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Using Password Hashes To Prevent Lawsuits

JANUARY 29, 2010

When it comes to security in web applications, just like with security in anything physical, you can never be totally and 100% sure that your data and application will be protected from malicious actions...

Vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer Lead to German Ban

JANUARY 21, 2010

I'm back to continue beating the dead horse. I hate Internet Explorer... and not just IE6. I hate Internet Explorer 7 too. Internet Explorer 8 fixed some of the issues of its predecessors, but in my eyes, it's still subpar when there are so many alternatives available...

Use Google Page Speed Tool to Speed Up Your Site

NOVEMBER 17, 2009

With the vast majority of internet users surfing on high speed broadband connections (94% of active internet users in the USA), should we, as website owners and developers, even bother optimizing and shrinking our code, content, and resources? Yes! To stay ahead of your competitors, you want to have lightning quick...

Google Releases Closure, Tools that Made Gmail, Docs, Maps

NOVEMBER 5, 2009

Google has just released what appears to be their entire library of JavaScript packages that they've used across all of their web applications (Gmail, Google Maps, Google Docs) to keep a common look and feel and provide a consistant cross-browser experience...

Prototype JS vs jQuery - A Comparison

OCTOBER 29, 2009

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Prototype vs jQueryBefore I joined RustyBrick I had been coding basic JavaScript functionality into websites mostly "by hand", in other words, without using a well defined third party package...

Building Audio Cue Data in Adobe Soundbooth CS4

SEPTEMBER 16, 2009

One of RustyBrick's newest iPhone apps, Goldilocks and the Three Bears lets youngsters take advantage of the iPhone's touch screen with its 'press to speak' functionality. In both modes, anyone can tap a word to hear it spoken. In 'read to me' mode, the words are highlighted as the narrator reads them...

Google's Virtual Keyboard & Prototype JavaScript

SEPTEMBER 16, 2009

Google recently stepped up their multiple languages game by adding support for additional languages in their Languages API. This includes nine new typing layouts for their drop-in virtual keyboard typer for form field controls...

Benefits of OpenID

AUGUST 26, 2009

I jumped on the OpenID (wiki) bandwagon a few months ago when I realized that, through its widespread adoption and use, we may one day never have to register (and thus memorize or record) a username and password for every single website we want to interact with...

RB + Video Games + UFC

AUGUST 24, 2009

It probably doesn't come as a surprise to anyone, but many of us here at RustyBrick enjoy video games. Well, that may be an understatement. There are a few of us that REALLY enjoy video games, myself included. We also happen to be very competitive...

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