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Web 2.0 -- mash it up and bring it on!
With Mix06 currently underway I thought this would be a good time to blog one of my favorite quotes surrounding web mashups. This comes right from the Wikipedia definition: It is postulated that mashups are the beginning of the end for traditional operating systems. While operating systems currently serve as a collection of APIs for organizing and storing files and applications, it is quite possible that in a few years all APIs will exist entirely online, and that operating systems will be replaced ......

Posted On Monday, March 20, 2006 7:51 AM

Desert Code Camp hits Phoenix this May!
Recently I published the registration page for the Desert Code Camp, coming up Saturday May 6th in Phoenix. After being up only 10 days, we have over 20 confirmed speakers that have stepped forward to present sessions! All I can say is I feel really fortunate to have such strong community support for this right out of the gate. For anyone in the Southwest corner of the United States that would like to come out and enjoy a day of good geeky fun with us in Phoenix, I would ask you to run, don't walk ......

Posted On Sunday, March 19, 2006 8:09 PM

Preventing double-posting on a web page
A question was posed to the Arizona Groups list about how to prevent double-posting to a form on a web page. My favorite solution to do this is set up a variable to track if the submit has happened yet or not. The HTML needs to end up looking like this:<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" > <HTML> <HEAD><title>Fo... <body> <script language="javascript"> var haveSubmitted=false; function FirstSubmitOnly() { ......

Posted On Sunday, March 12, 2006 5:55 PM

Handling timeouts gracefully in AJAX using client-side code
This question was posted to the AZGroups list: Has anyone come up with a solution for handling timeout issues related toAJAX, especially with regard to allowing the user to cancel a request? Thisincludes cancelling the response to the client as well as notifyingthe server that the request has been cancelled, allowing the server topossibly kill the request process. AJAX comes in many flavors, so for this sample I'll just write the most generic callback code possible in Javascript using XMLHttpRequest. ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 7, 2006 7:27 AM

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