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November 17, 2009

Flex Tutorials at learn.adobe.com

Here are several excellent Adobe Flex Tutorials and Learning Materials, at learn.adobe.com, that explain how Flex works and how to use it to effectively build and create Rich Internet Applications (RIA). Flex uses the Adobe Flash platform to create user friendly, interactive, and multimedia web applications. These Flex tutorials start out with the basics, move onto creating a sample RIA, and then teach the things that Flex developers need to know for building compelling and interactive Flex applications.


Get Oriented to Flex
This section introduces you to Flex with an overview in animation and the technology comparisons between Flex, ASP.Net, ColdFusion, Java and PHP.

 - Animated Overview
 - Technology Comparisons
   - Flex and ASP.NET
   - Flex and ColdFusion
   - Flex and Java
   - Flex and PHP


Part I. Creating a Simple RIA
This Flex tutorial discusses the different code anatomy, code files and learning points used to create a simple RIA.

 - Learning Points
 - Code Files
 - Code Anatomy
 - RIA Tutorial


Part II. Exchanging Data
This section shows you how data is exchanged between different services in both XML and plain text formats.

 - Learning Points
 - Code Files
 - Code Anatomy
 - Tutorial


Part III. Top Things You Need to Know
This Flex tutorial teaches some of the important things you need to know when working with Flex, such as working with data, designing a UI, displaying a list of items, and multi-page applications.

 - Working with Data
   - Binding and Modeling
   - CRUD - Dynamic
   - CRUD - Static
   - E4X
   - External Interface
   - Local Connections
   - Shared Objects
   - Validation and Formatting
 - Handling Events
   - Event Demo
   - Event Listeners
   - Event Propagation
   - Simple UI Event
 - Designing a UI - Layout
   - Application Container
   - Box Model
   - Canvas - absolute
   - Canvas - relative
   - Combined Layout
   - Form
   - MXML vs ActionScript 3.0
   - Panel
 - Displaying lists of items
   - DataGrid
   - Item Renderers
   - Lists
   - TileList
 - Multi-page applications
   - Accordion
   - TabBar and LinkBar
   - TabNavigator
   - ViewStack
 - Customizing components
   - ActionScript 3.0
   - Code Behind
   - Composite Component
   - Multiple Composite Components
   - MXML
 - Debug your application
   - Debugging tutorial


Part IV. Building Your Own Flex Application
This section discusses and shows how to build your own Flex applications and how to integrate them into web pages.

 - Backwards Compatibility Issues
 - Creating Flex Builder Projects that Use Server Technologies
   - Creating a BlazeDS messaging application in Flex Builder
   - Creating a BlazeDS web service application in Flex Builder
 - Flex Builder 3 Compiler Errors
 - Moving to Flex from Authorware
 - Tips, tricks, and techniques


Resources
This section contains further resources for Adobe Flex including projects, documents, development center and a showcase.

 - Download Projects
 - Flex 3 LiveDocs
 - Flex 3 Component Explorer
 - Flex 3 Style Explorer
 - Flex Developer Center
 - Flex.org
 - Flex Showcase
 - Flex Cookbook



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November 14, 2009

849 Books on Linux and Open Source

Here are 849 online books covering Linux and Open Source topics, as linked below. These are excellent resources that will help you learn and understand these important technical and I.T. areas. Some of these freely available computer books are in Chinese, but most are in English.


 - Backup (3)
 - Database (61) Mysql
 - Email (37)
 - Embedded Linux  (17)
 - Enterprise/Business (24)
 - Games (4)
 - Graphics Engine  (2)
 - Interface (55)
 - Linux Kernel (4)
 - Linux Distributions (74) 
 - Linux Tools (11)
 - Multimedia (10)
 - Network Management  (18)
 - Office/Text Editors (24)
 - Open Source Sponsor (7)
 - Science (1)
 - Security (33)
 - Software Development (191)
 - System administration (183)
 - Version Control Software (6)
 - Web Authoring (80)
 - Wireless (4)



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November 13, 2009

Ruby On Rails References And Cheat Sheets

These Ruby On Rails Reference Cards And Cheat Sheets provide important reference material, techniques, and tips to be used for quick development in Ruby On Rails. Ruby On Rails, often shortened to Rails or RoR, is an open source web application framework for the Ruby programming language. It is intended to be used with an Agile development methodology which is used by web developers for rapid development of web applications. These reference materials are available for several topic,s such as the Core Call Stack diagram, Migrations, String Extensions and the Action Mailer. (pdf format)


 - Capistrano Cheat Sheet 229K   
 - Essential Ruby 1.5M   
 - Jumpstart Credit Card Processing 9.4M   
 - RESTful Rails Cheatsheet 79K   
 - RJS Demistified 394K   
 - RoR blog CheatSheet 77K   
 - Ruby Cheat Sheet 66K   
 - RubyCheatSheetPart1-v1.0_0.pdf 344K   
 - Ruby Cheatsheet for Ruby 1.8.4 55K   
 - RubyOnRails Cheatsheet BlaineKendall 105K   
 - Ruby Quick Reference 183K   
 - Ruby on Rails 1.16 - Edge Reference 77K   
 - Ruby on Rails Cheat Sheet - ActiveRecord Relationships 52K   
 - Ruby on Rails Cheat Sheet - Form Helpers 77K   
 - Ruby on Rails Short Reference 1.1.2 492K   
 - Action Mailer 206K   
 - Active Record Validation Errors 201K   
 - Form Helpers 190K   
 - Merb Core Call Stack Diagram 608K   
 - Microformats Helper 23K   
 - Peepcode Textmate For Rail2 Cheat Sheet 96K   
 - Rails Migrations 306K   
 - Rspec Cheatsheet 34K   
 - Ruby And Rails Assertions 25K   
 - Ruby on Rails Cheat Sheet 185K   
 - Ruby on Rails CheatSheet 98K   
 - Ruby on Rails Active Resource Cheat Sheet 85K   
 - Ruby on Rails String Core Extentions Cheat Sheet 106K   
 - Shoulda Cheat Sheet 38K 



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Web Technology Talks

Here are some excellent Web Technology Talks, available at CDATA Zone. These talks cover various web technologies, including web services, XML, PHP, SOAP, SOA, and digital identity. All of these topics are drafted either in a pdf or a PowerPoint presentation. These user friendly slides contain screenshots which help make understanding and learning these technologies easier.


