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Wednesday: July 8, 2009

The ultimate beginner's guide to Applescript.The ultimate beginner's guide to Applescript.

...you don’t have to be a genius programmer to use it. In fact, you don’t have to have any programming experience whatsoever. This article will show you how to write an AppleScript for nearly any application using the simple instructions that come hidden within each app’s framework.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 4:45 PM | Tags (6) | apple | applescript | programming | tutorial | scripting | coding |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A list of the top five non-technical mistakes made by programmers.A list of the top five non-technical mistakes made by programmers.

Sad but undeniably true.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 1:35 PM | Tags (6) | developer | development | errors | mistakes | programmer | programming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 44 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 7, 2009

Ten CSS tricks to make your website look cool instantly.Ten CSS tricks to make your website look cool instantly.

Have fun.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 7:39 AM | Tags (6) | css | design | programming | cool | website | development |  | Discuss (2) |  | facebook | twitter | 71 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 6, 2009

The hazy future of web typography.The hazy future of web typography.

An interesting read regarding web typography standards and the challenges within.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 4:00 PM | Tags (7) | ars | development | fonts | programming | standards | typography | web |  | Discuss (2) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 2, 2009

Anti-database movement forges ahead.Anti-database movement forges ahead.

The movement's chief champions are Web and Java developers, many of whom learned to get by at their cash-strapped startups by building their own data storage solutions, emulating those being built by Google Inc. and Amazon.com Inc., and which they subsequently released as open source.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 12:06 PM | Tags (5) | custom | database | movement | opensource | sql |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 1, 2009

New web design book from Dan Cederholm coming out next month.New web design book from Dan Cederholm coming out next month.

I was introduced to Dan's books from a friend and have since encouraged anyone who wants to get into standards-based web development to read his books cover to cover.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 4:51 PM | Tags (6) | design | programming | css | standards | books | development |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


HomeSite has officially been discontinued.HomeSite has officially been discontinued.

This software is still my web editing environment of choice ten years later.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 4:20 PM | Tags (4) | discontinued | editing | homesite | programming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 30, 2009

A tutorial on how to program turn-by-turn directions using the Google Maps API.A tutorial on how to program turn-by-turn directions using the Google Maps API.

A well-written tutorial for the aspiring developer who may want to dive into the wide open world of Google Map development.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 2:55 PM | Tags (5) | api | google | javascript | maps | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Bloomberg unveils 'Big Apps' contest for New York City data innovation.Bloomberg unveils 'Big Apps' contest for New York City data innovation.

For the first stage of the contest, which will be called Big Apps, the city will release what Bloomberg described as a “huge volume of data” from various city agencies. He gave the example of creating a mobile application out of the Health Department’s restaurant grades.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 12:08 PM | Tags (6) | application | bigapps | bloomberg | contest | data | nyc |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 29, 2009

Teams join up to qualify for million dollar Netflix prize.Teams join up to qualify for million dollar Netflix prize.

Two front runners in the contest, Team Pragmatic Theory and Team Bellkor in Chaos, joined forces and submitted an algorithm that was 10.05 percent better than the one Netflix uses to recommend movies to its subscribers. The result was published on the Netflix Prize leader board on Friday.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 7:52 AM | Tags (5) | algorithms | challenge | improvements | netflix | programming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: June 25, 2009

Ten tools to help improve your site's usability on a low budget.Ten tools to help improve your site's usability on a low budget.

A good list of tools for my fellow web nerds out there. I just started playing with Google's website optimizer yesterday.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 7:25 AM | Tags (6) | usability | tools | web | programming | development | optimization |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 23, 2009

Ten ways to instantly increase your jQuery performance.Ten ways to instantly increase your jQuery performance.

Wow, didn't know about the performance boost of using IDs instead of classes.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 3:42 PM | Tags (4) | javascript | jquery | performance | programming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Over forty essential front end web developer cheat sheets just for you.Over forty essential front end web developer cheat sheets just for you.

Makes for some handy nerd wallpaper for your room or office.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 10:40 AM | Tags (6) | cheatsheets | programming | css | design | web | html |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Five pet peeves that designers have with developers (and how to avoid them).Five pet peeves that designers have with developers (and how to avoid them).

All of these instances are very much true.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 7:57 AM | Tags (5) | annoyances | designers | developers | peeves | programming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: June 19, 2009

Ten reasons why you should be using Firebug.Ten reasons why you should be using Firebug.

If you aren't using this tool and you develop code for the web, smack yourself.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 12:25 PM | Tags (4) | firebug | firefox | programming | javascript |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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