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The C++ Interpreter Pattern for Grammar Management
May 12, 2006
The world is rapidly moving away from technology-based solutions toward end-user facilitation. Simple grammars provide a surprising solution to the problem of "driving" IT infrastructure to achieve business ends. In this article, Stephen Morris shows you how to use the interpreter design pattern to create a simple C++ grammar, which can be extended to produce surprisingly powerful capabilities.
The C++ State Pattern for eCommerce Operations
May 4, 2006
State-specific code can be incorporated easily and advantageously into application code. Code written to the state design pattern is modular; just create a new state and add it to the application when you're ready. Stephen Morris shows how.
The Flash MX Game Design Plan: From Idea to Design
Jan 10, 2003
This sample chapter discusses one game-design process that can help you structure your ideas and build your game intelligently and efficiently. This simple design process will help you plan for every part of the game.
The Java Media API In Practice
Dec 5, 2003
Good vibrations! The creative use of sounds can make a game light-years more interesting than similar games with no noise. Designing and adding sounds can be a hard but rewarding job. Mikko Kontio points out some of the key issues of adding sounds to MIDP 2.0 applications, along with resources to help you in your task.
They're Behaving Like Monsters! An Introduction to Stimulus-Based Behavior in Computer Role-Playing Games
Jul 29, 2005
Your computer role-playing game (RPG) won't be much fun for the players if monsters just hang about waiting to be slaughtered. Chris Williams explains a simple system that you can implement in your RPGs to make creatures behave in a more natural fashion, adding interest for the player (and the programmer, for that matter).
Time to Learn PHP? Dreamweaver CS5 Is Here to Help You
Jul 12, 2010
David Powers, author of Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 with PHP: Training from the Source, discusses the dramatic improvements to PHP support in Dreamweaver CS5 that should appeal to designers and serious coders alike.
Transforming HTML Form Data as XML Strings Using Java
Oct 12, 2001
This article by Jasmit Kochhar shows you how to use a Java-based infrastructure to format data posted by an HTML form into XML strings. It builds on a previous article, "Posting HTML Form Data as XML Strings," which used ASP to demonstrate the technique.
Transitional CSS and JavaScript Strategies
Nov 8, 2002
Explore some ways of creating web sites that take advantage of the CSS and JavaScript capabilities of modern browsers, while still accommodating older browsers.
Using a Controller for JSP Pages
Feb 22, 2002
Can JSP programmers utilize the Model-View-Controller, or MVC, method of programming for their JSP-only Web applications? Drew Falkman discusses the pros and cons.
Using an Encrypted Local Database in Adobe AIR
Apr 7, 2009
Secure data storage and retrieval is a cornerstone of most websites. Just as Adobe AIR applies web technologies to create desktop applications, as of AIR 1.5 you can also incorporate an encrypted local database in your desktop applications. Larry Ullman provides the details.
Using JavaBeans with JSP
Feb 22, 2002
This article, excerpted from Drew Falkman's JRun Web Application Construction Kit (Que, 2001), introduces you to JavaBeans, and shows you how to use their components in your JSP pages.
Using JRun Server Tags
Feb 22, 2002
This article, excerpted from Drew Falkman's JRun Web Application Construction Kit (Que, 2001), discusses Macromedia's JRun J2EE application server and its benefits.
Using JSP Scripting Elements
Feb 22, 2002
This article, excerpted from Drew Falkman's JRun Web Application Construction Kit (Que, 2001), shows you how to perform server-side tricks in your JSP pages using scripting elements.
Using Number Variables in PHP
Feb 25, 2009
Learn to work with number variables in PHP, both integers (whole numbers) and floating-point numbers (aka floats or decimals).
What PHP Can Do For You
Jul 19, 2001
Open source software can be difficult to learn. PHP is an open source Web-scripting language and wonderfully utilitarian tool that, despite its value and general ease of use, has been daunting to pick up, until now. Read on for what PHP can do for you--and ...
Working with XML and JavaScript
Sep 13, 2002
This sample chapter describes "the XML Mystique," defines XML, and explains how to reading and show XML data with JavaScript.
World Usability Day: "Making it Easy" for Technology Users
Sep 23, 2005
Technology should work. And it shouldn't make you feel stupid. That's the goal of this year's first annual World Usability Day on November 3, 2005, with more than 50 events planned in 26 countries around the globe. Participants will include everyone from schoolchildren to government leaders. Garth Buchholz tells you what to expect.
Writing Functions and Closures in Swift
Dec 11, 2014
In this chapter from Swift for Beginners: Develop and Design, you’ll learn how to tidy up your Swift code into nice clean reusable components called functions.
Writing REALbasic Code
Apr 11, 2003
Learn how to control your objects' behavior by exploring REALbasic's syntax and Code Editor. Walk through an HTML editor example and by the end of this sample chapter, you will be able to write your own REALbasic code.
XmlReader and XmlWriter
Oct 26, 2001
XmlReader and XmlWriter provide an XML interface that is more efficient and easy to use than the DOM access methods of the past. Dale Michalk shows you how to use these tools in your own XML code.

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