 - Working with Web Services
 - Advanced XML and Web Services in PHP
 - Who am I? The Age of the Digital Identity
 - Advanced XML and Web Services in PHP
 - Digital Identity
 - SOAP Tips, Tricks & Tools
 - Advanced XML and Web Services in PHP
 - Working With Web Services
 - XML Encryption and Authentication
 - Streaming XML
 - Streaming XML
 - XML Encryption and Authentication
 - Advanced XML with PHP 5
 - Who am I? The Age of the Digital Identity
 - SOA: Beyond The Hype
 - Who am I? The Age of the Digital Identity
 - Web Services and SOA Web Services and SOA
 - Who am I? The Age of the Digital Identity
 - Robert Richards
 - Introduction to PHP 5



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November 4, 2009

Oracle Database 10g Documentation Library

Here is the Oracle Database 10g Documentation Library for Oracle 10g Release 2 (10.2), hosted at web.njit.edu. These freely available Oracle books and guides will help you to get started using Oracle Database 10g, along with assisting with installing and administering it. In addition, there are books to help you use it with PL-SQL. Also, here are some mirrors of this library: stanford, csueastbay, njit, and wtamu.


Getting Started


These books provide background information for new users:

2 Day DBA: HTML  PDF
Concepts: HTML  PDF
Administrator's Guide: HTML  PDF
Master Glossary: HTML   
New Features Guide: HTML  PDF


Most Popular


These books contain the most commonly used information for general database administration and application development:

2 Day DBA: HTML  PDF
Concepts: HTML  PDF
Administrator's Guide: HTML  PDF
Application Developer's Guide - Fundamentals: HTML  PDF
Reference: HTML  PDF
Performance Tuning Guide: HTML  PDF
PL/SQL User's Guide and Reference: HTML  PDF
SQL Reference: HTML  PDF


Installation Guides

Installation documentation, READMEs, and release notes are on the product media for your operating system. If you have an Internet connection, you can find the latest editions on the Oracle Technology Network site.

Access Manager for AS/400 Installation and User's Guide for IBM iSeries OS/400: HTML  PDF
Backup Installation Guide: HTML  PDF
Enterprise Manager Grid Control Installation and Basic Configuration for Linux x86: HTML  PDF
HTML DB Installation Guide: HTML  PDF
Installation Guide for AIX 5L Based Systems (64-Bit): HTML  PDF
Installation Guide for hp-ux Itanium: HTML  PDF
Installation Guide for hp-ux PA-RISC (64-Bit): HTML  PDF
Installation Guide for IBM z/OS (OS/390): HTML  PDF
Installation Guide for IBM zSeries Based Linux: HTML  PDF
Installation Guide for Linux Itanium: HTML  PDF
Installation Guide for Linux on POWER: HTML  PDF
Installation Guide for Linux x86: HTML  PDF
Installation Guide for Linux x86-64: HTML  PDF
Installation Guide for Microsoft Windows: HTML  PDF
Installation Guide for Microsoft Windows (64-Bit) on Intel Itanium: HTML  PDF
Installation Guide for Microsoft Windows (x64): HTML  PDF
Installation Guide for Solaris Operating System (SPARC 64-Bit): HTML  PDF
Installation Guide for Solaris Operating System (x86-64): HTML  PDF
Oracle Clusterware and Oracle Real Application Clusters Installation and Configuration Guide for AIX: HTML  PDF
Oracle Clusterware and Oracle Real Application Clusters Installation and Configuration Guide for hp HP-UX PA-RISC (64-Bit): HTML  PDF
Oracle Clusterware and Oracle Real Application Clusters Installation and Configuration Guide for Microsoft Windows Platforms: HTML  PDF
Oracle Clusterware and Oracle Real Application Clusters Installation and Configuration Guide for Solaris Operating System (SPARC 64-Bit): HTML  PDF
Oracle Clusterware and Oracle Real Application Clusters Installation Guide for Linux: HTML  PDF
Universal Installer and OPatch User's Guide for Windows and UNIX: HTML  PDF
Vault Installation Guide for Linux: HTML  PDF


Upgrade Information

If you are familiar with earlier Oracle releases and are moving to Oracle Database 10g, these books describe the new features, and explain how to upgrade your database.

New Features Guide: HTML  PDF
Upgrade Guide: HTML  PDF



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November 3, 2009

2 C++ Reference Cards

Here are two nice C++ Reference Cards that discuss some simple and quick references, tips, and techniques for developers working in C++. C++ is widely used to write high level and low level applications on many platforms.


C++ STL Quick Reference  (298K, 8 pages, pdf)
This downloadable reference document lists out important C++ techniques, coding styles and examples for the C++ Standard Template Library (STL).

 - Notations
 - Containers
 - Container Adapters
 - Algorithms
 - Function Objects
 - Iterators
 - Examples  


C++ Syntax Cheat Sheet  (11K, 3 pages, pdf)
This cheat sheet provides understanding on using the C++ syntax when programming and developing applications in C++.



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