Tiffany B. Brown

Links for October 9, 2006

Heh, you may see this as October 10 in your readers. That’s because I never know what date it is … unless it’s payday :-).

Some stuff I missed from last week, and a few tidbits from this morning.

IE7 Is Coming This Month…Are you Ready?
Unless you’re using some serious CSS ninjitsu, you’re ready.
eHub Interviews adaptiveblue
Adaptiveblue is a Firefox extension that uses semantics and context to create a richer browsing experience … er, I think that’s right.
PHP developers most likely to switch to Rails
I suspect that a lot of this has to do with many PHP coders being tinkerers on shared hosts. And RoR is The Hot. New. Thing. in web hosting. But that’s just a guess. I’m not about to fork over $795 to find out for sure :-). [Via PHPDeveloper.org]
Objectifying JavaScript
How to create and work with objects for cleaner JavaScript code.
For Vista, WGA gets tougher
While I understand Microsoft wants to protect its intellectual property, I just don’t trust them to get their Software Protection Platform right. My current PC may just be the last Windows machine I ever own.
Safari and Javascript debugging
An oldie, but a goodie, particularly if you’re new to front-end development in Safari.

4 Responses to “Links for October 9, 2006”

  1. “I?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢m not about to fork over $795 to find out for sure…”

    Tiffany what was this line in reference to concerning the Sitepoint article? I read that thing three times and I didn’t see anything about someone charging a fee for learning Rails.

    Coincidentaly, if you are interested in learning Rails all you will need is about $80.00 to pay for the two books that every one is using to learn Rails (myself included):

    Agile Web Development with Rails
    Programming Ruby (which is what the Rails Framework is built in)

    The books are pretty affordable and they give a great introduction into Rails and Ruby. The AWDwR book even walks you through building a shopping cart application from scratch. It is the new hot. Oh, before you dive into the AWDwR book you’ll want to set up your development environment on your Mac:

    Building Ruby, Rails, LightTPD, and MySQL on (Mac OS X)Tiger. Have fun riding the Train!!!!

  2. “I?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢m not about to fork over $795 to find out for sure…”

    Tiffany what was this line in reference to concerning the Sitepoint article? I read that thing three times and I didn’t see anything about someone charging a fee for learning Rails.

    Coincidentaly, if you are interested in learning Rails all you will need is about $80.00 to pay for the two books that every one is using to learn Rails (myself included):

    Agile Web Development with Rails
    Programming Ruby (which is what the Rails Framework is built in)

    The books are pretty affordable and they give a great introduction into Rails and Ruby. The AWDwR book even walks you through building a shopping cart application from scratch. It is the new hot. Oh, before you dive into the AWDwR book you’ll want to set up your development environment on your Mac:

    Building Ruby, Rails, LightTPD, and MySQL on (Mac OS X)Tiger. Have fun riding the Train!!!!

  3. tiffany says:

    The $795 is in regards to the report from which this statistic is pulled. http://www.sitepoint.com/reports/reportwebsurvey2006/

    It costs $795.

  4. tiffany says:

    The $795 is in regards to the report from which this statistic is pulled. http://www.sitepoint.com/reports/reportwebsurvey2006/

    It costs $795.