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jQuery Serialize Example

In this example, we’ll talk about serialize(), a popular method of jQuery. The serialize() method serializes a set of input elements into a string of data. It creates a URL encoded text string by serializing form values. You can select one or more form elements (like input and/or text area), or the form element itself. The serialized values can be ...

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How to maintain the habit to learn coding skills

Managing to find time to improve your coding skills is hard with all the other obligations you have to keep up with. You don’t want to burn out: you need to maintain a social life, spend time with your family and have time for a few hobbies away from the computer and get some exercise in. When you do get ...

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jQuery noConflict Example

The aim of this example is to present you with an important method of jQuery, the noConflict() method. As you already know, jQuery uses the $ sign as a shortcut for jQuery. There are many other popular JavaScript frameworks like: Angular, Backbone, Ember, Knockout, and more. What if other JavaScript frameworks also use the $ sign as a shortcut? If ...

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Starting your own web development business

So you think you have finally arrived! You have “mastered” a handful of technologies that allow you to create a website solution from a full stack standpoint. You have experience setting up a database, experience in some language or a couple options, and you know your way around CSS well enough to make a shiny looking product. So then the ...

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jQuery preventDefault Example

In this example we are going through a rather useful jQuery method called .preventDefault(). Sometimes you have a hyperlink that needs to be a hyperlink but you don’t want it to process and open the link but only call a javascript function say. Fortunately there is a function in jQuery to stop the hyperlink action. The preventDefault() method cancels the ...

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Folding Postgres Window Functions into Rails

You’ve heard of window functions in PostgreSQL, but you aren’t quite sure what they are or how to use them. On the surface they seem esoteric, and their use cases are ambiguous. Something concrete would really help cement when window functions are the right tool for the job. We have our work cut out for us! Through this post we’ll ...

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jQuery keypress Example

The aim of this example is to show you how to capture keyboard keys events, specifically when a key is pressed. In jQuery, there is a method for that, .keypress(). The keypress() method triggers the keypress event, or attaches a function to run when a keypress event occurs. In other words, it binds an event handler to the “keypress” JavaScript ...

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jQuery UI Accordion Example

The aim of this example is to go through jQuery UI Accordion. The .accordion(options) method declares that an HTML element and its contents should be treated and managed as accordion menus. The options parameter is an object that specifies the appearance and behavior of the menu involved. Accordions are more and more finding their way into websites as navigation through ...

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