Articles Written by Nicholas C. Zakas

XPath Support in Browsers

Learn about XPath, a small language used specifically to locate a single node or multiple nodes that match a particular pattern.

Ajax Submission Throttling

Ajax is becoming the hot topic in Web programming today. Discover more useful things that it can do for you.

XMLHttp Requests for Ajax

Professional AJAX author Nicolas Zakas shows the benefits as well as some of the disadvantages of using HTTP requests in your applications.

Introduction to the Google Maps API

Discover how easy it is to begin developing sites incorporating maps from the Google Maps API.

Top White Papers and Webcasts

  • On-demand Event Event Date: October 29, 2014 It's well understood how critical version control is for code. However, its importance to DevOps isn't always recognized. The 2014 DevOps Survey of Practice shows that one of the key predictors of DevOps success is putting all production environment artifacts into version control. In this webcast, Gene Kim discusses these survey findings and shares woeful tales of artifact management gone wrong! Gene also shares examples of how high-performing DevOps …

  • Today's agile organizations pose operations teams with a tremendous challenge: to deploy new releases to production immediately after development and testing is completed. To ensure that applications are deployed successfully, an automatic and transparent process is required. We refer to this process as Zero Touch Deployment™. This white paper reviews two approaches to Zero Touch Deployment--a script-based solution and a release automation platform. The article discusses how each can solve the key …

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