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Make Spacecraft Fly and Shoot with Special Effects using Blender 3D 2.49

by Allan Brito | November 2009 | Open Source Web Graphics & Video

In this article by Allan Brito, we will see how to use some special effects to put our spacecraft in outer space and even make both weapons shoot! All these effects are created with a mix of particles and composition nodes that generate the effects in a very short time. Both techniques and tools help a lot in this project, and can be used in other 3D modeling and rendering projects as well. It adds even more elements and visual aids to our project in order to bring more realism to the scene.

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Social Networks and Extending the User Profile in Drupal: Part-1

by Bill Fitzgerald | November 2009 | Drupal Open Source

This article by Bill Fitzgerald, gives an overview of building user profiles. The article begins with the core profile module, and then goes deeper to show how to extend user profiles using the flexible Content Construction Kit and custom fields.

 

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Processing Twitter and New York Times APIs with ASP.NET Ajax on Microsoft CDN

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | November 2009 | AJAX Microsoft

In this article by Dr. Jayaram Krishnaswamy, we look at two APIs, the Twitter API and the New York Times API and see how we can access data on them using the JavaScript libraries available on the Microsoft Edge Content Network also know as Microsoft Content Delivery Network (CDN). While jQuery is used to access API retrieved data on the intranet web server, the Microsoft AJAX client templates are used in displaying them.

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Navigating Your Site using CodeIgniter 1.7: Part 1

by David Upton | November 2009 | MySQL PHP Web Development

In this article series by Jose Argudo Blanco and David Upton, we will cover some important topics, such as the MVC pattern and how CI handles this pattern, and also, we will make an example controller just to see how all this works.
We will briefly look at the theory behind MVC, and then at the way CI organizes itself internally. In particular, what goes in those different folders and how do they communicate?
In this article, we will cover the following:

  • How MVC helps to organize a dynamic website
  • The process by which CI analyzes an incoming Internet request and decides which part of your code will handle it
  • What the code does
  • CI syntax rules
  • The different type of files or classes you can find—or write for yourself—on a CodeIgniter site
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