YUI Rollover Part 2: Improving JavaScript Performance and Scalability

In my previous article we traded in old school JavaScript habits for unobtrusive methods and the Yahoo! User Interface Library (YUI). The YUI's Event and DOM extensions greatly simplify basic DOM scripting tasks. Let's build on this foundation and improve the rollover script's performance and scalability.

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Introduction to Unobtrusive JavaScript, DOM Scripting, and the Yahoo! User Interface (YUI) Library

If you know JavaScript but have yet to make the leap to unobtrusive JavaScript, read on. I'll demonstrate how to upgrade a traditional DHTML rollover to an unobtrusive script and then to a script that leverages the Yahoo! User Interface Library's (YUI).

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Subversion Administration: Separate an SVN Repository into Individual Projects

I've been using Subversion since the Gallery Project switched to it from CVS a few years back. I decided to install Subversion to manage my freelance projects last year and am getting up to speed on repository administration. I flip-flopped for a while on whether to keep projects in a single or separate repositories. I initially decided to keep everything in one repository, but later decided to separate them out. Fortunately, the svnadmin and svndumpfilter utilities make it relatively simple to separate repositories into individual projects.

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Notes on Choosing a PHP Framework: A Comparison of CakePHP and the Zend Framework

UPDATE:Parlez vous Français? Guillaume Rossolini has created a French translation of this article.

Are you considering using a PHP framework for your next project? If so, this article's for you. I've narrowed down my choices to CakePHP and the Zend Framework and have documented my findings here.

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Database Development in Eclipse with the Data Tools Platform (DTP)

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I'm getting lazier. I mean lazy like looking for 10 minutes for a lost TV remote rather than getting off the couch to change the channel. Sure, it's not a big deal to switch back and forth between Eclipse and the MySQL Query Browser or phpMyAdmin, but those seconds add up.

In this post I'll show you how to take advantage of another part of the "I" in the Eclipse "IDE".

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