Quick guide to designing an Enterprise Level Application.

Is it possible to explain how to build a scalable system in less than 200 pages?

The answer is realistically no - in fact I doubt that it could be done in 200 pages, what is needed is experience and there is no substitue for it.

Emesary : Efficient inter-object communication using interfaces and inheritance

A technique that I have been using for a very long time to enable the inner workings of code to be cleaner and more decoupled, easier to maintain and extend.

In essence it is nothing that new - event driven systems have been around for a very long time.
What makes this way of doing things different is that it is very lightweight.

Designing a plugin architecture for an application

There simply isn't an application or software system that wouldn't be improved by having a plugin architecture - but it seems harder to implement.

How to use alpha blending on websites to create cool looking effects

Alpha blending is now possible thanks to improved browser support for PNG images with an alpha channel.

In essence the alpha channel controls the visibility and I use this together with layering images atop each other to provide texture and colour to style page elements.

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