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Common Branching Structures in Computer Programming

Branching structures make your computer programs run different instructions depending on the value of specific data. Branching structures, like the ones listed below, allow your computer to run more effectively [more…]

Common Mathematical Operators Used in Programming

In computer programming, four basic ways are used to manipulate numbers: adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing. To perform a mathematical operation with two numbers [more…]

Tips for Writing Computer Programs

When you’re ready to write a computer program, keep these how-to tips on programming in mind so the program you create has clear instructions for the computer to carry out tasks effectively: [more…]

Beginning Programming For Dummies Cheat Sheet

If you’re just beginning to write computer programs, follow these helpful guidelines to create an effective program. Know the common loop structures, branching structures, and mathematical operator symbols [more…]

Showing, Hiding, Sliding, and Fading Elements with jQuery

jQuery effects are great fun and can transform a simple, static Web page into a dynamic, interactive experience for the site visitor. Part of the visual interest that jQuery offers is the capability to [more…]

Inserting Content Before, After, and Inside Elements with jQuery

jQuery provides you with easy ways to get at the data in your Web page. In particular, you can insert any content you want, anywhere on your page. The examples that follow all use this sample code: [more…]

Online jQuery Resources

As you gain experience with jQuery, you'll likely have questions about more advanced jQuery techniques. And after you use jQuery plug-ins, you’ll be hooked and want to get more. [more…]

Selecting Elements with jQuery

jQuery allows you to select elements in a Web page with ease. You can find anything you want in a page and then use jQuery to add special effects, react to user actions, or show and hide content inside [more…]

jQuery For Dummies Cheat Sheet

jQuery is a powerful and simple JavaScript library that you can use to select elements in your Web page, add impressive special effects, and insert content. Also find great resources for jQuery tips, tutorials [more…]

HTML, CSS, and JavaScript Code Hints

As a Web designer, you use some bits of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript code frequently but not often enough to commit to memory. The following HTML code, CSS style, and JavaScript hints are handy when you are [more…]

Using the My Object in Visual Basic 2008

The most impressive single language feature in Visual Basic 2008 is the My object. The My object is an object that exposes commonly used .NET technology through an easy-to-understand hierarchy. In short [more…]

Keyboard Shortcut Keys for Visual Studio in Visual Basic 2008

A ton of shortcut key combinations are built into the Visual Studio feature of Visual Basic 2008, and you can feel free to use them all. You can also make your own keyboard shortcuts in the Options dialog [more…]

How to Modify the Options Panels in Visual Basic 2008

You can change almost everything about how you use your programming environment from the Options dialog box in Visual Basic 2008. Take the time to familiarize yourself with this handy dialog box and set [more…]

Visual Basic 2008 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Visual Basic is a much-used programming language, and Visual Basic 2008 makes using it easier than ever. The My object helps you look through the layers to see the whole structure. And, you get access [more…]

HTML Resources for Building a Web Site

HTML is the language of the Web. Every Web site is built on this language or on a variant of it. However, HTML shouldn’t be intimidating; it’s a relatively straightforward technology. If you need help, [more…]

Java and JavaScript Resources for Building a Web Site

Java applets add power and functionality to your Web site. JavaScript provides enhanced user interfaces and other functionality to create dynamic Web sites. These two technologies help your Web site be [more…]

Visual Studio 2010 Technology and Terminology

Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET framework included their own terminology for these technologies. The following table includes definitions of some common terms you’ll encounter as you develop applications [more…]

Common Visual Studio 2010 Item Templates

When working with projects in Visual Studio 2010, you’ll encounter a dizzying array of item templates to help you create your projects. The following table describes many of the common templates to help [more…]

Common Visual Studio 2010 Project Types

Visual Studio 2010 comes with many project templates to create the necessary boilerplate code and files you need to start developing applications. In the following table, you’ll find some definitions of [more…]

Visual Designers in Visual Studio 2010

Visual Studio 2010 comes with many visual designers to make creating reports, designing classes, designing user interfaces, and modeling data extremely simple and intuitive. The following table lists each [more…]

Visual Studio 2010 Keyboard Shortcuts for General Development Environment

Visual Studio 2010 keyboard shortcuts for the general development environment increase developer productivity by allowing you to perform most common tasks without taking your hands off the keyboard. [more…]

Visual Studio 2010 All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Visual Studio 2010 is a complete rewrite of the user interface, but it still has the familiar commands and tools from previous releases. Visual Studio 2010 provides a dizzying array of editors, controls [more…]

Python's Built-In Functions

Built into the Python interpreter are a number of functions (pieces of code that carry out specific operations and return the results of those operations), including math functions other than the standard [more…]

Python String Methods

The following list shows you how to perform common string methods, or actions on a string, in Python. Type the specific order to achieve the desired result. [more…]

Python For Dummies Cheat Sheet

New to programming in Python? No worries. Whether you're working with string methods or built-in functions in Python, this Cheat Sheet helps you program the correct order for the operation so you achieve [more…]

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