Tag Archives: Web Development

Check out my jQuery beginners Article at iprodeveloper.com

By | April 12, 2013

The article Dive Into jQuery (Part 1 appears in the April online and print editions of iProDeveloper.com. The target audience is primarily IBM i developers, but it’s actually a good introduction for anyone, regardless of server-side technology, who wants to learn jQuery.

How To Write an SQL Trigger for IBM i

By | April 24, 2011

In Product Development at our company we are considering a new approach to writing transactions functions (used for shopping cart applications, etc.) which suggests a use for database triggers.  We want to update the transaction header with the current timestamp whenever the transaction detail file is updated. I decided to try using an SQL trigger… Read More »

New Version of jQuery UI Feedback plugin

By | September 24, 2010

The jQuery UI Feedback plugin I wrote lets you show an informational or error message next to a UI component on your page. Its primary intended use is for AJAX-driven applications, where you want to provide some instant feedback to a user. You can read documentation, download it and try it out at this page… Read More »

How to access cross-domain data with AJAX using JSONP, jQuery and PHP

By | July 9, 2010

I’m guessing that if you are reading this post you have already encountered the problem of the same origin policy with regards to retrieving data with AJAX from urls in other domains than your’s (the requesting domain). This policy, enforced by browsers, means you cannot fetch raw data from other domains with straight AJAX calls.… Read More »

How To Assign The Current Date and Time to a MySQL Datetime Field using PHP

By | February 18, 2010

This is a no-brainer, but I always forget how to do it. MySQL datetime fields are stored in this format: 2010-02-18 10:33:18. Here’s a trivial example showing you how to populate a datetime field with the current date in the correct format, then write it to a table: Another question might be: “Why?” – when… Read More »

The jQuery UI CSS Framework – Part 2: How To Create Widget-style Boxes

By | February 3, 2010

This is the second post in a series on the jQuery UI CSS Framework.    Here’s the first one. Today I’ll show you how to create a nice looking box that has sort of a widget appearance to it. The jQuery UI components already provide similar functionality. For example, the Dialog Box is quite pretty, and… Read More »

How To Embed A Google Calendar Gadget In Your Web Site

By | February 1, 2010

Google provides two simple ways, other than you writing your own client code to talk to their APIs, to embed a calendar in your web page. One method is easily found by Googling for the info. This link explains how you can generate a piece of code directly from your calendar settings page, which you… Read More »

New Version of jQuery Feedback Plugin released

By | January 22, 2010

This is version 1.0.1. It corrects a bug where the ‘above’ and ‘below’ options did not work, and it also lets you place a message immediately above an element, with the left side of the message area aligned with the left edge of the element itself. I have also updated the demo page to include… Read More »

The jQuery UI CSS Framework – Part 1: Intro and How To Style a Button

By | January 20, 2010

This is the first in a series of articles on the jQuery UI CSS Framework.. This is a powerful suite of CSS selectors that you can use to build web applications with a consistent UI. The main jQuery UI demo page shows you a list of UI widgets (which are still somewhat limited in scope… Read More »

How to correct font size problem with tables in jQuery UI widgets

By | December 30, 2009

I just recently used jQuery UI tabs in an application. Within a couple of the tabs I used tables for content (let’s not have a religious debate about using tables for layout, please). Anyway, the font size came out much bigger than for text in a paragraph, for example- in FireFox. I looked at the… Read More »