As a long time Linux Engineer I enjoy reading about the technologies used by sites like Twitter, Facebook, Etsy, Yahoo (for things like Flickr) and other large sites to build things out to scale. I often lend a hand with Windows customers at work and it recently occurred to me that I've never seen a website or blog posts that relate to scaling on Windows. [more inside]
I'm a web developer who is very capable with HTML and CSS, but that's about it. I am fairly comfortable with SQL, but now I need to learn to develop an API. I'd like to read a good book on the subject. Is there such a book? All I can find are things that explain why an API is useful, or things that assume you already know what you're doing in order to build/use an API.
What are some examples of small web apps that earn their creators a side-income? What are the stories behind them?
What are some examples of small web apps that earn their creators a side-income? What are the stories behind them? [more inside]
If I'm applying for a junior developer job in a web company, and they ask for a code sample along with the resume, what sorts of things would make a good sample? How much code is just enough/too little/too much? What would make a sample supergood, or the opposite? [more inside]
Is gathering application usage data for analytic purposes ethical? [more inside]
Where do you go to find recommendations for the best new web widgets and applications? [more inside]
Recent/Obscure web applications and tools filter. I am talking with a government department (Economic Development) about using web based applications and tools both internally and externally. I've got the basics covered, but it would be nice to include mentions of some less-than-famous apps or tools that have been of use elsewhere. If there are any that have provided some mileage for you or your organisation, especially govt ones, I'd love to hear about them.
How do web apps get planned? What is the "blueprint" for a web app? The storyboard, the map, the plan, the.... well, you get it. [more inside]
I’m starting grad school in chemistry in a few months and I am looking for Mac/web apps that are useful to help keep a science grad student organized…citations, notations on papers, brainstorming, etc. Any ideas?
Is there a site out there that catalogues what technologies various web apps are built on? [more inside]
What are your absolute favorite application service providers and web apps right now? Any and all uses, don't hold back (event calendars, e-commerce, community, anything you find useful or cool!). Also, know of any good sites with comparison reviews? [more inside]
[Facebook-filter] Are there any Facebook applications that allow me to display an XML file on my Facebook Page? [more inside]
GTDfilter: Help me find the best GTD application to run on my own website. [more inside]
Do you have feelings about the Zoho suite of web apps? [more inside]
Linux for a web designer! Need advice of what versions to use. [more inside]
Anyone have any good (== interesting|useful) examples of uses of the Amazon Web Services? [more inside]
For a new site, would you go with a CMS that does everything, but only marginally well, or multiple applications?
PortalFilter: For a new website, would you go with a CMS that does everything, but only marginally well, or multiple applications (requiring multiple upgrades and patches)? [MI] [more inside]
Icons: What are the most intuitive indicator icons for a web application to mean "not yet started," "in progress," and "completed"?
Red means stop....or does it? I'm developing an icon set for a web application, and I'm looking for indicators to mean "not yet started," "in progress," and "completed." My inclination is to go with red, yellow, green, but my experience with traffic lights seems to indicate that green (you haven't started, so go), yellow, and red (you're done, so stop) might be more logical. Anyone have any suggestions on which would be more intuitive?