- Getting Real, the book, now comes in three flavors
37signals re-releases its popular ebook, Getting Real, in print-on-demand paperback and as a free HTML version for online viewing.
- XSS Fragmentation Attacks + MySpace 0day
A new vulnerability in MySpace arises when posting two fragments of code, neither of which is harmful on its own, but when they appear next to each other on the page combine to produce harmful code. The researcher labels this an XSS Framentation Attack.
- Adobe Soundbooth
Adobe has launched a free beta of SoundBooth, a new sound editor for Windows and Mac. The software is ideal for designers that need to clean up, apply effects and add music to individual clips, but to combine multiple tracks you’ll need another editor.
- Serve friendlier RSS and Atom feeds
An interesting technique for dislaying RSS/Atom feeds in browsers that don’t recognize them (such as IE 6). Using an XSLT style sheet to convert the feed to HTML, you can present a usable view of the feed’s contents, or redirect to a subscription service.
- How To Look Like A UNIX Guru
A cheat sheet of sorts for rapidly getting up to speed on UNIX concepts. Great to have on hand if you only occasionally need to venture into the world of the Linux shell.
- My History of Struts 2
A concise history of the friendly (if confusing) series of project merges and splits that led to the current state of the Struts Java web application frameworks, Struts 1 (the original, now very stable framework) and Struts 2 (based on WebWork 2).
- CSS Friendly ASP.NET 2.0 Control Adapters Beta 3 Now Available
One of my biggest beefs with ASP.NET inches closer to resolution. This new beta now supports ASP.NET View State, complies with XHTML 1.1 Strict, and offers better handling of browser font size scaling.
- Flex Builder 2 for Macintosh
Right on the heels of the Flash Player 9 Beta for Linux, Adobe has released a beta its Flex Builder 2 IDE for MacOS X.
- RSSVille released
A set of ColdFusion components (CFCs) for generating different flavours of feed (RSS 0.9x, RSS 1.0, RSS 2.0, and Atom).
- President Bush Uses “The Google”
I couldn't resist. For those of you doing user testing, here's your lowest common denominator.
- Do you “Google?”
Google demonstrates that it’s not above shutting the barn door after the horses have bolted, and asks people to please only use the word “Google” when referring to Google Inc. and its services. I wonder how they feel about people saying “The Google”?
- Inside Facebook – Read it for Free
A tell-all ebook about life as an engineer within Silicon Valley startup and MySpace competitor Facebook. The book is being sold for $12 ($9 for students), but is available for free online for the next 24 hours or so.
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