June, 2007 Results

Links for the Weekend, 6-30-2007

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

Microsoft IIS vs Apache / Who Serves More?

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

According to a study done by Port80.com in August 2006 they found that “Microsoft IIS serves 54.9% of Fortune 1000 web sites.” I’ll be honest, I would have lost money on that; my money would have been on Apache.

Does this surprise anyone else?

I decided to do some research of my own using Firefox and the Web Developer extension to view each website’s Response Headers to see what web server they’re using. Here’s what I found:

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Random Bits – LIVE!

Monday, June 25th, 2007

We FINALLY did it! The Random Bits Podcast main page is ALL done! Let me take just a moment to tell you about it.

For those of you just joining us, welcome, we’re glad you’re here. Random Bits is a podcast that features conversations with some of the biggest names behind the web. Hosted by Sara Smith, she discusses hot topics with guests in their respective field as well as Random Bits of more personal questions allowing you, the audience, a closer look at their personalities!

Over on the right side you will notice the Random Bits Podcast section. Here’s how it works:

Random Bits Legend

I’d like to tell you some of the names of people that you will be hearing from in the coming months on Random Bits, but Sara won’t let me! She wants to keep you all surprised. Yeah, she sucks!

If there is someone that you would like to have interviewed let us know – there’s a good chance we can make it happen.

Please do subscribe to the Random Bits Podcast below. You should also be able to find Random Bits in iTunes soon.

Links for the Weekend, 6-23-2007

Saturday, June 23rd, 2007

The Lazy Programmer – Open Source and You

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

Larry Wall (of Perl fame) once wrote in the “Camel Book” that the three virtues of a great programmer are laziness, impatience, and hubris. Out of these three, laziness is my favorite. Wall defines this as “The quality that makes you go to great effort to reduce overall energy expenditure. It makes you write labor-saving programs that other people will find useful, and document what you wrote so you don’t have to answer so many questions about it. Hence, the first great virtue of a programmer.”

He goes on to talk about coding and documenting in such a way so as to not create more work for yourself down the road, but he never addresses how to make the initial effort easier. I want to give a few pointers as to how you might get off on a good start.

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Browser Testing Made Easy

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

Quite often when developers create a website they typically design for the latest version of Firefox and IE. While in general this will cover the majority of the users, there are other browsers you should test the site in to make sure you take into consideration your other users. Unfortunately, with various operating systems and compatibility issues, it’s not always that easy. Hopefully this guide can get you started.

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Take A Break And Learn…

Monday, June 18th, 2007

Search-This is taking a three day weekend and will return with a new post tomorrow. But we are not leaving you empty handed; we would never do that. In fact, we are sending you on a FREE trip to watch the brilliant marketing video by venture capitalist guru, Guy Kawasaki! That’s right, you have won an all expense paid trip to “The Art of Innovation” by Guy Kawasaki! All you have to do is click the link below and sit back and enjoy… See ya tomorrow…

[ The Art of Innovation by Guy Kawasaki ]

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