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As developers code their applications, they should immediately think about security in their design right from the get-go.

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Mail Bag: What programming languages should I learn?

After answering a fellow reader, I thought an appropriate post would be great for other readers as well.

March 17th, 2010 at 6:00am — Comments: (0) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: Developers

Q: I started C a few days ago, and I think I'm doing well with it as a first programming language. Is it recommended to learn many programming languages? And what should I know in order to learn programming better?

A: When I first started programming, there wasn't an abundant amount of programming languages for me to pick from. I didn't know any better and wasn't exposed to anything but BASIC, QBASIC, and Apple Basic.

Quite a selection, huh?

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jQuery Goodness: 86 jQuery Code Snippets

Here is some jQuery goodness for a Tuesday morning.

March 9th, 2010 at 6:00am — Comments: (0) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: JavaScript

These small jQuery snippets are not only just for reference, but some of them can be used to learn jQuery as well.

Enjoy!

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eBook Readers: THE Ultimate Reference Tool

I've never wanted an electronic book reader until I realized the potential of having one. Here's why I bought one.

March 5th, 2010 at 6:00am — Comments: (0) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: Gadgets

Hand with books coming out of a Laptop

Lately, I've been picking on the nook through my Programming Thought Of The Day tweets on Twitter. There's a reason.

I've been looking over the ebook reader market since last September and was extremely impressed with the nook when it was released. Unfortunately, the demand for the nook was extremely high and I had to wait.

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Version Control Commandments

Version Control is a staple in a developers day-to-day routine. Follow these guidelines for proper versioning.

March 2nd, 2010 at 7:00am — Comments: (0) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: Developers

Version Control Library

Using version control is vital to a development shop. Even though I am one developer, I have a subversion code server in my basement that I constantly use. If I write a bad piece of code, it feels so good to rollback to a previous version of code instead of trying to wrack my brain figuring out what code to back out.

In a team or corporate environment, though, you may have some developers who are new to the team and are unfamiliar with version control software like CVS or Subversion. I know those coming from Microsoft SourceSafe to CVS had some troubles adjusting.

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Revisit: What Books Are Within Your Reach?

What titles are close to you for reference purposes? Here's my list.

February 23rd, 2010 at 6:00am — Comments: (0) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: Developers

A library of developer books

How many of your books have changed since my last post? I'm sure that since 2007 your library of reference books should've changed a little.

A while back, I wrote a post about what books are in your library that are within reach while you develop. I figured now would be a good time to update my post.

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Yes, McAfee SiteAdvisor stopped working!

It seems the latest McAfee add-on stopped working for Firefox 3.6. Here is how I fixed it.

February 16th, 2010 at 7:00am — Comments: (0) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: Firefox

Man Behind Laptop

Those of us who have been around the Internet for a while realize that some of the other inexperienced users may not know their way around as well as we do. Hence, the reason for McAfee SiteAdvisor.

McAfee SiteAdvisor is a free Firefox and IE add-on that protects new users from digging into the depths of the Internet and finding infested malware and spyware web sites.

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VNC Alternatives: Remote Desktop Software

After using VNC for a long period of time, I ran into a situation where I couldn't use it.

February 9th, 2010 at 8:00am — Comments: (4) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: Tools

Help button

Last week, my parents were having some issues with their laptops (future post regarding McAfee Total Internet Protection 2010), so I decided to look into some remote control software since they are in Florida and I'm in Ohio.

Since my mother and father have a firewall, I figured this was going to be a challenge to walk my parents through a firewall configuration and allow me to connect to their machines, so that eliminates VNC from my list of possible candidates.

My requirements for remote desktop software were simple:

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Awesome Super Bowl Ads

Of course, everyone loved the game, but everyone equally loved the commercials.

February 8th, 2010 at 6:00am — Comments: (0) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: Humor

There were some great commercials this year, especially the Snickers/Betty White commercial.

Here are a couple of my favorites:

Snickers

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Google's New Tablet?

Google is hot on the heels of Apple with their own version of an iPad.

February 2nd, 2010 at 1:00pm — Comments: (0) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: Google

(in a racehorse announcers voice) Annnddd here comes Google in the stretch catching up to Apple...

Wow, I just keep getting hit with Google news this morning.

I was looking through the Google Chrome OS Labs site and found a possible product from Google called the Google Tablet.

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YES! Google Apps is NOT supporting IE6!

IE6 has been a thorn with web developers everywhere. It's a start.

February 2nd, 2010 at 11:00am — Comments: (0) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: Google

This morning, I received an email that the Google Apps team will be phasing out IE6.

All I can say is...it's about time! IE6 has always been a sore topic with me.

Anyways, here's the email:

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