Kevin began developing for the Web in 1995 and is a highly respected technical author. Kev is a world-renowned author, speaker and JavaScript expert. He has a passion for making web technology easy to understand by anyone. Yes, even you!

Kevin's articles

  1. Java Language Basics Article

    Operators As I said above, any program that does anything useful will likely have to perform some kind of calculation, or manipulate information in some way or another. So far we’ve seen how to define pieces of information and store them in variables in preparation for that work to be done. In this section, I’ll […]

  2. Java Language Basics Article

    Data Types In the previous example, we identified the roomTemp variable as being of the int data type, meaning that it could store integer (whole number) values. Now let’s say you keep your laboratory a little warmer than most, so you wanted to record a temperature of 22.5 degrees. You might modify line 8 of […]

  3. Java Language Basics Article

    Variables (cont’d.) Once created and assigned a value, a variable may be used anywhere the value it contains might be used. Let’s look at a simple program that prints out the room temperature as stored in a variable. Open your text editor and type the following (remember, don’t type the line numbers), then save the […]

  4. Java Language Basics Article

    Are the complexities of Java and programming in general getting you down? In this article, Kevin brings you up to speed on the basic syntax of the Java language, including variables, data types, operators, and control structures.

  5. Getting Started with ASP

    To market yourself as a Webmaster these days, you need to have some skill building online applications. In this first article in a series, Kevin Yank helps you get your feet wet by introducing the VBScript programming language, and how to use it to write dynamic Web pages with ASP.

  6. Getting Started with Java

    Oh sure, Java began as a language for writing Web-based Applets and cross-platform applications, but in the past few years its role has been expanded to include server-side programming of Web pages. In this article, Kevin guides you through the process of writing your first Java program!

  7. Beginning PHP4

    PHP was designed to be a language that presents a familiar face to developers experienced in languages like C and Perl. Consequently, people with little or no programming experience will benefit greatly from a guided tour of the language to get them started, which is precisely what “Beginning PHP4” from WROX Press provides.

  8. Review: UltraDev 4

    Including support for WYSIWYG development of sites driven by ASP, JSP, and CFML, Macromedia’s Dreamweaver UltraDev 4 brings a host of powerful new features to the table, along with everything that Dreamweaver 4 has to offer.

  9. No-Refresh Links

    Kev sheds some light on another of the Web’s little-known tricks, thanks to some help from the readers of the Tech Times. Learn how to make hyperlinks and forms that run a server-side script without loading a new page in the user’s browser.

  10. CSS Is Easy!

    Cascading Style Sheets. The name alone is intimidating, conjuring up images of cryptic code and syntax, too difficult for the layperson to grasp. In reality, however, CSS is one of the simplest and most convenient tools available to Web developers.