Sunday, December 31, 2006
Saturday, December 30, 2006
Friday, December 29, 2006
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
- Firefox 2
- Flash Player 9 for Linux
- Groovy 1.0
- Internet Information Services 7.0 (IIS7) in Windows Vista
- Internet Explorer 7
- Java Standard Edition 6
- .NET Framework 3.0
- Ruby on Rails 1.2
- and an endless variety of open source frameworks and libraries for both the client and the server
But the one release that's really pushing my buttons as a web developer right now is Firebug 1.0 Beta, which I cover in this issue of the Tech Times.
Also in this issue, I thought I'd share some of the research I did when looking for an affordable solution for stamping and password-protecting PDFs for sale on sitepoint.com." & FREE PDF stamping
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Leech - these modules take news feeds, parse them, and turn them into nodes, making them fully available to Drupal's robust node API
Leech_yahoo_terms – when news articles are turned into nodes, this module sends their text to Yahoo News, handles the response, and turns keywords into taxonomy terms (tags) for each article
Url_profile – this determines the original source of an article, boils it down to its baseurl, and follows up http redirects for finding a feed's base that came in from Feedburner, for example
- url_profile_technorati - this takes a baseurl and pulls information from Technorati using its API and the cosmos, bloginfo, and blogtags queries
- url_profile_alexa - this takes a baseurl and gets a thumbnail of the website and its traffic rank
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Monday, December 18, 2006
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Friday, December 15, 2006
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Sunday, December 10, 2006
Saturday, December 09, 2006
Friday, December 08, 2006
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
- Get links from old and highly trusted domains.
- Get site-wide links from a huge site with 150,000+ pages (a large forum perhaps).
- Get a few deep links from relevant articles or content.
- No massive and low-level directory submissions.
- Avoid link exchanges, esp. from new domains."
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Tagging gives a story, an image, or anything else a couple of keywords to help define what the thing is all about. So, if you've found an article that talks about HIV/AIDS prevention programs in Africa, you can bookmark it with del.icio.us and give it the tags HIV/AIDS, sexual health, and Africa. Later when you want to write a blog post about AIDS in Africa or compare the different type of HIV prevention programs in use you can go to your del.icio.us bookmarks, look at your tags, and find the article you need without having to run a Google search on it.
Free Tagging on Autopilot | Development Seed Blog :"We’re using the new Yahoo Terms module in the aggregation tools we’re working on to let you search all this content by keyword. Once we’re done, you’ll be able to plug in a bunch of websites that feature content about AIDS in Africa or any other topic and have your website slowly build you a book of current information on the topic that’s fully sortable by keyword. You can take it for a test drive here" => Leech | drupal.org: "used for downloading things to a Drupal site. Leech comes with leech_news which is a news aggregator for RSS/Atom and used along with the required node_template module, can turn articles from news feeds into nodes. Leech is a reincarnation of the Aggregator2 module."