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An Introduction to Underscore.js – Part 2 Array-like collections

In part one we looked at a few of the useful array methods that Underscore provides for us. In this part of the tutorial we're going to take a look at some of the syntactic sugar that Underscore gives us to work with array-like collection. An array-like collection is something similar to array in that it is a collection of things as opposed to a single value, but they lack some of the things that arrays possess, such as a length property. We’ll be using the following JavaScript collections in the examples...
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Develop, Deploy and Maintain in Coda

Coda by Panic bills itself to be "one-window web development." I have been a web developer (or at least playing with code) for the past six or seven years, and purchased Coda about a year ago. It took me almost this long to realize the beauty that lies within the code editor when you truly use it as a one-window web development system. Today, I'm going to walk you through setting up your next WordPress site so you can develop locally, deploy to your live server, and maintain the code base and providing site maintenance....

Switch on With jQuery’s New Event Methods

The latest version of jQuery, version 1.7.1 at the time of writing, has completely overhauled its event system, giving us just two new methods to replace all existing event methods such as bind(), live() or delegate(). Event handling has been a core part of jQuery for a long time, but over the years the jQuery event landscape has flourished and grown, with successive releases increasing the number of methods for handling events. The new event methods on() and off() condense these different methods...
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Common C# Build-Time Errors: Part I

Here’s the situation: You’ve written a program in C#. You’ve checked the flowcharts, examined your coding and developed your user interface. You’re anticipating that everything will flow as smooth as silk. You’re ready to create a build of the program and, instead of seeing a beautiful, efficient result, you get several (often incomprehensible) error message. How did this happen? Here are SOME ways that these errors occur: #1 Undeclared Variables ... C# throws an error message on undeclared...

5 iPad Apps Every Web Developer Must Have

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When you are stuck waiting in line or for an appointment your iPad can your saving grace. Not just to check your Google+ account or play a quick game of Trailer Park Zombies, but to get actual work done. That is if you have the right apps. Listed below are some of the best apps for web developers. And this list isn’t one that only contains a few time management and task list apps. You might actually be surprised at how much you can get done with your iPad. iMockups ... Quickly and easily create wireframes for...

New methods in jQuery 1.6

jQuery is an actively-developed JavaScript library with a fairly rapid release cycle. As well as general enhancements, performance tweaks and bug fixes, new methods are frequently added to the library. In this article we’ll take a look at the new methods that have been added to the 1.6+ release and some of the enhancements. Delaying the ready event with the holdReady() method ... The holdReady() method is used to delay the firing of jQuery’s ready event, a cornerstone event which is popularly...

What The Heads Up Grid Can Do For You

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There was a time when Netscape and Internet Explorer were the only browsers a web developer had to worry about. But in those days, a website primarily consisted of some text, a few images and some hyperlinks. Remember, tables were still all the rage back then. Nowadays a user may have a few different browsers to choose from, multiple computers running different screen resolutions, a tablet device and a smartphone. And websites, they are a bit more complex than the good old static days. So to meet the needs...

Installing and Configuring a WAMP Server on Your Computer

There are times when we are so anxious to jump into creating something new that we forget to cover the basics. For web developers it is important, actually vital, to have the ability to test your projects locally before they go live. While much of the web relies on a Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP stack, or LAMP, to power applications and dynamic websites, not everyone codes in a Linux environment. Those who prefer Windows can still replicate how their code will work by using WAMP to replicate a live web environment...
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