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Friday: July 29, 2011

Some self-help advice for those of you looking to improve upon your self-improvement needs.Some self-help advice for those of you looking to improve upon your self-improvement needs.

I've been reading a lot of Coding Horror lately. This particular post resonated with me a lot more than I initially thought it would. It might be because there is a lot of noise these days (read Internet noise: twitter, facebook, work emails, etc) to distract me from a given task at hand (either that or my perpetual procrastination). If you happen to be in need of some motivational advice this will prove to be a good read.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Self Improvement @ 1:53 PM | Tags (7) | codinghorror | help | improvement | motivation | needs | advice | jeffatwood |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: May 10, 2010

Ten sites that every developer should have in their bookmarks file.Ten sites that every developer should have in their bookmarks file.

No matter what kind of development you do, at least three of these sites will be helpful to you in some kind of programming endeavor. I've just recently discovered the browser sandbox over at Spoon.net (though I'm a still little partial to IETester).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 1:49 PM | Tags (12) | developer | sites | bookmarks | coding | resources | helpful | testing | scripting | catswhocode | compression | css | browsers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Some new programming jargon that you may not have previously known about.Some new programming jargon that you may not have previously known about.

This should be a fun read for all my fellow code-monkey development friends out there as you'll be able to identify with more than a handful of these all too common  issues and concepts. Yoda conditions, you may have.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 11:08 AM | Tags (7) | coding | geeky | globalnerdy | jargon | nerdy | programming | yoda |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 9, 2009

Fifteen best practices for writing super readable code.Fifteen best practices for writing super readable code.

Although you might not be able to tell from viewing source code of my beloved website, I'm actually a pretty big stickler when it comes to writing easy-to-read code. Indentation is your friend.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 3:42 PM | Tags (7) | programming | nettuts | indents | coding | clean | writing | commenting |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 7, 2009

Everything you need to know about HTML 5.0.Everything you need to know about HTML 5.0.

The new news is that XHTML2 is dead. The idealist recommendation for the web didn't make it. Possibly because of the lack of backward compatibility, possibly for lots of reasons – the web was hot with discussion on the loss of the spec; the why, who and 'whoh!'.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 6:21 AM | Tags (7) | programming | xhtml | html5 | techradar | coding | compatibility | specs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 14, 2009

A list of CSS differences found in different versions of Internet Explorer.A list of CSS differences found in different versions of Internet Explorer.

In a nutshell, Internet Explorer 6 is a big steaming pile of 'not supported' while Internet Explorer 7 trails slightly behind. Version 8 seems to finally be on the right track.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 4:41 PM | Tags (9) | coding | css | differences | ie6 | ie7 | ie8 | microsoft | programming | smashing |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 23, 2009

New study shows that quality of open source code is actually improving.New study shows that quality of open source code is actually improving.

'Defect density' has dropped 16 percent during the past three years among the projects scanned through the site and some 11,200 defects have been eliminated, according to Coverity's latest report.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 4:54 PM | Tags (9) | study | errors | flaws | bugs | mistakes | opensource | coding | programming | itnews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 1, 2009

How to build a popularity algorithm that you can be proud of.How to build a popularity algorithm that you can be proud of.

After reading this article I am not so proud of my lame 'recently popular' list over on the right side of the page.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 7:25 AM | Tags (5) | algorithm | coding | popular | popularity | programmingafter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 135 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 31, 2009

Wikipedia to start color coding untrustworthy text.Wikipedia to start color coding untrustworthy text.

...the program assigns a color code to newly edited text using an algorithm that calculates author reputation from the lifespan of their past contributions. It’s based on a simple concept: The longer information persists on the page, the more accurate it’s likely to be.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:30 AM | Tags (6) | wikipedia | wired | colors | coding | trust | text |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 30, 2009

Thirteen ways to browser test and validate your work.Thirteen ways to browser test and validate your work.

A good writeup for those of you who don't regularly practice the art of cross-browser compatibility.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 3:30 PM | Tags (6) | browsers | coding | compatibility | programming | testing | validation |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 8, 2009

The ultimate beginner's guide to Applescript.The ultimate beginner's guide to Applescript.

...you don’t have to be a genius programmer to use it. In fact, you don’t have to have any programming experience whatsoever. This article will show you how to write an AppleScript for nearly any application using the simple instructions that come hidden within each app’s framework.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 4:45 PM | Tags (6) | apple | applescript | programming | tutorial | scripting | coding |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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