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Codeacademy Letting Users Create Courses

February 15, 2012 William Berry

Its newly introduced course creator functionality positions the popular startup as an E-learning platform. After raising $2.5 Million in its first funding round last fall, and attracting nearly 400,000 pupils to date with its CodeYear initiative (including current New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg), promising E-learning startup Codeacademy has recently […]

Making The Most of Meta Descriptions

January 9, 2012 Wesley LeFebvre

There is an ongoing debate as to whether search engines use keywords in meta descriptions to rank a web page. One thing is certain though, Google sometimes (but not always) uses the description as a snippet when it presents search results to a user on the Search Engine Results Page […]

Fun With JQuery: Part 2

November 30, 2011 Qushawn Clark

JQuery has a vast array of nice plugins for it that are generally free to use, and I’m going to go over a few here in this article. In the last article, I talked about the nifty little fancybox plugin for JQuery, and also explained a little on how to […]

Fun with jQuery: Part 1 – Fancybox!

November 16, 2011 Qushawn Clark

For those of you who don’t know much about it, jQuery is a javascript library that greatly simplifies client-side scripting, which can really be a pain. Aside from the many useful things that jQuery offers, such as simplified event handling, there is also a vast array of third party plugins […]

RIM CEO Provides A Look At The New BBX Dev Platform

October 19, 2011 Glenn Letham

Today at the annual BB Love-fest (aka. BlackBerry DevCon), RIM President & CEO,Mike Lazaridis, greeted the crowd and provided the State of RIM address as well as a roadmap for the future which includes the Blackberry 7 lineup of devices and a new developer platform, Blackberry BBX.

Theories And Technologies Are Not Solutions

October 6, 2011 Rob Diana

Technologists have a tendency to focus on the technologies being used during a project. Many people would use the newest or most hyped technologies in order to stay ahead, or even just to use it as a learning experience. I have been in the software development industry long enough to […]

A Tutorial on OAuth, Part 6: Signing Requests

September 21, 2011 Joe Purcell

Finally, we will expound on Part 5 to show how to form signed requests. As said, making API calls (resource requests) is the most tricky part of OAuth. Let’s look at the four steps to making signed requests: send parameters, base string, signature, and sending the request. 5. Resource Request […]

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