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Flash to jQuery

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I have long argued that 99% if the things people think they need to use Adobe’s Flash for could be done just as well using JavaScript.

Now that jQuery is available, I am even more convinced that this is the case.… Read the rest

Learn To Program – Online College or Self Taught?

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I got this interesting question the other day.

“I am interested in pursuing a career in Computer Programming and have a question. Which would be better: to get my degree through an online college, or to teach myself. If self teaching is better how and where should I start?Read the rest

ASP.NET Google SPDY Tweaks

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Google recently introduced the SPDY initiative where they are working toward making the web twice as fast.

If you have a public facing web site that is commercial in nature, speed has always been a factor that will drive sales, sign-ups, etc.  But we very rarely pay any attention to this, even though the solutions are relatively simple.… Read the rest

ASP.NET Dynamic Validator

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One of the controls that was added to ASP.NET 3.5 in the SP1 release was the Dynamic Validator control.

I completely missed it.

What it does is pretty cool.  But it doesn’t really do what you’d think it might.  Or at least not what I thought it would.  “Dynamic” implies to me some kind of hook up to the database.  But the Dynamic Validator control doesn’t hook to the database.  At least not directly.  What it does, however, is a lot more flexible.… Read the rest

ASP.NET MVC in Action

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The Model-View-Controller pattern—universally known as MVC—provides a stable, testable approach to web application development by separating the major functions—or concerns—of an application into independently defined roles.

ASP.NET MVC in Action is a comprehensive guide to MVC-based development using this powerful framework.… Read the rest