Flot: jQuery Charting Engine

February 23, 2009

For those who know me, I tend to dislike plugins such as flash as it requires user installation and often times does not work well or at all on handheld devices.  Anyways, one of the spots that flash has worked well is real nice interactive graphs.  The only other suitable solution was using server-side generated […]

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End IE6 Support on Aug 27 Campaign

February 19, 2009
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Microsoft Internet Explorer v6 has long been a crippling effect to web developers worldwide.  It’s slow development pace, lack of continuous updates, shortcomings in web standards, and usage of proprietary standards (ie: ActiveX) all cause developers continued headaches.  Rather than support the new web standards such as CSS 2.1 and CSS 3, HTML5, etc, developers […]

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iPhone Wish List

February 18, 2009
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As a proud owner of an iPhone, I truly love the platform and its capabilities. However, like any technology, there are always those things we really want extra. I am compiling my list of wishes for the next generation iPhone.  My wish list is available on the right at the top of the navigation menu.  […]

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J2EE Project Structures

February 18, 2009

I have always been a huge proponent for separation of concerns, code reusability, and code independence such that you can easily move code around, replace, re-use, etc.  Even though often times you sacrifice speed due to additional layers of indirection, you gain much in maintainability.  Maintainability is often an overlooked statistic as it is harder […]

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Yahoo Query Language – YDN

February 13, 2009
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The Yahoo Query Language is a SQL like syntax that provides searching a variety of services as well as searching any XMl/HTML/RSS/JSON/etc type feed and stripping portions of the document out.  The service is extremely fast and efficient and really provides some pretty cool functionality to create mashup sites relatively easily. Yahoo Query Language – […]

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Flickr: Designing Web Interfaces’ Photostream

February 11, 2009

From the popular book Designing Web Interfaces, the following is a photo/movie collection of various sites illustrating the various interfaces and their usability effect. Flickr: Designing Web Interfaces’ Photostream.

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Web 3.0: Why Flash is not Needed

February 6, 2009
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As an avid supporter of next generation web technologies and envisioning a web free from plugins and browser dependence, I believe strongly that Flash will not be needed as we move into a Web 3.0 world.  The upcoming features being discussed, implemented, and standardized all help to simplify developer responsibilities that were typically done using […]

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