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More Developer-Fodder From Mashable

Posted by telecommatt on October 13, 2007

DATABASE TOOLBOX: 20+ Database Tools & Resources

It’s never too late to start learning about databases, because they’re pretty much ubiquitous and you’re bound to bump into them sooner or later.

Yes! Analyst pr0n! Actually, stuff like this excites me more than I should let on…

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Matt’s Daily Diigo Post 03/23/2007

Posted by telecommatt on March 23, 2007

An Introduction to SQLite – Google Video

SQL with SQLite

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Matt’s Daily Diigo Post 03/22/2007

Posted by telecommatt on March 22, 2007

lyro your online business card

Tutorz – Search of 9000+ tutors

GigaOM » Will Skype save Nokia Internet Tablets?

Query Language Understood by SQLite

PostgreSQL: Introduction and Concepts

Practical PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL: Documentation: Manuals: PostgreSQL 8.2: PostgreSQL 8.2.3 Documentation

Catalog of free database systems

Oracle releases free database – Enterprise Java Software Developer Station – Annotated

Oracle seems to have finally responded to the growing presence of free and open source databases in the small and mid-size segment. The Oracle site is now offering Oracle Database 10g Express Edition Beta Release for download on Windows and Linux.

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Matt’s Daily Diigo Post 03/21/2007

Posted by telecommatt on March 21, 2007

Web apps: from idea to launch by Blogging Pro

How to lower your credit card interest rate with a loan from Prosper – Lifehacker


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Matt’s Daily Diigo Post 03/11/2007

Posted by telecommatt on March 11, 2007

What Programming Languages Should You Know?

    tipstrs — Tips, tricks, advice, and hints on categorized subjects

      FreshBooks – The Fastest Way to Invoice Your Clients

        get basil » Home

          Emily Chang – eHub: Jaiku

            Lifehacker Code: Supercharged GmailThis Bookmarklet – Lifehacker

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              Sick of AJAX Login Screens

              Posted by telecommatt on February 15, 2007

              This is my WTF of the day. AJAX login screens. I’m getting really, really tired of seeing AJAX login screens. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not an AJAX-hater. When used well, it adds tremendous functionalty to a site. Reducing page loads means a more responsive website and less server-stress, especially on large sites. But contrary to popular belief, there are still people out there who use a browser that gets seriously pissed off when it encounters AJAX. Consider, too, the growing number of people accessing the internet from their mobile phones. The mobile web is not a seperate internet! And then there’s me. I do much of my posting from Nokia 770 Internet Tablet. Well, most of my internet use on my Nokia. After all, it’s an INTERNET tablet. It just so happens that, even though I’m using a relatively robust version of Opera web browser, I can’t make full use of AJAX scripting. Specifically, I can’t log into any site using an AJAX login script. And they keep popping up everywhere! What is up people? Accessability 101! Why on God’s rapidly warming earth would you use a script that excludes people from your site?? Believe me, no one cares if your login page doesn’t magically slide away if you enter your password correctly. More beautiful to me is a nice simple HTML form that lets me in to see the good stuff. The KISS theory has always been the glue that’s held the internet together, mostly because, as a programmer, you are never sure what the capabilities of the end user’s device will be. As far as I know, AJAX-laden programmers are not excluded from this. I end with a plea: People, let me in! Don’t leave me at the door scratching for HTML! If you MUST create an AJAX login to your site, code an alternate HTML login page for the sanity of all involved. We’re hearing more and more about Web3.0 and are seeing some hazy outlines of web4.0 already. No one is really sure what’s coming down the pipe, but no matter what I seem to read, it’s all still going to be based on humble HTML coding.

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