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Feeds in Facebook Applications

by Dr Mark Alexander Bain Hasin Hayder | July 2009 | MySQL Open Source PHP

Feeds are a very important part of Facebook Applications. They are used to publish notifications and news in a user's profile. So, feeds are the best way to keep the friends of the users up-to-date about the user's current activities. Feeds are also a great way to publicize your applications, if you know what I mean.

In this article by Dr. Mark Alexander Bain and Hasin Hayder, we will go into the details of managing feeds (both news feed and mini feed) using Facebook REST APIs. The following sections will help you understand what the major differences between these two types of feed are, and how to use them properly in your application.

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Creating Convincing Images with Blender Internal Renderer-part2

by Reynante Martinez | July 2009 | Open Source Web Graphics & Video

In this article series by Reynante Martinez, we will learn how to go about creating really convincing still images in Blender with the help of Blender Internal Renderer. This is the second part of this series. To read the first part, click: Creating Convincing Images with Blender Internal Renderer-part1

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Remote Job Agent in Oracle 11g Database with Oracle Scheduler

by Ronald Rood | July 2009 | Oracle

This article by Ronald Rood will be of a great help in setting up remote external jobs introduced in Oracle 11g. This article also answers questions like how is this related to the old-fashioned local external jobs that we know since Oracle 10g and why we should get rid of the old external jobs.

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Layout in Dojo: Part 1

by Peter Svensson | July 2009 | Open Source

The layout widgets in Dojo can often be alternatives to complicated CSS rules. Many times it is necessary to create pages with a two- or three-column layout, sometimes with a header and/or footer as well.

The layout manager widgets let you create powerful layouts without using more than a minimum of custom CSS styling. The layout managers have a lot of carefully laid-out styling that you can benefit from without having to interact with it. The BorderContainer makes sure that it has a proper margin to the widget it contains, as well as adding (removable) ‘gutter’ border lines for default clarity, for example. The TabContainer lets you programmatically choose if you want the tabs on top, bottom, left, or right without using any custom CSS, and so on.

This two-part article by Peter Svensson will list a large number of layout widgets. Some are fully 'official', with accessibility support and internationalization. In this part, we will look at basic Dojo layout facts, ContentPane, container functions, DragPane, ExpandoPane, FloatingPane.

One of the biggest challenges in learning Dojo is the sheer volume of the framework. The layout managers are too important and too complicated to be reduced to a mere sentence or two, which explains the volume of this article.

After the near-exhaustive expose of different layout managers and supporting acts, there will be a couple of longer examples which, with some luck, will give you some good practical points to elaborate upon.

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Layout in Dojo: Part 2

by Peter Svensson | July 2009 | Open Source

In the previous part of this article by Peter Svensson, we covered basic Dojo layout facts, ContentPane, container functions, DragPane, ExpandoPane, FloatingPane. In this part, we will focus on GridContainer, RadioGroup, RotatorContainer, ScrollPane, compound example using layout,and creating a widget.

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