May 22, 2015

Applications Guide

Filed under: Uncategorized — Victoria @ 8:29 am

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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.

May 15, 2015

Web 3.0 on the way?!

Filed under: Information,News,Web 2.0 — Avatar @ 7:13 am

web30.jpgWith WEB 2.0 still to reach the whole globe, talk of a more social web is now underway and many are quite stunned for not all have embraced the advent of WEB 2.0 and here comes WEB 3.0 soon afterwards. Most teens and young adults now form a huge percentage of the market share when it comes to web users and they want more of the social web. With sketchy details, there is a lot to expect from the newer web for the social web has taken the power over the internet away from the PC taking it online and out of the grasp on big businesses. With more and more people using free open-sourced applications, the next evolution for the net may come in the form of the net being ever present with us everywhere we go.

May 8, 2015

Clicking and clicking could buy you a ticket to the slammer

Filed under: Tips — Grace @ 6:29 am

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Yes! its now possible. The FBI has arrested several people who click on links supposedly linked to child pornography. We know this a noble quest, but there’s a fairly large error in this logic. The Feds might just say that the referrer does not match.

Now the question is how can a user with no referring URL be credited with an investigation. This is indeed a noble pursuit but this seems dangerous and just another one of those witch-hunts the government perpetrates.

Is clicking a link worthy of jail time? This kind of paranoia only brings out more loopholes and now we have given people a chance to disavow their actions. They could just argue that they were just trying out or browsing through the site.

Ergo, clicking a link as evidence of guilt is almost certainly asking for trouble and abuse on both sides.

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…)