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Giuseppe Vettigli01/09/12
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Fixed point iteration

A fixed point for a function is a point at which the value of the function does not change when the function is applied. More formally, x is a fixed point for a given function f if

Giorgio Sironi01/09/12
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Practical PHP Refactoring: Push Down Field

As happens often for a method, a field may be present in the base class of a hierarchy even if it is actually used only in some of the subclasses. This scenarion can be the result of the evolution of the code from some previous state where that field was...

Axel Rauschmayer01/09/12
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JavaScript inheritance by example

This blog post illustrates several JavaScript inheritance topics via an example: We start with naive implementations of a constructor Point and its sub-constructor ColorPoint and then improve them, step by step.

Eli Bendersky01/09/12
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New Year’s Python Meme 2011

In this post, active Python blogger Eli Bendersky reflects on the most interesting developments in the Python community from 2011 by following a fun Python memeFollowing Tarek’s lead:   1. What’s the coolest Python application, framework or library...

Antonio Santiago01/09/12
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Presentation tools in the browser

With the arrival of HTML5+C33 the browsers are getting more attention because the new possibilities. One example of the possibilities are the proliferation of frameworks, tools and libraries to create HTML presentations to run in the browser. No need to...

Mitch Pronschinske01/08/12
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Enterprise Search: FAST ESP to Lucene Solr

This presentation will discuss migration from FAST ESP to a Lucene Solr search platform. Illustrated through actual case studies, the presentation will...

Anders Karlsson01/08/12
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EC2 - The E is for Elastic

So, you are thinking about Cloud Computing? Is it a fad, along the lines of SOA, OOP, NoSQL, ORDBMS or is it a new paradigm when it comes to infrastructure? (not that a fad is bad, it's just that a fad, in my mind, is something that is grossly overblown in...

Gil Fink01/08/12
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HTML5 – Selectors API Level 1

Lately, I’m dealing a lot with HTML5. I co-authored a three days course in that topic for Sela, the company I work for.

Andrey Prikaznov01/08/12
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Analog Clock in Pure CSS3: Accurate Time Without JavaScript

Today – another great article – we are going to create pure CSS3 Analog Clock without any javascript (we are going to use power of CSS3 with animations to build it). Our clocks have three arrows on the face – hour, minute and second. Each of them is...

Abhishek Kumar01/07/12
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Ruby/Rails utilizing Solr in Master/Slave setup

Apache Solr is a high-performance enterprise grade search server with a REST-like API.  Documentation is provided to as xml, json or binary. It extends Lucene search library. Ruby/Rails communicates with this awesome search server using the...

John Esposito01/07/12
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Blog Series: Creating Your Own Framework on Top of Symfony2

Fabien Potencier is Symfony2's lead developer, and he knows his PHP. Symfony2 provides its own full-stack web framework, and Fabien knows how it works -- so if you want to learn a PHP web stack from the ground up, he's a good person to ask.No need to ask him,...

jb j01/07/12
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10 online tools to simplify HTML5 coding

HTML5 is definitely going to revolutionize the way we create website and web apps. In this article, I have compiled 10 awesome tools to simplify and enhance your HTML5 coding.

Sagar H Ganatra01/07/12
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Custom validation messages for HTML5 Input elements using the constraint validation API

HTML5 has introduced several input types such as EMAIL, URL, RANGE, SEARCH, DATE, TIME, etc,. Most of the modern browsers have implemented them and are ready to be used in a HTML document. Another exciting feature introduced in HTML5 is the form...

Glen Gordon01/06/12
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PhoneGap on WP7 Tip #4: The Application Bar

Here's a link to part 1 of this series. “So two applications walk into a bar…” One of the user interface constructs that’s unique to Windows Phone is the Application Bar. The App Bar (as we affectionately call it) gives users a standard place to...