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jQuery contains example

The aim of this example is to show you how to pick the DOM elements that contain a specific string. jQuery provides the :contains selector for this purpose. The jQuery :contains('text') selector helps you to find the HTML elements containing the given text. The text can be contained directly in the element or in a child element. For example, this ...

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WordPress get_post_meta Example

Let’s take it as if you’re writing a post in your WordPress website. Being the nice guy he is, WordPress would actually facilitate this for you and why not add some little perks such as you including your favorite song for the moment, or even your mood into your post. This is done through metadata. How exactly? Look below!   ...

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The Definitive Guide to Ruby Heap Dumps, Part I

In my last post, we looked at how you can dig into memory “leaks” on Heroku. These techniques all work well if you can reproduce the memory bloat locally. When you can’t, we can take a “heap dump” off of a running production server and analyze it for more information. In this two-post series, we’ll look at the basics of ...

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jQuery Popup Window example 

The aim of this example is to show you how to use popup windows with jQuery. jQuery provides a good plugin that can be used for this purpose. A Popup window has a title and some content that may be a simple message or any HTML code (e.g. a login form etc.) The jQuery dialog() method is used to show ...

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Learning: FOMO, need to relevant or drive to grow?

Managing what you should learn next as a software developer is a constant struggle. You feel like you suck at knowing what to learn next with all the new technologies and skills you could potentially work on. In fact, with each new skill you’re gambling with your time. What you’re learning can easily end up being a considerable waste of ...

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Bootstrap Form Example

The aim of this example is to explain and use Bootstrap forms. Just as an introduction, a web form or HTML form on a web page allows a user to enter data that is sent to a server for processing. Forms can resemble paper or database forms because web users fill out the forms using checkboxes, radio buttons, or text ...

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AngularJS MVC Tutorial – Part 1 – Project Setup

1. Introduction When I was asked to write a tutorial on MVC using Angular.js, I was not sure how to attack the subject because Angular.js is really popular and tutorials like that are everywhere on the Internet. I decided to challenge myself and do a tutorial series in 3 parts on a full stack JavaScript architecture. In this first part, ...

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Fun With jQuery: Create A Puzzle

jQuery is a fast, small, and feature-rich JavaScript library. It makes things like HTML document traversal and manipulation, event handling, animation, and Ajax much simpler with an easy-to-use API that works across a multitude of browsers. Learning a new technology outside of the context of paid work can be challenging after writing code for business applications all day, so I ...

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Python: Parsing a JSON HTTP chunking stream

I’ve been playing around with meetup.com’s API again and this time wanted to consume the chunked HTTP RSVP stream and filter RSVPs for events I’m interested in. I use Python for most of my hacking these days and if HTTP requests are required the requests library is my first port of call. I started out with the following script import ...

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