Paul Bridgestock, Sep 14
BuildMobile: Win a Ticket to Web Directions South
HTML & CSS
Claudio Lassala, Sep 12
RubySource: Putting Ruby, Rails, C#, and ASP.NET in context
I’ve noticed there’s quite a bit of misunderstanding among .NET developers as to what Ruby or Rails are, and how those compare to what they came to know and love in .NET. I know I didn’t understand it myself for a while. The following comments, drawn from my two previous posts ( Switching to Ruby from .NET and Why should a .NET developer look into Ruby or Ruby on Rails ) serve to illustrate my point: “Had a look at Ruby but no thanks, .NET remains the way for me.” “…are there demos or samples of Ruby on Rails that can compare with the web apps that I can create with ASP.NET or Silverlight, and components like DevExpress for the ASP.NET MVC? Is there something like that in Ruby?” While the first comment compares Ruby to .NET, which is a comparison between a language and an entire development platform, the second comment mixes html-based applications with rich client applications built on Silverlight, brings 3rd part visual controls into the equation, and wonders whether such controls are available in Ruby (a language…)
Jeff Barr, Aug 22
After talking to thousands of people over the last few years, I’ve learned that there are a lot of misconceptions floating around the cloud. Some of this is due to the inherent unease that many feel with anything new. Other misconceptions reflect the fact that all the technologies are evolving rapidly, with new services and features appearing all the time.
Craig Buckler, Aug 14
Mozilla Blocks Unwanted Add-Ons in Firefox
Firefox 8 will finally block sneaky add-ons bundled in applications from unscrupulous third-party software vendors.
Craig Buckler, Aug 02
What's New in Firebug 1.8
Craig looks at some of the great new features introduced in Firebug 1.8 - the tool of choice for most web developers.
Craig Buckler, Jul 20
How to Create Scheduled Events in MySQL
In the last of a three-part database series, this tutorial explains how to create scheduled events in MySQL which run automatically at during pre-defined intervals.
Craig Buckler, Jul 07
Banishing Browser Address Bars -- a UI Step Too Far?
Google and Mozilla may remove the URL bar from Chrome and Firefox. This article discusses the reasons for the proposal and the risks it poses.
Craig Buckler, Jun 27
How to Make WordPress Easier for Clients By Removing Unnecessary Menu Options
In Craig's latest WordPress tutorial he explains how to write a custom plugin which removes items from the main administration menu.
Craig Buckler, Jun 21
How to Make WordPress Easier By Removing Widgets, Meta Boxes and Options
In Craig's latest WordPress tutorial he explains how to write a custom plugin which disables update notifications and removes unnecessary dashboard widgets, page and post meta boxes.
Craig Buckler, Jun 21
Mozilla Release Firefox 5
Firefox 5 has arrived three months after version 4 was released. Craig looks at the new features and discusses Mozilla's rapid update schedule.
Craig Buckler, Jun 20
How to Write Your Own Easy-Administration WordPress Plugin
Craig provides a simple tutorial which explains how to write a plugin which makes the WordPress administration panels easier for your clients with custom branding and support messages.
Craig Buckler, Sep 29
OpenOffice.org Abandons Oracle to Become LibreOffice
Control of the OpenOffice suite has been grappled from Oracle in a bid to create a truly independent open source product. Craig discusses whether this will liberate development or confuse users.
Craig Buckler, Feb 06
Google Offers Cash For Bugs
Have you been hacking Google's code? The corporation is offering a financial reward for any security bug you encounter in Chrome OS or the Chrome browser.
Craig Buckler, Jan 23
Firefox 3.6 Is Out Now
Craig looks at Firefox 3.6, the newly-released version of Mozilla's popular open source browser.
Craig Buckler, Dec 29
How to Use Branched Snapshots in VirtualBox
VirtualBox's branched snapshots allow you to create any number of virtual machines from a single root VM. Craig describes how web developers can benefit from the new feature.
Craig Buckler, Dec 28
What's New in VirtualBox 3.1.x
VirtualBox 3.1 was recently released. The virtual machine emulator is better than ever and offers a number of new features that web developers will find useful.
Craig Buckler, Dec 10
Mozilla Thunderbird 3.0 Released
Mozilla's Thunderbird 3.0 email client has been released. The application has some great new features, but would you use it in preference to your favorite webmail system?
Raena Jackson Armitage, Aug 05
We Want You: Join the SitePoint Community's bbPress Theme Project!
On the SitePoint Forums, our community has cooked up a fun new project: we’re building a new theme for bbPress, the groovy, open source forum by the creators of WordPress, and it's time for you to get involved!
Craig Buckler, Jul 09
Has Microsoft Killed the Linux Netbook?
Netbooks now account for 20% of all laptop sales. Whilst they may have begun as simple low-powered Linux devices, are they now evolving into high-specification Windows-only PCs?
Kay Smoljak, May 28
The Future of Flash and the Return of ColdFusion
With 46 sessions over two days, the recent WebDU conference delivered the goods for developers working with Flash, Flex, AIR and ColdFusion. Kay penned a few thoughts after the first day.
Craig Buckler, May 19
A Solution to VirtualBox 2.2.2 Upgrading Problems
Sun released version 2.2.2 of VirtualBox shortly after Craig's glowing review. Unfortunately, several people have experienced upgrading problems, so Craig is back with a solution...
Rachael Wilson, May 15
Add this Flex 3 Pocket Guide to Your Library ... for Free!
Our latest Adobe-sponsored giveaway is live, and up for grabs this time are 100 copies of the excellent book, Getting Started with Flex 3, delivered to your door.
Josh Catone, Dec 12
Google Chrome Leaves Beta
Just 100 days after launching their Chrome browser, Google has removed the beta label, declaring the browser stable enough and fast enough. Though Chrome still lacks some key features that modern web browsers need, it is nonetheless an important part of Google's Web OS strategy.
Matthew Magain, Jan 19