Sunday, April 13, 2008

Useful articles and links 3

  • Google Code University
    This website provides tutorials and sample course content so CS students and educators can learn more about current computing technologies and paradigms. In particular, this content is Creative Commons licensed which makes it easy for CS educators to use in their own classes. The Courses section contains tutorials, lecture slides, and problem sets for a variety of topic areas:
    • AJAX Programming
    • Distributed Systems
    • Web Security
    • Languages
  • 10 JavaScript Effects to Boost Your Website’s Fanciness Factor
    Here’s a collection of 10 powerful – yet easy-to-implement — JavaScript effects to supplement your web page’s interface. These were picked using a “bang for your buck” methodology; meaning that these effects were chosen specifically because they provide high-impact effects with very little effort in installing and using them.
  • 10 things IT needs to know about Ajax
    The introduction of any new Web technology will affect a network's infrastructure in ways that range from inconsequential to earth shattering. Ajax is one of the more disruptive new Web technologies traveling across networks today. To help you minimize future surprises on your network, we've outlined the 10 things you should take to heart about Ajax.
  • Calling WebServices via AJAX
    how do you call web services from JavaScript? At least, that's what they asked me, but not really what they meant (I'll explain what their real question was in a subsequent post).

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