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Mike Dirolf11/21/11
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Requests: A Painless HTTP Client for Python

I’ve always thought that making HTTP requests in Python was a lot harder than it should’ve been. Alone, the confusion between urllib and urllib2 is enough to drive me a little crazy. On top of that, neither library has that API je ne sais quoi, the...

Daniel Doubrovkine11/21/11
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Sorting Tables in Rails w/ Mongoid

Sorting tables in Rails is a common problem. It must have been done before, right? In fact it has been done so many times that it’s really hard to find anything that “just works”.  Turned out to waste a lot of time of at least two people with...

Maximiliano Firtman11/21/11
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iWebInspector: Debugging webapps and PhoneGap apps on iOS

Debugging mobile web applications was always a painful process. In this post I’m presenting the free tool iWebInspector I’ve created to enable a full Web Inspector -including JavaScript debugging & profiling- in Safari for iPhone and iPad and in...

Axel Rauschmayer11/21/11
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The Node.js v0.8 roadmap

Ryan Dahl has posted the roadmap for version 0.8 of Node.js. The following sections describe the highlights.

John Esposito11/21/11
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SPARQL 1.1 Federated Query Extension Just Went 'Last Call'

Last Thursday W3C's SPARQL 1.1 Federated Query extension went into Last Call status -- meaning that the working group thinks it has done everything necessary to complete the specification, and wants others to review.

John Esposito11/21/11
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Zend 2.0 beta 1: Getting Started

Zend Framework is huge, and Matthew Weier O'Phinney, Zend's project leader, rides the behemoth skilfully.Who better than Matthew to tell you about Zend Framework 2.0? which was just released, during ZendCon 2011, in late October.

John Esposito11/21/11
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Firefox Gets More HTML5: What's New in Aurora 10

Last week Mozilla released a new version of Aurora, the pre-beta preview of Firefox' future.HTML5 support swelled noticeably, including:

John Esposito11/21/11
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Video: The Future is Native

A number of prominent front-end developers delivered helpful talks at this year's Fronteers 2011 conference in Amsterdam.In this (provocatively titled) video, Aral Balkan offers a series of radical suggestions on how UI considerations -- or, better, the...

Gunnar Peipman11/20/11
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Solution to Jira web service getWorklogs method error: Object of type System.Xml.XmlNode[] cannot be stored in an array of this type

When using Jira web service methods that operate on work logs you may get the following error when running your .NET application: Object of type System.Xml.XmlNode[] cannot be stored in an array of this type. In this posting I will show you solution to this...

Robert Diana11/20/11
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15 Tenets For The Software Engineer

Many people talk about the things a software engineer needs to know in order to be successful in their job. Other people talk about the traits needed to be successful. Typically, these posts may read differently but there are many similarities between the...

Mitch Pronschinske11/20/11
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A Pennyworth Tutorial for the DevOps-minded

A new tutorial for Pennyworth has arrived.  For those of you who haven't heard of this obscure tool from the DevOps community, it's a continuous packager that is built around Chef, Jenkins, and the "effing package manger".

Alex Crafts11/20/11
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Three HTML5 Game Development Tools

Whatever the future of HTML5 gaming holds, the present of (2D) HTML5 gaming looks pretty bright.Here are three tools for helping you develop HTML5 games right now, each offering something different.

John Esposito11/20/11
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Totally Unintelligible Code (Takes Brains To Write)

By totally unintelligible, I mean this:

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...