Chartify -- jQuery plugin to create Google charts from HTML tables. (via Rasmus Sellberg) Designing Incentives for Crowdsourcing Workers (Crowdflower) -- In a tough turn for the sociologists and psychologists, none of the purely social/psychological treatments had any significant effects at all. The gTLD Boondoggle -- ICANN promised back in 1998 that they would bring the world lots of...
A friend of mine pointed out Disco, a map-reduce framework written in Erlang and using Python for writing the actual map and reduction functions. I haven't tried it just yet, but the concept is interesting in that it uses both Erlang and Python.
Chrome represents a change in the way that Google is choosing to play the game, putting them on a far more equal footing with the other browser vendors, and asserting that, on the browser as on the server, they have arrived.
The old client-server application versus client-only application debate is back on the Web, thanks to Ajax and RIA technologies. It's missing a long-forgotten third contender, however -- one which had significant drawbacks and very significant advantages.
In an effort to promote my recent book, Dojo: The Definitive Guide, I've been writing an ongoing column for the ONLAMP blog entitled "Dojo Goodness". The idea behind the column is to provide bite-sized chunks of useful information that are...
OSCON is happening right now at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon, bringing together thousands of experts, visionaries, and hackers in the trenches to explore all that open source has to offer. Today's afternoon sessions include:
Creating Location-aware Web 2.0 Applications on an Open Source Geospatial Platform
TCP/IP Troubleshooting for System Administrators
People for Geeks
Practical Erlang Programming
Porting to Python 3.0
Hack This App! PHP Security Workshop
...and more! For more information about OSCON and to view the complete event schedule visit our OSCON 2008 site.
Dojo: The Definitive Guide — This comprehensive guide to Dojo includes a hard-hitting reference to help you build rich and responsive web applications with complex layouts and form controls closely resembling those found in the most advanced desktop applications. If you're a DHTML-toting web developer, you need to read this book.
The book I've been working on for the past year, Dojo: The Definitive Guide, has finally materialized and is now available on Safari. Printed copies should be available no later than this Tuesday, June 17th -- the same day Firefox...
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