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  • Using Views in Apache Cordova

    In Apache Cordova apps, the first (and sometimes the only) view that comes up upon starting your app is called the Home View. Rob Gravelle explains how to configure your Home View to perform a search and display the results within the same page.

  • Apache Cordova Persistence Options

    The Apache Cordova Mobile Framework relies entirely on web technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to create cross-platform mobile apps. Rob Gravelle explains how Apache Cordova's use of client-side technologies opens up a wealth of storage possibilities.

  • Persistence in Java EE Applications

    A major enhancement in EJB 3.0 is the addition of the new Java Persistence API (JPA), which simplifies entity persistence and adds new capabilities to EJB 2.1. The Java Persistence API deals with the way relational data is mapped to Java objects called "persistent entities", as well as the way that these objects are stored so as to make them available across multiple application sessions. In this Article, Rob Gravelle demonstrates how to create an Entity class that conforms to the JPA.

  • Create a Java EE Web Application using the Glassfish Server

    Not long after Java first released Java Beans, the Spring Framework was introduced. Now, Oracle, the makers of Java, have fought back with the EJB 3.1 spec. Rob Gravelle demonstrates how to create a Java EE application project and configure a Glassfish server in the Eclipse IDE.

  • 8 Responsive Design Mistakes to Avoid

    In this article we look at 8 responsive design mistakes to avoid. Doing so will help you build better sites.

  • HTML and Graphics Tutorials

  • How to Create Lightbox Popups in WordPress

    In this article we look at Lightbox popups using a WordPress plugin and a AWeber, a popular autoresponder program.

  • 8 Rules to Follow When Using TWAIN for Your Image Capture Web App

    This article will touch upon the history of TWAIN and its wide use before diving into developer planning considerations. With a focus on developing image capturing applications to use within web-based document management applications, the article will uncover 8 rules for TWAIN-based application development.

  • Beyond HTML

  • Using Jasmine 2.0's New done() Function to Test Asynchronous Processes

    Jasmine 2.0's new done() method replaces the runs() and waitsFor() methods of earlier versions to make it more similar to other testing frameworks. Rob Gravelle shows how to use Jasmine 2.0's done() method to test DOM events without polluting the test subject page with test code.

  • Testing For Variable Emptiness In JavaScript

    In general terms, a variable is said to be empty when it has been declared, but not assigned a value. In most languages, that equates to having a value of null. In JavaScript, unset variables are assigned a default value of undefined. Rob Gravelle presents a few functions that test a variable for emptiness using various approaches.

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