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Jonathan Wood

Description:I'm a software/website developer working out of the greater Salt Lake City area in Utah. I've developed many websites including Black Belt Coder, Insider Articles, and others.

I hike each week with my dogs Suki and Sasha. You can see my hiking blog at Hiking Salt Lake.
Website:http://www.insiderarticles.com
Blog:http://www.hikingsaltlake.com
Country:USA
Time Zone:Mountain Standard Time

Articles

Calling Web Services Using AJAX
This article presents code that uses AJAX to contact the server from client-side script and get a response without refreshing the current page.
By Jonathan Wood • Created on Sunday, April 15, 2012
Approximate String Comparisons Using Levenshtein Distance
Here's some code for testing the degree of similarity between two different strings. The Levenshtein distance algorithm returns the number of edit steps needed to make one string the same as the other.
By Jonathan Wood • Created on Sunday, February 27, 2011
Colorizing Source Code
Here's some C# code you can use to colorize source code (syntax highlighter) you plan to display on a web page. This code can be used to colorize source code for any programming language that you can write the rules for.
By Jonathan Wood • Updated on Wednesday, October 30, 2013
A Scrolling Status Control
Displaying the current status in a status bar doesn't quite cut it when there are many status messages and you want the user to be able to see more than just the most recent. Here's a status control that efficiently displays multiple messages.
By Jonathan Wood • Created on Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Generating and Parsing Roman Numerals
Here's a handy class that contains methods for converting integers to Roman numerals, and Roman numerals back to integers.
By Jonathan Wood • Created on Monday, April 11, 2011
A Simple CSS Parser
I recently encountered a question on stackoverflow about parsing CSS. Although I've written a bunch of parsing routines, I'd never thought to parse CSS. I've never had a reason to do so. Still, I had a bit of time and thought it might be interesting to put something together.
By Jonathan Wood • Created on Thursday, August 22, 2013
A C# Command-Line Parser
.NET applications can use Environment.CommandLine to access any command-line arguments that were supplied to the program. However, there's more work to do if your command line support many options. Here's a command-line parser class to make it easy.
By Jonathan Wood • Created on Tuesday, March 22, 2011
A Friendly DateTime Formatter
Many websites have the ability show a date and time formatted as "2 minutes ago", "1 hour ago", or "Yesterday at 2:30P". Here's a class I wrote to format dates and times this way. It even supports dates and times in the future.
By Jonathan Wood • Created on Friday, March 25, 2011
A Random Image Rotator Control
Here's a web user control that will randomly rotate images from a list of image files. Each image file in the list can be flagged as active or inactive and the control will only display images flagged as active. Simply edit the file list to change which images are displayed on your website.
By Jonathan Wood • Created on Saturday, October 27, 2012
Implement Accelerators in an MFC Dialog Box
Menus within MFC dialog boxes do not, by default, support accelerators. This articles shows the simple change required to implement accelerators in a dialog box.
By Jonathan Wood • Updated on Sunday, December 12, 2010
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