Archive: 2006

Google Slips SOAP Away From SEM
Google stopped issuing keys for its SOAP Search API in early December, in favor of promoting its Ajax Search API for developers who want access to Google results. Or is it?

Date: 2006-12-21

Convert HTML Tags To Lower-case For XHTML Compliance
The XHTML definition demands all tags to be lower-cased. Your page will not validate otherwise and will therefore not be valid XHTML. If you write all your XHTML by yourself, it shouldn't be an issue. You simply write all tags in lower-case. Now, imaging situations where you're not in control over the code being written.

Date: 2006-11-30

How To Properly Create A 301 Redirect In .htaccess
Last weekend, when I moved my blog to this new domain, after moving the files from their old location at to their present location, I needed to set up a redirect to ensure that traffic following links pointing to the old location would still end up at the right posts.

Date: 2006-11-16

ASP.NET: Control The Number Of Alternate Rows In GridView
The GridView control (as well as the DataGrid) has a way of defining the style of every other row of the grid. My favorite way of doing it, is to set a class on the row and then by stylesheet set the background like so:

Date: 2006-11-02

Why APIs?
Given that I helped start the Yahoo! Developer Network and once again spend my days (and some nights) working on it, you should not be shocked to know that I think APIs are pretty important.

Date: 2006-10-17

Building Database Enabled Websites
Moving from Simple Desktop applications with Microsoft Access, Paradox as the backend databases to the more robust SYBASE (db-library), ORACLE, Microsoft SQL SERVER used in Client Server architecture...

Date: 2006-10-03

Pay Attention To Developer Traits
Quality code is in the details, and quality details are in the coder, as a blog post about personality traits in software developers illustrates.

Date: 2006-09-14

Things To Do When Your UI Is Dead
The web user interface for an application can make or break a website, so following some suggestions on developing an effective UI will benefit the site publisher...

Date: 2006-08-31

Understanding Ajax: Review
I enjoyed this much more than the other other Ajax book I reviewed recently. No, that's not quite right: the other book is more amusing and fun to read, but I learned more here...

Date: 2006-08-10

Organization For Eclipse Developers
Being able to quickly navigate around the IDE with hot-keys has been a useful piece of functionality, and keeping things organized around the developer can help him or her be even more effective.

Date: 2006-07-20

Form Checking - Verifying Name Using PHP Ereg
One important use of Regular Expressions (Regex) is to verify fields submitted via a form. In this article, we attempt to write an expression that is able to verify the user's first name, middle name, last name or just names in general.

Date: 2006-06-22

Adobe Denies GoLive, Freehand Reports
Several web sites alleged that Adobe would dump its developer tools GoLive and Macromedia Freehand in favor of other products.

Date: 2006-06-01

Cascading Stylesheets Advantages
1. The content is separated from the design

Because you are able to create a separate Stylesheet and link it to all your webdocuments, you have great control over how your website looks. So if you want to change a certain aspect of your page, you only need to alter one file: your Stylesheet!

Date: 2006-05-11

Variables In PHP
This is part 1 in a series of articles.

Date: 2006-04-20

Innoopract Bases Ajax Platform On Eclipse
One of the founding members of the Eclipse Foundation debuted its concept for the "Rich Ajax Platform"; architecture and usage will be similar to Eclipse's "Rich Client Platform."

Date: 2006-03-30

Online Help Power Tool - Flexible. Precise. Efficient.
Easily Create Online Help. And Online Anything Else. New WebWorks ePublisher Pro for Word is the next generation of online content delivery, leveraging the power of XML to make quick work of every common online format and Help system.

Date: 2006-03-28

Simple Coding Tips To Make Life Easier
If you are a PHP coder, HTML hawker or a ASP junkie, then you have most likely experienced frustration of having a poorly organized work area.

Date: 2006-03-23

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