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�iEmoji.com - �Lookup, ✨Convert, and �Tweet with Emoji! �

�iEmoji.com - �Lookup, ✨Convert, and �Tweet with Emoji! � | Web Application Development | Scoop.it

Are you considering the impact of emoji in your development? Now that they are incorporated in search, it's time to start thinking about how use in your forward facing content will affect users.

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Docker CTO Solomon Hykes to Devs: Have It Your Way | Developers | TechNewsWorld

Docker CTO Solomon Hykes to Devs: Have It Your Way | Developers | TechNewsWorld | Web Application Development | Scoop.it
Docker has moved from an obscure Linux project to one of the most popular open source technologies in cloud computing. Project developers have witnessed millions of Docker Engine downloads. Hundreds of Docker groups have formed in 40 countries. Many more companies are announcing Docker integration. Even Microsoft will ship Windows 10 with Docker preinstalled.
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156,000 reasons to learn to code: average San Francisco tech salaries up 19%

156,000 reasons to learn to code: average San Francisco tech salaries up 19% | Web Application Development | Scoop.it
"Money, money, money, mon-ey, MON-AY!"
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There's only one location on here I would consider living in for a litany of reasons. But, you get the point - either these numbers are wrong or most of us are vastly under-paid!

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The Difference Between ID and Class | CSS-Tricks

The Difference Between ID and Class | CSS-Tricks | Web Application Development | Scoop.it
ID's and Classes are "hooks" We need ways to describe content in an HTML/XHTML document. The basic elements like , and will
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I see a lot of code where the OD used "id" and it should have been "class". I catch myself doing it when I use certain tools to hack out the initial design. When I code by hand (as in a text editor) I do a better job of selecting. How about you? What is your standard process on using id vs class?

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Macaw: The Code-Savvy Web Design Tool

Macaw: The Code-Savvy Web Design Tool | Web Application Development | Scoop.it
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Never tried it. I have almost always hated WYSIWYG though I am forced to use them. Currently trying out Adobe Edge Reflow. Anyone out there know how these compare?

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The Simple Shipping API | EasyPost

The Simple Shipping API | EasyPost | Web Application Development | Scoop.it
EasyPost is a RESTful JSON Shipping API for UPS, USPS, Fedex, and others. Compare rates, buy postage, track packages, verify addresses, and more.
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Application based shipping, solved!

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SnackTools | Free web apps & blog and website widgets

SnackTools | Free web apps & blog and website widgets | Web Application Development | Scoop.it
SnackTools represents a collection of web applications designed to simplify the way people create and manage rich media content online.
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Some things to ponder. Either make use of them or get inspired by them.

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Using W3 Total Cache? Careful with Your Configurations

Using W3 Total Cache? Careful with Your Configurations | Web Application Development | Scoop.it
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As a developer you may run into this if you are developing on or for the Wordpress system. I saw it just a couple of weeks ago, and had I had this knowledge at that time my hours invested in investigation would have been minutes. Good to keep you your hip pocket.

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HTG Explains: Why You Only Have to Wipe a Disk Once to Erase It

HTG Explains: Why You Only Have to Wipe a Disk Once to Erase It | Web Application Development | Scoop.it
You’ve probably heard that you need to overwrite a drive multiple times to make the data unrecoverable. Many disk-wiping utilities offer multiple-pass wipes. This is an urban legend – you only need to wipe a drive once.
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Ever need to wipe a hard drive completely clean? This has been the best method I have discovered. Got anything to add?

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MySQL Vulnerabilities Threaten Databases - MySQL

MySQL Vulnerabilities Threaten Databases - MySQL | Web Application Development | Scoop.it
Over the weekend, a prominent developer and security professional released some uncomfortable information to the Full Disclosure mailing list for MySQL open source database project.
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BII REPORT: How Retailers Are Trying To Own Mobile Commerce

BII REPORT: How Retailers Are Trying To Own Mobile Commerce | Web Application Development | Scoop.it
The brick-and-mortars are under attack.;...

 

Mobile. Mobile. Mobile. How many times do we have to say it?

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Parallella: A Supercomputer For Everyone

The Parallella project will make parallel computing accessible to everyone.
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5 Ways to Improve Your Contact Form Conversion Rate

5 Ways to Improve Your Contact Form Conversion Rate | Web Application Development | Scoop.it
Tweet Tweet Contact forms are the rubicon for interactions between your company and the outside world.

