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NEW: Webel launches new Drupal8 info site with module reviews and graphical UML diagrams of the Drupal8 architecture !

Webel is proud to announce the launch of the new Webel IT Australia: Drupal8 analysis and information site for Drupal developers. Includes reviews of Drupal8-readiness of core and contributed Drupal8 modules and related issue tracking, as well as lots of info on new Drupal8 techniques such as the Twig templating system. Also contains some graphical Unified Modeling Language (UML) models of the Drupal8 architecture !

NEW: Webel launches new Drupal7 demo site with fully object-oriented tutorial module OOE and graphical UML diagrams !

Webel is proud to announce the launch of the extensive new Webel IT Australia: Drupal7 analysis and demonstration site for Drupal developers, including a unique, completely object-oriented PHP tutorial module One of Each (OOE) showing exactly how one can map out the Drupal7 core API in fully object-oriented PHP and interact with Drupal core hooks via the OOE module bridge with object-oriented controllers, all graphically modelled in Unified Modeling Language (UML™) !

NEW: the Ethical eMarket: a Drupal-driven affiliate marketing site with evolving product criteria

Ethical eMarket screenshot

The Ethical eMarket site developed by Webel puts an ethical spin on affliate marketing, with evolving criteria influenced by registered user votes, comments, and forum. It also showcases Drupal™ custom type and views technologies, and manages all affiliate data from multiple sources by database. Visit also: Screenshot: ethical eMarket affiliate marketing site

PLAY music and art site with Drupal CMS Ubercart eCommerce

PLAY site screenshot

The PLAY music and art site serves as the Drupal™ Ubercart eCommerce demo for Webel. Buy original music MP3s and digital media online via PayPal, and see Drupal™ media modules at work (or should I say, at PLAY). Visit also: Gallery: Pure Data example: The PLAY logo animation: synchronised video and audio synthesis.

NEWS: Webel client time2exercise has migrated to Drupal CMS technology

Time2Exercise Drupal site screenshot

Australian fitness guru Hadyn Muir's time2exercise web site was migrated to Drupal™ CMS technology by Webel ! The site features exercise class timetables using Drupal CCK and Views, Drupal forums, and lots of Image galleries based on Views. Screenshot of time2exercise Drupal CMS web site developed by Webel

The Doctor is in the Webel IT Australia house and available for hire

About Webel IT Australia

Just phone +61 (2) 9386 0090 or email Webel consultant Dr Darren in Bondi, Sydney, Australia, to ask about Webel's services for UML™-driven graphical software engineering with Java™ and XML, expert domain and requirements modelling with UML™ Parsing Analysis, graphical systems engineering with SysML, and custom data analysis. Webel also offers PHP-driven Drupal™ Content Management System (CMS) web sites, as well as audio, video, and media services, and unique Pure Data audio and video synthesis services. (That's Dr Darren right working from his Webel home office day and night.)

Dr Darren uploads latest Curriculum Vitae and résumés for Model-Based Engineering (JavaEE/UML) and Web Technologies (Drupal CMS)

New versions of all of Dr Darren's CV and résumé versions are now available:

For a concise Model-Based Engineering résumé - with a focus on use of database-driven Enterprise Java web application development technologies, W3C XML and XML Schema data modelling, model-driven development and software architecture using graphical Unified Modeling Language™ (UML™), systems analysis using Systems Modeling Language™ (SysML™), and promotion of these technologies through Webel IT training and online education - please visit:

For a concise Web Technologies résumé - with a focus on Content Management System (CMS) web site development and web-related IT consultancy activities since 1999, including PHP-driven Drupal™-CMS since 2007 - please visit:

For an extensive, biographical CV please visit: Dr Darren Kelly's full-career Curriculum Vitae.

The full-career CV version is intended as a reference only, NOT for assessment by potential clients or employers !
Please visit instead one of the dedicated, concise, résumé version links described above.

Merry Christmas to you from Webel IT Australia

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Merry Christmas to you from Webel IT Australia

Thanks to David Jones department store in Sydney for yet another fantastic animatronic puppet Christmas display, this year with the classic theme "christmas carols", which my 7-year-old boy (and his Daddy Dr Darren) really enjoyed. Webel wishes you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !

