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Create digital lighting with HTML5 (HTML)

Posted on 3/1/18 5:24 PM by Get Schooled in Java

Amazing  Effects with the Canvas Tag

Electrifying lightning strikes are no longer limited to the night sky thanks to HTML5. Using the HTML5/CSS3 code provided here: http://cssdeck.com/labs/xq2cpb8s as a basis for your own development, you can create custom high-energy lightning animations that have engaging elements of interaction.

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How to use delegates in C# to create callback functions (JavaScript)

Posted on 6/12/17 8:59 AM by Get Schooled in Java

One of the most useful features in JavaScript is that you can pass one function into another as an argument, so that it can be executed at the appropriate time. This callback design pattern allows you to write very flexible functions that allow the caller to decide what will happen in various scenarios.

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Where AngularJS can fit into your web projects

Posted on 5/3/17 3:08 PM by Get Schooled in Java

Many companies are using AngularJS today, and you may wonder if it's appropriate for your own web projects. The basic idea to AngularJS is that you can create advanced functionality by writing mainly attributes in HTML. AngularJS works as a declarative language, meaning that you specify what happens, but not the sequential steps that make it happen. For example, consider the following AngularJS code:

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Create responsive sites quickly with jQuery Mobile

Posted on 3/24/17 9:18 AM by Get Schooled in Java

If you need to create a site quickly that works well on all devices, jQuery Mobile is one option to consider. Despite the name, jQuery Mobile isn't only for mobile devices, nor is it primarily a tool to extend JavaScript. Instead, you can think of it as a lightweight framework that allows you to get a site up and running quickly.

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Explore Python, Ruby, and JavaScript variants online

Posted on 1/15/17 1:47 PM by Get Schooled in Java

With the proliferation of languages used for web development, it helps to have an easy way to try them out. Repl.it is one online emulator that allows you to explore different languages for free without having to install them locally. In addition to JavaScript and various extensions to it (such as Kaffeine and CoffeScript), repl.it emulates some popular server-side languages such as Python and Ruby. To get a menu of the different languages the site supports and launch the one that interests you, go to the following page:

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Career Focus Tip #4: Programming Careers

Posted on 6/12/12 9:45 AM by Get Schooled in Brian Parker, in C, in Career Development, in Guest Blogger, in Guest Bloggers, in IT Career, in Java, in Programming, in Tips & Tricks, in visual basic

Programming, sometimes known as software development or software engineering, is a very rewarding career for the right person. Remember that there is a reason that these are called programming languages: it is a little like learning a new language! Having said that, I do believe anyone can understand programming at least a little and I highly recommend technicians consider taking an introductory programming language class or two. If you like sitting in a room, staring at the computer screen for many hours every day just to solve a puzzle, then this is the right career for you! Also, with the rise of the “app” on smartphones and tablets, more people are able to take simple ideas and turn them into profitable ventures. Here are some of my top recommendations for programming languages and why:

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For more understandable error reporting, use the JavaScript console in Gecko-based browsers

Posted on 2/1/12 2:43 PM by Get Schooled in advice, in IT, in Java, in New Horizons Computer Learning Center, in Tips & Tricks

 
When you encounter JavaScript errors in Internet Explorer, they'll be in your face (as long as you select the Display A Notification About Every Script Error check box which is located in the Browsing section on the Advanced tab under Tools | Internet Options). That's good for catching them in the first place (in Netscape, you might never notice the errors). However, when it comes to figuring out what the error is, Netscape beats IE in spades. Case in point: IE gives you messages such as "Expected identifier" and "Object expected."  So, what's wrong with the code?  How do you fix it?  Who knows?

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Which Language? C, C++, SQL?

Posted on 5/11/10 3:28 PM by Get Schooled in Ask The Expert, in C, in Coding, in Java, in PL, in SQL

When performing intense calculations, an obvious language choice is C or C++. However, PL/SQL is a natural choice for logic that interacts heavily with database data. If all you need to do is add or multiply a few large numbers, there's no reason you can't leverage the appropriate algorithms to perform the arithmetic in PL/SQL and still get good performance.

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