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- You were warned that it was coming and it has come. Blackouts of the Twitter API v1 have begun and sites are starting to be affected. This transition is comparable to airport security pre and post 9/11. Welcome to the new normal.
14 weeks 6 days ago
- If you’ve got a data heavy web application, chances are you’re doing a lot of form posting. Here is a quick solution to automatically convert all of your full form posts into quick and user friendly AJAX posts.
16 weeks 15 hours ago
- If you asked me what Twitter’s greatest strength was, I would say it was its ubiquity. Anyone could integrate Twitter into practically anything with minimal effort. With the upcoming retirement of the Twitter API v1 in March 2013, that ubiquity may be gone.
16 weeks 6 days ago
- Keyboard shortcuts might seem kind of old school since they’re mainly associated with desktop applications, but bringing some basic shortcut functionality into your web application can easily enhance the user experience.
17 weeks 5 days ago
- Get ready to ditch the cables in your conference room. The business world has suffered long enough at the hands of the video cable for presentations. No more being tethered to a finicky VGA cord, no more panic attacks when you're missing a DVI adapter, it's time to evolve.
18 weeks 6 days ago
- Now that you know how to get started with online credit card processing, here are 3 things you should know before you dive in that nobody tells you about.
19 weeks 6 days ago
- There are a lot of misconceptions around how credit cards are processed on the web. The reality is that it is fairly complicated to set up the first time if you have no guidance, and it's probably more costly than you'd like.
20 weeks 6 days ago
- If you've got a web application or SaaS project which requires a user to be logged in, chances are their login will expire at some point.
22 weeks 4 days ago
- It might not seem like much but the science required to produce that visual aid is very complex and really interesting.
23 weeks 1 day ago
- Unfortunately OpenX has taken some poorly thought out and executed measures to attempt to monetize their open source version of the software which has introduced some major security flaws.
23 weeks 5 days ago
- Using the 3 steps described in this post and the other posts in this series, you should be fully equipped to create a solid home backup plan for you and your family.
25 weeks 42 min ago
- Cloud based backup is considered by many to be the backup method with the most advantages. As home internet connections have grown in bandwidth, this type of backup has become more accessible than ever before.
26 weeks 1 day ago
- This is the third post in a series of posts describing a variety of home backup strategies and options. External drive backup has been the primary method used for proper backups for the past two decades.
26 weeks 6 days ago
- In part one of this series on creating a home backup plan I talked about the primary backup options you have available and the pros and cons to each. Over the next three parts, I'll detail how to use each of these methods and recommend some good options and tools.
27 weeks 4 days ago
- Nobody enjoys backing up their computers, but imagine the pain of losing every picture of your children, every vacation, graduation, birthday, and wedding. It usually takes getting burned once to be prodded into a backup strategy. Being prepared before that first disaster is a much saner option.
28 weeks 1 hour ago
- Music streaming services have been around for some time. With the arrival of Spotify and Google Play Music in the US, the average user is able to listen to a huge amount of music on the go. There is an overlooked segment of users that these services do not cater to however, those with vast music collections stored on their hard drives. True, Google Play Music allows you to upload your tunes to their servers for streaming purposes, but that is not the best option when you're dealing with 100GB+ of music.
28 weeks 5 days ago
- Fresh off the heels of the ASP.NET Fall 2012 Update, Microsoft is back at it with yesterday's release of the Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 package. Visual Studio 2012 itself was only launched in September so it turns out they weren't kidding when they began their initiative to release development tool updates much more frequently.
29 weeks 1 day ago
- Cheaper routers are often loaded with un-sophisticated firmware that does not allow for the advanced features found in the more expensive models. Open source firmware has been created which unlocks the true potential of your hardware and gives you enterprise grade features on the cheap.
30 weeks 13 hours ago
- A common cause for headaches when dealing with version control is the process of merging a branch of code back into the trunk. When a developer branches off from the trunk, they are creating a copy of the trunk at the point in time that they chose to branch. From there, they can work on and test the new feature in this separate copy of the code.
30 weeks 5 days ago
31 weeks 1 day ago
- A decent dedicated server can take you well beyond an initial launch for most companies but a small cloud instance may be cheaper in the short term. Here are some Pros and Cons to each to help with the decision.
31 weeks 5 days ago
- A few days ago, Microsoft released a preview of the ASP.NET Fall 2012 update to Visual Studio 2012. This update adds some really useful new features to MVC and Web API projects (along with some minor updates to Web Forms) that should save .NET developers a lot of time.
32 weeks 1 day ago
- Time Tech recently announced their Best Inventions of 2012 list and included in the list is Google Glass, Google’s augmented reality eyewear project. This almost cliche looking piece of futuristic hardware has the potential to become as ubiquitous as cell phones or laptops. At least that’s the plan.
32 weeks 5 days ago
- Membership is a basic need for all applications which require personalization. Today more than ever, mobile applications are built either along side the web app or as the primary application platform. Where user accounts are concerned, the experience should be seamless regardless of the delivery method.
33 weeks 17 hours ago
- Last week I was invited by Six Apart to attend a Movable Type conference in Manhattan. If you're not familiar with the software, Movable Type is a blogging platform turned CMS which was once a major player in the US market. After a lengthy toe-to-toe battle with Wordpress, a battle won by Wordpress, Movable Type slowly faded away.
33 weeks 5 days ago
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