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Applet interaction with URL hash

March 15th, 2011

Applets don’t have to be just isolated box on a web page. They can communicate with a web page in which they are placed. Below is example of how can applet react to URL changes and also cause the changes.

Advantages

  • Possibility to creates anchor which changes the state of an applet, for example selecting a tab in tabbed pane.
  • State changes are added to window history, so you can use back and forward buttons.
  • No need to reload applet nor web page.

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Hybrid class with JavaScript and PHP

January 9th, 2011

JavaScript and PHP are very often used together in one project. In order to facilitate programming with these two languages I created a library that allows you to implement part of the class in JavaScript, and the rest in PHP. In this way, you can call a JavaScript method written in PHP. The developer can focus on creating code, and synchronization is done by the library.

Applications

Objects in JavaScript are client-side, allowing you to interact with the user. Logical layer remains on the server side.

  • Create and modify objects in the GUI, which are next written in PHP, for example in a database.
  • Validation of data entered by the user.
  • Hiding parts of the implementation from the user.
  • Use features not available in JavaScript. More…