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  Glass Button in Photoshop


These days glass buttons seem to be very popular. You can find glass buttons in Windows Vista and all around the Web. Other popular buttons are metallic and plastic buttons. All these buttons have one thing in common: They are all shiny. Some people call these kinds of buttons Web 2.0 buttons. Here I cover the creation of two different glass buttons in Adobe Photoshop CS3. Both glass buttons utilize the same principles. Once you have completed this tutorial you should be able to apply ...

   PhotoShop,Glass button,Rounded button,Design     2011-10-10 13:55:46


  SQL Server: Removing Deprecated Code and Future Proofing your Queries


New features are added with every release of SQL Server and as a result, some features get removed or deprecated. Deprecated features are features that are still operational (for backward compatibility) but will be removed in a future version. Deprecated features can be of two types: those that will be deprecated in a future version and those that will be deprecated in the next version.In this article, we will explore how to track deprecated code and correct it. I will also share our observation...

   SQL Server,Microsoft,MS SOL,Proof query,Remove redundancy     2011-10-17 11:14:49


  Replacing small C programs with Haskell


C is the classic go-to tool for small programs that need to be really fast. When scripts.mit.edu needed a small program to be a glorified cat that also added useful HTTP headers to the beginning of its output, there was no question about it: it would be written in C, and it would be fast; the speed of our static content serving depended on it! (The grotty technical details: our webserver is based off of a networked filesystem, and we wanted to avoid giving Apache too many credentials in ca...

   C,Haskell,Small program     2012-01-03 10:51:39


  How to teach "Modern" Perl?


Since I started my Perl Tutorial series a couple of people commented on what and how I am teaching.Some people asked why did I show "open or die" and why not using autodie. Others recommended the use IO::All instead of open.Another complaint was the introduction of time and localtime instead of DateTime.While I was mostly writing parts of my regular training material these comments led me to think about it again. I wonder how to teach Perl in 2012?When I started to write the tutorial I still cal...

   Perl,Trainning,Teach,Modern,Modern Perl     2011-11-15 08:40:18


  7 ways to start learning how to code right now for free


Learning to code is one of the most powerful and satisfying things you can ever do. If you’re a designer, learning to code can help you understand what you’re creating for, and if you’re looking to build a startup from scratch, being a technical founder can make things exponentially easier for you. No matter why you want learn, the only thing you really need is curiosity. But if you’re just starting out as a novice and don’t know where to begin, here’s a list of 7 way...

   Learn programming,Efficient way,Experiment,iPad     2012-02-03 08:11:21


  How to choose JavaScript template engine?


With the increase of density of web front end development, AJAX and JSON are used more and more frequently, it's necessary to use many tags in front end development. You may have a JSON object as below: var data={  email: 'terry.li@gbin1.com,  gender: 'male'  } Then you need to organize the JSON data into page elements. var email, gender;email= ' ' + data.email+ '; gender= ' ' + data.gender + '; $('#contentwrapper‘).append(content).append(gender); The output is very simple: ...

   JavaScript template engine,Template     2012-10-07 07:03:58


  Generate certificate in Java -- Self signed certificate


This is the first post in this series which I will show you how to generate SSL certificate in Java programmatically. Certificates are frequently used in SSL communication which requires the authentication of server to client. This is to make the client to trust that the server is actually the one it claims. Certificates are really important on the Internet. All HTTPS communications on the Internet need the server side to present their certificates signed by trusted CAs. The basic flow of a requ...

   Java,Certificate,X509     2014-07-30 07:42:18


  Database Testing – Practical Tips and Insight on How to Test Database


Database is one of the inevitable parts of a software application these days. It does not matter at all whether it is web or desktop, client server or peer to peer, enterprise or individual business, database is working at backend. Similarly, whether it is healthcare of finance, leasing or retail, mailing application or controlling spaceship, behind the scene a database is always in action. Moreover, as the complexity of application increases the need of stronger and secure database emerge...

   Database,Tips,Practice     2011-06-29 08:47:40


  Disgusting programming language list


To avoid arguments among different programming languages, this ranking only covers the opinions from programmers with multi-language experience. Also it doesn't mean the language is not good if the language is on the list, it just means those developers don't like some features of the language. Below ranking is summarized from Quora、Stack Overflow and Hacker News. 10. Python Reason : It uses code indent to define block level scope, why not use curly braces? It also uses massive colons and unde...

   Programming language rank     2013-09-27 09:53:39


  The Programmer Salary Taboo


Salary is an interesting topic. It's certainly one everyone has an opinion on. It's also a uniquely taboo subject among members of the working public. Since I'm about a month away from being done with University and entering the programmer workforce, I've taken to asking my classmates what type of starting salaries they're getting at their first jobs. The first thing I discovered is that not everybody is very comfortable with this question, and many companies are even less so. Microsoft requests...

   Salary,IT company,Taboo,Google,Microsoft     2011-04-18 00:19:03