January 22, 2015

Web application scanners, how big are the coverage?

Filed under: Information — Grace @ 12:43 pm

Ha.ckers.org posted a report from about tests conducted on web application scanners by a confidential programmer and compared how efficient the web applications code base can cover.

On many aspects, the report generated quite a stir. Recent reviews looked at a statistic that really compares scanners in a more quantifiable way. Some users commented that it is not right for vendors to assert that their web scanners were not made to be “point and shoot apparatus”. They even added that a human should be teaching the scanner to each web app that he is going to use. I think they have wronged the users by making that assumption.

A scanner should do as much as it can to work on its own and let humans do their own testing and help point testers to areas of interest.

January 15, 2015

Multi-chatting with Meebo

Filed under: Information — editor @ 12:41 pm

If you have various instant messaging accounts and have a hard time using them all at the same time, a simple website allows you to log into the most popular instant messaging clients all at the same time, all within a single window.

Enter Meebo, a revolutionary way to chat in different platforms all at the same time without having to open each program one by one. You can log-in to your Yahoo Messenger, AIM, MSN and MySpace chats all at the same time without downloading a thing. And the best part is that it’s one hundred percent free. Meebo also has it’s own online community – you need to sign up and register to be a part of it – where fellow Meebo users interact and communicate with one another.

January 8, 2015

Take your office to the sandy beaches of Turkey!

Filed under: Information — Grace @ 12:17 pm

Wandering around the grimy shorelines at Antalya or while taking pleasure in the striking weather at BODRUM & Gümbet in Turkey, there are chances that you may get a phone from the workplace to glance through few vital mails sent to your Outlook inbox that needs to be answered without delay. Ever thought how will you manage to handle this situation? You will have to depart from these beautiful places seeking an internet café or grab your laptop, isn’t it? Now you must be thinking wish I could access my mails amidst this pleasure itself, right? This is when you should host exchange on your mobile phone. It gives you the luxury to access your mails from wherever you want. However, in order to get access to this facility, you should check whether your phone is compatible with the local wireless providers.

In Turkey, as we all know most populace speak in Turkish language. Nonetheless, lingo is not an obstacle whilst using dedicated exchange server. Exchange Server 2007 is available in diverse tongues due to which residents of Turkey can use it in their local language.

Turkcell, Vodafone, and Avea are the three main wireless providers in Turkey. Thus, it’s imperative for you the compatibility of your phone with these local wireless companies. Turkcell provides the best coverage map in Turkey, followed by Vodafone, who has 22% of the wireless device customers in Turkey. Avea has widespread coverage of the country. However, it’s vital to verify these providers’ websites to know the top offers and schemes that they offer for Hosted Microsoft Exchange. It is also significant to confirm with your native country’s providers about the roaming provisions with Turkish carriers.

On the whole, the striking beaches of Turkey can turn to your office if your Smartphone is synchronized with Microsoft Exchange Server. Hosted BES or Hosted BlackBerry can also be great options.

Technology to Fight Hackers (Part 1)

Filed under: Information,Web 2.0 — editor @ 12:17 pm

By: MJ

Web applications are usually used for business purposes. Knowing this, hackers find loopholes in the online applications and take advantage of the benefits. Fortunately, there are web applications that doesn’t easily allow the hackers to find loopholes in them because of their complex features. With the help of applications such as Web 2.0 features, including blogs, wikis, RSS and other advanced Internet technologies, there had been known remedies for this dilemma.

January 1, 2015

Twitter tweets again!

Filed under: Information — Grace @ 6:16 am

Image Source: bethgranter.files.wordpress.com

One of the winners in best web applications in 2007 is “Twitter”. Twitter is an online web service that lets you send short messages to your friends . It has a feature that lets you specify which Twitter users you want to follow, so you can read their messages in one place. Twitter also works on mobile phones giving you the edge of mobility. It works perfectly well on a computer. It has an interface similar to that of a mobile phone, wherein you are limited to 140 characters. It can be sent as an SMS alert. Its part of Twitters charm. Many features were developed to create their own specialized applications. Thats how Twitter got its tools and services that sets it apart from any other APIs. Or even something bigger.

