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Plan Your Future in Five Easy Steps
The September 2009 UK edition of Wired ran an interesting article, carrying the same title as this post, by futurist Peter Schwartz. In the article, Schwartz proposed a 5 step plan to predicting and therefore safe guarding your future. Read more – ‘Plan Your Future in Five Easy Steps’.
Let's not Dilly-Dally: ColdFusion has its Merits
ColdFusion is 13 years old. That make makes it the daddy of the web world! It does not make it any less hip or useful than the relatively new kids on the block. Let's not dilly-dally, bicker or insult one another about which is best, which one is dying and which one is not worth the computer it is compiled on. What is important is to understand the merits of each language and decide which one best suits the application, not only in technical terms, but also in terms of time-to-market, cost of development, availability of a skilled workforce etc. Read more – ‘Let's not Dilly-Dally: ColdFusion has its Merits’.
Using the MooTools Autocompleter Plugin with ColdFusion
In a previous post, I demonstrated how to implement Dylan Verheul’s jQuery Autocomplete plugin. Not content with demonstrating one library's plugin, it is now the turn of Mootools. Read more – ‘Using the MooTools Autocompleter Plugin with ColdFusion’.
Using jQuery Auto-Complete with ColdFusion
Creating an autocomplete form field historically has not been a trivial matter and would require an indepth knowledge of JavaScript and CSS. However, the task is made far more simple when using one of the many freely-available JavaScript libraries. In this post I will show you how to implement the jQuery Autocomplete created by Dylan Verheul. Read more – ‘Using jQuery Auto-Complete with ColdFusion’.
JavaScript Frameworks – Let There Be Light
For many web developers, whenever JavaScript is mentioned it provokes a rye smile; JavaScript is one of those programming languages that is rather avoided than embraced. This is not the fault of the language itself, but rather the browsers. Read more – ‘JavaScript Frameworks – Let There Be Light’.
Learning the Yahoo! User Interface Library – Book Review
The Yahoo! User Interface (YUI) Library is a set of utilities and controls, written in JavaScript, for building richly interactive web applications using techniques such as DOM scripting, DHTML, and AJAX. The library sits comfortably amongst its peers, which, amongst many others, include Prototype, jQuery and Mootools. Arguably it can be said that the YUI library is the king among the JavaScript and CSS-libraries. With a vast number of well documented examples and near 100% compatibility amongst modern browsers, it would be difficult to find a comparable library. Read more – ‘Learning the Yahoo! User Interface Library – Book Review’.
jQuery 1.2 API Reference
Among the plethora of JavaScript libraries to have been released, few have been recognised to be as effective as jQuery. This lightweight library has been the subject of different discussions since it was launched in 2006. Basically, jQuery has the ability to flawlessly string together JavaScript together with HTML. Because of its effectiveness, there have different types of lightweight applications and plug-ins launched using jQuery. Ajax based websites that offers simple interface would virtually work together using jQuery's simple interface. Read more – ‘jQuery 1.2 API Reference’.
More Than Just Hot AIR – Single Site Browsers
Adobe Integrated Runtime is more than just hot air, it traverses the previously unexplored space that exists between the Web and desktop applications. Up until very recently, the void between the Web and the desktop seemed like a schism that could not be crossed. But since AIR's 1.0 release in February this year, a whole host of other applications are emerging to compete with AIR in the single site browser space. Read more – ‘More Than Just Hot AIR – Single Site Browsers’.
Great Adobe AIR Applications to Check Out
Since the Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) was released at the end of February, we now have a stable platform on which to build desktop applications with our existing web skills. A number of people have already started and the Adobe AIR Marketplace is filling with AIR applications by the day. So what is the big deal? Read more – ‘Great Adobe AIR Applications to Check Out’.
BBC Appealing to the Facebook Generation
I’m not a big fan of the BBC’s recent website redesign! While I believe that a few structural and hierarchical elements could have been addressed better, the overall result of this redesign is too “Facebook” and Web 2.0 for my liking; exactly what an online news site does not need. Who are the BBC trying to appeal to? They have gone from being content centric to design and technology centric. This in itself isn’t a bad thing, but I don’t understand the BBCs motivation for doing so. Read more – ‘BBC Appealing to the Facebook Generation’.