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The ability to read data and communicate information asynchronously is fundamental to modern web applications. In this course, author Ray Villalobos takes a look at integrating AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) with JavaScript and jQuery—a combination that makes it easy to work with dynamic data and reduces the number of requests to the server. The course first explains what AJAX is, and shows how to load and reload pages with pure JavaScript, update the DOM, and read and parse data in the XML and JSON formats. Next, learn how to read and write information between the server and the client with AJAX methods in jQuery, and build a dynamic search application that updates search results as you type.

jQuery is rapidly becoming the language of choice for creating web applications and websites capable of running on multiple devices and screen sizes (think cell phone, tablet, desktop). It can dramatically reduce the amount of time spent coding both basic and complex functionality within a website or web application. In the workshop author and trainer Kevin Ruse teaches you the fundamentals of jQuery, which is essentially a code library designed to reduce your development time. You’ll learn how to work with the jQuery wrapper, selectors, elements, attributes, events, effects, and more. In no time, you’ll be up and running and ready to explore the more complex areas of jQuery development.

PHP is the most popular server-side language used to build dynamic websites, and though it is not especially difficult to use, non-programmers often find it intimidating. This workshop from author and trainer David Powers is designed to change that by teaching you PHP through a series of clear, focused, easy-to-follow lessons. After briefly explaining what PHP is and how it integrates with HTML, David will guide you through the setup and configuration of a PHP development environment on both Windows and Mac OS X.

Say you are on the Gmail login page and the web browser, as always, has auto-filled the username and passwords fields for you.

This is convenient because you can sign-in to your account with a click but because you have not been typing these saved passwords for a while now, you don’t even remember the Gmail password anymore.

All web browsers, for security reasons, mask the password fields in login forms behind asterisk characters thus making it impossible for passersby to see your secret string.

ASP.NET MVC is a powerful and effective framework for building maintainable and scalable web applications. In this course, author Jess Chadwick reviews the Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture at the heart of ASP.NET MVC and shows how to create a model, execute controller logic, and interact with models via views. The course shows how to create professional-looking web pages with layouts, work with data in forms, create separate content or sites for mobile devices, and enhance your projects with AJAX.

Find out how to add stylized dropdown menus to your web site using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. In this short course, author Chris Converse breaks down the menu design process, explaining how to build a menu foundation using unordered lists, establish hierarchy with nested submenus, apply styling using CSS rules, and incorporate dropdown functionality using a jQuery plug-in.

This is just a weird trick I learned so I decided to post this. You can watch most of the beginning of the first Star wars movie, which is episode IV from command prompt. It's pretty cool...

There is a complete copy of Star Wars done entirely in ASCII characters that you can watch in the Windows operating system (or any OS that supports telnet). The only thing required to watch it is an internet connection; speed does not matter.

Mozilla Thunderbird is an open-source, free and cross-platform mail client and news reader for most modern operating systems including, but not limited to Windows, Macintosh and Linux...
It offers some advantages over other mail clients, including junk mail classification. Built from Mozilla code, Mozilla Thunderbird uses Gecko, the most standards-compliant rendering engine in existence.

Tutsplus: This course will explain the fundamental aspects of writing great jQuery plugins. Some of the topics we’ll cover include how plugins extend jQuery’s prototype to add new methods to the library, understanding the this object inside a plugin, keeping plugins configurable, theming them, handling events and exposing AJAX options for easier implementation by others. Sound fun?

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