CHEATSHEETS & REFERENCE

July 24, 2006

CHEATSHEETS & REFERENCE For programmers who need to quickly check syntax, built-in variables and so on, a short “cheat sheet” can be very useful. This site links to many cheatsheets and quick reference pages. Most of the ones I checked were in HTML form. If you want cheatsheets to print, this site has many in PDF format Quick Reference Cards.


Great programmers respond to questions

July 24, 2006

Sztywny Blog – Stiff asks, great programmers answer
“I asked 10 questions to a bunch of programmers that I consider very interesting people and I respect them for variuos things they created.” Wow! What a group of great programmers: Linus Torvalds, Dave Thomas (Pragramattic programmer series), David Heinemeier Hansson (Author of Rails framework), Steve Yegge (I don’t know him), Peter Norvig (Research director at Google), Guido Van Rossum (Python creator), James Gosling (Java creator), and Tim Bray (one of XML and Atom specifiers). He also asks questions that might interest students just starting their careers.


Color Scheme Generator 2

July 24, 2006

[ws] Color Scheme Generator 2 A very nice color scheme generator which allows selecting the design of the scheme, web safe colors, and shows how it will appear with several types of vision. Here is another with a simpler, less flexible interface: Color Schemer – Online Color Scheme Generator.


CSS examples

July 22, 2006

CSS examples a set of very nice CSS demos showing a variety of effects. I learned something just by looking.


HTML Dog

July 22, 2006

HTML Dog
“HTML Dog is a guide and resource, for beginners and experts alike, to the most commonly used technologies in making web pages – HTML and CSS.” It has “six Guides in three categories – Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.” Of special note is a section called Sons of Suckerfish which does an excellent job of explaining how to construct drop down menus using CSS and a tiny bit of javascript. Succint and clear. Very nice!


javascript.crockford.com

July 22, 2006

http://javascript.crockford.com/ has a few, but excellent, articles on Javascript. Survey of the JavaScript Programming Language is an excellent overview of the language for a knowledgable programmer. He succinctly covers syntax, inheritance and the underlying concepts of the language.


Six Ways To Protect Wireless Networks

July 21, 2006

BYTE | Six Ways To Protect Wireless Networks These techniques will discourage the casual wireless leachers but will not block determined hackers. Just like a seat belt doesn’t guarantee your safety it certainly improves your chances for a safe drive, all wireless users should implement these suggestion. Something new to me was the AirSnare tool the author recommends. I plan to try it this weekend.

digg – The six dumbest ways to secure a wireless network explains the shortcomings of some of these techniques.