Archive for May, 2011

Codeproject’s of the month

My two cool code project article of the month

Some great code that helped me on a clients project. Love it.

http://www.codeproject.com/KB/IP/Active-Passive-FTP-Client.aspx

This c# FTP library is a solution I had to come up with for a client, it supports both Passive FTP and Active FTP.  It does this by using an interface abstraction. So it enables you to use either Active FTP or Passive FTP without changing any code. The files included in the project are:

Great intro article for powershell

http://www.codeproject.com/KB/tips/IntroductionToPowershell.aspx

For years UNIX/Linux administrators have looked down on the windows environment,one of the main reasons being that windows did not have a nice CLI. UNIX has always had sh, bash, ksh which are great shells. Microsoft has now introduced Windows PowerShell (Codename MONAD) a very powerful .NET based shell. A shell is a great tool for system administrators to automate tasks.PowerShell has all the same features as the current UNIX shells like.

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3 Awesome jquery mobile plugins

Phones are no longer meant only for communication since they now have a whole range of interesting features that provide entertainment and education as well. There are plenty of interesting jQuery mobile plugins that are optimized for use on the latest smart phones that are becoming increasingly popular with customers all over the world. These plugins are designed to permit you to perform a whole range of features so that you can create a mobile webpage within a few minutes and without putting in too much effort. They are all very useful but 3 of them attract attention in particular.

  1. jQTouch: This is a popular plugin for mobile web development. It has been optimized for the iPhone and iTouch and other smart phones and provides an immersive experience. It offers 8 core page animations as well as support for custom extensions. It also has a ‘fast touch’ feature that can dramatically speed up responsiveness.
  1. jQuery Touchwipe: This awesome plugin helps you create amazing looking image galleries for your mobile websites. You can use it to create a wipe event on an iPhone, iPad or iPad Touch in order to scroll through an image gallery. Designers like this plugin because it is reasonably light at 1kb.
  1. jQuery Mobile Drag and Drop: Unlike other drag and drop plugins, this one works on normal desktop browsers as well as on mobile devices since it provides excellent scrolling functionality. It is very versatile and easy to use and is only quite lightweight.

These are just some of the examples of jQuery mobile plugins that are getting website designers excited. Given the popularity of smart phones it is only to be expected that software developers will focus on this area and come up with even more interesting jQuery plugins for mobile websites.