15 things with Yahoo UI

October 11, 2007

Dustin Diaz shares some of his recent experiments with the Yahoo! User Interface library

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This tutorial covers everything you need to create your own Netvibes-like AJAX HOMEPAGE.

It covers everything from detecting the browser, handling events, drag and drop, working the DOM, AJAX and JSON background, and loading RSS feeds and Web APIs into the Web application. cool.

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Type any numbers to create constrain your search, or use backspace to widen it. You can also zoom in to get a better view of surrounding zip codes. Semi-useful and something to keep you occupied.

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The Rails core team recently checked in code that kicks and screams all the way home if you
’re using deprecated methods or instance variables. Here’s a list of things I still see over and over in Rails code that you really shouldn’t be doing anymore. Really. Trust me on this.

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The Eclipse Callisto Project was just released – get it while it’s hot! Callisto is a simultaneous release of 10 Eclipse.org open source projects, including the Platform (IDE) 3.2, Java Development Tools, Web Tools Platform, Data Tools Platform, and a whole lot more.

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With no disrespect for the authors of other WYSIWYG editors out there, but this one really gets it RIGHT. I think I’m gonna put this one to heavy use, hope it gets to stable really soon.

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The popular IBM developerWorks site has started a new series entitled “Using open source software to design, develop, and deploy a collaborative Web site”. After reviewing numerous open source packages such as Typo3, Mambo, and the ever-hyped Ruby on Rails, they “decided to use Drupal”. Read more at Drupal.org.

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The slides that Mike Chambers presented Apollo at ACDS.

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I’ve seen some apps like this before, but not one that lets you choose the size. You can also see the last few thumbnails that were generated. WebThumb was created by Joshua Eichorn, a respected PHP and AJAX developer.

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haXe is a new powerful programming language that can generate Javascript code and also compiles to Flash SWF (including latest Flash Player 9). It handles all the browsers differences and has crossplatform APIs such as Xml, Http, Date…

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Just paste the JavaScript given in you address bar after visiting any website. Try it now on digg. 🙂 The code is given in the comments as well.

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Just by searching for “keygen”, “serial”, “name”, and some well known cracker groups you can come by the keygen sources (how serial numbers are generated) to some very popular programs. I found WinZip, Photoshop, mIRC, and a few others.

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Python 101 cheat sheet

October 11, 2007

This is a great Python cheat sheet.

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Optimizing Flash sites to run efficiently is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple. Despite many coders’ frustrations over the performance of the player, there are ways you can make your site run more efficiently.

Here’s a couple of tricks we use on a daily basis to keep things running smooth. No

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If you use WordPress then you have to check out these 10 free plugins. Everything ranging from a sidebar widget to a Digg this button. All free too! Check it out..

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WordPress is currently being migrated to jQuery for version 2.2.

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AMAZING tips for PHP!!!!!

October 11, 2007

Here are six of the PHP classes, extensions, and libraries that no developer should be forced to live without!

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From TFA: “The problem with most menu systems is that they’re really touchy whether you’re too fast or slow with the mouse. The trick is to use a timeout with the effect, so it will wait a fraction of a second to pop-up, and a fraction of a second to go away…just enough to make the effect feel solid and not finicky. “

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Some good rails tricks for everyone who is interested in rails.

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Create your own version of “How Projects Really Work” cartoon using AJAX and save it.

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