Archive for April, 2011

Video: A Conversation About REST

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

“Nobody implements REST correctly”, said Dr. Roy Fielding, the inventor of REST.

But Jeremy Brown will help you get close. He explains what REST is and also presents a variety of topics and questions you will certainly come across while implementing your API.

View the video here.

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Video: Database Query with a drag-drop UI

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Marvin Elder demonstrates his DHTMLX enabled interface that does database queries via a user interface.

See the video here.

RESTful Web Services and Weed Trimmers

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

By guest author Donald Smith Jr.

I was standing in the local home improvement store staring at all of the choices available for yard trimmers. Since it is spring, the annual tradition of assessing my lawn equipment needs for the season has me frustrated that it is the year 2011 and the technology available to cut weeds still sucks. My problem is that I have bought many yard trimmers over the years including gas, cordless, and corded trimmers. Each one has advantages and disadvantages.

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IE9 HTML5 Video Doesn’t Work… in VMWare

Monday, April 4th, 2011

So I spent most of the day porting the BetterVideo Player to be able to handle HTML5 video. Only to find out it doesn’t work. What the heck? When trying to set the src attribute or call play method, I would get errors: SCRIPT16385: Not implemented or SCRIPT5007: Unable to get value of the property 'play': object is null or undefined. A Google search didn’t reveal anything. Then I loaded up the IE9 video codec support demo… and it didn’t work either.
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Brendan Eich Redesigns JavaScript to Look Like jQuery

Friday, April 1st, 2011


“Obviously, due to the success of jQuery and the lack of base-knowledge of JavaScript”, Brendan explained at a recent gathering, “JavaScript is a huge failure. I’ve redesigned it to look like jQuery, and will implement it, retroactively, into the web.” (more…)