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  Which one has a worse reputation, JavaScript or PHP?


There has a been a lot of criticism of PHP over being a badly designed programming language. JavaScript seems quite a similar language with loose-typing and flexible array declarations/memory management, but is widely adopted by industry leaders such as Google. Google even has a JavaScript style guide. Many people think that PHP has a worse reputation than JavaScript. Carlos Ribeiro gave his analysis on a high level which doesn't touch the language syntax. Attributing JavaScript success to it be...

   JavaScript,PHP,reputation,comparison     2014-05-03 06:26:10


  Good ways to build communities around a web product


If a product wants to be successful, there are must be a group of loyal users of the product. Though their influence, more and more people get to know and product and start to use the product and again promote the product. The most difficult thing to promote a product after building an excellent product is to find the first bunch of users. For web products, same conditions apply, but the ways to promote the product may be more abundant. Besides the advertisement, there are other ways a web produ...

   Web product,Community,Promotion     2014-03-12 07:37:05


  Ways to check existence of JavaScript object


The design of JavaScript is not so sophisticated. It's very easy for us to make mistakes if we are not very careful when using JavaScript. For example, to check the existence of JavaScript object.Now we want to check whether a global object myObj exists or not, if it doesn't exist, we declare it. The pseudo code for this is :    if(myObj not exist){        declare myObj;    }You may think it's very easy to write the code. In fact, ...

   JavaScript,object,existence     2012-05-03 08:40:04


  8 very useful and free web security testing tools


With more pervasive of web applications, web security threats are becoming increasingly prominent. Hackers gain web server control by exploiting web server vulnerabilities and SQL injection vulnerabilities, then they may tamper with web content, or steal important internal data, the more serious is to inject malicious code into web pages to affect visitors of websites. Attention is gradually warming up to Web Application Security. Here we recommend eight very useful and free web security testing...

   Website, security,Web security,Attack     2012-07-22 10:59:09


  Global web browser market share statistic in June


The war among the leading web browsers is still on after Google Chrome took over IE as the No.1 web browser last month. Let's take a look at the market share for different web browsers in June 2012.According to statCounter.  Chrome still remains at the No. 1 position and its market share is continuously increasing. Its market share increases by 0.28% from 32.43% in May to 32.71% in June. While for IE, eve. though it lost its No. 1 position to Chrome last month, its market share still...

   Web browser, Market share,June,2012     2012-07-02 06:08:17


  Some lovely software design quotes


  Every time when I read technical books, I like reading the quote of a famous person at the start of a chapter(if any), usually they are very interesting. Here is a collection of famous quotes. Life’s too short to build something nobody wants – Ash Maurya, Running Lean author Give someone a program, you frustrate them for a day; teach them how to program, you frustrate them for a lifetime. – David Leinweber There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is...

   Quote,Software design     2012-10-13 09:13:34


  I’m too lazy to be a HTML developer


There’s no denying it. I’m just to damn lazy to be an HTML developer. This really sunk in when I looked at a tutorial for doing a jQuery Lightbox – for a client project. The tutorial was titled “Super Simple Lightbox with CSS and jQuery” but after reading it over I thought a better title would be “A really freaking hard tutorial on the inane intricacies of doing something that looks simple but in reality is a skein of HTML, Javascript and CSS that no one except an HTML Jedi Ma...

   Web design,HTML,JavaScript,Complexity,Messy     2011-12-18 10:42:45


  File upload once again


File upload is one of the oldest operation of web design. After 20 years, it's still has no big change, difficult to handle, lack of interaction and poor user experience. Web developers have thought many methods to improve the experience of uploading file in web apps, they developed various plugins based on different JavaScript libraries. However, because of the difference among different web browsers, there is no common interface which makes these plugins work properly or easily on all web brow...

   Web design, File upload, Asynchronous,HTML5     2012-09-02 11:52:21


  Have you used these JavaScript libraries before?


Are you a vanilla JavaScript developer or a JavaScript library lover?  If you are a vanilla JavaScript developer, please feel free to step away silently because you may not get what you want, but if you are a library or framework lover, please bookmark this page as what we list below are what you may use in the future. There are tons of JavaScript libraries created to ease the headache of developers who have to deal with different browsers on different devices. You may use some of them befo...

   JavaScript,Framework,Library     2014-09-27 22:06:55


  Test-Driven Development? Give me a break...


Update: At the bottom of this post, I've linked to two large and quite different discussions of this post, both of which are worth reading... Update 2: If the contents of this post make you angry, okay. It was written somewhat brashly. But, if the title alone makes you angry, and you decide this is an article about "Why Testing Code Sucks" without having read it, you've missed the point. Or I explained it badly :-)Some things programmers say can be massive red flags. When I h...

   Test driven,Application design,tool     2011-10-17 10:19:16