- Oops! AdSense fails to track conversions for Google Pack referrals
Google pledges to reimburse affected publishers.
- Turbo-charging xmlrpc
Nice tutorial showing how to expose a PHP XML-RPC service with HTML documentation and support for JSON requests and responses.
- Analysts see Java EE dying in an SOA world
Pundits predict that Java EE 5 (or, for the purposes of this article, Enterprise JavaBeans 3) will have no place in the enterprise world five years from now. Though some points are interesting, the analysis is tenuous, and rests on unproven SOA ideals.
- Grand Strategy – Ajax-enabled Risk Clone
A Risk-inspired, AJAX-laden strategy game built with Dojo and DWR. This will eat your whole day right up.
- A DOM Ready Extension for Prototype
- W AJAX design pattern
An interesting pattern that uses an AJAX request to load data that will take a while to retrieve/generate, while a standard page refresh loads what is immediately available, thereby increasing perceived responsiveness.
- Google Maps makes use of the mouse wheel
- DHTML Lemmings by crisp
The DHTML port of Lemmings is available again, but may not be for long. Check it out while you can!
- HTML’s a Tag Too
Bryan Veloso reminds us that you’re able to apply CSS properties to the html element of a document, not just the body. Depending on the situation and required browser support, this can cut down on the need for “wrapper divs”.
- Richard Monson-Haefel: It’s too late to save Java EE
A more rational breakdown of the points against Java EE 5 made in Richard Monson-Haefel’s controversial report. I agree with most of them, but I don’t believe these are terminal flaws, nor is there a convincing alternative.
- BrowserCam Special
If BrowserCam’s browser testing service is something you’d use if you could afford it, this offer lets you rustle up 20-25 friends and together you’ll each get one year of access for the cost of one day.
- An Abolute Beginner’s Babysteps In PowerShell…
Though it won’t be built into Vista, Windows PowerShell (aka Monad) will be released separately before long (currently RC1) and is worth your attention if you work on Windows. This absolute beginner’s guide is a fun place to start.
- Kool IM Alpha Launched
Providing a more usable interface than popular AJAX demo-fodder Meebo, Kool IM launches its AJAX multi-protocol, in-browser instant messenger client. It lets you log into all major IM services from a single browser window.
- Regular Expression File Renaming Utility
I need to do this about once every six months, but whenever I do it’s a huge headache. .NET source code provided for the curious, as well.