Larry Ullman’s Articles

A lot of the online writing I’ve done has been for Peachpit Press. You can find much of that, as well as excerpts from my books, on my page at Peachpit.com. Below are some other writings of mine you’ll find at Peachpit.com and elsewhere online.

5 Flex 4 Tips in Five Days

Peachpit Press published a series of five blog postings over five days that I wrote on various Flex 4 topics:

Published: June 2010

5 Flash Builder Tips in Five Days

Peachpit Press published a series of five blog postings over five days that I wrote on various Flash Builder topics:

Published: June 2010

Second Excerpt from “Effortless Flex 4 Development”

Peachpit Press, publisher of my forthcoming “Effortless Flex 4 Development” book, has published another excerpt of the book online, free for anyone to read. (Technically New Riders is the publisher, but New Riders is owned by Peachpit.) This article represents a few pages from Chapter 4 of the book, “Event Management”. It follows the previous excerpt (also from Chapter 4), which you should probably read first if you haven’t. The first excerpt largely discusses event handling theory; in this excerpt you’ll see how to turn that theory into actual code. Even if you don’t yet know Flex and ActionScript, you should still be able to follow along. Most importantly, Flex is largely an event-driven approach to application development (conversely, Flash Professional is primarily a timeline-driven approach), so this section is really a key insight into what it’s like to use Flex.

http://www.peachpit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1577444
Published: May 2010

Excerpt from “Effortless Flex 4 Development”

Peachpit Press, publisher of my forthcoming “Effortless Flex 4 Development” book, has published an excerpt of the book online, free for anyone to read. (Technically New Riders is the publisher, but New Riders is owned by Peachpit.) The article represents the first several pages from Chapter 4 of the book, “Event Management”. Even if you don’t yet know Flex and ActionScript, you should still be able to follow along. Most importantly, Flex is largely an event-driven approach to application development (conversely, Flash Professional is primarily a timeline-driven approach), so this section is really a key insight into what it’s like to use Flex.

http://www.peachpit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1577443
Published: April 2010

Integrating Flex and PHP—An Introductory Tutorial

Published online at DZone (specifically RIA Zone), in this article I discuss how to use PHP and Flex (and a bit of XML) to create a Web-based application for managing employees by department. Basic understanding of both PHP and Flex are assumed.

http://ria.dzone.com/articles/integrating-flex-php
Published: June 2009

5 JavaScript Tips in Five Days

Peachpit Press published a series of five blog postings over five days that I wrote on various JavaScript topics:

Published: March 2009

Creating an Ajax Process Using PHP and Oracle

Part of the Oracle Technology Network‘s Oracle + PHP Cookbook series, this article goes over the Oracle, PHP, and JavaScript required to implement a simple Ajax transaction. The specific example shows how to check if an email address is already registered in a database.

http://www.oracle.com/technology/pub/articles/oracle_php_cookbook/ullman-ajax.html
Published: January 24, 2007

How To Encrypt Data in Oracle Using PHP

Part of the Oracle Technology Network‘s Oracle + PHP Cookbook series, this article teaches exactly what the title suggests: how to encrypt data in Oracle using PHP. The trick I use in this example is to define your own stored routines that will handle the encryption. This securely puts the encryption information hidden in the database and you only need to call the routines in your queries in order to invoke them using PHP.

http://www.oracle.com/technology/pub/articles/oracle_php_cookbook/ullman_encrypt.html
Published: December 20, 2005

Binding Variables in Oracle and PHP

Part of the Oracle Technology Network‘s Oracle + PHP Cookbook series, this article covers everything you need to know to use bound parameters in your PHP queries. Doing so can improve both the security and speed of your PHP-Oracle interactions.

http://www.oracle.com/technology/pub/articles/oracle_php_cookbook/ullman_bindings.html
Published: October 19, 2005

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