Posts tagged "javascript"

In node.js, always query in JSON from PostgreSQL

Recently I was exploring the use of PostgreSQL as a replacement for MongoDB. PostgreSQL has in recent versions great support for JSON. You can store JSON values and you can even make indices on JSON fields. When combined with node.js and its driver things look almost magical. You read from PostgreSQL and you get automatically a JavaScript object, JSON fields automatically embedded. But can we also use JSON for transporting results of queries themselves, especially joins? In MongoDB the idea is to embed such related documents. In PostgreSQL we could also embed them instead of joining them, but would that be faster? I made a benchmark to get answers.

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xml4js – XML to JavaScript parser using XML Schema to guide conversion

XML to JavaScript parser which uses XML Schema to guide conversion. Main motivation is that instead of guessing the structure of an XML document from the document itself, structure is created automatically from the XML Schema which makes output consistent for all XML documents, not just one at hand. For example, arrays are always arrays even when there is only one element in the particular XML document, and if there is only one element allowed, then there will be no one-element array wrapped around. This makes programmatically traversing the structure much easier, because structure is consistent and predictable.

jQuery Visage

jQuery Visage provides a stable (no partially displayed elements), robust (it closes when you click close), styleable (CSS), customizable (you can reprogram many aspects of its behavior) and clean (being an jQuery plugin) way to display a series of images in a lightbox-like way.

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