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Rich Web Text Editing with Kupu (15 tags)
One of the reasons web applications haven't completely replaced desktop apps is that web browsers offer such poor text-editing capabilities. Now a new JavaScript library named Kupu may challenge that. Robert Jones explains how it works and how to add it to your own web apps.

Understanding Newlines (11 tags)
Munging text is familiar to agile language programmers. It's very straightforward, right? Text comes in, text changes, and text goes out. Yet in a multi-OS world with networks, internationalization, and character sets, is text really that simple? Xavier Noria delves into how computers handle text to explain the newline problem and how to work with it in agile languages.

Rendering Everything as Text (6 tags)
Ah, the days of plain-text everything are long gone, what with media files (hooray!) and encumbered binary blobs (boo!). Is the solution to give up your comfortable, efficient, and effective text-based tools? No way. Philip Hollenback proposes that you can render any data format to meaningful text for mail reading, indexing, and more. Here's how.

text.editor.addicts.txt (4 tags)
If you have a strange fascination with text editors for the Mac, join Giles Turnbull as he takes you on a tour, line by line, character by character, into his addiction to the wonderful plain text world.

MySQL FULLTEXT Searching (4 tags)
Storing text in your database is handy, but searching can be a pain. MySQL's FULLTEXT search can save your sanity. Joe Stump demonstrates how it works and gives several ideas on how to use it in your own applications.