Tony Lea

Keeping your Node Server running Forever

June 30, 2012 Yeah, it's really cool that you can start your node server from a terminal window by typing 'node server.js', but then you close the terminal or disconnect and your node server is no longer running......

What is NPM?

June 28, 2012 When getting started with Node JS you may hear the term NPM being used often (usually lowercase 'npm'). What exactly is it and how can you use it? Well... npm stands for Node Package Manager and it...

A Simple Node Example

June 16, 2012 Here is a simple Node JS example that I hope will help someone's journey with getting started with Node JS a little easier. First off, I thought I would explain in the simplest form what Node JS is an...

Rails Authentication With Devise

May 20, 2012 The Devise Gem makes it really easy to create a full authentication app with Ruby on Rails. In the video below, I will walk you through setting up and installing the Devise Gem on your rails app. Belo...

Rails Todo App with Scaffolding

May 19, 2012 In this quick video I wanted to demonstrate how quickly and easy it can be to create a small todo list app using Ruby on Rails. Below is the short video which will show you how you can create a todo l...

5 Excellent Tools for Finding the Perfect Domain

April 4, 2012 Doesn't it seem like all the good '.com' domains are taken? I love coming up with new ideas, but when it comes to finding a new domain name it becomes impossible to find an available domain that fits ...

How to detect radio box change with jQuery

April 4, 2012 I'm constantly finding myself searching Google when I need to find out how to detect when a radio box has been changed using jQuery, and sometimes I have to search down a couple results til I finally ...

How to talk to the parent page from an iframe

April 3, 2012 Somtimes you need a way to communicate with an iframe. Talking directly to the iframe can be done by sending parameters via the src URL, but what if you need a simple way to pass something from an ifr...

Infinite Scroll Loading Image and Text

March 15, 2012 So, many of you may have heard about the amazing jquery plug-in called 'Infinite-Scroll'. If you haven't you need to check it out here. Anyway, when I was trying to incorporate this plug-in to my sit...

Animating a Sprite with jQuery

March 2, 2012 Animating a sprite with jQuery is very simple. I have created a simple sprite animation to show you how this is done. I have used a png image of Mario from the SNES 'Super Mario World'. You can see wh...

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