Javascript | Jun 12, 2008
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Sending Javascript Functions Over JSON

In this post I’ll present a way to send javascript functions over JSON from a php server (but it should work on other platforms too). Since PHP version 5.20 PHP includes the functions json_encode() and json_decode(). These functions encode values into JSON formatting and decode JSON formatted strings into associative arrays. The json_encode() function is not able to encode a value into a (javascript) function. This is a common issue when configuring graphs from Flotr (my Javascript plotting library) with JSON data. Here are my findings.

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Javascript | Oct 29, 2007
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Javascript left-hand assignment

Wouldn’t it be great to do something like this in javascript:

function test(){
	return ['first!', 'second!'];
}

[first, second] = test();

alert(first); // should say 'first!'
alert(second); // should say 'second!'

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Mootools | Dec 18, 2006
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Mootools: JSON explained

I haven’t seen much tutorials around explaining using JSON with mootools, so I decided to write one. A year ago I always thought JSON’s a hard to understand way to have your client apps communicate with a server. Well, by using mootools it’s a breeze. If you don’t know what JSON is, check out json.org. Json.org says the following about JSON:

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