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News – Firefox 4 – Glow – Almost Realtime Download Stat Tracking

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If you haven’t heard by now, Firefox 4 has been released. As part of the release the software engineers setup an amazing download tracking system with an equally amazing UI presentation of the resulting stats. Below, I posted a link to their blog on how they achieved the end results. I highly recommend any web dev to give it a read as the implemented solutions are quite clever.

A technological breakdown is here: http://blog.mozilla.com/data/2011/03/22/how-glow-mozilla-org-gets-its-data/

And the actual implementation is here: http://glow.mozilla.org/

News – Gawkers Challenges Hackers, gets Pwnt

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Anyone who develops code for internet consumption is recommended to add the following news article, by Forbes.com, to their ‘must read’ list. The article clearly demonstrates how important internet security is within the realm of our information age.

Check out the article for yourself: http://blogs.forbes.com/firewall/2010/12/13/the-lessons-of-gawkers-security-mess/?boxes=Homepagelighttop

News – Google SEO Processes

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Pretty cool breakdown of the assumed processes that take place for Google’s search engine results. A lot of good information in the graphic which may help increase the SEO on your own projects (plus some other cool info about Google in general).

http://i.imgur.com/QMYuK.jpg

News – melikedev.com outage

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Annnnnd we are back. Sorry for the hassle over the last 30 hours. We are hosted on dreamhost.com and they had some hiccup with our particular server which took them over a day to fix.

Apparently we weren’t the only ones affected: http://www.dreamhoststatus.com/2010/06/29/bandar-filesystem-check

We will be looking to switch off to a more reliable host in the near future, if you have any recommendations please let me know.

Again, sorry for the downtime.

News – Software Behind Facebook

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http://royal.pingdom.com/2010/06/18/the-software-behind-facebook/ wrote an awesome article about the software used to support Facebooks immense online success. It offers great insight into which solutions you should consider for your own projects to ensure a highly optimized web presence.

Enjoy.

News – Added Translator

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Added a translator plugin to help our foreign brethren… I did some tests and it translated pretty good (seemingly), but it did butcher the code examples, so you may have to view in English then open a separate window and view the same page, with translation for your language selected. If there any problems let me know…

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