Weekly Bits #1

  • How/Why in the world do some people in IT/Software Dev world spend so much time at conferences, meetups, user group, etc…?  I get that these things energize you, allow for networking, etc, but it seems these things take over people’s social life or even scarier – it is their social life.  I try to go to 1 maybe 2 events a year. CodeMash the last couple of years, but I was pretty disappointed last year and probably will be taking a year off.


  • Microsoft announced WebSiteSpark – pretty cool, but does anyone really pay for Visual Studio anyways?


  • Joel Spolsky rips/digs at TDD again, it’s pretty amusing to watch the TDD people get pissed. I agree about Duct Tape Programmers



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Daily Find #122

Pear:Log – ELMAH for PHP if you will

In case you don’t know it yet, Seapine is releasing TestTrack RM (Requirements Management) very soon, in fact the beta site was opened last week & you can now go sign up for it.

CodeIgniter Conference

ASP.NET AJAX testing with Visual Studio 2008 Web Test

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Daily Find #121

I’m back…

DOMPDF resurrected – PHP PDF library

Twitter API for CodeIgniter

Prism 1.0 Beta Launched

Modal Popup for Search

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Daily Find #120

LinkedIn Architecture

ASP.NET 4.0 & VS 10 – Talk given at Mix 09 about these two

HTML Color OneBox – Google a hex color value and it’ll show you what it looks like

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Daily Find #119

I am alive!  Hoping to return to a daily find next week. Stay tuned.

http://www.datejs.com/ – Gives you RTM type of date handling

Masked Input Plugin – Jquery plugin to mask data input, very nice.

Asp.Net Control Panel Control – Great idea

.NET Developer Survey Results

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Daily Find #117

In honor of Steve Jobs stepping down, I’ll call this the Mac OS X Server edition.

Optimizing an Xserve for Web Hosting – Been there done that.

Macos-x-server.com – wiki full of info not found many other places.

Apple Server Discussion Group – If you must ask a question

Mac OS X Manual Pages – Boy do I wish I would have found this resource earlier

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Daily Find #115

Lunascape – Combines FF/Webkit/IE so you can switch rendering engines.

Trillr source code opened – It’s python

40 Tips for optimizing your php code

Taking a look at PHP 6

Preparing for PHP 6

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Daily Find #114

WordPress 2.7 released

Google Chrome out of beta – Is this google first product out of beta?

jQuery and ASP.NET

IronPython 2.0 released

Twitter build status from cc.net

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Daily Find #113

QA Wizard Pro 2009 released – Really nice automated tester for Web, Windows, and Java Applications

20 Free online wysiwyg editors

Oxite – Microsoft online standards web 2.0 site or something like that

Android Dev Phone Released – Unlocked Android phone for $399

Why Ruby is not my favorite language

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