Posts in Programming

United States invites hackers – code for your country

// January 24th, 2013 // No Comments » // Programming

The White House announced today that it will kick off a “National Day of Civic Hacking” on June 1 and 2 (2013) and is inviting those with tech know-how to use their coding skills to improve communities across the country. Participating government agencies will give hackers access to public data along with coding challenges that […]

Microsoft discontinues Expression Blend suite of products – rolls Blend into Visual Studio 2012

// December 22nd, 2012 // No Comments » // Programming

With professional developers using hardcore design tool such as Visual Studio and web page designers shifting to CMS solutions such as WordPress, the demand for Expression ha been ever-fading away. As such, Microsoft has announced that it is phasing out its Expression design tool suite. Expression Design and Expression Web are being dropped entirely while […]

Google’s open source Apache HTTP module (mod_pagespeed) to speed up web page serving comes out of beta

// October 12th, 2012 // No Comments » // Programming

Two years and 18 releases later, Google has removed the beta designation from mod_pagespeed, the open source Apache HTTP module that speeds up web pages using filters to enhance pages by re-writing the page resources served. It is already in use at more than 120,000 sites including EdgeHost, GoDaddy and DreamHost hosting providers.

Google introduces Tag Manager to speed up pages and free Webmasters from burden of maintaining tags

// October 1st, 2012 // No Comments » // Programming

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Modern marketing tools, such as web analytics, conversion tracking, remarketing, and advertising services, often depend on adding “tags” to your website. To make the process of maintaining pages that contain tags a little easier, Google has rolled out its new Tag Manager service giving webmasters the ability to consolidate tags in websites with just a […]

Google stands by its Don’t Be Evil mantra and shows other companies how it should be done

// September 10th, 2012 // No Comments » // Programming

Google stands by its “don’t be evil” motto and shows other corporations how it should be done.  Today Google donated $20,000 to the open-source Eclipse development platform (Eclipse is an open-source programming IDE popular with Java and Android developers).  Eclipse was forced to shut down their performance testing piece of Eclipse in versions 3.8 and […]

Estonia starts public school programming courses for six-year-olds

// September 6th, 2012 // No Comments » // Programming

Estonia has just started a new program, called ProgeTiiger, that incorporates computer programming in their public school curriculum.  Why is this cool?  Because the lessons start when the kids reach 6-years-old!  As the kids get older the curriculum gets tougher with the intent to arm the kiddos with programming knowledge (focused on web and mobile […]