Developer Articles

AOL Massages Video Portal

The redesign to AOL Video integrated its Truveo video search technology with the updates delivered by the website.

EBay Sellers Get Some Help, Online and Off
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The eBay Developers Conference in Boston offers up some juicy tidbits for online retailers, from forthcoming third-party applications and research tools to ways to hire certified developers to create widgets for your website.

eBay Adds Host Of New Services

eBay has announced a number of new services and platform enhancements to help developers extend eBay content. The announcement was made at the eBay Developers Conference in Boston today.

eBay Named Best Web 2.0 Developer

eBay has been named the best overall Web 2.0 developer program, beating out Amazon, Google, MSN, PayPal and Yahoo, according to Evans Data’s Developer’s Choice: Web 2.0 Developer Programs survey.

Speedgeeking Spins Off Google Maps Mashups

“Speedgeeking” is an odd term – it apparently relates to speed dating – and yet, when a bunch of Googlers engaged in this activity, the end result was a number of interesting Google Maps mashups.

AdCenter Needs More Blogging

The user interface and reporting features have been updated on adCenter, but communicating these updates doesn’t seem to be a priority.

Webcasts from Google Developer Day

As you may know, tomorrow (May 31st 2007) Google will hold a developer day in different locations around the world. If you can’t make it, you can watch the developer day webcasts for Mountain View and London – and if you do make it, please add your photos and other impressions in the forum thread.

According to a Google press release, the webcasts will include:

Facebook f8? Read The Fine Print
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The terms and conditions of Facebook’s new f8 development platform may give its targeted developer audience pause before firing up the IDE and getting to work.

Developing At Google: Podcasts And Code Sessions

Some developer-oriented news items emerged from Google about their forthcoming Developer Day, and a pair of new podcasts just for fans of code.

All Your Conlin are Belong to YDN

One of the things that’s helpful about having been at Yahoo more than a few years and having multiple roles during that time is that it provides lots of opportunity to meet lots of people and figure out what they’re good at.

As a by-product, I’ve managed to build up a list of people who constitute my "dream team." These are the people that I wish I could take with me when I move into a new group and/or role. It’s rare that you can get ’em to move since these are also the people who are often quite happy in their roles, but it never stops me from trying.

Google To Host Global Developer Day

Google is planning on hosting a Google Developer Day on May 31, which will take place in ten countries around the globe. The event will include workshops, keynotes and discussions on Google’s APIs (application programming interfaces) and developer tools.

"We’re very excited to hold this first-ever worldwide Google developer gathering," said Google Vice President of Search Products and User Experience Marissa Mayer.

Google Announces Developer Day for May

Google announced they’ll be holding a worldwide developer day on May 31st, 2007 (you can sign-up now).

Yahoo Mail Develops An Open API
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Web developers will have the ability to leverage the 250 million users of Yahoo Mail as they create innovative and interesting applications based on the product; Yahoo Mail vice president John Kremer can’t wait to see what they do.

After the Milwaukee Interactive Marketing Association

OK, I’m finally back in Salt Lake and able to take a few minutes to post about my recent trip to Milwaukee to present to the Milwaukee Interactive Marketing Association (MIMA).

I am thoroughly impressed with the hospitality I was shown in Milwaukee. Everyone was very helpful and welcoming. I appreciate that very much. I intend to return to Milwaukee and see more of this great city.

Open Source Developer Warns of Adobe

Ted Leung is an open source developer (he works on Mitch Kapor

Microsoft Teaching Web Development For Free

The company’s Express editions of products like Visual Studio have been available for several months.

Handing powerful tools to novice developers without a training option left them dependent on other resources to learn how to use them.

Developer Workflow – Microsoft Ahead

In reading my 1,331 RSS items (as reported by Google Reader) today I found one by Scott Barnes where he noted that Ryan Stewart, who covers the rich Internet application space better than most anyone, noted that Microsoft was ahead in terms of developer workflow.


Google Blog Search Gets Technorati Developer

I was just over at Don Park’s blog and saw that Kevin Marks, a familiar face to those of us in the tech blogging world, has left Technorati and gone to Google to work on blog search.

Firefox Developer Criticizes Google

Firefox and Google have enjoyed a quaint partnership as of late. The search engine giant has helped sponsor the development of the increasingly popular web browser, and in return Firefox has embedded Google as the default search engine and start page in the application.

Making Choices for Web Developer Sanity

Nowadays, there’s too much information for a web developer to handle: Web 2.0, AJAX, JavaScript libraries, Ruby on Rails, ASP.Net Atlas/AJAX, CSS, DWR…and the list goes on.

Google replaces SOAP API with AJAX one

Mark Lucovsky, of Google, posted that Google has replaced its SOAP API with its AJAX Search API.