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  1. Answers to Episode 4 (“What’s ‘normal’, really?”)

    Well that was a raging success… not! Apparently database normalization isn’t something that web developers find all that interesting. (But thanks to malikyte and xhtmlcoder for keeping the question from being a complete ghost town!) That’s a shame, though — there are all sorts of pragmatic reasons behind good data design. To name just a […]

  2. Episode 1: Scavenger hunt!

    Let’s kick things off with something a bit unusual: a virtual scavenger hunt.

    At some point, nearly every web geek gets a chance to hack on some open data, usually from a government source. The buzzword here is “mashup,” but knowing how to find and consume openly available data will remain a valuable skill long after its faddishness ends.