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John Esposito11/08/11
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Manage HTML5 Microdata in Drupal

From the developer's point of view, websites want basically two things: lots of readers, and easy maintenance. Content Management Systems make websites easy to maintain -- by storing structured data separately from generated markup.  Microdata makes websites...

Ben Kepes11/08/11
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Stackato, a Private PaaS for Python, PHP, Java, and more, gets Management and Monitoring

I’ve been really positive about Cloud Foundry, seeing it as doing the sort of things for PaaS that OpenStack does for IaaS. If Cloud Foundry succeeds in its aim, Organizations will have a PaaS solution that they can use where they want, with whichever...

John Esposito11/08/11
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Painlessly Mix Media and Data Streams with Mozilla's New Popcorn 1.0

Mozilla recently released version 1.0 of its new JavaScript framework for HTML5 media, called Popcorn.You may be thinking, 'I know all about HTMl5; I can interact with media just fine.' Maybe, but Popcorn looks to make HTML5 media really, really easy to use.

Jennifer Marsman11/08/11
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Learn HTML5 in 5 Minutes!

I’ll cover the new semantic markup, canvas for drawing and animation, audio and video support, and how to use HTML5 with older browsers. Might be a bit more than five minutes, but I promise I’ll keep it quick. Stick with me ... it’ll be worth...

Giorgio Sironi11/08/11
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Eventual consistency is everywhere in the real world

Our habit, at least in the 2000s, was to build web sites and web applications backed by a relational database. In my case these web products were built with PHP, a language that does not usually spawn resident processes running on the server, but only...

John Esposito11/08/11
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Video: Selenium and Drupal, Part 1

Maximize your CMS's time-saving potential with Selenium, the browser-automation framework for testing whole sites.This video introduces Selenium and the Selenium IDE (Firefox extension). Later videos in the series will treat Drupal more specifically....

jb j11/08/11
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Mastering the HTML5 audio tag

Since internet connections are fast enought to play sounds on websites, Flash has been the tool of choice for anyone who wanted to play sounds on a website. But HTML5 is going to change the way developers can play sounds online. In this article, I’m...

Andrey Prikaznov11/08/11
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Creating a Book-like PHP Guestbook

Today I prepared new and interesting tutorial – I will tell how you can create an Ajax PHP guestbook with your own unique design. Our records will be saved into an SQL database. This table will contain: name of sender, email, guestbook record, date-time...

Bas De Nooijer11/08/11
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Solarium 2.2.0 released

Solarium 2.2.0 has been released and can be downloaded from the homepage, or the Github project page.  This release includes:

John Esposito11/07/11
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Tutorial Series: Using PHP's MySQLi API

MySQL and PHP work wonders together, but sometimes getting them to talk can be a little less than obvious.The official documentation of MySQLi, the improved MySQL API for PHP 5.0 and MySQL 4.1, can be a little terse. (Sometimes user comments are needed to...

Todd Merritt11/07/11
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Breaking The Promise of Web Service Interoperability

The promise of web service interoperability is achievable if certain technical and non-technical issues are dealt with properly. As the world gets smaller and smaller thanks to our growing global economy the need for security is increasing. The use of...

Niels Matthijs11/07/11
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Switching to HTML5, One Step at a Time

The last redesign of my blog dates back to 2010, which in web terminology is somewhere between the birth of Christ and the Middle-Ages. For those of you who remember, I experimented with live iterative design, taking on pages and components one by one...

John Esposito11/07/11
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Simplify Common PDO Tasks Without ORM: A Small Wrapper

PHP frameworks are great. For data access, though, Vic Cherubini doesn't think so.

John Esposito11/07/11
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SVG Tutorial: Rotating Wheel Interface (with Clipping Paths and Scalable 2D Motion Graphics)

Seems like SVG is starting to sizzle.Recently the New York Times published an interactive SVG overview of the Euro crisis, lending the weight of her gray head to the hip (if birthed long ago) technology.

John Esposito11/07/11
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JSConf EU: Highlights (of Brendan Eich's Highlights)

Brendan Eich, creator of JavaScript and Mozilla CTO, recently posted a great roundup of some important talks at October's JSConf EU. Apparently the whole conference was pretty awesome (see full set of talks), but for highlights Brendan seems like a good...