May 1, 2015

Is Server based aggregation better than client based?

Filed under: Q&A — Grace @ 6:10 am

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Server based aggregation is the way to go these days as it minimizes bandwidth on the server as well as on the client side. However, client side aggregation also has its benefits.

First, users don’t have to wait while loading the data as it is already on the client server. The waiting time may not matter for text downloads, but can be significant for bigger and heavier downloads like videos. One answer to the bandwidth problem is to update sites with a ping through websites like weblogs.com using web applications like blogrolling to the client. The client only needs to visit the updated sites and download the information before the user requests it.

However, this solution may not work well if the client is charged per downloaded data, therefore, server based aggregation may be better option in this instance.

April 24, 2015

A Smart Web

Filed under: Information,Web 2.0 — Avatar @ 5:52 am

semanticweb.jpgThe days of the dumb search engine algorithms may be numbered for google has started some form opf semantic web searching whereby pages are ranked and submitted as results not only as the most likely ones to answer the search but analyzes the context in which the words are used giving a more exact result. Up to now, the concept of a semantic web was only in the hearts and minds of the inventors of the web but behind the scenes programmers and developers are hard at work doing just that. With some semantic processing already in effect over the web through paid searches, it is only time before they become staple of our everyday web experience.

April 17, 2015

NetBeans IDE 5.0 Quick Start Guide for Web Applications

Filed under: Quick Guides — Grace @ 5:07 am

This document takes you through the basics of using NetBeans IDE 5.0 to develop web applications. This document is designed to get you going as quickly as possible. For more information on working with NetBeans IDE, see the Support and Docs page on the NetBeans website.

You create, deploy, and execute a simple web application. The application uses a JavaServer Pages™ page to ask you to input your name. It then uses a JavaBeans™ component to persist the name during the HTTP session and repeats the name on another JavaServer Pages page.

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April 10, 2015

Headup finds new connections on Web pages

Filed under: News — Grace @ 3:36 am

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Headup is a new Mozilla Firefox extension, a simple tool for connecting everything that you see in your browser at a certain time and in your social networks. It is something that you will have to explore when you get the chance to download this amazing add on. The program Headsup gives you a little background story on people or places and of things that are in your browser. Without being intrusive. Headup was created by its CEO, Tal Keinan of a TelAviv based company SemantiNet. Tal got $3.4 million in September from Series A funding. The company is an eraly adopter of numerous services. It uses Microsoft’s Silverlight technology. It provides you with two types of informations. Whats going on inside major social networks and what people think of those networks. The apllication is not a search engine as others might think, its more of an inference engine that compiles relevant connections with the topics in your social network.

April 3, 2015

Music Website can be used to simplify Online Shopping

Filed under: Information — Grace @ 1:28 am

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Smartplaylists.com, which lets you share your personalized listening experience by creating Playlists based on features like My Rating or Last Played can be used to simplify your online shopping.

As data on the client side gets bigger, the user can configure rules to automate customary processes. Central, a movie website has the “set alerts” feature, which helps you establish preferences that can help automate routine tasks.

Looking ahead, if rules for shopping applications are shared, like for example in digital camera shopping, customers who are not familiar with camera specifications can also look for the best camera that fits his need. A simple data grid with various meta-data collected can be taken advantaged of to produce interesting results using command based sorting of columns. Now, if rules were set by navigation, it would be even simpler for the user.

The user follows a process that can be setup as a rule, but it may not be suited to every scenario. Macros in many applications have tried the same strategy but did not have considerable success due to unfriendly User interface. A possible solution to address this dilemma is to promote research work that enables rule setting in Excel better by allowing test cases when the rule is set.

March 26, 2015

FriendFeed Goes IM

Filed under: Information — Grace @ 10:58 pm

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FriendFeed has recently released its newest feature to date. It hopes to provide its members an option to get updates a number of social networks as they happen. This is possible through standard instant messaging procedures. The individual IM will have a few characters of the post , it also has a tiny permalink that will lead you to it. It is like live feed which can track easily and be able to answer back immediately. They also have the option to limit the influx of activities coming from so many users in the internet to a small number of friends. You can monitor newly posted articles and stuff from the the available feeds. It is very useful for desktop users as well as for mobile ohone users. With FriendFeed, you can monitor on a lot of things without even while relaxing.

March 19, 2015

Bing – Biting Google?

Filed under: Information,News — Grace @ 8:36 pm

BingBing has been out on the wild (internet) for some few weeks and the search engine has managed to gain some users who experts say is a normal occurrence when it comes to new stuff on the net. More time is indeed needed to determine the abilities of the software but one Google Inc. executive seems to be more interested this time round due to some allure the search engine may have that he sees as a possible threat to their own product. The company has yet to manifest great an alarm over the release of the replacement for Microsoft’s Live Search, saying search engines come and go and they have been doing so for the past few years. (more…)

March 12, 2015

Are you a Touchpad or Physical Keypad person?

Filed under: iPhone — Grace @ 7:18 pm

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For quite some time now, i am using SE’s P1i. Performance wise, I am content with it’s QWERTY keypad and I’d say going back to a mobile phone that doesn’t have a QWERTY keypad is something I wont do. But ever since my brother brought an iPhone and spent a lot of time to play with it, my views shifted.

When i first tried it, it really took me quite some time to used to it. I made plenty of errors with the iPhone and is largely due to its predictive text input. The touchscreen pad is very small and it is very hard to hit it compared to the physical keypad of my P1i. The good thing about it though is you can fix it with just a software upgrade versus replacing hardware for the physical keypad.

The virtual keyboards advantage is that it disappears when you don’t need it, thus giving you more leeway to use iPhone screen. In most cases, if it conks out, upgrading the software always fixes the bugs.

On the other hand, physical keypad’s advantage is its perceptive feedback. You can feel the keys even without looking. Of course, its very useful when you are driving. You can actually type and send a message without looking at my P1i and that is something I can’t do with the iPhone.

I guess everyone agrees with me that the iPhone needs improvement especially wioth its tochscreen keypad. In hindsight, I think that virtual keys are the way of the future but somehow an iPhone with real keypads could be interesting too.

March 5, 2015

Manage Your Work with the Right Web Applications

Filed under: Computers And Technology,Information,Tips,Uncategorized — Mish Asia @ 6:53 pm

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Web applications are what keeps most of us connected and busy. Most can’t live without the mobile phone attached to their hands 24/7 as web applications are not only for entertainment purposes, but since it is mobile, web applications in the present day are vital for work. It is not only a source for information but web applications are sources for organizing daily activities for work. One of the most sought after a web application for business is zoho. Zoho is a management application that allows users have a systematic and organized list of contacts, invoices and the list goes on. It has various business features that can help anyone have an opportunity to be productive and be better in the chosen field. The contacts feature is what most people use as it updates or informs users on what is up with the previous phone calls or conversation, etc. Scheduling for demo or a meeting is easy can be an easy undertaking with this application.

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February 26, 2015

Technology to Fight Hackers (Part 2)

Filed under: Information,Web 2.0 — editor @ 5:59 pm

By: MJ

To help developers track down and find potential security holes, there are a host of tools available called Web application vulnerability scanners. Their aim is to automate and speed up a process that, when performed manually, is a long and painstaking one. By crawling through a Web site and injecting various attack scenarios, scanners compare an application’s responses against a database of security vulnerability signatures.

Despite their usefulness, Web application vulnerability scanners have not become a must-have for every development team, largely because of cost. Yet there are several good open source scanners available for free. In this tip, we’ll examine a few other reasons for the holdup in Web application vulnerability scanner adoption.