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John Esposito11/19/11
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Video: Rasmus Lerdorf at PHP Barcelona 2011

Rasmus Lerdorf, creator of PHP, gave this ten-minute interview at the PHP Barcelona 2011 conference a few weeks ago.Rasmus discusses the importance of PHP over...

David Pell11/19/11
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Handling RDF data with Apache Jena

Have you heard of Apache Jena?  It's a Java framework for building Semantic Web applications that's been in the Apache incubation stage since November of 2010, and provides developers with a library to handle RDF, RDFS, RDFa, OWL and SPARQL in line with the...

Mitch Pronschinske11/18/11
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A Career in Web Operations

Theo Schlossnagle (OmniTI) takes us on a whirlwind tour through the world of web operations and try to get a handle on both why it is a challenging...

John Esposito11/18/11
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jQuery Mobile 1.0 Released

jQuery Mobile 1.0 was released on Wednesday, with all its ambitious goals intact.From the official announcement:To reach the broadest possible audience,  we decided from the start to make the framework work on every popular mobile, tablet, e-reader and...

Michael Foord11/18/11
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Another approach to mocking properties in Python

mock is a library for testing in Python. It allows you to replace parts of your system under test with mock objects. The main feature of mock is that it's simple to use, but mock also makes possible more complex mocking scenarios.This is my philosophy of API...

John Esposito11/18/11
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Brendan Eich on the Future of JavaScript

Recently MSDN's Channel 9 interviewed Brendan Eich at the SPLASH 2011 conference.Among other things, Brendan spoke about:JavaScript's maturity and evolutionthe module systemthe need to keep the language accessible to beginnersthe impact of removing the 'bad...

Henri Bergius11/18/11
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PHP: Finally getting an ecosystem?

One of my main concerns with PHP has been the lack of ecosystem. Almost all libraries and tools are written with a specific framework in mind, creating separate ecosystems around Drupal, Zend Framework, Midgard and others instead of an ecosystem benefiting...

Axel Rauschmayer11/18/11
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Execute code each time the Node.js REPL starts

If you start the Node.js binary without any arguments, you are in the REPL (Read-Eval-Print-Loop), a JavaScript command line. This post shows you how to execute code each time the REPL starts. That allows you to, say, automatically load modules you want to...

John Esposito11/17/11
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PHP Sessions on Steroids

Hello.Hello.I am looking for the broccoli.It's over there.Hello.Hello.I am looking for the spinach.It's next to the broccoli.What's broccoli?If conversations went like this, everybody would hate their lives. (It's also profoundly opposed to how real...

Giorgio Sironi11/17/11
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Creating a virtual server with Vagrant: a practical walkthrough

Vagrant ia a tool for building virtual machines (in VirtualBox's format) that conforms to a specification. It's written in Ruby, but it makes really no assumptions over the environments that you're gonna build; in this article, we will setup a virtual server...

Vladimir Carrer11/17/11
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Write modern CSS - Use Class

Lately the CSS community is focused on the new CSS3 tricks and more essential topics like CSS Layouts are left in the dark. Many thing changed but we still using ID's for direct styling. Meaning we have #header, #footer, #navigation, #main … and we...

Niels Matthijs11/17/11
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In Defense of Semantic Value

In case you hadn't noticed yet, this week two separate articles appeared on Smashing Magazine related to semantic importance.

Andrey Prikaznov11/17/11
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Creating Your Own Ajax Poll System

Today I prepared new interesting tutorial – we will creating own Poll system (AJAX) for your projects with PHP. Polls, answers and results I going to keep in single SQL table. When we will vote for one of variants – jQuery will POST data, and then we...

John Esposito11/17/11
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HTML5 vs. CSS3 vs...background-image?

HTML5 has superpowers, and CSS3 styles on steroids. And maybe HTML5 really will blow up your world. But what if your job is pretty simple, and maybe doesn't need these newfangled standards?The fact is, plenty of tools are too powerful for the job. Sometimes...

John Esposito11/17/11
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Experiment: Building and Publishing an HTML5 Game for iPad

Last week's story on Brandon Jones' WebGL game development log did pretty well, so here's another game-development blog series, with a twist.Matteo Spinelli is writing a much simpler HTML5 game (word puzzle) -- but specifically for the iPad, and without...