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Mobilegeddon is Coming: What They Don’t Tell You About Google’s New Search Algorithm Change

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I love it how Google names its major search algorithm releases so adorably—“Bad news is, this algorithm change is capable of crippling your online business and costing you a fortune in potential revenue, but hey it’s not so bad, look at the bright side—we <3 … [Read more...]

HTML6 & APIs as Natural Friends

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As if HTML5 isn't new enough to many web developers, people thinking ahead to HTML6 are including native support for APIs as a first-class citizen to the in-browser application experience. Reported by SDTimes today, this is very exciting news for web application developers … [Read more...]

GIF is Dead; Long Live WebM

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The GIF format was given new life for its animation capabilities, but WebM blows that away The GIF format had been left for dead following the LZW patent dispute of the mid-1990s, but enjoyed a resurrection thanks to the demise of said offending patent and the realization … [Read more...]

Hearts for Carts: Join the fight against shopping cart abandonment

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Did you know that roughly 68% of all online shopping carts are abandoned every year? How about the fact that 1-in-5 carts are abandoned as a result of "poor Web performance," and that 47% of online consumers expect pages to load in two seconds or less? Or what if I told … [Read more...]

Code Review Solutions [Infographic]

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Software is create by humans. It's inevitable, then, that it will contain some defects or errors. Rather than putting all of the pressure on the testing teams to investigate and find as many bugs as they can, many developers and development managers reap the benefits of … [Read more...]

5 Truly Effective CSS Boilerplates and Frameworks

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Creating engaging websites that invite return visits is hard work. A modern site also has to scale to support every device available and be launched online in ever -shorter times. Perhaps the only reasonable way for developers to implement the responsive design demanded by … [Read more...]

THE HEAT IS ON! A Simple Guide to Creating Heatmaps

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Heatmaps and choropleths can give your data a sizzling new look with easy-to-understand visualizations. Here’s how. Never before has the world been flooded with so much data. Everyone is collecting, analyzing, and mashing up Big Data, from the federal government to the … [Read more...]

How to Take Advantage of Semantic Search: A Guide for Developers

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Semantic search is the most disruptive trend we have seen across the Web since the Web itself. But for developers it represents a unique opportunity to increase the visibility of their projects and to make significant wins for their clients. The essence of semantic search … [Read more...]

SoapUI 201: Beyond the Basics

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In my previous article, Getting Started with SoapUI, I went over the basic functionality of SoapUI and the structure of a SoapUI project. Once you’ve set up test cases for SOAP, REST, JMS, JDBC or AMF APIs, and after you’ve added some assertions to validate your tests, you … [Read more...]

Ask Stupid Questions First (so you can get better answers later)

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Interaction with users can help drive product decisions, but getting from conversations with users to tangible customer data can still be a big mystery. Here are three steps for getting from a casual, interview-esque conversation with a handful of target users to concrete … [Read more...]