Programming
Paul Bridgestock, Sep 14

BuildMobile: Win a Ticket to Web Directions South

Web Directions South is without doubt a conference worthy of your attention. If you’re itching to go but scratching around for funds, then oh boy do we have the challenge for you. Pull out your best mobile web development skills and you could get your ticket on merit, not credit. The Brief Make a button using the web standards trifecta of HTML, CSS and Javascript
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…)
Entrepreneur
Jeff Barr, Aug 22

Cloud Misconceptions

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.
10 COMMENTs
Programming
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.
1 COMMENT
Programming
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.
3 COMMENTs
Programming
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.
20 COMMENTs
Programming
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.
11 COMMENTs
WordPress
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.
2 COMMENTs
WordPress
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.
17 COMMENTs
Programming
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.
1 COMMENT
WordPress
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.
18 COMMENTs
Web
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.
5 COMMENTs
PHP
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.
10 COMMENTs
Web
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.
6 COMMENTs
Web
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.
8 COMMENTs
Web
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.
11 COMMENTs
Web
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?
4 COMMENTs
Web
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!
25 COMMENTs
Web
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?
1 COMMENT
Programming
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.
7 COMMENTs
Web
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...
Programming
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.
17 COMMENTs
Web
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.
8 COMMENTs
Web
Matthew Magain, Jan 19

Sun Buys MySQL For $1 Billion

We Teamed Up With SiteGround To bring you tried-and-true hosting, recommended for designers and developers.