November 2, 2010 | Developer, Software and Downloads

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If you design websites, you’ve probably had to view a site in multiple versions of Internet Explorer.

Unfortunately, you can only usually have one version of IE installed on your computer.

Now Micrsoft has come out with a way preview web pages with multiple versions of IE.

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April 29, 2010 | Developer

MySQL

A handy tool to manipulate MySQL is the MySQL MySQL Query Browser. It’s from MySQL AB (the company that makes MySQL).

Click through to find out how to create a database using the Query Browser.

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February 3, 2010 | Developer

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PHP is the programming language that runs many web applications, including WordPress. PHP’s slower than many other languages, but it’s fast to develop in.

Now Facebook, which also runs on PHP, has announced a new version of PHP that runs twice as fast.

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January 5, 2010 | Developer

MySQL

I blogged before about the different versions of the MySQL database, which is the most commonly deployed database on the Internet, the one favored by most free and open source software, and the one that WordPress uses. Monty Widenius, the erstwhile head developer for MySQL, sold his company to venture capitalists, and later the company [...]

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May 26, 2009 | Blogging, Developer

WordPress

If you ever want to insert code in your WordPress blog, you probably ought to have a syntax highlighting plugin installed. Otherwise, you’ll probably mess up your blog template for the pages that have code on them.

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May 23, 2009 | Developer, HowTo

Java

VisualBasic and a lot of other languages have a handy function to show a message box to the user. In typical Java fashion, Java’s equivalent has a lot more power, but also complex. To get simple message box functionality, you have to specify a number of options: JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(parent, "Message", "Title", JOptionPane.INFORMATION_MESSAGE, icon); This shows a [...]

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April 12, 2009 | Developer, Web/Software Development

I was surprised to know that Facebook runs on PHP. It also uses C++ and Java in places, but it’s the fact that it uses the little scripting language that could (PHP) is what is interesting. Aditya Agarwal of Facebook describes how the social networking giant does it in a presentation at QCon SF 2008. [...]

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April 3, 2009 | Developer, Software and Downloads, Web/Software Development

Of late, there isn’t just one version of MySQL being used anymore. First, there’s the version of MySQL offered at mysql.com by the former MySQL, AB, which was bought by Sun for one billion dollars. Then, there’s MariaDB being offered by Monty Widenius, former head at MySQL, AB. Percona claims to be the high-performance MySQL [...]

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March 5, 2009 | Developer, Software and Downloads

InfoPackets reports that the Firefox 3.1 beta is getting faster at JavaScript and CSS rendering. It’s going to need it for upcoming competition from Google Chrome and Microsoft IE. But the original article‘s test numbers aren’t quite promising. While Firefox 3.1 may be faster than previous Firefox versions, it’s still slower than the current Safari [...]

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December 17, 2008 | Developer, News

The Hill is reporting that tech firms are beginning to wake up to what they see as a threat in the form of an upcoming pro-union bill. The bill is a so-called “card-check” bill , which means that instead of employees voting in an election for whether they want to be in a union or [...]

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