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RIA: Desktop Notifications in Google Chrome

I’ve seen a number of blog posts floating around today about GMail Desktop Notifications (here, here, here, here and here — did I miss anyone?). I tried them out myself and they are very useful. Being a rich web applications

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Detecting file size overflow in PHP

One of the things that separates a good web application from a great one is how gracefully they handle failures. One of the often overlooked cases is when a user attempts to upload a file that exceeds the set PHP

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A method called ‘delete’ in Flex and AS3

You are in for a headache if you have try to call a method or create a member variable with the name of a reserved word in Actionscript. It can lead to such fun situations as having variables called: insert;

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Drop shadow tricks in Flex

Every display markup language has its frustrating moments. Adobe Flex isn’t any exception. I ran into a little trouble a while back when trying to put a drop shadow on a HBox component. Here is the effect that I wanted

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