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|Gillian Clarke||Carcanet Press Ltd.|
On the hottest, stillest day of the summer
A calf was born in a field
At Pant-y-Cetris; two buzzards
Measured the volume of the sky;
The hills brimmed with incoming
Night. In the long grass we could see
The cow, her sides heaving, a focus
Of restlessness in the complete calm,
Her calling at odds with silence.
The light flowed out leaving stars
And clarity. Hot and slippery, the scalding
Baby came, and the cow stood up, her cool
Flanks like white flowers in the dark.
We waited while the calf struggled
To stand, moved as though this
Were the first time. I could feel the soft sucking
Of the new-born, the tugging pleasure
Of bruised reordering, the signal
Of milk’s incoming tide, and satisfaction
Fall like a clean sheet around us.
The road unwinding under our wheels
New in the headlamps like a roll of foil.
The rain is a recorder writing tunes
In telegraph wires, kerbs and cats’ eyes,
Reflections and the lights of little towns.
He turns his head to look at me.
‘Why are you quiet?’ Shiny road rhythm,
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|James Elliott||O'Reilly Media|
Applying Criteria to Associations
So far we’ve been looking at the properties of a single class in forming our criteria. Of course, in our real systems, we’ve got a rich set of associations between objects, and sometimes the details we want to use to filter our results come from these associations. Fortunately, the criteria query API provides a straightforward way of performing such searches.
How do I do that?
Let’s suppose we’re interested in finding all the tracks associated with particular artists. We’d want our criteria to look at the values contained in each Track’s artists property, which is a collection of associations to
Artist objects. Just to make it a bit more fun, let’s say we want to be able to find tracks associated with artists whose name property matches a particular SQL string pattern.
Let’s add a new method to QueryTest.java to implement this. Add the method shown in Example 8-13 after the end of the tracksNoLongerThan() method.
Example 8-13. Filtering tracks based on their artist associationsSee All
|Robert de la Sizeranne||Parkstone International||ePub|
|Rory Waterman||Carcanet Press Ltd.|
With your theme planned out and a set of rough wireframes in hand, it’s time to start the design phase. This is my favorite part of the entire process, because it’s where you make your vision come to life! The goal of the design phase is to end up with a fully realized set of mockups for your theme to use as a basis for the development phase.
This chapter will be broken up into two main sections: first, we’ll review how the traditional principles of good web design specifically relate to WordPress; then, we’ll discuss the anatomy of a WordPress theme, with examples of how you can approach the design of each component of your theme.
Before you start designing, you’ll want to decide on a favorite method of mocking up your ideas. Many designers (myself included) use Adobe Photoshop as their software of choice, but I would be remiss to suggest that this is the only tool out there. In addition to using quite a few other competent graphic-creation applications, you can also theoretically do all of your designing directly by coding the CSS on the fly (which some ultra-fast coders prefer). I’ve even seen designers mock up everything by hand.See All
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