Developer Articles

JBoss CEO: Show Me the Money

Sys-Con is quoting Marc Fleury, JBoss founder & CEO and now SVP & GM of JBoss Division at Red Hat, as having said:

ASP.NET: Is it too Difficult?
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There is no doubt in my mind, that ASP.NET is the most powerful and versatile platform for web applications at the moment.

Mobile Media Developer podcast series

Something for you mobile techies…

Link Developer Training on Link Building Cycle

Better. Stronger. Faster. It’s important to constantly redefine link training techniques. Understand the full value of links. Simplify the link value technique.

Why APIs?

Given that I helped start the Yahoo! Developer Network and once again spend my days (and some nights) working on it, you should not be shocked to know that I think APIs are pretty important.

Top AIM Developer Now With Google

Justin Uberti announced Saturday that he has left AOL after nearly 10 years as a lead developer for the company’s widely utilized AOL Instant Messenger software.

IE7: Get Your Compatibility Profile!

Scott Graff, Program Manger for IE7 Compatibility, reports that the new version of Microsoft Internet Explorer will be released later this month, and will be delivered to Windows users via automatic updates in the coming weeks.

eBay Developer Program Chief Departs

Greg Isaacs had been instrumental in prodding the online marketplace to open tool to developers that permit third parties to build applications using eBay’s data through application programming interfaces (API).

Yahoo’s Browser Based Authentication Launched

Last night I mentioned that we’d have a few more announcements on the Yahoo! Developer Network today.

Firefox, IE Cater To Developers

Whether a developer prefers the Firefox web browser, or Internet Explorer, both have options available to make them effective tools for building websites.

Pay Attention To Developer Traits

Quality code is in the details, and quality details are in the coder, as a blog post about personality traits in software developers illustrates.

Mashup developer challenge – a reminder

The BT Developer’s Challenge is encouraging developers to create a mashup using some of the tools available via programmableweb.

Maps24 Releases AJAX API and New Developer Zone

Mapsolute, the crew who brought you Maps24 (a very cool mapping service) have just today announced a new, open AJAX API. Some details…

Yahoo Redirects Webmaster Queries
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Webmasters on the hunt for certain information through Yahoo Search will begin seeing their queries redirected to Site Explorer, which just received a significant update.

Python Developer Center on Yahoo!

Thanks to Simon Willison, we now have a Python Developer Center on the Yahoo! Developer Network.

Options Scandal Hitting Apple Stock

Shares of Apple dropped by four percent in after-hours trading, and the iconic computer company may have to restate earnings for several years due to its stock option granting practices.

Developer: Windows Vista Is Not Ready

High-level Microsoft executives may be in for more of what they don’t want to hear. After one developer says what many were thinking, those inside Vista development fulfill their own prophecy. Vista’s not ready.

The Coming Developer Wars

We (Maryam, Patrick, and I) had a wonderful breakfast with Chandu Thota. He’s a developer lead on Microsoft’s Windows Live Local service.

The Satisfaction of “It Just Worked”

Last week, I asked the question Where does your sense of accomplishment come from? I’m reminded of this because of a related experience I just had.

Stylus Studio Updates XML Developer Tools

Stylus Studio is offering a free full demo of its newly launched set of enterprise XML tools until July 14. The company says Stylus Studio 2006 Release 3 XML Enterprise Edition has enhanced support for data processing components for XQuery, EDI, XSL: FO and XSLT.

Google Geo Developer Day Video

Didn’t make it to Googleplex last month for geodevday?? No worries, 250 of the World’s leading geodevelopers (that’s what they say!) were there along with yours truly.