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Applying AJAX to a PHP App to Make It Highly Responsive
By B.M. Harwani
Mar 20, 2014
AJAX is rapidly becoming an integral part of websites. It not only provides better interactivity but also reloads the dynamic content of web pages quicker than traditional web pages. Learn to apply AJAX in PHP applications to enhance interaction between the user and application.
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Building Windows Store Apps with with HTML5 and JavaScript
By Stephen Walther
Feb 20, 2014
This chapter teaches the basics of building Windows Store apps, showing how to take advantage of the features of Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 to build, run, and debug a Windows Store app.
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Protect C++ Legacy Programs by Using Python
By Stephen B. Morris
Feb 11, 2014
Stephen B. Morris illustrates a simple way to execute C++ programs by using Python. This approach is lightweight and yet robust, taking advantage of Python's powerful exception-management facilities. Learn how to achieve deeper integration between C++ and Python, while addressing important design issues.
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Jumping into jQuery and JavaScript Syntax
By Brad Dayley
Jan 29, 2014
This chapter covers ways to add jQuery and JavaScript to your web pages, creating and manipulating arrays of objects, adding code logic to JavaScript, and implementing JavaScript functions for cleaner code.
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An Introduction to Python Web Development Using the Pyramid Framework, Part 7
By Jesse Smith
Jan 13, 2014
In Part 7 of his seven-part series on learning Python Pyramid, Jesse Smith concludes the series by talking about the HTTP and Session objects.
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Top 10 Changes for Building Windows Store Apps with Windows 8.1
By Stephen Walther
Jan 8, 2014
If you are about to build a new Windows Store app, or you need to migrate an existing Windows 8 app to Windows 8.1, you need to be aware of changes Microsoft made that affect Windows Store app development. Stephen Walther outlines the top 10 in this article.
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An Introduction to Python Web Development Using the Pyramid Framework, Part 6
By Jesse Smith
Jan 6, 2014
In Part 6 of his seven-part series on learning Python Pyramid, Jesse Smith covers how to use Pyramid templates.
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Python and Your Phone: Let’s Talk About Kivy
By Katie Cunningham
Jan 6, 2014
Thanks to a new library, Python programmers can program apps using Kivy. This article introduces the key Kivy features and then shows how to handle layout in Kivy and explore some existing examples.
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Managing Software in Ubuntu 13.10 and 14.04
By Matthew Helmke
Jan 1, 2014
This chapter looks at the options you have to manage your software in Ubuntu. You will discover just how easy it is to install and even remove various software packages.
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An Introduction to Python Web Development Using the Pyramid Framework, Part 5
By Jesse Smith
Dec 30, 2013
In Part 5 of his seven-part series on learning Python Pyramid, Jesse Smith looks at how to create and manage views.
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Using JavaScript to Interact with the Browser
By Brad Dayley
Dec 30, 2013
Learn how to use the screen, window, location, and history objects that provide JavaScript with an interface to access information beyond the web page, and how to use those objects to implement cookies, popup windows, and timers.
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An Introduction to Python Web Development Using the Pyramid Framework, Part 4
By Jesse Smith
Dec 23, 2013
In Part 4 of his seven-part series on learning Python Pyramid, Jesse Smith examines the startup and request processes.
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An Introduction to Python Web Development Using the Pyramid Framework, Part 3
By Jesse Smith
Dec 16, 2013
In Part 3 of his seven-part series on learning Python Pyramid, Jesse Smith discusses the Python project structure.
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An Introduction to Python Web Development Using the Pyramid Framework Part 2
By Jesse Smith
Dec 9, 2013
In Part 2 of his seven-part series on learning Python Pyramid, Jesse Smith looks at how to configure a Pyramid application by using Imperative and Declarative configurations.
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Five Minute Python Programming Primer
By Katie Cunningham
Dec 4, 2013
This user-friendly Python tutorial will have you up and running in Python programming in no time. A perfect primer for beginners, you will program a simple game after learning about variables, programming math, logic, for loops and if statements, and more.
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Advanced Debugging in the Linux Environment
By Stephen A. Rago
Nov 21, 2013
In this article, Stephen Rago describes some of the free tools available for the Linux operating system to help you debug your programs. You will learn about some very effective tools (systemtap, strace, valgrind, gdb) and how to effectively employ them in real-world scenarios.
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Understanding Python Basics for Raspberry Pi
By Richard Blum, Christine Bresnahan
Nov 21, 2013
Get a wonderful overview of Python basics, including output and formatting output from Python; creating legal variable names and assigning values to variables; and various data types and when they are assigned by Python. Learn how Python can handle input from the keyboard and how to convert the data types of the variables receiving that input.
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An Introduction to Object-Oriented Concepts in Python, Part 5
By Jesse Smith
Nov 11, 2013
Programming expert Jesse Smith shows how to improve Python program design by using data structures.
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Learn Python the Hard Way: Comments and Pound Characters
By Zed A. Shaw
Nov 6, 2013
In this excerpt from Learn Python the Hard Way: A Very Simple Introduction to the Terrifyingly Beautiful World of Computers and Code, 3rd Edition, Zed A. Shaw shows you how to use comments in Python.
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An Introduction to Object-Oriented Concepts in Python, Part 4
By Jesse Smith
Nov 4, 2013
Programming expert Jesse Smith shows how to make Python programs more robust by using exceptions.

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