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Introduction to Voice XML Part 3: Voice XML Grammars
By Frank Coyle
Aug 10, 2007
Improve the quality of the voice interface by understanding the rules of voice grammars.
Introduction to VoiceXML Part 2: Working with Forms
By Frank Coyle
Aug 3, 2007
Create a login page and data capture page for a Baseball Facts Hotline.
An Introduction to VoiceXML
By Frank Coyle
Jul 27, 2007
If you've ordered a pizza lately, you've used VoiceXML. Learn how it works.
How to Read and Write RSS Feeds
By Laura Lemay, Rogers Cadenhead
Jun 29, 2007
How to Host a Virtual Meeting
By David Christiansen
Jun 29, 2007
Virtual meetings aren't like face-to-face meetings; learn to do virtual well.
Windows SharePoint Services and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server: Programming with Features and Solutions
By Kevin Hoffman, Robert Foster
Jun 15, 2007
Getting Started with Subversion on Windows
By Stephen B. Morris
May 25, 2007
Stephen Morris shows you Windows users how you can easily benefit from all the advantages of Subversion without needing complicated Unix emulation tools.
Reading and Writing RSS Feeds
May 14, 2007
Programming with Features and Solutions
May 7, 2007
Joining the YouTube Community—And Creating Your Own Channel
By Michael Miller
May 4, 2007
As the summer heats up and the TV season winds down, you can get your video fix on the popular video-sharing site YouTube. In this sample chapter, you'll learn how to work with channels, groups, friends, and contacts as well as chat with other users via streams.
Joining the YouTube Community—And Creating Your Own Channel
Apr 16, 2007
Creating Smart Forms with AJAX
By Kris Hadlock
Dec 29, 2006
Web forms are very important pieces of an application. They're used for registration, logging in, or even payment for services. Kris Hadlock explains the importance of creating "smart" forms and how to use AJAX to improve the forms in your applications.
Optimized Presentation of XML Content
By Ivan Pepelnjak
Dec 15, 2006
Ivan Pepelnjak shows how to optimize the process of converting XML back-end data stored on a web server into HTML markup displayed in a web browser.
Reap the Benefits of Web Caching, Part 2: Reduce the Download Time
By Ivan Pepelnjak
Nov 17, 2006
Now that you've mastered the basics of web caching (setting the content expiration date), it's time to deploy more caching mechanisms to reduce the download time. In part 2 of his series, Ivan Pepelnjak explains how to get the most out of the HTTP caching architecture when using dynamic web pages.
Getting Started with AJAX and the XMLHttpRequest Object
By Joshua Eichorn
Nov 3, 2006
This chapter introduces you to the XMLHttpRequest object, showing you how to work around its implementation differences between browsers. Also learn how to make some actual page requests, both in a synchronous fashion and in an asynchronous fashion. This chapter finishes with some various fallback approaches that can be used if a browser doesn't support XMLHttpRequest, including how to use IFrames and cookies as your communication channel.
Reap the Benefits of Web Caching, Part 1: Explicit Content Expiration
By Ivan Pepelnjak
Oct 27, 2006
In this three-part series, Ivan Pepelnjak describes how you can benefit from the web caching architecture to increase the speed of your ASP or PHP applications while reducing the load on your web server. Part 1 shows you how to use explicit content expiration.
RSS Aggregation with PHP and AJAX
By Kris Hadlock
Oct 20, 2006
An RSS aggregator is the perfect application to build with a standard AJAX engine, but cross-domain AJAX requests to RSS feeds are not possible. In this article, Kris Hadlock shows how to leverage a simple PHP function to bridge the gap between the AJAX engine and RSS content.
Podcast Pigeonholes: Genres and What Makes Them Work
By Mur Lafferty, Rob Walch
Sep 8, 2006
Mur Lafferty and Rob Walch list the most popular categories for podcasts along with some examples of successful podcasts in each, things to think about in each genre, and what makes these particular genres work.
Using Ebay Auction Listing Services and Software
By Michael Miller
Sep 8, 2006
eBay's default sell your item form is fairly customizable, but should you instead use a third-party listing service or program? Michael Miller explores your options in this sample chapter.
Seven Steps to XML Mastery, Step 7: Ensure XML Security
By Frank Coyle
Aug 25, 2006
We’ve come a long way since the beginning of our journey toward XML mastery. In the last article of his series, Frank Coyle examines XML-related security issues. We begin by looking at the family of XML security standards and then move on to the threat of black-hat attacks and what you can do to safeguard your XML-based applications.

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