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  JavaScript tips both novice and veteran developers can benefit from


In this post, we will share some less known but powerful JavaScript tips which can benefit both novice and veteran JavaScript developers. 1. Truncate array with array length We all know that object are passed by reference in JavaScript, but we may be bitten by this rule. Please check below example: var arr1 = arr2 = [1, 2, 3]; //Change arr1 arr1 = []; // arr2 will still be [1,2,3] arr1 and arr2 point to the same array [1,2,3] initially, later when arr1 repoints to [], the reference to arr2 is n...

   JavaScript,Array,push     2013-08-21 04:09:10


  Overlap Detection


How does one detect when two strings overlap? In the case below, the four-letter suffix of string 1 matches the four-letter prefix of string 2. 1: "Fire at Will" 2: "William Riker is number one" Sometimes there are several matches; finding the longest is not always straight forward. 1: "Have some CoCo and CoCo" 2: "CoCo and CoCo is here." 2: "CoCo and CoCo is here." 2: "CoCo and CoCo is here." The naïve solution is to take e...

   String overlap,detection,python,implementation     2012-03-05 05:05:36


  JS code to check different mobile devices


Today I come across a code snippet which uses JavaScript to check different mobile devices and then loads different CSS files accordingly. As we know that there are mobile devices with different screen sizes, it's always troublesome for web developers to develop cross browser and cross device compatible codes. Hope this one can help those who develop web apps on mobile devices. // Check whether it's a mobile device // wukong.name 20130716 if(/AppleWebKit.*Mobile/i.test(navigator.userAgent) || (...

   JavaScript,Mobile device,Detection     2013-11-28 05:25:10


  No support of $.browser in jQuery 1.9


Starting from jQuery 1.9, $.browser is no longer supported to detect the nrpwser type and version. The substitute is $.support. In the newer jQuery 2.x versions, IE 6/7/8 are also not supported. If users want to support IE 6/7/8, they must use jQuery 1.9. If you want to fully support IE and want to use jQuery 1.9 and jQuery 2.0, the official solution is: <!--[if lt IE 9]> <script src='jquery-1.9.0.js'></script> <![endif]--> <!--[if gte IE 9]> <script src=...

   jQuery,$.browser,$.browser.version     2013-08-27 03:10:12


  The "C is Efficient" Language Fallacy


I came across an article yesterday about programming languages, which hit on one of my major peeves, so I can't resist responding. The article is at greythumb.org, and it's called Programmer's rant: what should and should not be added to C/C++. It's a variation on the extremely common belief that C and C++ are the best languages to use when you need code to run fast. They're not. They're good at things that need to get very close to the hardware - not in the efficiency sense, but in the...

   C,GCC,Fallacy,Evolvement     2012-01-09 08:54:46


  Why to opt for Hadoop?


Hadoop is a open source that stores and processes big data. The framework is written in Java for distributed processing and distributed storage of very large data. Hadoop is Scalable. It is a scalable platform because it stores and distributed large amount of data sets to hundreds and thousands of servers that operate in parallel. Traditional database systems cannot process large amount of data. But, hadoop enable business to run applications involving thousands of Terabyte data. Hadoop is ...

       2015-09-22 10:17:43


  Open Source (Almost) Everything


When Chris and I first started working on GitHub in late 2007, we split the work into two parts. Chris worked on the Rails app and I worked on Grit, the first ever Git bindings for Ruby. After six months of development, Grit had become complete enough to power GitHub during our public launch of the site and we were faced with an interesting question:Should we open source Grit or keep it proprietary?Keeping it private would provide a higher hurdle for competing Ruby-based Git hosting sites, givin...

   Open source,Benefits,Popularity,Advertisement,Advantage     2011-11-23 07:58:15


  HTML5 Can Get the Job, But Can HTML5 Do the Job?


This post is part of our ReadWriteMobile channel, which is dedicated to helping its community understand the strategic business and technical implications of developing mobile applications. This channel is sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent. As you're exploring these resources, check out this helpful resource from our sponsors: Cultivating a Developer Ecosystem: Understanding Their Needs HTML5 is changing the way that developers create applications for the mobile Web. Yet, it is not the be a...

   HTML5,Future,Job,New feature     2011-08-12 07:45:29


  Using Data Loader Services in Microsoft Dynamics CRM


Customer usually feels pain of migrating large volume of data to other system that may result into loss of sensitive data as well. Developers have to write custom code as well to make data compatible with other systems. To reduce this pain, Microsoft has developed data loader services in cloud for CRM online. The benefit of this service is flexible data moving between flat files and it also reduces overall implementation costs too. What are the major benefits? Data importing has become much ...

   MICROSOFT CRM DEVELOPMENT,MICROSOFT DYNAMICS CRM,CRM     2015-10-19 01:45:36


  How Google Tests Software - Part Three


Lots of questions in the comments to the last two posts. I am not ignoring them. Hopefully many of them will be answered here and in following posts. I am just getting started on this topic.At Google, quality is not equal to test. Yes I am sure that is true elsewhere too. “Quality cannot be tested in” is so cliché it has to be true. From automobiles to software if it isn’t built right in the first place then it is never going to be right. Ask any car company that has ever had to do a mass...

   Google,Software,Testing,Quality,Fidelity     2011-03-22 14:31:00