NEW: UML Parsing Analysis demo based on the recently released UML2.3 and SysML1.2 specifications

Dr Darren is delighted to announce a super new online resource, a sentence-by-sentence UML™ Parsing Analysis of (some of) the latest Unified Modeling Language™ (UML™) and Systems Modeling Language™ (SysML™) specifications from the Object Management Group™ (OMG™). Drupal™ CMS technology is used to represent the metaclasses and stereotypes and related documentation in massively hyperlinked and richly cross-referenced form:

Every sentence of these crucial, complex specs could have its own web page with illustrative, educational diagrams and its own analysis comment trail, linked where applicable to OMG issue tracking. It's a vision to behold for UML™ and SysML fans, brought to you by Webel.

NEW: Webel develops multilingual Drupal CMS site for Norwegian automation company Automatisering og Utvikling av Rutiner (AUR)

Automatisering og Utvikling av Rutiner (AUR) screenshot

Webel is employing Drupal™ Content Management System (CMS) technology to develop a new site for Automatisering og Utvikling av Rutiner (AUR), a Norwegian company that promotes automation technologies. The AUR site uses Drupal's internationalization (i18n) support and language switching. Visit also: Client: Automatisering og Utvikling av Rutiner (AUR), Norway

NEW: Project Performance International launches Drupal-driven Systems Engineering Goldmine site developed by Webel

screenshot Project Performance International SE Goldmine

Training organisation Project Performance International has launched a new version of its Systems Engineering Goldmine site - developed by Webel using Drupal™ Content Management System (CMS) technology and PHP scripting - with 1000s of web pages of systems engineering & software engineering resources, and engineering document downloads. Visit also: Client: Project Performance International: Systems Engineering Goldmine site

Java EE: "Your First Cup" tutorial gets the UML Parsing Analysis treatment in a super new demonstration !

This is the most comprehensive demonstration of application of Dr Darren's UML™ Parsing Analysis recipe to software engineering yet, and forms the basis of a new Webel seminar. Selected sentences of Your First Cup: An Introduction to the Java EE Platform are modelled in UML™ with traceable binding to analysis elements via source text «wrapper» Components, to form an analysis layer, which is then bound to reverse engineered "designed" elements from Sun's Java EE tutorial. UML™ Parsing Analysis helps "make words run" ! Visit:

Gallery: UML Parsing Analysis demonstration: Your First Cup: An Introduction to the Java EE Platform

Just because it's cool: animation of the Antikythera clockwork computer

Visit this this amazing Gauadrian article, showing animated reverse engineering and simulation of the ancient Antikythera clockwork "computer" mechanism.

Today's cool educational web site is GeoNames

Visit Geo Names and you will learn something, whether you want to or not !

Today's educational tip: P.W. Singer: Military robots and the future of war

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YouTube: TEDtalksDirector: P.W. Singer: Military robots and the future of war. See it; hear it; then do it again. Then enjoy the Boston Dynamics 'Big Dog' robot with amazing cross-terrain stability, inspired by nature.

Don't miss also the Sydney Powerhouse Museum's exhibition 'Star Wars: Where Science meets Imagination' on 'til 26 Apr 2009.

New: automated slideshows of all Webel images

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This images slideshow is a good starting point for discovering the scope of Webel projects. It also serves as a discussion point for Drupal™ developers regarding efficiency of active web page elements using JQuery technology; it is based on the Views Slideshow module. For comparison there is also a version of the images slideshow using the similar Views Rotator module.

Netbeans does brilliantly at the the 2009 Developer.com Product of the Year awards

Winners of the Developer.com Product of the Year 2009 Are Announced:

Java Tool: Winner: NetBeans IDE

Development Tool: Winner: NetBeans Platform

Development Utilities: Winner: NetBeans Profiler

Wireless/Mobile: Winner: NetBeans Mobility Pack for Connected Device Configuration (CDC) 5.5

New: Drupal mult-site technology demonstration site

This professional services site demonstrates the ability of Drupal™ sites to share a common code-base, reducing maintenance and ensuring stable upgrades to clients of Webel Drupal™ services.

Today's sad but true facts about the UML (and SysML) Catastrophe in Australia ...

A Seek search for jobs with keyword 'UML' in the 'Education and Training' category gave - for the whole of Australia - 1 hit .. "A working knowledge of UML, Actionscript 3 or DarkBasic would be highly regarded."

A Seek search for jobs with keyword 'SysML' in the whole of Australia for all categories gave: "Sorry - we couldn't find any jobs matching sysml".

What about 'uml' in 'Science & Technology' for the whole country ? "Sorry - we couldn't find any jobs for Science & Technology matching uml".

Merry Christmas ..

.. and a Happy New Year !

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