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March 2008 - Posts

Document Freedom Day
I was in Islamabad so was not able to make this post on time. yesterday firs ever Document Freedom day was celebrated by professions,common users who are against Microsoft's broken version of XML based document format which has already been rejected by Read More...
PHP.JS: Use php functions in Javascript
If you are a fan of PHP(like me) and pretty much used to of its useful functions and want to use similar things in Javascript as well, I would like tell you about a project which is trying to bridge gap between javascript and php programmers. PHP.JS is Read More...
Web development best practices
Awesome set of 70+ slides which can make your system more responsive and efficient. Read More...
A message for developers using 3rd party APIs
If your application is based on some 3rd party API/SDK , make sure you have gone thru ENTIRE document, specially methods,Interfaces,events provided by the API otherwise you could just waste the precious time to build a logic which might have already been Read More...
Google lost the bid of FCC 700MHz auction
Google lost FCC bid of buying a spectrum of wireless C-block band. Google officials are not allowed. After conquering web world, Google now targeting wireless world and willing to push its efforts for wireless apps on mobile like devices which are used Read More...
Google's Language Translation API
This is just amazing. Google now offers another API which can translate your web content into other languages. Now you don't have to get worried about scope of your application. Read further at google blog and for documentation visit here . Read More...
Sky is not the limit anymore.
Yes, explore the beautiful universe with Google by using Google Sky , awesome product similar to google map which gives another taste of universe exploration. Read hew how a Brazilian made it possible. Read More...
JSON Viewer:JSON parser for Fiddler
Fiddler is one of the few tools by Microsoft which are very helpful to solve things out. JSON is quite handy data format which is currently being used as an alternate of XML but unlike XML, there is no built-in tool in Browsers which can show JSON data Read More...
Youtube GData API: single video feed doesn't handle Cache
I have been playing around with youtube's GData API which returns feed in XML and JSON format. A "bug" was found when dealing with single video feed that unlike other feeds provided by Gdata. While investigating feeds in fiddler, I found that feed which Read More...
PTCL BroadBand is this a "REAL" speed?
Just tested it out! All I know that I downloaded a 14MB Pdf within 4 seconds. Read More...
IE7: Where is my Cookie??
IE7/8 is being more annoying than previous versions. document.cookie returns nothing on IE7 and 8 even if you enabled cookies in all zones. *missing old IE6 days* Read More...
IE8 got exposed?
I already posted about features provided by IE8 but the bubble got burst very soon when Jon Davis found out something unusual. Jon found out IE8 is xHTML compliance in rendering mode only rather changing the DOM API. XHTML compliance exists in parsing Read More...
IE 5.5 beats IE 6 and 7 in ACID3 test
From Anomalous Anomaly Let me explain what these results are telling us before I show them. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) develops standards for Internet applications. For example, XHTML, HTML, CSS, etc. Acid 3 basically takes a lot of W3C’s newer Read More...
Sun announces JVM for iPhones
Soon after the announcement of SDK for iPhone Apps, Sun announced that they will be releasing JVM for iPhone . Apple has allowed developers to set their own prices. And this made Sun happy. "We of course chose to set the price of the JVM at... free!" Read More...
IE8: fulfilling promises
IE8 has finally been released . Unlike previous version(s), it's now CSS2 complaint. IE8 also has passed ACID2 Test. IE8 has come up with lots of new useful stuff for both developers and end-users like Activities ,improved AJAX experienced. Apart from Read More...
Generics in Javascript 2.x, evolution of Javascript
Many of you would have used Generics in . NET or Java. It's a pretty cool feature, reminds me days when I was struggling to figure out C++ templates. Since Javascript has been evolving a lot in Web 2.0 world, there is a continuous change in future Javascript Read More...
extracting query String values in Javascript
To fetch query String variables in server side languages is pretty common but it's not common to fetch queryString values in javascript. For instance you have a URL like http//site.com/file.html?v=1&t=3 , i order to process this request you don't Read More...
PTCL broadband's new Tariff
PTCL has finally decided to give a reply to Wateen's WiMAX and have come up with new tariff. According yo new tariff, subscribers who have been using 512kbps connection with 4GB 6GB volume has been upgraded to 1MB unlimited connection. The old 512Kbps Read More...