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Help me learn how to collaborate with programmers!

Hi everyone, I will soon be working on a project that involves the development of a web platform and will be hiring part-time engineers. I would like to know enough about programming and web development to be able to collaborate with them and understand the language, and have realistic expectations of when things get built. So I am not looking to learn how to program (I wish I had time for that), but rather have a basic understanding of how the system works and fits together (front-end, back-end, etc.) Anyone know of any good online resources- online courses, websites, etc. for this type of knowledge? I've checked out Code Academy and Khan Academy, but both seem heavily focused on helping you learn how to write code vs. understanding the system abstractly and holistically. But I may have missed something. Thanks in advance for your help!
posted by tessalations999 on Dec 21, 2013 - 19 answers

 

Citation, please.

Is there actual scientific research behind this oft-cited UI response time => human perception table? Or is it just "conventional wisdom." If not, I'd love to see the original research and know how it was conducted.
posted by ignignokt on Jul 22, 2013 - 3 answers

Tool for building a reference guide website or document generator?

Is there a word for these types of web-based tools, and a widely-used way to make them? One: a way make a web-based reference guide / glossary / help centre. Two: a tool that will generate a custom 20-page PDF based on complex user inputs, complete with table of contents. Are there open-source, well-supported solutions for building these things? Maybe a way to combine some plugins for Drupal or Wordpress? I really have no idea how to tackle this. [more inside]
posted by 100kb on Mar 25, 2013 - 8 answers

Need a tool for walking users through my website

The idea here is that I have a product for a specific niche (construction management), that is well designed and (I think) very intuitive. But the target users are not very savvy in terms of WHAT they should be doing. I need to walk them through various processes step by step. [more inside]
posted by Kellster on Feb 28, 2013 - 4 answers

Project management / shared to-do list software for families?

Project management / shared to-do list software for families? [more inside]
posted by Mwongozi on Aug 12, 2012 - 9 answers

Alumni management for dummies

I'm looking for a low-cost web service for managing a (very) small alumni database. [more inside]
posted by mekily on Apr 30, 2012 - 10 answers

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]
posted by philipy on Mar 22, 2012 - 12 answers

Quick and easy task management software.

Task management: help me find just the right iPhone/web app, please. To get you started, I love Taskpaper, but... [more inside]
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas on Mar 1, 2012 - 11 answers

Computer! Make me a better person!

What apps do you use to help you stay focused on work? I'm looking for Mac and web apps. I don't have clinically diagnosable ADHD, but I'm curious about what's out there and can certainly use the help sometimes.
posted by ignignokt on Feb 9, 2012 - 18 answers

Reference management for web-based collaboration

What reference management options exist for Google Docs? Failing that, what other web-based collaboration tools offer reference management, either built-in or by extension via plug-in?
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Nov 22, 2011 - 7 answers

Innovative websites as template/model for MFA research community

I'm looking for examples of websites that have successfully enhanced a research community (academic or artistic) with a dynamic online/social/mutual-portfolio presence. Blog and social media based hubs, perhaps, that showcase the possibilities of web portfolio/research integration for academic and creative purposes. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Sep 16, 2011 - 3 answers

Is there a higher bar of native apps? Why or why not?

Is gathering application usage data for analytic purposes ethical? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Aug 15, 2011 - 8 answers

Photo with some content on top

What's the best way to make a personal web site that looks like this without installing much? [more inside]
posted by pallen123 on Jun 15, 2011 - 5 answers

What should I do now?

Is there to-do list software out there that randomly chooses what you should do next? [more inside]
posted by eisenkr on Mar 2, 2011 - 3 answers

Looking for user and designer friendly ecommerce software

I'm looking for recommendations for ecommerce software that is easily customizable for a fairly code savvy designer which provides a very user friendly interface for my clients to add new items to the store. [more inside]
posted by ljshapiro on Feb 24, 2011 - 5 answers

Java or .Net for a new dev team?

