Running background processes in PHP

2008-05-18T05:00:14+00:00 May 18th, 2008|PHP|

So you’ve just built a fantastic processing routine for your application. You’ve checked and double checked the integrity of user input, and you’re doing some serious processing. There’s only one [...]

Getting Started with AJAX in jQuery

2010-05-25T21:57:56+00:00 May 11th, 2008|AJAX|

AJAX is probably the biggest thing you can add to your site; with AJAX, you can dramatically increase functionality, and give your end users more usable web applications. But AJAX is tricky to get started with - it usually requires very complex JavaScript knowledge. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to get started with AJAX using the jQuery JavaScript framework.

Web Database Access from Desktop Applications

2010-05-25T21:57:51+00:00 May 6th, 2008|PHP|

There may be growing interest in moving computer applications from the desktop to the Web. But desktop applications are still a huge market, whose demise has been prematurely reported by the media in the past, and will most likely be reported in the future. In addition, for many domain areas, a Web browser — even for an AJAX-powered site — will be insufficient for many application needs.