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Kin Lane03/24/11
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Pulling a PDF Using Scribd API and PHP

I am creating a platform that provides print capabilities for the social reading and publishing platform, Scribd. This will allow any user to print a document on the cloud storage platform, and pass the ID to the Mimeo Connect Cloud Print Platform. I...

Giorgio Sironi03/24/11
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Web Workers, for a responsive JavaScript application

There is a big problem with JavaScript browser interpreters: while Ajax is by nature an asynchronous technology, all the other computations performed in JavaScript are not.

Constantin Alin03/24/11
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How to integrate JavaScript and JSF

JSF and JavaScript can combine forces to develop powerful applications. For example, let's see how we can use JavaScript code with h:commandLink and h:commandButton to obtain a confirmation before getting into action.Getting ready

Mitch Pronschinske03/24/11
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Session Video: Developers Improved Their "Solr-Fu" and Explored the Drupal Roadmap @ DrupalCon 2011

For interested users of Solr and Drupal users, there was a fantastic session at this month's DrupalCon 2011.  Chris Pliakas and Peter Wolanin, who both work for Acquia, were the presenters.  Here's a synopsis of what the attendees were expecting:

Tiensoon Law03/23/11
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Integrate WordPress with Workflow Application

Imagine this:You have a Web frontend powered by WordPressYou design a workflow application using Joget Workflow, and embed it into a WordPress pageEnable WordPress widget to display the Joget Workflow Task InboxIntegrate Joget Workflow with WordPress’ user...

Jalpesh Vadgama03/23/11
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Working With More Than One web.config Files in an asp.net Application

Recently one of the readers of my blog asked how we can work with more then one web.config files in an asp.net application. So I decided to blog about that. Here is my response to their inquiry: 

Giorgio Sironi03/23/11
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Practical PHP Testing Patterns: Hard-Coded Test Double

Sometimes we want to build a Test Double class that would serve for only one object, or for multiple objects that are used in exactly the same context. Building a Configurable Test Double, even when generation is involved, may be an overkill and a violation...

Axel Rauschmayer03/23/11
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JavaScript: How it all Began

This post presents a brief history of how Brendan Eich created JavaScript and what influenced its design decisions.

Rob Allen03/23/11
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A Zend Framework compound form element for dates

A while ago I needed to ask a user for their date of birth on a Zend_Form. The design showed three separate select elements to do this:

Mark Needham03/23/11
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Ruby: Checking for environment variables in a script

I’ve been working on a Ruby script to allow us to automate part of our Solr data setup and part of the task was to check that some environment variables were set and throw an exception if not. I got a bit stuck initially trying to work out how to return a...

Giorgio Sironi03/22/11
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How to enrich lawyers

It seems that today Google patented the Doodles, the special logos that appear on its homepage in occasion of events such as anniversaries of inventions or of births.

Katie Mckinsey03/22/11
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Stats From Cloud Connect (pt 1) : Motivations for Choosing the Cloud

Without a doubt, cloud computing is one of the current darlings of the development community. This begs a question: what forces are motivating individuals and organizations to adopt cloud computing strategies?  Understanding what motivates people to choose...

Julian Bucknall03/22/11
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PCPlus 290: Testing for randomness

A familiar topic for me for the January 2010 issue: testing a pseudo-random number generator’s (PRNG) output for randomness. I say familiar because I’ve talked about it before, most recently in my book. Well, OK that was 10 years ago, but still, the...

Den D.03/22/11
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A Guide to Sandcastle - Part 1 - Introduction

Generating documentation doesn't seem to be that of an important task for libraries developers use day by day. However, chances are that the comments introduced in the code itself aren't quite readable and easy-to-navigate. When an assembly grows quite...

Chris Hostetter03/22/11
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Solr Powered ISFDB: Part 1

This is Part 1 in a series of 11 (so far) articles by Chris Hostetter in 2011 on Indexing and Searching the ISFDB.org data using Solr.There are three things I’ve been meaning to do for a long time now…