167 items tagged “webdevelopment”
If you ever get written up
In the mainstream press you can almost guarantee that they will screw up the URL they publish (by sticking a .com on the end or fixing a deliberate misspelling). Sadly this still seems to be the case after 20 years of the Web!
Not a lot. XHTML transitional lets you use a few presentational attributes and elements that aren’t available in XHTML strict. Here’s a more detailed overview from back in 2005: http://24ways.org/2005/transitio...[... 59 words]
The short answer: Drupal is a content management system that has slowly evolved in to a framework. This means that it comes with an enormous amount of functionality for free, but that’s also a huge amount of stuff that you have to understand and potentially work around as your custom requirements get more involved.[... 95 words]
ShowMeDo has 55 video screencasts covering all sorts of aspects of Django development: http://showmedo.com/videotutoria...[... 56 words]
They use it for the backed for their mobile app. Here’s an article with more information: http://venturebeat.com/2011/08/1...[... 29 words]
What kind of publicly available search software is able to be purchased or used freely as part of a website, and how good is it?
There are plenty of good open source options—Solr is currently my favourite. It’s extremely powerful but you do need to do some programming on top of it—I use Django and Haystack to build the search UI on most of my projects.[... 115 words]
It was written in Python—I don’t think they used any particular framework (they started the site in 2005).[... 37 words]
Yes, there is quite a significant impact on first-load performance. The browser has to pull down all of the linked scripts before it can display any content—if you’re using a library like jquery that’s a sizeable chuck of code that has to be loaded and executed just on its own.[... 152 words]
No—you don’t need any knowledge of C or C++ to get started building web apps—I know plenty of extremely smart and talented web developers who have never written a line of production C in their while careers.[... 122 words]
That entirely depends on what you are running your site on. If it’s static HTML pages, nginx will work fine on hardly any RAM at all (though you would probably be better off serving the entire site out of S3 and not using a VPS at all).[... 99 words]
Embed.ly is a good example of this kind of API—it gives you one endpoint which wraps oembed APIs on dozens of other services (plus a bunch of custom scraping code). We use it as part of our video/slide embedding feature on http://lanyrd.com/[... 57 words]
What specific skills are most important in a front-end web developer and in a back-end web developer?
Understanding of web app security. If they don’t know what XSS, CSRF and clickjacking are I’d be worried.[... 41 words]
What is a single page application and is this the technology I should use for developing my web application?
Can someone improve their knowledge of programming in Ruby or PHP by using a framework like Rails or Zend, or does the framework just do a lot of the work for you without giving you an opportunity to learn from it?
Read the source, luke.[... 82 words]
It depends on your definition of “online”—for this answer, let’s count anyone who has visited a page within the last 5 minutes.[... 192 words]
Surge (28-30 Sept 2011 in Brooklyn) has a very good reputation: http://omniti.com/surge/[... 41 words]
I don’t fully understand the question, but if you’re talking about doing a single join across multiple tables the Django ORM handles that just fine. Let’s say you want to get every BlogEntry written by a User who belongs to the Group with the name “admins”:[... 67 words]
Lots of blogs and RSS feeds—in particular, I subscribe to the feed of the authors of the software that I’m using, if I can find them.[... 61 words]
It was written in Python, using the Tornado asynchronous web server (which the FriendFeed team developed themselves). They used their own schemaless NoSQL-style store based on keeping serialized objects in MySQL.[... 51 words]
You don’t need to build your comet server using the same technology as the rest of your site.[... 181 words]
Nothing at all.[... 18 words]
If you’re on Linux or OS X, use curl with the -I option (to make a HEAD request and see the HTTP headers):[... 63 words]
Are there any summer conferences in the Bay Area for web development (or any other technology/Internet related topics)?
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Is there any quantified proof that .NET or others Microsoft technologies are not good for web startups?
How can you “prove” such a thing? You can disprove the statement that “.NET is no good for web startups” by pointing to examples such as Stack Overflow.[... 51 words]
Just FYI, Reddit is an open source Python project: http://code.reddit.com/[... 34 words]
Start by reading this: http://www.kalzumeus.com/2010/12...[... 20 words]