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  A turing machine in 133 bytes of javascript


Multiply turing machine The fact it took me 20 lines of javascript to implement a nondeterministic turing machine simulatorlast week kept me up at night. All weekend. Too much code for something so simple and I kept having this gut feeling implementing a basic version shouldn’t take more than 140 bytes. Sunday afternoon I sat down for about an hour,...

   Turing machine,JavaScript,Simple code     2011-11-28 09:27:28


  Backend-as-a-service?


As the list of *-as-a-service’s continues to grow, I thought I’d throw one into the mix. What about the idea of a backend-as-a-service (BaaS)? The recent surge of client side Javascript frameworks along with the attractiveness of simple RESTful APIs has created an environment where server-side interaction can be reduced to simply database interaction (including validation and some computation). But why stop there? What if the server-side of the equation was simply a RESTful, schema-les...

   Web design,Backend,Service,BaaS,Client JavaScript     2011-12-29 09:07:38


  Interaction between JavaScript and Frameset


ou want to change more than one frame at a time? OK, well here is how to do make the trick work for you! The first thing you will need is a frameset to get you started. Again, I will use a frameset with two frames. Here is the code for the frameset page: <HTML> <HEAD> <TITLE>Frames Example 5</TITLE> </HEAD> <FRAMESET cols=\"20%,80%\"> <FRAME SRC=\"page1.htm\" name=\"left_frame\"> <FRAME SRC=\"page2.htm\" name=\"right_frame\"> </FRAMESET> <...

   interaction,javascript,html,frameset,fra     2011-03-22 12:50:47


  JavaScript finite state machine


Finite state machine is a very useful design model, it can be used to simulate many events in the world. In short, finite state machine has three features: Number of states is finite At any moment, one object can only be in one state In some condition, it will transfer from one state to another state In JavaScript, finite state machine can be applied in many places. For example, one menu element on a webpage. When the mouse hovers on the menu, the menu will show up, while the mouse moves away...

   JavaScript,Finite state machine,State     2013-09-02 11:00:57


  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


  Writing great JavaScript


I probably could have named this post something like “Writing clean, validating and portable JavaScript”, but that would be no where near as catchy. The problem with “great” is it means different things to different people. I am going to show you my idea of great which may differ from many developers views, but I hope it helps someone improve their code. So what’s the point in this, why can’t you just carry on writing JavaScript as you have been for ages. It works doesn’t it...

   JavaScript,Great,Clean,Tips     2012-03-24 05:18:12


  Three ways to define class in JavaScript


In object oriented programming, class is the template of object, it defines the properties and methods of a group of objects. Unfortunately, JavaScript doesn't support class, but we can have some workarounds to simulate class.1. Constructor functionThis is the classical approach, it is also the approach mentioned in many text books. It uses the constructor function to simulate class and it uses the keyword this to represent the object internally.function Cat() {  this.name = "Kelly";}when cr...

   JavaScript,Class,Method,Private,Inheritance     2012-07-09 11:59:51


  Node.js: Five Things Every PHP Developer Should Know


I recently started working on a few Node.js applications. Coming most recently from PHP (and Drupal in particular), I found the transition to Node.js to be surprisingly easy. Pleasurable, in fact. But I had to learn to think differently about a few things. Below I list the five things I think every PHP developer should know about Node.js. 1. Node.js Is Built On Chrome's JavaScript Engine Google's browser, Chrome, has a notoriously fast JavaScript engine called V8. And this JavaScript engine ...

   PHP,Node.js,Developer,Feature     2012-02-09 07:37:48


  Regular expression to get html meta description


When we need to process a HTML page source code, we often need to retrieve the meta description of the page besides the links in the page. This description is usually located in <meta> tag of a HTML page. The meta description is very useful for search engine index. How can we retrieve the meta description? If we use a regular expression, we can easily get the meta description. In JavaScript, the regular expression looks like : var pattern = /<meta.*?name="description".*?content="(.*?)"....

   Regular expression,meta description,HTML,JavaScript     2012-07-03 10:09:20


  Commonly used AJAX frameworks


Have you ever wondered to design your website like desktop applications? Fortunately, with AJAX we can achieve this. By using AJAX, we no need to refresh the whole page when we just want to update a portion of a website such as the weather information or news panel. This makes our web apps look like desktop applications and bring good user experience to our visitors. You can create an XMLHttpRequest object every time when you want to initialize an AJAX call, unfortunately you may need repeat eve...

   AJAX,framework,jQuery,Dojo,YUI     2012-06-27 04:40:05