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Web Design SaaS: Wufoo Form Processing

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Previously we covered some of the trade-offs with using Web Design SaaS tools. The major trade-off is that SaaS tool runs online and therefore always have the latest and greatest version of their tools for use. They also store on their servers all of the assests associaed with your Web widget or other design. This…

Free Online Web Testgrounds

Over the past year, three online Web testing “playgrounds” have emerged which can be quite useful to WordPress and Web developers alike. All three allow users to register and then save their work for later review at no cost. Here are the test environs: JSFiddle – allows testing in 3 panels: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript…

SQLFiddle:Demo and Testing for SQL Databases

Previously, JSFiddle was featured here as a very handy JavaScript demo and testing environ on the Web. I use it when I don’t have my own machine but want to test out a Web Page that has JavaScript code. Well now the same testing capability has been created for SQL – and its called SQLFiddle.…

DBMS Directions

There is a whole class of new database development that refines the classic Relational database models. Think NoSQL and NewSQL. Here is a paper by Daniel Abadi who is responsible for some of the better NoSQL implementations and has influenced the NewSQL directions. This is a greater starter reference on what is currently  happening in database development…

Posting PowerPoints in WordPress

Embeds into WordPress The most reliable embeds of PowerPoints into WordPress Posts and Pages found so far is using Google Docs viewer WordPress plugin by F.Davis. Here is the Modeling Course Notes PDF[Univ Of Michigan Professor Scott Page - excellent free course very highly recommended - see here]: Here is, from the same Modeling Course,…

The OS Mess

The primary reason ye Editor is NOT an admirer of Apple and Steve Jobs is his relentless drive to establish a monopoly equal to or greater than Bill Gates’ Microsoft. Steve is out to prove that 30 years ago, he was the real deal, the real innovator in personal computing – and Bill …. Bill…

New WordPress 3.1

The updated WordPress 3.1 is out and adds a lot of capabilities which will delight developers – yes, its one of those behind the UI screens updates as seen in the screenshot below: WordPress users who have updated to WordPress 2.9 will have an easy install/update to 3.1 [one of the key competitive advantages of…

Client Software Development – 3 Added Degrees of Complexity

There is no doubt that the classic Computing World is fragmenting. No more the Wintel monopoly as it is losing its 90% market share dominance of the personal computing client scene to upstart Apple iDevices, Android smartphones plus a wave of RIM,Dell, Samsung, Archos and other tablets. The PC, even in laptop form, is no…

Java + LAMP Hosting:Stallmanned

I just finished an all day seminar on BIRT the partially Open Source report writing package available from Actuate[the Core is open, the extended services are closed and the two packages are, according to Actuate people, moving in different directions - More on this in a later posting]. BIRT software is impressive especially with its…

WordPress is Best Overall CMS of 2009

Okay, I will admit a bias toward WordPress because I have been using it on 5 of my own blogs and dozens of other projects. But I use Drupal, Joomla. Gallery, PHPBB and Coppermine too. No one CMS is clearly dominant – you fit each CMS strengths to the tasks at hand. Interestingly, WordPress has…