Aug 28, 2006 News Wire

  • For those who learn best by doing, this site teaches you Structured Query Language (SQL), the language for working with databases, by letting you type in and run snippets of code on the site to solve problems of increasing difficulty.
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  • An insightful analysis of the factors that are holding the free image editing software The GIMP from dethroning Photoshop as the industry standard.
  • Although the jQuery JavaScript library has some attractive features that set it apart, this rebuttal of a recent blog post throws some cold water on its creators’ enthusiastic bashing of competitors like Prototype.
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  • A two-part interview with Alex Russell, co-creator of the Dojo Toolkit, the most comprehensive open source JavaScript library. A man of deep thoughts and considered opinions, Alex shares his thoughts on the history and future of the massive library.
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  • A new look at an old chestnut. Although there is nothing new on the subject here, it does provide a nice, clean summary of the thinking behind many developers’ decisions to give XHTML a miss and stick with HTML for now.
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  • A nice extension to the Windows XP shell that lets you view information about FLV (Flash Video) files in the File Properties window.
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  • malikyte

    Ahhh, welcome back, news wire. How I’ve missed thee.

    - hope your trip to OSCon and anything else was enjoyable, Kevin. Thanks for continuing with the news wire!