- Yahoo! Maps API, now for commercial use too (by Jeremy Zawodny)
Hot on the heels of Google’s announcement of Enterprise licensing for its Maps API, Yahoo! releases its API for commerciall use free of charge.
- MxGraph Thin Client – JGraph in a browser!
Impressive in-browser vector drawing tool for assembling 2D diagrams. Impressive use of SVG (in Firefox) and VML (in Internet Explorer).
- AJAX and Java
A live webcast about implementing AJAX in Java. Hurry in and register — it’s at 2PM EDT.
- Sun’s Tim Bray Discusses “AJAX Behaving Badly” and Other Misconceptions
Does use of AJAX intrinsically lead to heavier server load? As Sun’s Tim Bray explains, such claims are only valid when developers aren’t thinking about the consequences of their design decisions. AJAX can actually provide a net win.
- eBay unveils keyword ad system
eBay announces it will launch a keyword advertising system similar to Google’s AdSense that will direct web surfers to auctions related to the sites they visit.
- Maps, Microformats and LPG
Case study of a Google Maps mashup, using the hCard microformat as a data source.
Lets you write a single application that can use the Google, Yahoo! and Microsoft mapping APIs interchangeably.
- IE ActiveX Update in June Security Update
Microsoft rolls out the new handling of ActiveX controls, requiring users to click in order to activate them. Unlike the April update, this version cannot be disabled with a compatibility patch. See the recent SitePoint article for a workaround.
- Flock Raises New Venture Round, Launches Public Beta
Flock, the del.icio.us-, Flickr-, RSS-, and blogging-enhanced cousin of Firefox is finally available as a public beta.
- TechCrunch » Blog Archive » EBay integrates Skype into auctions
eBay launches Skype integration for a subset of its categories as a test. Buyers can contact the seller of an auction by clicking a “Skype Me” button on the auction page.
- PHP and the OWASP Top Ten Security Vulnerabilities
See also SitePoint’s Top 7 PHP Security Blunders.