I work for an established technical company moving into the web space and we need to decide whether we're going to use Java or .Net for an emerging web platform. Where can I find non-frothing arguments from reputable sources? [more inside]
posted by CHABOXERS on Jan 28, 2011 - 10 answers

Webapp for collaborating with large files

Asking for a friend... need a webapp for collaborating on large binary files. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by olinerd on Jan 12, 2011 - 4 answers

How do I get SelfControl to only block Google Reader?

How can I get SelfControl to recognize Google Reader but not Google on the blacklist? [more inside]
posted by AmitinLA on Nov 15, 2010 - 7 answers

How to quickly make a good quality flowchart

Any recommendations for flowchart software? [more inside]
posted by verisimilitude on Oct 8, 2010 - 7 answers

Web Design Software for Non-Geek

A friend wants to "design websites". She is great in panting, colors, photography, but has until now no expereience with sophisticated software. I am afraid Photoshop / Dreamweaver is too much for a start. What software do you recommend?
posted by mitocan on Oct 6, 2010 - 17 answers

Windows web site creation?

I need a simple code-free web site creation tool for my girlfriend that combines some basic CMS features with a WYSIWYG editor. [more inside]
posted by themel on Sep 19, 2010 - 12 answers

Simple project management software needed

Time-tracking project management software solution needed [more inside]
posted by hamandcheese on Sep 10, 2010 - 2 answers

Are there 3rd party applications / services that can track user behavior and link to site's user demographics?

Are there 3rd party applications / services that can track user behavior and link to site's user demographics? [more inside]
posted by gnash on Sep 6, 2010 - 0 answers

Is there a Firefox extension that will let you hover over keywords on the page and have it show a quick summary from wikipedia?

Is there a Firefox extension that will let you hover over keywords on the page and have it show a quick summary from wikipedia? I'm using a Firefox Extension from evri.com that does this, but it also comes with an ugly toolbar. If you hide the toolbar, the functionality goes away, but I really like it. (Example.) Is there anything like this? That maybe does it better? Most importantly is it bringing this data in dynamically without me having to spawn a new window or leave the page.
posted by dep on May 15, 2010 - 6 answers

A free Dreamweaver wanted.

What is your favorite free html/css gui editor? [more inside]
posted by spaghetti on Feb 5, 2010 - 15 answers

Mobile Software Design Guru Reading?

where can I read about the system and software design for mobile? preferably something written within the last year or two? any particular mobile code gurus out there? primarily focusing on mobile web. Any of these books worth getting? They appear to have positive ratings and relevant content descriptions on Amazon. 0321269314 1847193439 0596155441 [more inside]
posted by k7lim on Jan 14, 2010 - 3 answers

What's a simple event management software package I can help my friend run?

Software recommendations: Free event management software for a local event [more inside]
posted by rev- on Jan 5, 2010 - 2 answers

Any good books on web penetration testing?

Any good books on web penetration testing? [more inside]
posted by jacobian on Oct 18, 2009 - 3 answers

Need money now thankyou.

What are some good tech-centric temp agencies in L.A.? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Oct 9, 2009 - 5 answers

Pros & Cons of bringing web development in-house?

Pros & Cons of bringing web development in-house? [more inside]
posted by MeatLightning on Oct 9, 2009 - 9 answers

"Proactive? Paradigm? Aren't those just words dumb people use to sound smart?"

Where does one proactively look for software (specifically Flex) jobs these days? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Sep 11, 2009 - 6 answers

What software should I use to design a Webpage logo?

I am trying to create a professional looking logo for a Web site. I am using GIMP but finding I am very limited in terms of what I can do with it. Is there a software package that I should be using that will allow me to create a good looking logo/header image? I understand Photoshop is the best however, it's really expensive (700.00). Are there any software alternatives or do I just have to pony up for Photoshop? By the way, I have a PC.
posted by hellodonna on Aug 26, 2009 - 23 answers

Can you "Save For Web" in Lightroom?

Best web photo prep software? Will Lightroom work? [more inside]
posted by chocolatepeanutbuttercup on Aug 6, 2009 - 5 answers

Which forums do the best web programmers hang out at?

