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Friday Links #58

Programming Computers John Robbins’ Blog : Paraffin3.1: New and Improved! - Produce Windows Installer XML (WiX) fragments of files in your installations. The big feature of Paraffin is that is automates the management of your...

AdSensor Updated

AdSensor is a Windows Vista/Windows 7 Sidebar gadget that monitors your AdSense account. Now you can keep track of your Internet riches without logging into the AdSense Web page. You can read more about it...

Friday Links #57

Programming Computers Regular Expression Library – A Silverlight regular expression tester. “wordwrap” for JavaScript - James Padolsey - This function emulates PHP’s wordwrap. Using your Personal Computer 10 Useful Firefox Extensions to Supercharge Firebug -...

Converting URLs to Hyperlinks in JavaScript

I hunted around for a JavaScript method to convert URLs in a text stream to hyper-links and came up short. I wrote this quickie method that works for the limited data I’ve thrown at it....

Asynchronous XMLHttpRequests in JavaScript

XMLHttpRequest (XHR) is a DOM API that can be used inside a web browser scripting language, such as JavaScript, to send an HTTP request directly to a web server and load the server response data...

Friday Links #56

Programming Computers Windows API Code Pack for Microsoft .NET Framework - The Microsoft Windows SDK is a set of tools, code samples, documentation, compilers, headers, and libraries that developers can use to create applications that...

Simply Weather Update

A couple of nice tweaks for this release. First, the layout has been improved to handle languages other than English better. Dutch turns out to be a challenging one to fit in Simply Weather’s small...

Friday Links #55

Programming Computers Unit Testing is Not a “Figure It Out Later” - If someone tells you to wait and do it later on the “next project”, it’s really not their decision. Unit testing is for...

jQuery Delay Function

Oddly, jQuery does not have delay function. The usual technique, from what I gather, is to use the animate function. Most examples use the opacity property as an animation target. $(selector).animate( { opacity: 1}, 3000,...

Improving your code with LINQ and Lambdas

I’m surprised at how much code I review that still does not take advantage of the newer constructs of C#. Here’s an (admittedly contrived) example. static void Main() { var names = new[] { "name1",...
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