Archive for the ‘Development’ Category

Social Networking Sites Are Now More Popular Than Porn

Social Networking Sites Are Now More Popular Than Porn

It's an old joke among web geeks that "the internet is for porn". OK, so it was invented by the department of defence for the sake of communications, but if there's one industry that can commodify a resource faster than...

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Author: on October 25th, 2008

Category: Development

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131 Rails Apps Launched This Past Weekend; You Get To Vote For The Best

131 Rails Apps Launched This Past Weekend; You Get To Vote For The Best

The 2008 Rails Rumble, a competition for Ruby on Rails coders, saw 131 web applications launch into the wild this past weekend. The quality of the applications increased dramatically this year, turning the competition into something of a startup hyper-incubator,...

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Author: on October 24th, 2008

Category: Programming

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How to Read an RSS Feed With PHP – screencast

How to Read an RSS Feed With PHP – screencast

Back in April, Collis Ta'eed - CEO of Envato - wrote a fantastic tutorial on designing a tab structure using CSS/HTML/JS. If you haven't already, I 100% recommend that you review it. However, dynamically pulling in an RSS feed was...

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Author: on October 22nd, 2008

Category: PHP

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Biggest Mistakes Made by Social Media Gurus

Biggest Mistakes Made by Social Media Gurus

Think you know what you’re doing every time you engage in social media? Neither do I, and neither do the social media gurus I spoke to about their biggest social networking blunders. In an effort to learn from others’ mistakes,...

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Author: on October 22nd, 2008

Category: Development

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Microsoft starts distributing open-source Drupal, WordPress and OScommerce

Microsoft starts distributing open-source Drupal, WordPress and OScommerce

The single biggest distributor of Drupal just might be Microsoft. As I discovered from Dries Buytaert's blog on Wednesday, Microsoft's Web Application Installer comes with out-of-the-box support for Wordpress, Drupal, OScommerce, and other popular open-source Web applications....

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Author: on October 21st, 2008

Category: Development

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Global Social Media News

Global Social Media News

Part of my responsibility at Ford is to set strategy for the company globally on social media activities. So when DM News called to ask for an interview, I talked about what some of the challenges are at a multinational...

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Author: on October 20th, 2008

Category: Development

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50 Excellent AJAX Tutorials

50 Excellent AJAX Tutorials

AJAX provides Web developers with plenty of opportunities to enhance the user experience and improve the performance of their websites. There are countless ways that AJAX can be used, and fortunately there are plenty of good and useful AJAX tutorials...

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Author: on October 20th, 2008

Category: Javascript

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The codes are a-changin

The codes are a-changin

Digg will be undergoing some significant updates, but upon first glance, it may seem that nothing has changed. That’s because the changes included in the coming release are 100% under the hood. For the last few months, Digg’s developers have...

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Author: on October 20th, 2008

Category: Development

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