Which forums do the best web programmers hang out at? [more inside]
posted by jackson5 on Jun 26, 2009 - 16 answers

Coop TLD Registrars?

I'd really like to get a Coop TLD, but I'm having a hard time finding an affordable and easy-to-use registrar. [more inside]
posted by thebigdeadwaltz on May 11, 2009 - 3 answers

My application requests an XML file and I need to plan how to host that file so it's always available and zippy

Please give me some input on web hosting planning for a small XML file which might get a lot of requests. [more inside]
posted by Your Time Machine Sucks on Mar 3, 2009 - 5 answers

Spend our money by suggesting software!

We're a web dev shop with $700 that needs to be spent on software by the end of fiscal. What should we get? [more inside]
posted by furtive on Feb 25, 2009 - 12 answers

Robust Webex alternatives?

Best, price-competitive alternatives to Webex that include attendee scheduling and reminders? [more inside]
posted by pallen123 on Dec 22, 2008 - 5 answers

Help me organize my time and projects by the hour.

What time/project management software or sites might be able to help me view my week in hourly clumps and allow me to check off completed tasks or monitor their success? I've tried a number of GTD services, but none of them has been quite right, so I'm looking for suggestions. [more inside]
posted by metalheart on Nov 29, 2008 - 6 answers

How do we make web-based scheduling available to patients?

Looking for a way to allow people to schedule their vet appointments via the web. [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Nov 26, 2008 - 3 answers

Looking for a CMS/web-based software to manage regional event listings.

Looking for a CMS/web-based software to manage regional event listings. [more inside]
posted by c:\awesome on Sep 6, 2008 - 4 answers

Looking for good web- or desktop-based RSS reader that can handle older posts

What options do I have for a good web- (preferred) or desktop(Windows)-based RSS reader that has good options for managing older posts within feeds? [more inside]
posted by fsmontenegro on Sep 5, 2008 - 4 answers

the Dr Frankenstein of collaborative software

Easiest, most effective way to stand up a collaborative portal? [more inside]
posted by brandnew on Aug 27, 2008 - 8 answers

Sync Blackberry memopad to the web?

How do I sync my notes in my Blackberry Curve's memopad to a web-based service? [more inside]
posted by aebaxter on Aug 20, 2008 - 2 answers

How to stop torrents at work?

I'm sure this question will not make me the most popular student at the dance, but is there a way to identify (via IP) machines running BitTorrent clients within an internal network (ie. work)? My company has around 50 employees, and the old, "Please don't torrent at work" doesn't seem to be doing much good anymore. It brings our email and web browsing to a near standstill, and dropping by the "usual suspects" is not only tiresome, but doesn't seem to find all the sources of traffic any longer. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
posted by numlok on Aug 11, 2008 - 27 answers

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

What's the best approach to take with the a lead software developer after being left holding the ball? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 1, 2008 - 5 answers

Configured, Boiled Down Numbers Please

A good, modern, local website traffic stats solution? [more inside]
posted by rokusan on May 14, 2008 - 4 answers

How can I create a social networking site?

How can I create a social networking site? I am in Southern California (Inland Empire/Orange County) and interested in building a social networking/message board/blog site along the lines of Sermo or Metafilter that isn't really about customizable media and meeting friends, as much as it is for people within a certain specialty, let's say the veterinary community, to share their ideas about their expertise with peers, receive newsletters relevant to their work, and ask for their peers' opinions or advice. [more inside]
posted by lukeklein on Apr 12, 2008 - 10 answers

web forum software with subforums

Recommend a web forum software that allows for an arbitrarily large number of sub-forums. [more inside]
posted by zorro astor on Mar 5, 2008 - 6 answers

Website, what are you made of?

[What's that website filter] What's the website that let's you plug in a URL, and then it tells you what software the site is using? (Ex: site is using Wordpress, Javascript, PHP, RoR, etc.)? [more inside]
posted by unexpected on Feb 9, 2008 - 6 answers

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