• Databases
    SQL for Beginners Part 2Preview
    It is important for every web developer to be familiar with database interactions. In part two of the series, we will continue exploring the SQL language and apply what we've learned on a MySQL database. We will learn about Indexes, Data Types and more complex query structures.Read More…
  • Flash
    Winner Announced: Win a Free Book, 'Essential ActionScript 3.0' - 12 for 2010, Day TwoTash
    As part of the second day of 12 for 2010, we're giving away a free copy of Essential ActionScript 3.0 by O'Reilly books. Entering only takes a few seconds, since all you've got to do is leave a comment. Too easy.Read More…
  • Contests
    Winner Announced: Win a Free Book, 'Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability' - 12 for 2010, Day TwoTash
    As part of the second day of 12 for 2010, we're giving away a free copy of Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability. Entering only takes a few seconds, since all you've got to do is leave a comment. Too easy.Read More…
  • Interviews
    Interview with Jack Doyle, Founder of GreenSockJack photo
    Jack Doyle, founder of GreenSock and creator of TweenLite, spends some time talking to ActiveTuts+ about how he got started, the future of TweenLite/Max, and what he has learned about code optimization & licensing.Read More…
  • Web Development
    JavaScript from Null: Chapter 3Javascript from null
    Continuing on with our JavaScript training, in this week's screencast, we'll review if, for, and while statements. Secondly, you'll be introduced to the ternary operator, as well as a handful of the most useful methods of the String object. Read More…
  • XML
    Create a Dynamic Bar Graph Generator Using XML + AS3Preview
    A bar chart or bar graph is a chart with rectangular bars whose lengths are proportional to the values they represent. They're commonly used for comparing two or more values that were taken over time or under different conditions, usually on small data sets. In this tutorial, we'll create a bar graph generator using XML and AS3.Read More…
  • Web Roundups
    Tools of the Trade: Web Development Frameworks that the Pros Use200x200
    New web development frameworks, promising rapid development and easy deployment, are sprouting out at a more rapid pace than you can keep up. In the last article, we looked at the various factors you'd have to consider when deciding on a framework. Today, we are going to look at the various frameworks available for each facet of web development. Read More…
  • PHP
    Configuring Zend Framework to work with a Local Development EnvironmentCode
    In this tutorial, we will go over how to install and configure the Zend Framework to work with your local development environment. I will be using Wampserver 2.0i on a Windows Vista computer but these steps can be adapted to XAMPP, MAMP, or whatever stack of Apache, PHP, and MySQL that you're using.Read More…
  • Databases
    SQL for BeginnersPreview
    Most modern web applications today interact with databases, usually with a language called SQL. Lucky for us, this language is quite easy to learn. In this article, we are going to start with some basic SQL queries and use them to interact with a MySQL database.Read More…
  • Media
    Play Videos in Sequence Using FlashPreview
    It's an all too familiar occurrence. You click a link to watch a video and, instead, have to sit through a 15 second ad before the video plays. Though this is an extreme example of how one plays a video sequence the technique is exactly the same. In this tut, I'll show you a method of playing sequential video through a video object and through the FLVPlayback component in Flash.Read More…
  • Flash
    Winner Announced: Win a Copy of Making Things Move!200
    Foundation Actionscript 3.0 Animation: Making Things Move! by Keith Peters is regularly mentioned in posts here on Activetuts+. It's an awesome reference for anyone interested in animating using ActionScript 3.0. This week, we're giving away a copy to one lucky @activetuts twitter follower, so they can see for themselves! Off you go then, you know the drill..Read More…
  • PHP
    How to Build a Shopping Cart using CodeIgniter and jQueryCodeigniter
    CodeIgniter is an open source PHP web application framework with a lot of features. Recently, thanks to the latest update, a new feature was added to this framework, called the Cart Class. In this tutorial, we're going to take advantage of this new class, and write a shopping cart system, with a touch of jQuery added in.Read More…