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Entries from July 2008

OpenLaszlo Performance Tip: Attributes, Not Nodes

July 18th, 2008 · 4 Comments

OpenLaszlo applications typically access numerous web services that respond with XML. That XML must be loaded over HTTP. Many developers overlook the effect that the format of the XML in those services can have on the performance of an application. Most XML guides suggest that an ideal XML format should look something like this: <contact> [...]

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Tags: OpenLaszlo Performance Tips

Passing Arguments to before_filter in a Rails Controller

July 15th, 2008 · 7 Comments

I’ve been working with Ruby on Rails a lot recently. It’s a great platform for creating both old-fashioned web applications as well as services for RIAs. I especially like the fact that Rails encourages you to think about the right way to do something, before writing any code. For all you know, that complex thing [...]

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Migrating LZX Code to OpenLaszlo 4.1

July 2nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

I was recently porting some LZX code in OpenLaszlo Training materials from 4.0.12 to 4.1, and stumbled upon a few issues, which I thought I’d post here as a reference. Don’t use <method event=””> Syntax The <handler name=””>syntax was introduced to replace the <method event=””> syntax some time ago. With 4.1, I found that the [...]

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Tags: LZX Tips · OpenLaszlo