The Best XHR Script

XHR or XMLHttpRequest is arguably the cornerstone of the web 2.0 schlock and, honestly, I think it does add a great deal of value to a web application when you can execute requests and not lose your context. For example, given a list of 500+ comments to review and edit, it’s nice to be able to edit them in place rather than, edit, submit, and scroll to find where you left off. That said, I […]

Three Simple Date Functions

Over the years, I found that I was always typing the same lines of code to get at a very simple piece of information. At first, writing date functions seemed like a dumb idea. I mean, why would you need a function that returns the first day of a given month? The first of the month is always the first. I mean, the last_day(date) function makes sense. Some months have 30 days, some have 31, […]