Page, View, Controllers – where to put my code?

Thursday, August 19th, 2010|Brainstorming, Core changes, Version 3, Version 4|by Romans|4 Comments

Hi. Few people have had difficulties understanding which approach is better to choose, since so many things can be done in different ways. This post will clarify you regardless where you should put your code.

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Agile Toolkit Demo (animation, info and feature display)

Saturday, July 31st, 2010|Misc, Version 3|by Romans|4 Comments

Hi All.

I wanted to let you all know, that I have just completed a nice piece. It is a animated demo on JavaScript which uses AJAX and Agile Toolkit.

http://www.agiletech.ie/demo/

Enjoy. I might post sources later on. It took me 4 hours to develop that demo from scratch.

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Checking password strength with CrackLib

Monday, July 26th, 2010|Beginner tips, Version 3|by Romans|4 Comments

Password complexity is a fine balance between memorable passwords and crack-able passwords. But how you measure that? For instance “john192″ is much easier to crack than “9john2″. However password strength tests approach both with the same algorithm. Even company policies are being made up requiring passwords to cary certain amount of digits or symbols.

A fine line is drawn by a CrackLib – a library coming a long way from Unix and designed for a single purposes of assessing password strength. This article is about how to integrate CrackLib into password verification field.

You can see demo: http://agiletech.ie/pwcheck/
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Creating beautiful URLs with Agile Toolkit

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010|Beginner tips, Version 3|by Romans|2 Comments

By default pages created with Agile Toolkit end with .html. I myself believe that this is a good extension because HTML is being passed over. However it is easy to use different URLs in Agile Toolkit, here is how

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Lightweight CMS in Agile Toolkit (video)

Friday, June 4th, 2010|Beginner tips, Version 3|by Romans|1 Comment

As my designer says – best way to break a great web design is to give CMS access to the client. Without any consideration for style they will star moving things around and break stuff. Often not willing to pay for a proper update they will continue to tweak themselves. So what’s the alternative?

There is some – contextual editing. In this post i’ll show how you can do it in ATK

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Reloading page with AJAX

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010|Beginner tips, Version 3|by Romans|2 Comments

I receive a lot of questions about how to reload page with Agile Toolkit in certain conditions. There are many approaches and I wanted to write a blog post just about that.
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Agile Toolkit 3.8rc1 released

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010|Version 3|by Romans|1 Comment

I am glad to announce that ATK3.8 based on the changes I have previously mentioned as “pathfinder branch” are now been made into 3.8rc1 release. This will be one of the few releases we will have before going into 4.0

BTW: Further ATK repository is stored at ActiveState FireFly:

http://firefly.activestate.com/romaninsh/atk4/

Download: amodules-3.8rc1.tgz amodules-3.8rc1.zip
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Template tags coming soon

Monday, May 10th, 2010|Version 3|by Romans|2 Comments

Often problem in a project is slightly customising existing template. This normally requires to change template/…./shared.html file by saving it locally and updating paths manually. There is a way coming to workaround it.

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Form and enter..

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010|Brainstorming, Version 3|by Romans|

I have came across old code in the Form and Field implementation and it’s basically implementing form submit when enter is clicked. I was thinking about what would be the right behavior. Therefore I am calling to your opinion here.

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How to extend JavaScript in Agile Toolkit

Saturday, May 1st, 2010|Beginner tips, Version 3|by Romans|4 Comments

This post continues to explain how to use JavaScript (JS) most efficiently in Agile Toolkit. Read first part first.
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