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JavaScript on the Web {Comments Off on JavaScript on the Web}

by Michael M
Baciacally this week I learned a little more about java script and how it actually works. There are many different parts to java script that I didn’t even know about. Like I did not know that java script is actually not written just like you would java. There is some variation. There are many different things that need to be taken into account when you use java script in your web pages because you cannot use java script so store anything it can just check and see if there is information in required fields if there is not it can shoot you an error message and you have to do what it wants before it uses your information and places it into some type of database. I also learned that java script is not all that secure people can do things to the code to get access to your information so its not really that great to use. I found that kind of interesting because there are times that we are on sites and believe they are safe but they may not be safe at all. Your information can be sent to their e-mail address in some instances and never placed into a database. That is what I think was kind of interesting about reading this article this week. read more...

Importance of JavaScript {1}

by Michael M
The article I read was interesting I was wondering why javascript was important for a webpage because why would you want to use java when you can use other stuff. But after reading the article it makes sense. When you look at a web page you usually judge a web site really quickly. Does it look professional or not. Is the page cluddered with links or are there things that stick out and grab your attention to the page. When you use Javascript you are pulling the visitors attention to your site because it looks professional and you are able to even plave slideshows on the page. It also doesnt need a server to validate information it can check required fields and give error messgaes if needed. The good thing about JavaScript is it can be placed in script files so it cant be ranked. If it was ranked with the code it lowers the ranking and since it can be placed in a folder it can be ranked higher then other sites. So Javascript is really benifical for someone that is a web developer and wants to have higher ratings and look professional. read more...

Is Your Mac Safe? {4}

by Alexander H
Over the years, the Mac OS has been praised for its strong security and accessibility by users. Many consumers believe that the OS is impenetrable by viruses and the like. Contrary to popular belief, vulnerabilities to the Mac OS are possible and evident in the article by Lucian Constantin in this month’s issue of PC Magazine. According to researchers from antivirus firm F-Secure, a Java vulnerability has been found and being exploited by cybercriminals to infect Mac computers with a new variant of Flashback malware. Since first appearing in September 2011 as a fake Flash Player installer, the Trojan horse has since evolved and bypassed the Mac OS security through Java exploits. Oracle has recently released a patch to fix the targeted vulnerability in the Windows version of Java. However, the update released by Oracle for the Windows OS may take months to be available for Mac OS users. This is primarily because Apple distributes a self-compiled version of Java for Macs. Apple has since stopped including Java by default in Mac OS X starting with version 10.7 (Lion). It is highly recommended that all users disable their Java client to prevent an outbreak. read more...

Difference Between Java and JavaScript {4}

by Jamal A
The article I read talks about the difference between Java and JavaScript.  They are essentially similar but somewhat different depending on how you look at them. According to the article, Java is an Object Oriented Programming (OOP) Language created by James Gosling of Sun Microsystems. However, JavaScript is a scripting language known as LiveScript. JavaScript contains a much smaller and simpler set of commands than Java does. It is easier for the average person to understand and much simpler for any individual to work with. The main difference between Java and JavaScript is that Java can stand on its own while JavaScript must be placed inside an HTML document to function. A Java is a fully contained program. It is a much larger and more complicated language that creates applications. However, JavaScript is text based. You write it to an HTML document and it is run through a browser. You can alter it after it runs and run it again and again. read more...

The Creation Of JavaScript {4}

by Jasmine C
The article I read about this week was about the establishment of JavaScript.  JavaScript was created in 1995, when Netscape hired a man by the name of Brendan Eich to create a programming language for a working prototype that would be able to run in Netscape’s browser.  Eich knew how to build new programming languages because when he went to the University of Illinois, he used to build languages just so that he could experiment with the syntax (Serverance, p. 7).  Netscape wanted a language that could match Java and could easily be rooted in webpages.  The limitations imposed on Eich was that he could not use the object-oriented syntax that Java used so JavaScript uses the basic syntax from C language. The article then goes on to talk about how there most likely will not be a JavaScript 2.0 because the JavaScript language had the basic requirements to endure the Web 2.0 revolution.  Now in the modern era with HTML5, it is highly possible that JavaScript will become the dominant programming language in both mobile and desktop applications. According to the article,  JavaScript is only really just beginning. read more...

