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JimmyP says

As long as the various forum software license permits, you can make anything you want. Whether or not it will be approved is a whole other matter. Assuming it’s well implemented, well documented and of sufficient appeal then I’d say your chances are good. Just remember to make it customizable, flexible, and intuitive to use for buyers! :)

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Hi all!

There’s a competition currently running to win the new jQuery cookbook, from O’Reilly. There are 5 books available to win.

You can enter here: http://james.padolsey.com/javascript/the-jquery-cookbook/

All you have to do is leave a comment on that post, saying why you need/want the cookbook.

Long live jQuery and CodeCanyon! :D

Cheers!

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No doubt it is. However, from a developers perspective, you can never be certain your piece of software is 110% secure. I guess I just have a different perspective on it ever since I managed an open-source project, and you know how those are. :P

Well, if it isn’t secure, don’t you think it’s best to be discussing it here, in plain sight of the developers and the community, instead of some closed IRC channel or email thread? Marketplaces like these, while not open source, are centered around community. Without openness there is no community.

Something like this is of equal concern to Envato, the buyers, and the authors. So, this is probably the ideal place to be discussing such things.

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I think it is more appropriately mentioned to a developer instead of the public forums. You’re just giving people ideas. :P

ThemeForest is sufficiently defended against these types of XSS exploits. XSS is a well-known thing, like CSRF , or SQL injections.

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JimmyP says
 javascript:(function(){$('#prepaid-form').submit()})();
Who would accidentally type that in?

That’s not the point. An action such as purchasing should not be reachable in such a way. It should require confirmation from the user in a degradable fashion, such as a separate page that loads, and then you can click “confirm”.

If, for example, someone was able to penetrate this site’s XSS defenses and inject JavaScript into their item’s page, they could make it so that all visitors to that page automatically purchase the item.

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Whoa! The devs really need to fix this.

Go, to any item, and type this in the address bar (don’t really!):

 javascript:(function(){$('#prepaid-form').submit()})();

BANG ! You just bought it…

Not good. Devs, please fix this! At the absolute least, there should be a confirmation page.

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JimmyP says

Run stop() before the fadeIn().

  $(something).stop().fadeIn()
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I did something similar, I did a 3 years course at university doing Internet Computing. Like you the course consisted of a OOP module, discrete mathematics, computer ethics, computer fundamentals, professional development.. etc.. I could go on…the one module that was remotely related to the ‘web development’ was a module that briefly covered the use of PHP and XHTML … I found by year 3 I was just wasting my time, but I stuck it out anyway, and well, here I am with a IT support job… a job I could have done before attending university.

Your story is one that probably resonates with many university grads. They apply to university under false pretenses, being told that it will “guarantee success in the future” and that university years are the best of one’s life…

It’s all messed up – the motives are out of wack!

I.e.

Most lecturers are there to fund their research… Most students are there to drink… Most senior staff members don’t really care about education…

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A degree is definitely a necessity in this era

I have to disagree. That may be what society wants you to believe but it’s not the truth. Experience and practical knowledge will always trump a degree. Yes, a degree can be helpful and it will open doors for some people, but it is by no means a necessity, and it certainly is not required to make a decent living.

Degrees used to be something to behold, because so few had the privilege to attend universities, but nowadays it’s just another pointless piece of paper.

I would have thought that people working in the web industry would be more against university than for it. You can self-learn this stuff and with little more than three years experience you can be heading for contracts worth £200+ a day…. no degree… It certainly beats spending 3 years on a CS degree and then getting a job at Sun for only £16k!

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As long as the license permits, you can use whatever library/framework you want. If you’re creating a small integratable PHP script then I don’t suggest using a framework; most buyers prefer stand-alone solutions with minimal dependencies in these situations. But, on the other hand, if you’re creating an entire “solution” (e.g. an invoicing application) then using a framework is probably the wise thing to do…

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