Archive for February, 2009

New Arrayzing Command: merge()

Some nights, as I lay awake in bed, trying to sleep, I think about Arrayzing workflows.  Lately, I’ve been thinking of the different ways users might use Arrayzing. In particular, I’ve been thinking of how a user could edit a subset of elements in a zing without disturbing other elements. The result of this thoughtstream is a new Arrayzing command: merge().

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Arrayzing vs. Array: get() and set()

What does Arrayzing provide that a normal Array doesn’t? I hope to answer that question in my series of posts Arrayzing vs. Array. In today’s installment, we’ll take a look at what the get() and set() functions offer over an Array’s traditional [] accessor.

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Arrayzing Design Choices

Lately, I’ve been working an awful lot on a new project called Arrayzing.  The goal of Arrayzing is to adapt the design of jQuery to work with JavaScript arrays of anything. 

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Exploring Java and VB.Net Syntax, Part 1

The syntax of a programming language is a large part of how a programmer interacts with a language. Being somewhat of a programming language enthusiast, I’m always curious about how different programming languages stack up syntactically.

Today, I’m going to take a look at an variety of programming tasks and show how they are done in both Java and VB.NET (the .NET 1.1 version). Since both these languages have differing feature sets, I’ll try to only use features that both the languages have, in order to compare them fairly. I know this might misrepresent the complexity of the languages, and I’m cool with that. The purpose of this post is merely to explore and discuss the syntax of each language.

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Creating an HTML document with .NET

Sometimes when you’re programming, you’ll want to generate an HTML document. This may be because you’re writing some sort of web app, or maybe you want your program to be able to output in a web-friendly format.

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