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Defining Web 2.0 – At 3 Levels

By • Jan 23rd, 2008

Web 2.0 – almost everyone have heard the term – but few are sure about its meaning. Unfortunately, it cannot be defined easily. People in different fields have their own unique definitions for the term. In this article, I will attempt to define the term at three different level – the Philosophy, the Technology and […]

Human Generated Spam

By • Dec 10th, 2007

I am looking at some spam I received at LinDesk. These are not your average spam – they are real good. I even let one through before I understood they were spam. spartan300 | | | IP: Hhmmm,, this sounds good. but I not yet into upgrading my Fedora7 to 8. i’m […]

A Secret Source for Great Free Icons for your Desktop and Web Apps

By • Dec 5th, 2007

Desktop and Web application needs icons. Icons make the app more usable than an all-text application. If you are building a desktop application, your framework may provide some stock icons. But if you are making a web application, you will need external icons. I have seen a lot of pages that lists many icon sets… […]

AGPL License

By • Nov 20th, 2007

AGPL or Affero General Public License Version is a new License released by FSF. This is aimed at Web Applications. The GNU GPL allows people to modify the software they receive, and share those modified versions with others, as long as they make source available to the recipients when they do so. However, a user […]

Hacker: The ‘Correct Meaning’ – And Why its Wrong

By • Nov 8th, 2007

Ever been to a LUG meeting where a member uses the term ‘Hacker’ when they should have said ‘Cracker’? The others crucify the poor soul within seconds. In programming circles, a hacker is a rather good programmer. “A person who enjoys exploring the details of programmable systems and how to stretch their capabilities, as opposed […]

Tk Verses Gtk(And Python verses Tcl)

By • Oct 31st, 2007

Back when I was using Windows, I searched for some language that would let me create GUI application. I knew C++ – but creating a GUI using C++ was very, very hard. After some searching I found Tcl/Tk – it was perfect. I liked Tk so much that I used it to create GUI in […]

Case Sensitivity in URLs

By • Oct 17th, 2007

I am an open source guy – so naturally I prefer the flagship OSS software Apache to the proprietary Microsoft IIS. But there is one area where IIS does a better job than Apache – the case sensitivity of URLs.

Between Web Application and Desktop Applications

By • Aug 26th, 2007

There is a distinct line between web application and desktop applications. But over the last few years, this line is becoming thinner. Due to faster internet connection and technologies like ajax, web applications are becoming much faster and more responsive. And, if you have a local web server installed, a ‘web’ application can become desktop […]

Choosing a License

By • Aug 10th, 2007

As you may know, I publish a lot of code for others to use. Often I forget to specify a license for the code – and I get a few comment asking me what license it is under. So I have created a license page for both Bin-Co and OpenJS. I hate restricting use of […]

Nexty 2 will use PHP 5

By • Aug 4th, 2007

The next version of nexty is coming out very soon – and unlike the last version, Nexty 2 will require PHP 5. The main reason behind this change is GoPHP5. Go PHP 5 is a movement to promote the use of PHP5 in hosting servers and for projects. Another reason for this decision is that […]