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Gonzalo Ayuso11/29/11
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Playing with the new PHP5.4 features

PHP5.4 it’s close and it’s time to start playing with the new cool features. I’ve created a new Virtual Machine to play with the new features available within PHP5.4. I wrote a post with the most exciting features (at least for me) when I saw the...

Krzysztof Kotowicz 11/29/11
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HTML5: Some Security Concerns

Last week I had a pleasure of giving a lecture talk for HackerPraktikum (HackPra) course at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. The talk entitled HTML5: Something wicked this way comes described various HTML5 / UI redressing techniques for attacking websites &...

Axel Rauschmayer11/29/11
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V8’s incremental garbage collector: shorter pauses, better interactive performance

Quoting “A game changer for interactive performance” by Vyacheslav Egorov and Erik Corry for The Chromium Blog:

Mitch Pronschinske11/29/11
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CouchDB Image Takes a Hit: Dropped from Ubuntu One

While it's certainly no reason to declare the death of CouchDB, Canonical's recent decision to drop CouchDB as their data store for Ubuntu One is a pretty significant loss coming from a service provider that was definitely a big notch in the CouchDB...

Mark Miller11/28/11
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Lucene/Solr 3.5 Released! See the Highlights

The Lucene PMC is pleased to announce the release of Apache Lucene 3.5.0.  Apache Lucene™ 3.5.0 available Apache Lucene is a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java. It is a technology suitable for nearly any...

John Esposito11/28/11
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Looking for HTML5 Nirvana

This is a dumb question, but does HTML5 support true cross-browser compatibility? Or, I should say, is it browser-agnostic? I kinda thought the latest versions of the major browsers were all converging on the same standards anyway, so I tried doing a...

John Esposito11/28/11
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HTML5 Semantics and Good Coding Practices

Evil people put ids to nearly every element on their pages and make everything rigid and ugly. Moroever there was hardly any semantic structure around the front-end code.  This article was originally authored by Aniket Pant.  Thankfully HTML5 puts...

Giorgio Sironi11/28/11
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Practical PHP Refactoring: Replace Parameter with Method

An object Client invokes a method M1, or produces a value in some equivalent way. Then, it passes the result to a new method M2 on the object Server. However, Server could look up the method by itself, due to some reference it has in its fields or via other...

Axel Rauschmayer11/28/11
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Mnemonics for remembering the CSS order of top right bottom left

Whenever one specifies values for all directions in a single CSS property, one has to adhere to the standard order: top comes first, right second, bottom third, and left fourth. This post mentions three mnemonics for remembering that order. Example: The...

John Esposito11/28/11
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Speed Up Your PHP Like Facebook

Facebook works well. NoSQL received a huge boost when people learned that Facebook uses Cassandra. But how much do people care that Facebook uses PHP?Not just any PHP -- they 'rewrote the compiler', or rather wrote a translator that converts PHP into C++,...

Justin Garrett11/28/11
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Case Study: Huffington Post - Reinventing the “Big News” Experience with IE9 Pinned Sites

SummaryThe Huffington Post (“HuffPost”) is a leading social news and opinion site, "The Internet Newspaper." HuffPost covers it all — politics, media, business, entertainment, living, style, sustainable “green” living, world news,...

Andrey Prikaznov11/28/11
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HTML5 Game Development – Lesson 4 - Sprites and Sounds

Today we continue a series of articles on game development in HTML5 using canvas. Today we going to learn next elements: animation with sprites and basic work with sound. In our demonstration you will see a flying dragon. We will hear the sounds of wings...

Andrey Prikaznov11/27/11
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HTML5 Game Development – Lesson 3 - Navigating Your Spaceship

Today we continue a series of articles on game development in HTML5 using canvas. Finally, today we will start adding animation, and few more interesting features. Our demonstration will include a spaceship flying through space, and a new element – the...

Lorna Mitchell11/26/11
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I got this question the other day: how to send a POST request from PHP with correctly-formatted JSON data? I referred to the slides from my web services tutorial for the answer, and I thought I'd also put it here, with a bit of explanation. After all,...

Andrey Prikaznov11/26/11
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HTML5 Game Development – Lesson 2

Today we continue a series of articles on game development in HTML5. Today we will continue basics (and maybe even advanced basics). I going to show you how to fill objects with gradient color, draw text, use custom fonts to draw text, basic animation,...