Monday, July 29, 2013

Parse methods and what you need to know

We all need to parse one data type into another now and again. Parsing can cause your application to fail unexpectedly if you do it wrong. When parsing, you need to be aware what trouble you may get into.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

What you should know about "javascript:"

Several years ago I posted on the ASP.NET forums a conversation piece. I received much feedback with the presentation of a topic that, even then, was an artifact feature of HTML interpretations. The anchor tag over the decades has been abused beyond what should be normal use. This humble tag had been the hook for many actions that a user may take upon a page.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Generated Image URLs and Broken Links

I had a task at a job that I recently held which was to render a list of images into a table with some metadata attached to them. However, there was a small catch. These image URLs that were being provided were generated and the image was not guaranteed to be at the URL that was created. So I had to find a way to render an image unavailable place holder or render the image. Here is the solution I came up with.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Saving Handsontable Data

What prompted me to use handsontable

I was working on replacing an old Excel web control with a more user friendly and needed a JavaScript library that provided the functionality that I needed. After investigating several libraries I decided that handsontable provided me the best solution.

Ajax Lesson

NOTE : This lesson uses jQuery as the interface for basic AJAX work. By no means is AJAX a product of jQuery and you do not need jQuery to ...