jQuery performance: Avoid the each() method

jQuery performance is a huge an well discussed topic on the web with many opinions and arguments and this post is absolutely not about criticizing this fantastic library that helps us web developers every day, but showing that it also has some downsides and potential bottlenecks you should know about. One thing would be: When […]


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Code Snippet: Updated use of Google suggest for keyword research

In 2010 I posted an article about using Google suggest for keyword research. Google changed some things, so I updated the code to make it working today with some additional optimizations. Unfortunately Google does not provide the number of search results in the XML anymore, so that there are only the search phrases available. Nevertheless […]


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Code Snippet: Simple typewriter class for javascript (no plugin needed)

Today, I wrote some simple javascript class for writing text like a typewriter in a HTML document container. The class runs without any plugins and should be usable in any browser. If you have problems unsing it, please let me know in the comments. The only thing you have to do is implement a HTML […]


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Code Snippet: mysql_fetch_assoc in Python

Unfortunately the mySQL connector library for Python has no function like mysql_fetch_assoc known from PHP where you can fetch data from the database into an associative array. I needed that function for one of my actual projects, so I decided to write it on my own and share it, so that it maybe helps someone […]


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Code Snippet: Getting variables in python with a defined size of bits

For a new project I needed to do some low level programming in python in which I needed data types with a defined size of bits. Normally python organizes the size of your variables, so that you cannot make your variable a defined 8bit , 16bit, 24bit, etc. integer, but with some bitwise operations you […]


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Parallax scrolling in HTML5 canvas – HowTo

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A few month ago I created a simple animation in a HTML5 canvas. Today I had the idea of extending the example with parallax scrolling. Okay, so what exactly is parallax scrolling? Well, parallax scrolling is a technology used in 2D video and computer games where you create image depth in two dimensional spaces. Although […]


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E.A.T. – HTML5 arcade game first release

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Now, that I found some free minutes to work on private code I finished an alpha version of E.A.T., so that all of you now can play it. I tried to balance the game more, added a new soundtrack and new graphics before releasing it. The graphics are still crappy and if you can do it […]


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Code Snippet: Keep Alive check for servers

When you want to test out if your webserver configuration currently is supporting Keep-Alive requests and how it’s responding them, there are several ways. You could use Firebug, Chrome Developer Tools or you could use benchmarking tools like “ab” (ApacheBench) and so on. For me “ab” was always a good choice, but I seem to […]


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Simple 2D animation in HTML5 canvas

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I needed some animation for E.A.T., so I tried a little bit around with animations in the HTML5 canvas element and want to share some simple code with all of you wanting to know how animations in a canvas work. The example will use image sprites for the animation width a width and height of 48×48 […]


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E.A.T. – A small HTML5 canvas game

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After my snowflake experiment in a HTML5 canvas I wanted to get one step further and test the capabilty of the canvas in contrast to sprites and rendering. For that experiment I wrote some small game with the canvas element called E.A.T.. The goal of the game should be easy to guess as you can read […]


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