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Installation And Configuration of Microsoft Content Management Server: Part 1

by Lim Mei Ying Spencer Harbar Stefan Goßner | March 2010 | .NET Content Management Open Source

This article series by Spencer Harbar, Lim Mei Ying, and Stefan Gobner, authors of Enhancing Microsoft Content Management Server with ASP.NET 2.0, delves into the integration of key ASP.NET 2.0 features such as Master Pages, Site Navigation, Themes and Skins, and the Membership Provider Model with Microsoft Content Management Server 2002 (MCMS) Service Pack 2. Each article builds upon the last, walking through these new features available to MCMS developers and building a sample site.

In this article series, we will cover:

  • Installation And Configuration of Microsoft Content Management Server (see below)
  • Getting Started with the Development Environment
  • Using Master Pages
  • Navigation Controls
  • Applying Themes
  • Authentication Controls and Membership Providers
  • How-Tos, Tips, and Tricks
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Build your own Application to access Twitter using Java and NetBeans: Part 3

by Alfonso Romero | March 2010 | Java

In this article by Alfonso Romero, you will learn how to add your friends timeline to the custom SwingAndTweet application.

Basically, you’ll learn how to:

  • Add a Tabbed Pane component to your SwingAndTweet application, so you can show your own timeline on one tab and your friends’ timeline on another tab.
  • Use a JScrollPane component to add vertical and horizontal scrollbars to your friends’ timeline list.
  • Use the getFriendsTimeline() method from the Twitter4J API to get the 20 most recent tweets from your friends’ timeline.
  • Apply font styles to your JLabel components via the Font class
  • Add a black border to separate each individual tweet by using the BorderFactory and Color classes.
  • Add the date and time of creation of each individual tweet by using the getCreatedAt() method from the twitter4j.Status interface, along with the Date class.
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Drupal and Ubercart 2.x: Customizing a theme

by George Papadongonas Yiannis Doxaras | March 2010 | MySQL Drupal e-Commerce Open Source PHP Web Development

In the previous article we saw how to replace the default Drupal theme by installing a ready-made theme, free or commercial, and use it as is. In this article by George Papadongonas and Yiannis Doxaras, authors of Drupal E-commerce with Ubercart 2.x, we will learn learn how to customize your frontend, to get the look and feel of your site to match your corporate visual identity. You will learn to use your company logo and colors to create a familiar and friendly environment for your visitors.

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Customized Effects with jQuery 1.4

by Jonathan Chaffer Karl Swedberg | March 2010 | AJAX Open Source Web Development

The jQuery library provides several techniques for adding animation to a web page. These include simple, standard animations that are frequently used and the ability to craft sophisticated custom effects. In this article by Karl Swedberg and Jonathan Chaffer, authors of jQuery 1.4 Reference Guide, we'll closely examine each of the effect methods, revealing all of the mechanisms jQuery has for providing customised visual feedback to the user.

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Using Bean Validation (JSR 303) annotations with Apache MyFaces 1.2

by Bart Kummel | March 2010 | Java Open Source Web Development

This article by Bart Kummel, author of Apache MyFaces 1.2 Web Application Development, shows how we can use Bean Validation (JSR 303) annotations to declaratively define validation rules in our Java EE application. In this article, Apache MyFaces Extensions Validator (ExtVal) is used to generate the JSF validators, based on Bean Validation annotations. While JSF 2.0 has native support for Bean Validation, ExtVal can also be used with JSF 1.2. And ExtVal offers some possibilities that cannot be achieved with the default JSF 2.0 Bean Validation support.

This article is the third in a series of ExtVal articles. Other articles in this series:

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