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Video demo: Building a corporate Twitter solution using LiveCycle and AIR

In a community blog post, Marcel van Espen from the Adobe presales team demonstrates how you can use LiveCycle and AIR to build a Twitter solution for your organization.

“… you can use LiveCycle to build a process and an AIR application to publish tweets to a corporate Twitter account, where you have control on what’s published or not. Part 1 focuses on building the client with Flash Builder 4 with the LC Service Discovery plugin. In part 2 you will see how to archive all tweets in a PDF/A format within LiveCycle Content Services.”

Part 1

Part 2

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LiveCycle Data Services ES2 Tutorial

The new Create a LiveCycle Data Services ES2 Application tutorial steps you through the development of a FlashBuilder application that uses Data Services ES2 and a back-end database to manage run-time data. Based on the Data Services Engineering Support Center Application sample, the tutorial focuses on the key features and development concepts that are critical for effectively developing Data Services ES2 applications:

  • Setting up your development environment.
  • Creating a data model that generates services for managing run-time data.
  • Developing the client application using FlashBuilder:
    • Extending the client-side service wrapper classes
    • Binding mxml data components to service operations to display data
    • Creating filters that perform custom database queries
    • Customize and generate model-driven forms for interacting with data
  • Customizing server behavior:
    • Integrating Spring Security
    • Customizing the Java assembler classes
    • Overriding CRUD methods
  • Deploying the application:
    • Configuring Tomcat and the database
    • Building the application using Ant
    • Deploying the application to Tomcat

The Create a Data Services Application tutorial is designed with both beginner and intermediate Data Services developers in mind. The tutorial is organized in modules that together describe the end-to-end application development process, but also stand completely independent of each other:

  • Beginners can complete each module of the tutorial to learn the end-to-end process for creating a Data Services application.
  • Intermediate users can pick and choose which modules they want to complete. Each module focuses on a different stage of application development.

The tutorial is provided in both HTML and PDF. You can use the HTML pages to leave comments about your experience using the tutorial. We are always anxious to receive your feedback.

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Creating Your First LiveCycle ES2 Application tutorial – now video!

We recently added videos to the Creating Your First LiveCycle ES2 Application tutorial (PDF file). The tutorial has embedded videos to simplify the  learning of more involved tasks. Check out the new version of the tutorial here.

Note: Ensure you are using a fast connection to download the tutorial with embedded video, which is  approximately 45 MB in size.

Happy learning!

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Help Videos now available on Adobe TV

We recently posted a few of our help videos on Adobe TV – Adobe’s online TV network. They can be viewed on the Getting to Know LiveCycle ES2 show, which has some great content in addition to what you’ll already find on the Developer Center.

We’re always adding new content, so make sure to check back periodically.

Enjoy!

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Watching instead of reading!

Alright, not quite true. We’re the “Doc” team, so we are still providing you written documentation to help you out with LiveCycle. But, for the LiveCycle ES2 release, we decided to also provide you more videos. They’re short, they’re easy to view, and they walk you through some common tasks in Workbench ES2 and Designer ES2.

Check them out LiveCycle ES2 Self-paced Learning Resources.

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Using Assembler to Create PDF Portfolios (PDF Packages)

You can use the Assembler service to combine multiple documents into a PDF Portfolio that specifies how a viewer application’s user interface presents collections of file attachments. When your process or application invokes Assembler, it provides a Document Description XML (DDX) that describes the PDF Portfolio you want to produce. This article describes different types of PDF Portfolios and the DDX expressions you can use to produce them.

Continue reading…

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Creating a Simple Calculation with FormCalc

You can use the FormCalc scripting language to quickly add basic calculations to a form. Adding basic calculations to a form enhances the form-filling experience by eliminating the need for users to manually calculate values by hand, and helps to reduce data entry errors.

This video clip shows you how to add an arithmetic funtion to an object to perform a basic calculation. Thanks again to Lauren McGuire-Wood, our summer intern, for creating it!

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To learn more about using FormCalc, go to the LiveCycle Designer ES Help and search for FormCalc.

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Adding dot leaders to a form

You can now add dot leaders to text on a form using LiveCycle Designer ES Update 1 (8.2). Dot leaders are useful when you want to create a table of contents in a form or want to uniformly align text in columns.

The following link takes you to a video clip that shows you how to add dot leaders to a form. Thanks to Stephanie Legault, a developer on the LiveCycle Designer team, for creating it!

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To learn more about dot leaders, go to the LiveCycle Designer ES Help and search for leaders.

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Using fragments in a form

Fragments is a feature in LiveCycle Designer ES that makes it easier to re-use pieces of a form. This video clip introduces you to fragments, their benefits, and demonstrates how to create them. Thanks to Lauren McGuire-Wood, our summer intern, for creating it!

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To learn more about fragments, go to the LiveCycle Designer ES Help and search for fragments.

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