By adamwulf on August 6, 2009
BOSS (Build your Own Search Service) is Yahoo!'s open search web services platform. The goal of BOSS is simple: to foster innovation in the search industry. Developers, start-ups, and large Internet companies can use BOSS to build and launch web-scale search products that utilize the entire Yahoo! Search index. BOSS gives you access to Yahoo!'s investments in crawling and indexing, ranking and relevancy algorithms, and powerful infrastructure. By combining your unique assets and ideas with our search technology assets, BOSS is a platform for the next generation of search innovation, serving hundreds of millions of users across the Web.
By John Resig on July 21, 2009
By Thomas Fuchs on July 9, 2009
For web developers, there’s an obvious choice of which browser to use for developing web applications. Firefox it is, right? Wrong.
Let’s compare the two browsers, more specifically Safari 4 vs. Firefox 3.5. Both browsers pass the Acid2 test with flying colors, but when it comes to Acid3, Firefox only reaches 93% compliance (up from 71% in Firefox 3.0). Safari? 100%.
By adamwulf on July 8, 2009
Google Chrome OS is an open source, lightweight operating system that will initially be targeted at netbooks. Later this year we will open-source its code, and netbooks running Google Chrome OS will be available for consumers in the second half of 2010. Because we're already talking to partners about the project, and we'll soon be working with the open source community, we wanted to share our vision now so everyone understands what we are trying to achieve.
By Matt Snider on July 4, 2009
Today’s article is brought to us by guest writer, Justin Maxwell. Justin will explain the technique he fine tuned for Mint.com to ellipses text using just CSS. For more information about Justin see the end of this article.
By Rogie on June 26, 2009
Introducing 80+ ridiculously rad social networking icons, made by deft-fingered Haitian refugees, not really… but really. I’ve developed over 80 refined, amazing social networking icons for the top networks around. They’re all the rage with you crazy newsk00l intarweb kids. Use them on your blogs. Put them on t-shirts, coffee mugs, your face-space or whatevs.
By adamwulf on June 4, 2009
very similar to the bajax plugin i wrote for jquery, but this system opens permanent connections that last for max of 30 seconds and their server handles 100,000 connections, whereas bajax just polls the normal apache for connections < .1s usually. if you implement your own server instead of using theirs, then presumably you'd run out of apache connections pretty quick….
By (author unknown) on May 25, 2009
Here at Sun, the
of Distributed Computing have long been a much-revered lesson.
personally think they’re pretty much spot-on. But these days, you don’t often
find them coming up in conversations about building big networked systems.
The reason is, I think, that we build almost everything on Web technologies,
which lets get away with believing some of them.
By Danny Dover on May 21, 2009
Posted by Danny Dover
I can always pick out a fool when I hear someone claim they fully get the internet, whether it be a social media snake-oil salesman or a Twitter user with too many followers. The fact of the matter is that while it’s possible (and exciting) to understand one sub-sphere of the internet, there are simply too many spheres for one person to really understand all of them. I simply don’t think it is possible.
By the same logic, my understanding of the internet is flawed as well. I have had many times when a light bulb goes off in my head and for a split second the universe suddenly makes sense. While these moments are awesome (in the truest sense of the word “awe some”), they are temporary. Nonetheless, they have helped shaped my view of the internet and, to a certain extent, the world.
The following is a list of the resources that have substantially changed my view of the internet.
Embracing the Wisdom of Crowds
Wikipedia TED Talk – Wikipedia is the bane of every SEO’s existence. It ranks for everything (#3 on my computer) and is difficult to replace. I shared this hatred until I came across Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales’ explanation of why Wikipedia works. Frankly, the entire is process is quite beautiful.
By Smashing Editorial on May 20, 2009
A couple of months ago we released the beautiful Flavours Icon set that was designed by Oliver Twardowski, a graphic designer from Bonn, Germany, the set aimed to help designers in their Web and user interface designs, containing 177 icons in a resolution of 48×48 pixels. In this post we release the updated version of the icon set, now with 452 icons, freely available to use in private or commercial projects.