Apple Is To Blame For Malware Outbreak {2}

by Toan T
As everyone might know, there recently has been some talks about how some Mac systems were infected by some malware. The article that I read pretty much talks about how Apple to blame for this issue. The malware is known as Flashback, an attack that relies on vulnerabilities in Java to talk over systems. Originally, everyone thought it was Oracle’s fault for not creating a patch for this since Java is owned by Oracle. However, many people are saying that Apple is the one to blame for this incident. Oracle has long created a patch to prevent this form happening, but Apple is in charge of the Java patching cycle. So Mac users did not receive the update until two months after the patch was released from Oracle. The outbreak was said to be preventable had Apple release Java update in a timely fashion instead of taking their security updates too lightly. Apple is also notoriously known for being slow when releasing patches so hackers had six weeks to discover the vulnerabilities and exploit it. So far, about 2% of Mac users are infected with Flashback which making it one of the largest botnets on the planet. read more...

Into The World of JavaScript {Comments Off on Into The World of JavaScript}

by Cole O’C
This week I found a very helpful article on CNN Tech that helped introduce new JavaScript users to the programming language. The article described the very basic aspects of JavaScript, such as its dot syntax, properties, method calling, and so on. The author adds in some extra details for those that are unfamiliar with HTML, which is rather nice for your aspiring, but unfortunately unknowledgeable person. The example does not show the reader how to do anything more than the simple, typical, “Hello world” program that is taught first for virtually every programming language. Still, it introduces some good concepts, and could be a good foundation for someone seeking knowledge. read more...

Learning Multiple Server-Side Computer Languages {Comments Off on Learning Multiple Server-Side Computer Languages}

by Tuyen H

In the article “Design and Delivery of Multiple Server-Side Computer Languages Course” the authors write about why information system (IS) students need to learn multiple server-side computer languages such as Java, .NET, or PHP. According the authors, every computer language has its own advantages and weaknesses. Java’s execution performance may be more efficient than ASP.NET; however, ASP.NET is more popular because of the popularity of Windows platform. On the other hand, PHP is open source, fast and easy to develop. PHP is also widely used in many small scale service-oriented applications. Moreover, XML is one of many important languages which IS students should learn. XML is widely use in web applications, and it is easy to learn. Finally, the authors conclude “One of the most important aspects of effective IS education is to help IS students to develop problem solving skills to meet the challenges of the fast changing IS field.” read more...

Java Will Lead the Way {Comments Off on Java Will Lead the Way}

by James C
Summary:

SQL Navigator, a development solution for database applications. Designed and developed by Quest Software has released its newest version supporting Java. As the trend for developing in Java has increased, Quest Software has followed in suite by incorporating into SQL Navigator support for implementing Java based procedures and commands. SQL Navigator supports both PL/SQL (Procedural Language / Structured Query Language) and Java application development by lowering the turn-around time by 50 percent. The use of the this market-leading software has globally reached over 50 thousand users. read more...

It’s About Time to Take JavaScript (More) Seriously {Comments Off on It’s About Time to Take JavaScript (More) Seriously}

by Marco M
“JavaScript”

The rise of Web 2.0 has brought with it ever more sophisticated user interfaces and client-side browser functionality. As a result, JavaScript has become a crucial tool for both browser vendors and Web app developers. Although, JavaScript is usually done by programmers, there is an increase of very sophisticated tools that are generating client-site JavaScript, such as Google Web Toolkit. As an added bonus, GWT tries to mitigate browser incompatibilities, this being a major issue for web apps; other applications supporting JavaScript include Adobe products, read more...