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JavaScript Variables: Initialization, Booleans, and Numbers

Uninitialized variables show as a type of undefined. So do variables that haven’t been declared at all. We should always initialize variables so that we know that undefined means we haven’t declared the variable. null is an empty object pointer. We should initialize objects to null so that the typeof will return the correct data …

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JavaScript Identifiers and Conventions

Everything in JavaScript is case-sensitive. Characters in an identifier name (variable, function or property) can be letters, numbers, underscore or dollar sign. The first character can not be a number. Of course, keywords can not be used as identifiers. Using camelCase for identifiers is the best case practice. Comments in JavaScript are // for single …

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How a Blinky Monitor Made Me More Productive – SyncMaster T260HD Blinking Problem – HDMI instead of DVI to Thunderbolt Mini Display

I have a SAMSUNG SyncMaster T260HD Monitor hooked to my iMac as my second monitor. I’ve had it for about 5 or 6 years and I love it. Sometimes I wish it were a little bigger, but otherwise it’s perfect. It is a TV and a Monitor. I’ve used it as a TV a couple …

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Symfony Getting Started – The View Tutorial – Twig

I remember when I first started using Symfony 1.0 in a PHP web development shop. We had backend programmers, front-end developers and designers. The designer would create the design. Then, the front-end developer would create the html/css with place-holders for the dynamic data from the design. And then I would go in and replace the …

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Wix, Weebly or WordPress – What's the Best Way to Build Your First Website?

I was asked by two people yesterday this question: “What’s the best way to build my website?” One had started on Wix and was running into limitations and was thinking about WordPress.com. The other was on Weebly and having some complications. It’s a very good question. I’ll give you MY opinion. Wix.com, Weebly.com, and WordPress.com …

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Displaying Notifications from your Website on your Mac Desktop – Hooks

I found a cool little tool that lets me add notifications to my desktop from my websites – Hooks. It was easy to install and get working. After I downloaded the Mac app which gave me my API key, I included the javascript file in my html page. Now I can use one small javascript …

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