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Jack of all Languages > Murach's HTML5 and CSS3

Posted 07 August 2015

I was asked to review Murach's HTML5 and CSS3 by Anne Bohem and Zac Ruvalcaba. The book assumes very little prior knowledge and does a good job of introducing HTML and CSS. It guides the reader all the way from installing an editor to uploading their site to a host. Along the way, the reader will also pick up responsive design, learn recipes...

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Jack of all Languages > Total Eclipse

Posted 20 March 2015

Today there was a near-total eclipse. Glasgow was overcast and the only evidence was a slight darkness. Just as we thought we were going to miss it the maximum-eclipse (or thereabouts) struggled through, pale and moon-like through a veil of cloud. Then a few minutes later we caught a brighter glimpse.

But this article is about Eclipse the Java...

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Jack of all Languages > Misplaced Advice

Posted 09 February 2015

I was doing some marking in the first year teaching labs and there was an incident that made me think hard about the way I give advice. On this particular day the students had to write a method to add up all the numbers in an array. Here was one solution:


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Jack of all Languages > Code Review

Posted 05 February 2015

There is a design and it is incredible. It exists in documents and on whiteboards and in some unit tests but mainly it exists in my head. It's a marvel of software engineering, both efficient and elegant. It is instantly updated as my understanding of the problem evolves or as the requirements change or as my original assumptions are dashed in...

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Jack of all Languages > Fixing Java on the Desktop

Posted 31 January 2015

Java has a poor reputation for writing desktop applications. This is despite having no fewer than three GUI toolkits in its core libraries. It has the Abstract Window Toolkit (AWT) which uses the native operating system's UI controls. The AWT has been long superseded by Swing. Swing uses lightweight controls (i.e. drawn by Java, not the OS)...

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    burakaltr Icon

    06 Mar 2013 - 18:18
    Thanks for Your Precious Input. I Found the character counting thing very bedazzling. I have the code to it that I wrote Myself, but it took me Long to find a subtle Algorithm :)
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    cfoley Icon

    18 Oct 2011 - 03:29
    Cheers! The next one is in progress, but I'm having to learn and write some programs first. It's going to take a little time...
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    Dogstopper Icon

    18 Oct 2011 - 03:24
    Nice blog. Can't wait to see more
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    ayaz 786123 Icon

    25 Feb 2011 - 06:49
    have a nice day sir
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    cfoley Icon

    16 Feb 2011 - 17:26
    Oooh thanks! Your comment is the first I heard!
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    m-e-g-a-z Icon

    16 Feb 2011 - 15:34
    Congrats on becoming a Forum Leader! :)
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    Dogstopper Icon

    08 Jan 2011 - 23:49
    "Cabbage" is much better! :D
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    cfoley Icon

    06 Jan 2011 - 16:19
    Cheers dude!
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    Dogstopper Icon

    06 Jan 2011 - 14:36
    "Purple DIC-headed Warrior" doesn't quite apply now that you got the promotion. Well done!
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    DaneAU Icon

    08 Sep 2010 - 09:19
    "cfoley has no profile comments yet. Why not say hello?"
    I don't have many comments either, so i am only doing what the thingy below said to do, hello cfoley and thanks for the thanks :)
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