September 2004

Web Developer Boot Camp

A short course in some of the basic concepts and technologies used in developing content for the web. It is not intended to be self-contained nor complete, but is intended to provide some basic pointers on how to develop cross-browser web content while at the same time providing pointers to more complete references for further study. The intended audiences are beginning to intermediate web developers who are interested in developing content which supports by the Mozilla-family of web browsers such as Mozilla Seamonkey and Mozilla Firefox. [ 2004-09-26 ]

Architecture - Web Developer Boot Camp

Understanding at least a little of the architecture of the web is important in order to properly develop web content. The Internet consists of interconnected computers running programs which communicate with each other. The Web consists of client computers running Web browser programs which communicate with server computers running Web server programs. [ 2004-09-26 ]

Content Types - Web Developer Boot Camp

Content Types are a means of identifying web pages, images, and multimedia files on the web and in email that allow web browsers and email clients to correctly and safely display content. The proper handling of Content Types is fundamental to the correct operating of the Internet sites however many sites have improperly configured web servers which are a major cause of problems for users of Mozilla and Firefox and some users of Internet Explorer 6 on Windows XP, SP2. This article explains Content Types, the reasons why proper configuration is important, lists common Content Types and explains how to configure Apache and IIS to properly report Content Types. [ 2004-09-29, Modified 2004-09-30 ]

JavaScript - Web Developer Boot Camp

JavaScript™ (also known as ECMAScript or JScript) is an interpreted, object-oriented programming language commonly used throughout the web to provide interactive features to web pages. This article introduces JavaScript, outlines some of the basic principles behind programming using JavaScript and illustrates the differences between the different implementations available in Mozilla and Internet Explorer. [ 2004-12-23, Modified 2005-01-18 ]

Freedom, Open Source and Open Society

In the 21st century Open Source programs serve the same function as the printing press did in earlier centuries and are as fundamental to the freedoms required for an Open Society. The importance of Open Source for freedom of speech and the press has never been clearer, however the threats to the ability to create Open Source programs are just as clear. [ 2004-09-19 ]

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