December 25, 2014

Google Gears, taking Web apps offline

Filed under: News — Grace @ 5:36 am

Googles rate of Web Application development is nothing short of amazing. Not only do they break new ground (just consider the impact that Google Maps has had), but they also redefine and re-energize concepts that have gained very little market traction.

What Im thinking about here is the concept of using Web applications offline. There have been all sorts of attempts to address this kind of functionality but none of them have had enough market traction to become mainstream. Google Gears is the product from Google Labs that could change that.


December 18, 2014

Disaster Recovery in a Web 2.0 World

Filed under: Web 2.0 — Grace @ 2:53 am

Everyone in IT understands that there are disasters and then there are disasters. Regardless of the scale of any interruption in operations, disaster recovery plans generally comprise details describing how IT will accomplish the two most important tasks they will face in the event of a disaster: business continuity contingencies and the recovery of lost data. While being down and disconnected from the rest of the world can be financially devastating, losing the data upon which the business relies is equivalent to a monarch losing the crown jewels. Now thats a disaster, no matter what the underlying cause.

Before Web 2.0 made its way onto the corporate stage, a backup or two kept us convinced that, should we lose data for some reason, we could always get it back and, more important, get it back in such a state that wed have lost nothing more than time. With Web 2.0, however, that task has become a bit trickier. Theres more data, more often, that needs to be backed up and replicated, and only so many hours in the day (the dreaded maintenance window) in which we can accomplish this important task.

Read more here…f5.com

December 11, 2014

Goggle Still Ahead of the Pack

Filed under: Information,Web 2.0 — Avatar @ 1:44 am

googlegears.jpgWith their offline Google Gears released last year, Google Inc., reinforced it’s dominance of online ads and development further that Microsoft tried to get their hands on Yahoo, one of the leading competitors of Google in the Search Engine aspect of internet use. This has been an unprecedented move by Google for they were the first to release a distributed web application platform and their move to make the same system independent of the web has Microsoft clamoring for a piece of the market it has dominated for so long. Why the sudden move from one of the world’s largest software maker? The internet it helped evolve has become more than many have expected it to be and they have again been caught at the seams of their pants trying to find a piece of the pie so to speak. Microsoft’s domination of the world’s software market has continuously been under threat from open-sourced apps that are now increasing their share (or maybe simply because most open apps are FREE) of the market and big companies are being threatened that even Microsoft has opened doors to open-sourced developers for more inter-operability functionality with Microsoft’s existing Office systems.

December 4, 2014

Applications Guide

Filed under: Uncategorized — Victoria @ 1:41 am

There used to be a lot of confusion over two decades ago, when the Internet was rising in popularity by leaps and bounds and where this was making computer use mandatory, the idea of using high tech programming was daunting. Today though, this is not the case anymore. Today there are so many things you can do on the Internet and do easily. Now there are tools to make work easier, better, more organized. Web applications are these such tools.
What are web applications really? Very simply put, web applications are applications used on the computer using a network like the Internet or an office intranet. A web application may also be software that is browser supported and browser dependent to function. Web applications are popular because they allow users use without a widespread roll out of the software. An example of web applications are web mail and wikis while an example of software that is browser supported and dependent is Javascript with a partnered browser using HTML.

November 27, 2014

Java Adventure Builder Demo 1.0 Early Access 3.1

Filed under: Java — Grace @ 12:08 am

This document examines the architecture behind the early access version of the Adventure Builder Sample Application, which focuses on using the latest Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) 1.4 technologies. For recommendations and guidelines on architecting and designing enterprise applications, see Designing Enterprise Applications With the J2EE Platform, Second Edition. For recommendations and guidelines on architecting and designing Web services, see Designing Web Services with the J2EE Platform.