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Official List of Programming Resources

Postby jbullard » Tue Dec 13, 2005 10:49 pm

All,

I have compiled a list of programming resources that are available to you on the net. These are intended to help you out with programming. Mostly web languages but I am trying to get a list of other sites together like VB, VB.net, C, C++. So if you have any please share.

Web Resources
Microsoft-specific Resources
Apple-specific Resources
Linux-specific Resources
General Programming Resources
If you have a site please feel free to share it because as programmers, we need all the resources that we can get. Sometimes your code doesn't want to work for you but maybe with the help of these resources they will!

Again I hope these help those in need,

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Postby coreyw2000 » Tue Dec 13, 2005 10:55 pm

This is a great idea ^*^ I have stickied this thread :)

I have noticed that www.vbforums.com has some good resources
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Postby Grav!ty » Tue Dec 13, 2005 10:56 pm

Nice one Jason ^*^

I'm not a programmer myself but I'm sure these links will come in very handy to the members who are. Thank you for making the effort to put this together
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Postby jbullard » Tue Dec 13, 2005 10:58 pm

Thanks. And yes, I completely forgot about vbforums.
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Postby jbullard » Tue Dec 13, 2005 11:20 pm

Here are a couple more which are very excellent in my book.

PHP Scripts, Codes, Tutorial, and much more
http://www.phpfreaks.com/

This is a linux forum but offers more than just that.
http://www.linuxforum.com/

Apache Tutorials
http://www.apachefreaks.com/


MySQL Tutorials, Scripts, Codes, and General Help
http://www.mysqlfreaks.com/


Ajax
http://www.ajaxfreaks.com/



These are all great sites to find just about anything you want. But remember that there are a lot of us here who can help you out as well.
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Postby jbullard » Tue Dec 13, 2005 11:26 pm

They do an excellent job.

Here are some things that might be useful when web programming.

New Standards.

- In programming web pages try not to use tables. Use CSS instead. It is much more efficient and can do more than what a table could do. Does this mean use CSS for everything. No. It just means that tables are a thing of the past. For tabular data always use tables, unless you are an experienced programmer and know what you are doing. :)

- When trying to program sites, try to use cross browser support. IE is the most buggy system in the world, yet it is the most popular. However, don't forget about people using Mozilla, Firefox, Netscape, and AOL. For instance, the filter css tag does not work in all browsers. That is why we have the CSS Validator link up. Check your validation.

- Don't use large graphics. There is a link that Validates your website. Depending on your download speed of your homepage is whether you pass or not. Anything over 1 second is considered slow. There are sites with the same amount of graphics, using css that download in .2 seconds. This is fast. That is why we use CSS.

I think that wraps it up for now.

HTH,

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Postby jbullard » Wed Dec 14, 2005 1:33 pm

CSS is the standard whether it be 1, 2, or 3. CSS3 has changed a lot over the course of the year. My understanding, and correct me if I am wrong, is just basically removing the requirement to insert <div></div> tags. Instead of <div class="footer"></div> you can now use <footer></footer>. I was waiting for them to actually go to this for a very long time.

When I program, I do not use tables at all. I use XHTML and CSS. These are defined by your DOCTYPE which every web page should have. Otherwise it is not in compliance with W3C standards.

The one thing that you will notice over the course of the next couple of years is programmers starting to use less and less HTML. Most switched over to <div></div> tags instead of tables. Now from my understanding, coders are starting to use CSS3.

I just refer to CSS in general. That's all. :)
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Postby jbullard » Sat Dec 24, 2005 2:49 pm

Here is another site for the VB/C programmers out there. This is just an addin that you can purchase that pretty much lists all of the Win32 APIs.

http://www.infotomic.com/store/home/home.php

A little expensive in my book, but I have heard great things about them.

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Postby userdude » Sun Jan 29, 2006 4:13 pm

Javascript:
http://www.quirksmode.org
http://www.javascriptkit.com
http://www.crockford.com
http://www.youngpup.net/code
http://www.crockford.comJSON -- JavaScript Object Notation is lighter-weight and easier to deal with than XML; it is the future of object abstraction across networks, being lighter-weight than SOAP.

General reference material:
http://www.w3schools.com -- Make sure and check out the reference areas, which are very well organized and maintained. Has information on every element in HTML and every CSS attribute.
http://www.alistapart.com

Just links I like (design and such):
http://www.shauninman.com
http://www.squidfingers.com

I find it hard to find websites that offer truly great information on PHP and MySQL; hard, that is, to find sites that are better than the online documention/manuals:
http://www.php.net/docs.php
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Postby Telos » Thu Jul 06, 2006 10:15 pm

http://www.code-haven.com - Syntax guides for various languages (ie. C++, C#, PHP, Java.)
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