Hands on with Small Basic

I started playing with small basic last night.

Turns out, it's a very good introduction to programming (I started with JavaScript, then C++, and this is much more simple/powerful in the early stages)
It's very similar in syntax to ASP or VB.

Since it's a variant of Basic, it has some things that I'm not a fan of (goto), but really, I won't hold that against it, goto makes sense in english, so it makes sense for a beginning language.

I took a few minutes and downloaded small basic, .Net 3.5 and the ...

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In Defense of jQuery

Not that it doesn't stand up on its own right, but I have to throw my $0.02 in.

I came across this article on 'why mootools and not jquery' from Julio Capote in my feed this morning.


I'm going to do a point by point here.

  1. Classes: "Eventually you'll want real classes to structure your UI logic". While This is what you want, the better I get at jQuery the more I use chaining. I also lean toward functional programming and not OO programming, so...yeah. I'm just saying that this isn't necessarily a ...

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Sample Agreement Generator

Here is another post about some little tool I've made..

This one will take a set of checkboxes and radio buttons (anywhere on a page, doesn't have to be in a table or anything) and turn it into a block of text.

Caveat: you can't have any other checkboxes or radio buttons on the page with this snippet, it will behave poorly.

Check out the source below to see how it works. 21 Lines long, the value="" can be as long as you want. Post a comment if you have any questions.

This could ...

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JS Sudoku Solver

Here it is, plugin a puzzle, hit try. If it doesn't work, hit Try again. If it doesn't work after a few times, hit possibilities, put that in the comments, and I'll see if I can sort it out. Happy sudoku-ruining

If you want, you can embed this ...

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Issac Kelly