 

How many times have I told my clients you MUST have a contact form and it MUST be short in number of fields. Thank you Neil for putting this in a form suitable to prove the case.

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Joomla Update Patches Critical SQL Injection | Threatpost | The first stop for security news

Joomla Update Patches Critical SQL Injection | Threatpost | The first stop for security news | Web Application Development | Scoop.it
Joomla released a new version of its CMS Thursday, 3,4,5, that addresses a critical SQL injection that could have let attackers gain access to data in the
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Critical update to #Joomla - possible data compromise.

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atoum/atoum

atoum/atoum | Web Application Development | Scoop.it
atoum - The modern, simple and intuitive PHP 5.3+ unit testing framework.
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Released this morning. Version 1.0 but still going to give it a try later this week. I need s slimmer widget engine...

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Disclosure: Insecure Nonce Generation in WPtouch

Disclosure: Insecure Nonce Generation in WPtouch | Web Application Development | Scoop.it
If you use the popular WPtouch plugin (5m+ downloads) on your WordPress website, you should update it immediately. During a routine audit for our WAF, we dis
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Oops! If you're developing for WordPress clients you'll want to know this one.

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Creating a modal window with HTML5 & CSS3

Creating a modal window with HTML5 & CSS3 | Web Application Development | Scoop.it
Modal boxes are a frequently utilized tool in the web developer's arsenal. Used for, amongst many things, login/register forms; advertisements; or just notifica
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Here's a pretty good modal window (popup) with HTML5 and CSS3. I just used it for a proof of concept. What is your favorite modal? Share you own link if you like.

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State of The Hamburger Buttons

State of The Hamburger Buttons | Web Application Development | Scoop.it
How are they doing today and can we avoid them once and for all?
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Funny. I've never used one or anything like it. I have hidden everything under a full width div that read MENU (in portrait orientation only). I never thought about the impact of using them. Have you?

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HTML5 Galleries & Captions in WordPress 3.9

HTML5 Galleries & Captions in WordPress 3.9 | Web Application Development | Scoop.it
WordPress 3.6 introduced HTML5 versions of popular template tags, starting out with comments, the comment form, and the search form. With the 3.9 release we add galleries and captions to that list....
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Finally a little movement on the CAPTIONS feature.

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Jetpack 2.9.3: Critical Security Update

Jetpack 2.9.3: Critical Security Update | Web Application Development | Scoop.it
Jetpack version 2.9.3 contains a critical security update, and you should update your site and any you help manage as soon as possible. You can update through your dashboard, or download Jetpack ma...
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Check your client's sites and your site, too.

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How To Make A Bootstrap 3 Theme The Proper Way

How To Make A Bootstrap 3 Theme The Proper Way | Web Application Development | Scoop.it
Build a Bootstrap 3 theme via changing variables and creating a theme.less file instead of digging into the framework itself. Follow along an example.
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Using Bootstrap yet? If not, will you? If yes, how much of your dev time do you spend using it?

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Elberdarle Dillishnad | thekencook

Elberdarle Dillishnad | thekencook | Web Application Development | Scoop.it
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This is simply a test. What I am documenting is the approximate amount of time it takes for this unique search phrase to be indexed and served. Use your favorite search engine to search for elberdarle dillishnad fand share any interesting findings you have with the rest of us on Twitter, my website, Google Plus or anywhere else you find the story. 

 

I'm pretty certain we own these key words!

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Tech's 8 Most Fearsome 'Patent Trolls'

Tech's 8 Most Fearsome 'Patent Trolls' | Web Application Development | Scoop.it

Called patent trolls or non-practising entities (NPE), companies that make most of their money from licensing patents don't have the best reputation.

 

Just this week, the Wall Street Journal reported U.S. antitrust authorities are probing whether these firms are making high-tech markets less competitive.



Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/biggest-patent-holding-companies-2012-11?op=1#ixzz2DH8yPEKj

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TED Thinks These 21 Young Innovators Are Going To Change The World

TED Thinks These 21 Young Innovators Are Going To Change The World | Web Application Development | Scoop.it
The 2013 TED Fellows include artists, entrepreneurs, and an astrobiologist.
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Parallella: The $99 Ubuntu Supercomputer for Everyone

Parallella: The $99 Ubuntu Supercomputer for Everyone | Web Application Development | Scoop.it
Imagine the pace of innovation, change and breakthrough that could happen if supercomputing was made affordable, accessible and adaptable to the average developer.
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