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jQuery tutorial: own tooltips

Today we recommend the jQuery tutorial, that shows how to create own ToolTips. In four easy steps. jQuery tutorial — creating own tooltips Source available: here. Step 1 — the project Create a new project (e.g. in Aptana IDE) or simply create a structure as below: Step 2 — the view We create the basic […]

Adobe AIR tutorial: an application to backup files on the server

Some time ago I decided to write a simple application to backup files quickly, and place them on my server. I created with program using Adobe AIR (and PHP for a small backend). Adobe AIR tutorial — creating a real application We will read here, among others, about Drag&Drop, communication with the server, and handle […]

We explore Adobe AIR. Windows, menus, XHR.

Previously we talked about Adobe AIR basics, including preparation of development environment. It’s time for the next article, and more practice. We will work with windows and XHR calls (yes, we can enjoy AJAX in AIR apps). Working with windows in Adobe AIR Creating a window looks exactly the same as it is in classic […]

Adobe AIR tutorial — an introduction and first application

Adobe AIR — quick start In this article I want to provide a quick start with the Adobe AIR technology. It’s the next reason to learn JavaScript and improve our knowledge about this language and related technologies. Adobe AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime) it’s a runtime environment for RIA apps, which can be developed in Adobe […]

jQuery course — AJAX, examples, and a summary

Here we have the 3rd part of jQuery course. Further exploring of jQuery possibilities Today we briefly describe programming Ajax elements, using jQuery. We show also some interesting examples and tips jQuery, and finally mention about jQuery UI. The jQuery gives us a high level of abstraction, with a rich support for Ajax. So the […]

jQuery — DOM, events and effects. Part 2.

Here we go with the second part of jQuery basics, in which we describe the visual effects, DOM operations and events handling using this library. Getting deeper in jQuery Let’s start with the basics of visual effects. There are main methods for elements visibility: show() — causes dynamic showing of hidden element. As arguments can […]

MooTools library in a nutshell. Part 2 — summary.

Here is the second, summarizing part of the course, the theme of which is the JavaScript MooTools library. The MooTools library Let’s start with the benefits of object-oriented programming (OOP) support, offered by MooTools. “Class” and creating classes Constructor: where: properties (object) — is a collection of class properties. These properties can also be incorporated […]

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MooTools in a nutshell. Part 1.

MooTools is another library, worthy of attention. It can also expand our view on the JavaScript language itself. “My Object-Oriented Tools” — MooTools It is modular (in construction) JavaScript library. The foundation is called Core. Other libraries are optional. MooTools consists of a plurality of modules. Such design allows users to retrieve only the parts […]

Testing code and handling errors in JavaScript

Debug it! In this article we will take a look on testing the code and error handling in JavaScript. Handling errors in JavaScript At the beginning would have to say a few words about the need for testing. We need to test everything! Preferably at each stage of creating the code. And we must take […]

Best solutions in JavaScript — part 2

Update 09-2014 : note — this article has been originally created several years ago, so maybe a little different from today’s standards of good and recommended solutions. Welcome to the next part about practical examples and solutions in JavaScript. We’ll focus mainly on issues of validation (validator elements implementation). It’s just continuation of the previous […]