PostgreSQL Part II

PostgreSQL Part II
Last time, I ended up covering the Quickstart part of the Postgres with PHP tutorial on Lynda.com. This was the reason it was so accelerated. I was wondering why this course was just throwing me into files with tons of PHP code without explaining each step from the beginning. The following sections in the tutorial ...

PostgreSQL Part I

PostgreSQL Part I
Today we will be looking at PostgreSQL with PHP tutorial on Lynda.com. I’ll be writing this post while learning the material so this post may seem like a set of notes. You can download PostgreSQL from here. Remember to run the executable as an administrator. The first few sections teach us mostly about how to ...

Setting up a PHP Environment

Setting up a PHP Environment
One of the hardest parts of learning a new language is getting the proper environment set up for it. Learning Python on Udacity was easy because they had a web based application that could interpret Python for you. All you needed was a modern day browser. Learning jQuery was also fairly easy. This time all ...

jQuery Basics Part VI

jQuery Basics Part VI
Welcome to the last post about jQuery Basics. Today, I’ll be covering Videos 13-15 of the jQuery video series. We will cover asynchronous form transmission, adding other jQuery plugins, and more about switching CSS styles. In Video 13 we explore asynchronous form submission. We have a form and after we submit to it, we will ...

jQuery Basics Part V

jQuery Basics Part V
Today we will be looking at Video 11 and 12 of the basic jQuery series. Video 11 practically creates a limited version of Hoverzoom which is a great extension for Chrome (especially for Reddit and Facebook). Whenever we hover over an image, we want to display a bigger version of the image closeby. This is ...

jQuery Basics Part IV

jQuery Basics Part IV
Now we will be looking at Video 7-10 of the series. In these videos we will be learning more applicable functions of the jQuery library. In Video 7 we learn a pretty neat feature that deals with what happens when we “hover” over something. Hovering means we have put our mouse cursor over the element ...

jQuery Basics Part III

jQuery Basics Part III
In this post we will be looking at Videos 4-6 of the jQuery for Absolute Beginners Video Series. Video 4 and video 5 cover advanced selectors and removing and adding elements. We will be focusing on adding and deleting list elements. An example can be found here. var i= $('#second li').size(); console.log(i); $('a#add').click(function(){ i++; $('<li>' + ...

jQuery Basics Part II

jQuery Basics Part II
In this post we will be exploring / reviewing the first 3 videos of the jQuery for Absolute Beginners Video Series. We will be examining what each video covers and also be looking at what some code snippets do. The full code will be available at my Github and hosted at Pagoda Box Engine Yard ...

jQuery Basics Part I 2

jQuery Basics Part I
If you want to be a web developer, you must learn jQuery. I’ve been to several interviews for web development companies and while having a knowledge of HTML, CSS, and Javascript is nice, it seems that knowing jQuery will (for entry level positions) distinguish you from others applying for the same job. Luckily jQuery is ...

Intro to Computer Science

Intro to Computer Science
The best way for anyone to start learning computer science online is through Udacity. I found a link to Udacity off of Reddit on a thread when someone was discussing Code Academy (can also be a useful site that will be talked about in the future). Udacity just started this year with the first course ...