February, 2008 Results

Random Bits Podcast with Jonathan Snook, Part 2

Monday, February 11th, 2008

Random Bits
Episode 16 – 02/11/2008
Guest: Jonathan Snook, Snook.ca
Background: Internet Entrepreneur, Developer, Ninja level 5
Total Time: 28 minutes

This is part two of my talk with Jonathan Snook. In the first episode, Jonathan and I talk about the technical side of the web — in this episode we talk business and get personal. Jonathan is a partner at Sidebar Creative and of course you can see him on his blog, Snook.ca.

Podcast Highlights

  • 00:09 – What are his software preferences?
  • 05:37 – How did Sidebar Creative come about?
  • 10:42 – How does he define the “new web”?
  • 11:32 – What are some of the biggest mistakes freelancers make?
  • 14:37 – How much time is spent in front of the computer?
  • 15:57 – We talk Microsoft?
  • 19:21 – Does he have performance pressure 😉
  • 23:42 – Random question time!

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Links for the Weekend, 2-9-2008

Saturday, February 9th, 2008

Initialize Objects with C# 3.0

Friday, February 8th, 2008

Almost every object you create needs to be initialized in some way. In C# 3.0 you now have a new shorthand method for doing so called an object initializer.

Here’s some typical code to initialize an object:

Stud mark = new Stud();
mark.Name = "Mark";
mark.Hotness = 10;

Here’s the new C# 3.0 object initializer way:

mark = new Stud() { Name = "Mark", Hotness = 10 };

This does exactly the same thing as the three lines of code above, but in one line! And the IDE (Visual Studio 2008) even helps out with IntelliSence showing you the fields available. Pretty cool eh? If you’re running Visual Studio 2005, then this won’t work.

Web Developer Crossword Puzzle

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

A crossword puzzle for Web developers!

crossword puzzle

This crossword puzzle’s questions cover such topics as: search engines, CSS, C#, JavaScript, Browsers, Programming and just about anything else Web-related, just like Search-This does.

So get yourself a cup of coffee and download the PDF file or view the image and print it out. Good luck geeks!

There are 25 questions. The answers will be posted next week.

pdf_icon.gifDownload Web Developer Crossword Puzzle

You can also click here to view an image of the crossword puzzle and print it should you want to.

My First WordPress Plugin

Sunday, February 3rd, 2008

Wordpress PluginI’ve finally done it. I’ve created my first WordPress Plugin. This is something I’ve been wanting to do for awhile now. And for no other reason than because I wanted to learn how it’s done.

In typical WordPress fashion, they’ve made it as easy as pie to create plugins. The plugin I’ve created is real simple; there’s no admin panel so that part I have yet to learn how to do. But now that I’ve got my feet wet I think I will start thinking of what other plugins could be handy.

Let me show you the plugin I created and how I created it…

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