Software Development category

Aptana Studio – a free alternative to Dreamweaver

Posted on Wednesday 8 September 2010 @ 4:44 pm
It wasn't long ago when most web designers and web developers depended on Dreamweaver as their preferred web development tool. These days, many alternatives to Dreamweaver have emerged and a free one that I would like to highlight today is Aptana Studio - an industry leading web development softw...


How to create your own programming language

Posted on Monday 23 August 2010 @ 12:49 am
Recently I read about Google's new open source programming language called Go. For more details check out Golang.org With so many programming languages to choose from such as C / C++, Python, Java; Google developed Go with an intention for the language to be FAST, about a a few seconds to bui...


How to create a simple CRUD PHP web application

Posted on Sunday 1 August 2010 @ 12:57 am
A friend of mine recently conducted some paper based marketing effort via the daily newspaper to collect potential customer's information in exchange for some free samples giveaway. photo credit: tastygoldfish The response was quite good as many people filled up their information and sent in the...


How to apply item level permission for Sharepoint columns

Posted on Monday 14 June 2010 @ 12:13 am
Today's post will be related to Sharepoint and will recommend a product to help Sharepoint users apply item level permissions on list columns. photo credit: Owen Ye By default, Sharepoint allows administrators to create a list and apply permissions to it. For example, only users from the Accou...


How to load and stress test your web application

Posted on Tuesday 4 May 2010 @ 12:27 am
A few years back, I was part of a software development team for a local construction firm. photo credit: Very Quiet Our main task was to develop and manage an intranet based web application which was utilized by more than 100 employees within the organization. The first few days when the syste...


How to perform unit test on Sharepoint web parts

Posted on Monday 5 April 2010 @ 1:53 pm
As a programmer or developer, do you write unit test for your applications? Did you know that a good practice when it comes to developing an application is to write the test first and ensure the test doesn't succeed the first time. See Charles Miller's Six Rules of Unit Testing. Many programme...


How to generate Microsoft Project (.mpp) file from Bugzilla

Posted on Friday 15 January 2010 @ 12:13 am
If your organization or IT department develops and maintain software / web applications, a good open source tool to manage application bugs is Bugzilla. Bugzilla's key features allow application developers and testers to key in the various bugs that have been found and reported. Once entered, it'...


5 Reasons To Teach Kids To Code [Infographic]

Posted on Monday 11 June 2001 @ 12:38 am
5 Reasons To Teach Kids To Code [Infographic] (via http://www.factsnfakes.in) Shown below is an awesome infographic from KodableApp that gives you 5 reasons to teach kids to code.  But first let’s take a look at the reasons the infographic  covered below and also select the best reason out o...