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JavaScript and Dreamweaver Behaviors
May 2, 2003
Combine Dreamweaver and JavaScript with a dash of Fireworks and what do you get? Maximize your JavaScript with the help of Dreamweaver MX and learn how these two interact.
JavaScript Language Essentials
Dec 29, 2006
Tom Negrino and Dori Smith go into detail about the basic elements of JavaScript and introduce you to other aspects of the JavaScript language, such as loops, arrays, and more about functions.
JavaScript Usage in the GoLive Environment
Feb 3, 2006
This chapter discusses JavaScript and ECMAScript/ExtendScript concepts and usage in GoLive. Topics covered include JavaScript objects in the GoLive environment, the scope of variables and functions, and delays and timeouts.
JSP Coding Methodologies
Feb 22, 2002
This article, excerpted from Drew Falkman's JRun Web Application Construction Kit (Que, 2001), introduces you to coding methodologies using JavaServer Pages, including how to use the Model-View-Controller (MVC) method.
JSP for Designers
Feb 22, 2002
JSP is not just for programmers. As discussed in this article by Drew Falkman, JSP can actually be a powerful tool for designers who want a little more.
Language Choices for Client-Side Scripting
Nov 30, 2001
Multiple languages are available for writing client-side scripts, including JavaScript, VBScript, Perl, Tcl/Tk, and REXX. Scott Loban discusses the nuances of these popular languages for client-side scripts.
Language Essentials
Nov 20, 2006
Learn How to Script Adobe Photoshop CS2
Dec 30, 2005
This chapter demonstrates several techniques for creating scripts to use specifically with Adobe Photoshop CS2. More importantly, you'll learn how to use the Adobe Photoshop CS2 scripting references to find the objects, classes, properties, methods, and even some values (called constants or enumerations) you can use to create JavaScripts for Adobe Photoshop CS2.
Logon Scripts: Using KiXtart and.ini Files
Dec 19, 2003
Anybody who manages user accounts knows the advantage of automating the task. The last thing you want to do is visit every desktop to ensure that the users' Windows computers are set up to work properly with your network. One common way to get around this is to use batch files and scripts to smooth the process. Matthew Moran shows you an easy way to gain control of user logons with Kixtart, a free-format scripting language.
Making Sure Your Users' Passwords Are Secure
Nov 22, 2012
One way to improve the security of your sites is to beef up your methodologies for storing and handling user passwords. In this article, web developer Larry Ullman explains how to more securely store passwords and properly allow users to access your site when they’ve forgotten their password.
Microsoft TrueSkill and the Art of Gaming Statistics
Feb 10, 2006
Microsoft's new TrueSkill system attempts to bring some order to the chaos of proprietary online game ranking systems. Tim Stevens takes a look at its offering to see just how it ranks against the competition.
Mining a User Management System in PHP and MySQL
Dec 7, 2011
Basic user management—registration, logging in, and logging out—is a key aspect of today’s dynamic websites. This article walks you through some of the simple ways you can extend the code to provide added functionality to your website.
Optimizing JavaScript for Download Speed
Apr 18, 2003
Learn how to put your JavaScripts on a low-char diet through techinques such as crunching and obfuscation, and also find the right balance between size and speed, or between features and responsiveness for your scripts.
Optimizing JavaScript for Execution Speed
Apr 25, 2003
Work through an optimization process and speed up your web site. Learn how to improve your JavaScript by choosing the right algorithm and data structure, refactoring to simplify code, minimizing DOM and I/O interaction, and using local optimizations last.
PHP 5 Security Techniques
Apr 13, 2007
Most beginning programmers fail to understand the truth about security: there is no such thing as "secure" or "insecure." The wise programmer knows that the real question is how secure a site is. The focus in this sample chapter is therefore how to make your applications more secure.
PHP for the Web: Visual QuickStart Guide: Using Numbers
Apr 7, 2011
The chapter begins by creating an HTML form that will be used to generate number variables. Then you’ll learn how to perform basic arithmetic, how to format numbers, and how to cope with operator precedence. The last two sections of this chapter cover incrementing and decrementing numbers, plus generating random numbers. Throughout the chapter, you’ll also learn about other useful number-related PHP functions.
Programming for the Mac: Introducing AppleScript
Jul 22, 2005
Do you want to make the most of your Mac applications? Like all operating systems, the Mac has many different levels of programming, and more than 80 percent of all applications built for OS X leverage AppleScript as an automation tool. In this introductory article, Matthew David tells you how you can best leverage AppleScript for your Mac applications.
Security Techniques
Mar 19, 2007
Setting Up Your Workspace in Xcode
Aug 7, 2013
A true workspace in Xcode is a container that encompasses multiple projects that share common resources. This chapter shows you how to create an application suite consisting of an OS X application, an iOS application, and a shared framework that encapsulates all the common components.
Social Media Authentication and Authorization Using PHP
Dec 17, 2012
Social media authentication—the ability to log in to a site using your Twitter, Facebook, or similar account—has been well embraced by users and websites alike. Rather than forcing users to create new accounts at each site, social media authentication allows them to use their favorite existing account. Furthermore, authentication leads the way to authorization, where a website can make use of the social media site's resources. In this article, Larry Ullman will show you how to integrate this functionality into your website.

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