Archive for September, 2007

Adobe releases public release candidate of ColdFusion 8 – AKA Scorpio

September 30, 2007

Adobe released a public testing version of the newest release of their ColdFusion product. Version 8 includes numerous new features, including built in server monitoring, debugging, and loads of new functions and tags.

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The Javascript Programming Language

September 30, 2007

“Excellent presentation and great insight on the history and basics. Douglas rocks, yahoo is real lucky to have him!”

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Why Flash Sucks

September 30, 2007

The Adobe Flash Player is a multimedia application created by Macromedia (now a division of Adobe Systems). If you’re reading this website, you probably know all of this. What you might not know is that Flash sucks. It is the bane of the Internet, and it needs to go away.

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Digg Architecture

September 30, 2007

Traffic generated by Digg’s over 1.2 million famously info-hungry users can crash an unsuspecting website head-on into its CPU, memory, and bandwidth limits. How does Digg handle all this load?

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Add OpenSearch to your site in five minutes

September 30, 2007

“Firefox 2 and Internet Explorer 7 both support OpenSearch as a way of customizing the browser’s search box… No programming required.”

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jQuery 1.1.3: 800%+ Faster, still 20KB

September 30, 2007

After many months of testing, developing, and more testing, we have a very solid release available for download. It comes with roughly 80+ fixed bugs and a handful of enhancements for good measure.

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14 rules for fast web pages

September 30, 2007

“Steve Souders of Yahoo’s “Exceptional Performance Team” gave an insanely great presentation at Web 2.0 about optimizing website performance by focusing on front end issues. […] the Web 2.0 talks have just been put up and the ppt is fascinating and absolutely a must-read for anyone involved in web products.”

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New SVG Features in Firefox 3 Alpha

September 30, 2007

Tim Rowley, SVG developer in Mozilla, updates us on the latest new features in Firefox 3, including rendering performance enhancements, vector-based printing output, better standards support, etc.

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HOW TO turn your blog in to an OpenID

September 30, 2007

Turn your weblog in to an OpenID with just two lines of HTML!

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YouTube is almost entirely written in Python!

September 30, 2007

Guido van Rossum, the creator and BDFL of Python programming language says that YouTube is almost entirely written in Python. Oh! think of the scalability of a Python based system.

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