Akash Mehta is a web developer and freelance writer specializing in web application development.

Akash's articles

  1. Easy Ajax with jQuery

    Example 2 – Chat with jQuery To demonstrate the true power of jQuery, we’re going to make a fully featured Ajax chat application. This will allow users to post messages, and automatically update itself — all without any page refreshes. As we’re now dealing with a slightly more complex application, I’ll also take you deeper […]

  2. Easy Ajax with jQuery

    Ajax is changing web applications, giving them a responsiveness that’s unheard of beyond the desktop. As Akash shows in this hands-on tutorial, jQuery makes it easy to integrate Ajax into your web applications.

  3. Get Started with PHP on Windows with SQL Server Express

    In a recent article, we saw how easy it is to get a web server up and running on Windows with PHP, IIS, and SQL Server Express using the Web Platform Installer. In this article, Akash explains how to use those tool together to build a simple web app.

  4. A Crash Course in Django

    Web development frameworks enable you to build highly functional applications very quickly, and are increasingly seen as a must for any new project. Python-based Django bills itself as “the Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines,” and after following along with Akash’s crash course, I think you’ll have to agree!

  5. Adobe AIR: Supercharged Development with Debugging

    The AIR 1.5 update to Adobe’s flagship RIA platform is here, and with it a host of new features to supercharge your development. In this article we’ll look at the fantastic new debugging system, available in the Aptana IDE. The first 200 people to complete the quiz at the end will receive a free book!

  6. Learn Adobe AIR, Part III: Beyond the Browser

    In this tutorial, the third in Akash’s series on learning Adobe AIR, you’ll see how to convert your own web application to a nifty desktop application. Along the way, you’ll also learn how to upload files, talk to the server, and more. Take a quiz to win a free book!

  7. Microsoft, Nokia Adopt jQuery

    Microsoft have announced that jQuery will be supported by the next version of Visual Studio, and Nokia’s Web Run-Time platform will also bundle the JavaScript library in future releases. These announcements only strengthen jQuery’s position as the most popular library for web developers.