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MYSQL: str_to_date - String to Date Documentation. Docs Explorer. Plugins. Datejs - A JavaScript Date Library. 40+ JavaScript and jQuery resources that will make you a better. 2008 - A Year of Awesome JavaScript. Games It's been a great year for JavaScript games.

2008 - A Year of Awesome JavaScript

It looks like DHTML and canvas-based games are now capable of taking over some of the areas where Flash used to dominate. Many people have been building remakes of classic video games like Super Mario, Pac-Man, Breakout, Space Invaders, Bomberman or T&C Surf Designs. Others took the old arcade traditions and applied them to their own ideas, giving us cool games like Matt Hackett's Spacius, Mark Wilcox's Invaders from Mars, VertigoProject's RedLine Racing or a twist on the classic Tetris game. We've even seen some roleplaying games, like the very cool Tombs of Asciiroth or the more graphical CanvasQuest by Andrew Wooldridge and the Prototype based ProtoRPG by Pierre Chassaing. 2008 also saw a few libraries for JavaScript / DHTML game development pop up, most notably GameJS (pictured to the left with its demo game, Jetris) and GameQuery, the latter being an extension to the popular jQuery library.

Demos Emulation Graphics Audio Odds and ends. Easy Ajax and DOM manipulation f. Quot; The Dojo Toolkit in Practice. Script.aculo.us - web 2.0 javascript. Ajaxian. JavaScript Auto-Complete Type-Ahead affect for dropdown menus.

Feature of the script Cross-browser JavaScript that adds (correct) type-ahead/auto-complete effect for dropdown menus in IE and other browsers Browsers compatibility (tested July 2010) Internet Explorer: Works well and now IE menus can finally have type-ahead feature! Firefox: Works well and fixes a long-standing Firefox bug (typing 'CCCC' won't find the right entry) Chrome: Works well and fixes the same browser bug (typing 'CCCC' won't find the right entry) Opera: Works well but not needed - Opera already has correct type-ahead feature Safari: Sometimes does not work - Safari does have its own buggy implementation of type-ahead, but it also has the 'CCCC' bug that is NOT corrected by this script Demo Try the following menus (simply select one and start typing 'a', 'b', 'c' (or '1' etc. in the 2nd menu) in any order, and the menu will jump to the option matching what you typed) How to use the script: Version change log. Essentials of the DOM and JavaScript in 10 Minutes.

Developer Center: AJAX. Asynchronous JavaScript + XML, while not a technology in itself, is a term coined in 2005 by Jesse James Garrett, that describes a "new" approach to using a number of existing technologies together, including: HTML or XHTML, Cascading Style Sheets, JavaScript, The Document Object Model, XML, XSLT, and most importantly the XMLHttpRequest object.

Developer Center: AJAX

When these technologies are combined in the Ajax model, web applications are able to make quick, incremental updates to the user interface without reloading the entire browser page. This makes the application faster and more responsive to user actions. Although X in Ajax stands for XML, JSON is used more than XML nowadays because of its many advantages such as being lighter and a part of JavaScript. Both JSON and XML are used for packaging information in Ajax model. Documentation Getting Started This article guides you through the Ajax basics and gives you two simple hands-on examples to get you started. Using the XMLHttpRequest API Server-sent events. 30 Second AJAX Tutorial.