Today's Question:  What are you most afraid of as a programmer?

#### Java code to retrieve Bing background image path

When Microsoft presented their search engine Bing, this new design gave us some surprise, especially its background images, they are very beautiful and it will change every day. But   unfortunately we cannot save the image onto our PC by right clicking the mouse.  After some research on its source code, I found a feasible but not so sophisticated way to achieve this, we can retrieve the image path from the source code and then use this path we can download the image. This is just to sh...

#### Getting started with WTL on Visual Studio 2010

Now that you have downloaded the latest WTL release (v8.1 at the time of this writing), you will find out that it doesn’t have any project wizards for Visual Studio 2010. That’s a relatively easily fix. Just go ahead and download the latest build from the repository at AppWiz.tar.gz-view=tar. Extract the .tar file and you will find the JavaScript install scripts for VS 2010: I recommend you to extract the files to the same location were you installed the WTL files. In my case this wo...

C++,Windows,WTL,VS2010,Configure     2012-02-25 09:32:31

#### Path gets another \$40miliion investment

Social network website Path may officially announce today that it has completed its funding round B. According to sources, Red Point led this round of  funding of \$ 40 million. In addition,  Path's market value is estimated about \$ 250 million.Path was established in November 2010, there are currently over 2 million registered users. The company's slogan "Path to help you easily share with friends Life". Path call themselves "private social network" because Path is based on e-mail addr...

Path,Social network,Funding round     2012-04-17 06:50:10

#### Gcd Algorithm with JavaScript

How to find the greatest common divisor between two integers? We may encounter this problem frequently in interviews or other occasions. An efficient metho to find gcd is the Euclidean algorithm, which uses the division algorithm in combination with the observation that the gcd of two numbers also divides their difference: divide 48 by 18 to get a quotient of 2 and a remainder of 12. Then divide 18 by 12 to get a quotient of 1 and a remainder of 6. Then divide 12 by 6 to get...

JavaScript,Algorithm,Gcd,Implementation,     2011-09-21 15:57:32

#### Cron Job in cPanel with PHP

Running PHP scripts automatically can have some big benefits. You can wait to have things get done when there is less traffic on your server, or you can ensure daily tasks get done on time. cPanel Simple CronEven if you do not know anything about cron jobs, and have never run a cron job before - you can get started with the simple cron tool built into cPanel. The url for it is: https://www.yoursite.com:2083/frontend/x/cron/simplecron.html? A few things you'll need is the path to php and the path...

PHP,Cron,Autonomous Job,cPanel,Linux     2011-04-26 09:48:40

#### How much money do you *really* need to start your company?

I keep hearing startup entrepreneurs tell me “We need funding. If we just had \$XXXk of investment, we’d be killing it right now.” I press them with one question: what would you do with the money if you had it? Inevitably the question is met with a blank stare. Most of the time people haven’t thought about it. The answers that do come feel a little half-baked:“Buy a bunch of ad words to get people to our site – that’s all we need”“Build the product”“Finish the product”“H...

#### How to tell if this idea is a good idea.

Good Idea or Bad Idea?I’ve got an idea for a product. I’ve talked to some people. I know some people in the industry. I have been cold calling others. The idea is promising. The price point people have agreed with is about where I would like it to be. I’ve shown some mockups around and iterated on them. Now, I feel the need to start writing code because, well, I like writing code. And I’m comfortable writing code.But I see lean people.Steve Blank, Eric Ries, Jason Cohen, A...

#### Most Pressed Keys and Programming Syntaxes

I switch between programming languages quite a bit; I often wondered what happens when having to deal with the different syntaxes, does the syntax allow you to be more expressive or faster at coding in one language or another. I dont really know about that; but what I do know what keys are pressed when writing with different programming languages. This might be something interesting for people who are deciding to select a programming language might look into, here is a post on the...

Keyboard,Programming language,Hottest ke     2011-09-23 13:10:10

#### If a programming language was a boat…

Programming,Turing,C,C#     2011-06-24 01:07:42

#### I've got an idea for an app

I’ve been an iPhone developer for over three years now. The first app I built was CookieCombo. We sold enough copies to go bowling twice, but still it was completely worth it. We tweeted about it, and got some awesome gigs out of that. Everybody was in need of iPhone developers, and there was a huge shortage. Good times.As more and more people got to know that I’m an iPhone developer, I got to hear the following phrase more often: “Hey, you know, I got a great idea for an app”. It starte...

Idea,App,Induction,Creativity,Innovation     2011-09-08 10:37:09