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JSL – a New JavaScript Library

By • Jul 20th, 2008

Yesterday, I published a new JavaScript Library – JSL. It borrows many ideas from the famous jQuery library. Download Packed Version – 13 KB Source – 38 KB Features The Standard Stuff… CSS DOM Selectors Ajax Functions Event Handling is abstracted Ability to change style of an element. Extendable by Plugins Supports all Modern Browsers […]



Rules for Creating an RSS Feed

By • Jul 17th, 2008

Some rules for creating an RSS feed.



Python Reference Manual has a lot to Learn From PHP

By • Jun 4th, 2008

Unlike the other scripting languages I work with(like PHP, Ruby, JavaScript, etc.), I am not comfortable using Python. I have made some stuff in Python(for example, frees) – but I could get into the flow as easily as with other languages. For the longest time, I thought it was because of the whitespace issue. But […]



Hello Script For JavaScript

By • May 22nd, 2008

The next language to get the Hello Script treatment is JavaScript – my favorite language. Before we go any further, here is the definitions for Hello Script and JavaScript – just to make sure that we are on the same page… Hello Script ‘Hello Script’ is a file that contains the most commonly used elements […]



Hello Script for PHP

By • Mar 15th, 2008

In the last post I introduced the concept of ‘Hello Script’ – a file that contains the most commonly used elements of a programming language so that it can be used as a cheat sheet when working with that language. I thought I can elaborate on that concept by creating Hello Scripts for all the […]



Learning a New Programming Language: The ‘Hello World’ Method

By • Mar 6th, 2008

Learning a new programming language is fun – and essential if you want to stay competitive. I try to learn new languages all the time(my latest target is Haskell). As a result, I have a system to make learning new languages easier. This is for people who already know a programming language and want to […]



Alertle Launched

By • Feb 10th, 2008

I am one of the geeks behind Alertle. Its a web based RSS Reader. I am responsible for a good amount of the JavaScript areas of this app 🙂 Features Single Page Application The entire application is contained in a single page – everything is done through Ajax. I will not advice that you make […]



Defining Web 2.0 – At 3 Levels

By • Jan 23rd, 2008

Web 2.0 – almost everyone have heard the term – but few are sure about its meaning. Unfortunately, it cannot be defined easily. People in different fields have their own unique definitions for the term. In this article, I will attempt to define the term at three different level – the Philosophy, the Technology and […]



Kerala BarCamp 2 – In Cochin

By • Jan 10th, 2008

Following the success of the first barcamp in Kerala, we are organizing a second one. This time it will be at Cochin. The date and venue has not been decided yet – we want it to be decided by the community. For those of you who don’t know what a BarCamp is, here is the […]



Installing the acts_as_taggable Rails Plugin

By • Dec 20th, 2007

You don’t have to write a lot of code to get tagging support in your Ruby on Rails application – you just have to install a plugin. This is how you install the ‘acts_as_taggable’ plugin… First go to the Ruby on Rails application folder and open a terminal at that location. Now run this commad… […]