source Donations in full
Alfresco WCM 2.0 offers exciting features for rapid deployment of web content management solutions. It also facilitates management of business-level or application-level features on a web site. Content creation and approval is pleasantly smooth with sandbox previews for individual users.Read Alfresco Web Content Management (WCM) 2.0 Part Two in full
Alfresco WCM 2.0 offers exciting features for rapid deployment of web content management solutions. It also facilitates management of business-level or application-level features on a web site. Content creation and approval is pleasantly smooth with sandbox previews for individual users.
Alfresco is an open-source platform developed with the stated goal of bringing enterprise content management (ECM) capabilities to open source. The Alfresco leadership team brings content management experience from companies such as Documentum, Business Objects, and SeeBeyond. Alfresco has matured with two major releases over a period of 2.5 years. Alfresco enables Document Management, Collaboration, Records Management, Knowledge Management, Web Content Management and Imaging – some of the most common applications of enterprise content management. Alfresco WCM 2.0 was released recently and offers some exciting built-in features that promote development efficiency and reduce infrastructure demands. Author Pawan Kumar explores these aspects in this article.Read Alfresco Web Content Management (WCM) 2.0 Part One in full
This article by Jayaram Krishnaswamy shows how you can develop a VB.NET 2.0 application using the integration features provided by the SQL Anywhere database. The SQL Anywhere tools are directly accessible without going out of the Visual Studio 2.O IDE. The article describes a window application with two examples developed with this easy to use integration interface. SQL Anywhere also provides a DataWindow specifically for .NET but this is not included in this article.Read VB.NET Application with SQL Anywhere 10 database: Part 1 in full
This article by Jayaram Krishnswamy shows how you can develop a VB.NET 2.0 application using the integration features provided by the SQL Anywhere database. The SQL Anywhere tools are directly accessible without going out of the Visual Studio 2.O IDE. The article describes a window application with two examples developed with this easy to use integration interface. SQL Anywhere also provides a DataWindow specifically for .NET but this is not included in this article.Read VB.NET Application with SQL Anywhere 10 database: Part 2 in full
Unless you're an old Linux user, you've only probably used the KDE, GNOME or Xfce desktop environments. But since the time when these desktops were in their infancy, the Enlightenment desktop environment has been impressing users. Bringing this mature, visually appealing environment to new Linux users is what the Elive distribution is all about.
On its website, Elive claims to be more than a simple Linux distro, rather a work of art. I might be a little biased but that's probably true. One look at Elive's graceful and charming environment and you are sold. And unlike today's 3D visualization, Elive can run efficiently on older systems as well with a gamut of desktop applications. Its got detailed documentation Wiki and an active forum to answer questions.
Elive's been in development for several years now and in fact is so popular that its developer, Samuel "Thanatermesis" F. Baggen, works on it full time. In this month's article, Samuel explains his reasons for spinning Elive and how the distro has evolved over the years.Read Enlighten your desktop with Elive in full
There are many techniques to getting more visitors to your website or blog. Here are a few of the better ways of getting more visitors to your website. Oh, and they're all free and you should be able to implement most in just a few minutes.
Firstly, some things to keep in mind as you read these tips and tricks for getting more, free, website visitors...Read Increase Website Traffic for FREE in full
In this article, Šime Ramov explains everything that is needed to have a fully functional, up-to-date Python installation that is neatly self contained under the /usr/local Mac OS X safe heaven.Read Setting Up Python Development Environment on Mac OS X in full
There's an endless list of actively maintained Linux distributions on ( Distrowatch). With modern Open Source applications demanding more and more resources, the most popular Linux distros are also the most resource hungry. Zenwalk (http://www.zenwalk.org/) and Vector Linux (http://vectorlinux.com/) are two Linux distros that promise the ease-of-use of a modern desktop Linux distro but keep the resource utilization in check. So how do they do it?
Read out more in Packt Columnist, Mayank Sharma's interview with Jean-Philippe Guillemin of Zenwalk and Robert Lange of Vector Linux.
"Boxes with round corners have become synonymous with WEB 2.0 and the future of website design. Forget AJAX, don't worry about SEO, put content on the back burner, what really excites people is nice rounded boxes. Why is this so? I'll tell you why…"
Read Tim Walton's step-by-step method of creating the easiest and the most efficient rounded boxes.Read The Best Way to Create Round Cornered Boxes with CSS in full
"Unlike most other open source CMS which offered only the web content management, Alfresco provided a wide range of solutions to Enterprise customers with an impressive roadmap. This excited us a lot and we started implementing Alfresco in many enterprises."
Read more in the interview with Munwar Shariff, author of the newly released Alfresco Enterprise Content Management Implementation
.Read Alfresco Enterprise Content Management - Author Interview in full