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  What happens on the Internet in one minute?


In one minute, 216,000 images are shared on Instagram, $83,000 sales happen on Amazon, 1.8 million Likes are clicked on Facebook, also 72 hours videos are uploaded to YouTube. This image is from Omee and it shows us what happens on the Internet in one minute. For example, how many Tweets are posted, how many pictures are viewed, how many minutes communication through Skype. The data on the graph is from PC Mag, Business Insider and other websites. In one minute, 2 million searches on Google, 70...

   Infographic,60 seconds,Internet     2013-08-01 06:47:51


  Will IBM fall?


IBM has over 100 year's history and it faced many tough challenges along the way but every time it came back successfully. This time its revenue dropped 6 quarters consecutively, with the popularity of cloud computing and big data, IBM seems lag behind and is heavily hit by the storm. Its current technologies are only suitable for serving traditional companies 15 years ago but not companies now. Can IBM go though this challenge and come back again? It seems IBM doesn't want to be left out. Th...

   IBM,transformation,Watson     2014-01-27 08:01:41


  jQuery 2.0 gives up IE 6/7/8


jQuery 2.0 is released after 10 months development. jQuery 2.0 is customized for modern web browsers and also considers about mobile devices. But one big change is that jQuery 2.0 will not be  compatible with old versions of IE and its size is 10% less than the version 1.9.1. The execution efficiency is higher as well. jQuery 1.9.x will still be maintained by jQuery team, they will also provide update for it. Those websites which want to be compatible with all browsers should not upgrade to...

   jQuery 2.0,IE support     2013-04-20 07:58:16


  Will Weibo's IPO be a success?


The Chinese version of Twitter -- Weibo is going to launch its IPO today on NASDAQ. The stock code is "WB" and its target price per share is set to $17. The total funds it's going to raise is around $328.44 million. Weibo claims it's the first Chinese SNS media to be listed on NASDAQ. Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse are the joint lead underwriter of the IPO. They have gained one option from Weibo for validity of 30 days to buy 2.52 million shares of ADS. One interesting thing is Goldman Sachs ...

   Weibo,NASDAQ,IPO     2014-04-17 07:33:42


  TIOBE: PHP is coming back


TIOBE released the programming language index for July 2013. The highlight of this month is that PHP is coming back. It ranks the fifth and has an increase of 1.54% compared to January. There are no changes in the ranking for the top 4 languages. The reason why PHP is back may be attributed to the new PHP Zend Framework that was released in September 2012, but this reason is not very convincing. PositionJul 2013PositionJul 2012Delta in PositionProgramming LanguageRatingsJul 2013Delta Jul...

   TIOBE,PHP,Zend framework,July     2013-07-09 05:22:50


  HTML5 Video and DRM


Many people call HTML5 an Adobe Flash replacement and I agree. Adobe already discontinued Flash on mobile devices. So HTML5 Video is a must for video on mobile phones and tablets. On the desktop Flash Video players are used more than HTML5 Video players but HTML5 video will work with a current web browser on a site that supports HTML5 video. Commercial video sites like YouTube will play partnered content in Flash even if you turned on HTML5 video at http://www.youtub...

   HTML5 Video,Flash,DRM,Comparison     2012-02-05 07:18:23


  ECMAScript 6 looks promising


I am quite excited about ECMAScript 6, after watching David Herman’s talk at YUIConf 2011. I am especially looking forward to seeing some of these features landing up on V8 soon, so that I can use it on node.js. These additions will solve many common sources of frustration that newcomers face when working with JavaScript. Although the spec is not expected to be finalized till 2013 (so says David in the video), a lot of these features are expected to hit Chrome and Firefox much before th...

   ECMAScript 6,JavaScript,new feature,let,template     2011-12-07 03:21:40


  How expensive is a MySQL query?


Database access speed is always the bottle neck of many applications. Many application have large amount of data to search, retrieve and display nowadays. How do we improve the performance of our applications, how do we reduce the cost of database access? Apart from the design of database, the quality of the query is also one important factor to take care.  But before that, we need to know how much network traffic a query will consume. Yunyang,Zhang from Nubee in Singapore did some research...

   MySQL,Network traffic,Query     2013-04-09 05:13:33


  Why do I need a debugger?


  When I begin to learn a new programming language, I will try and master the debugger for it as early as possible. For example, in 2013, while I touched the Go, there seems only gdb for use. Although gdb itself is not a good choice (From Debugging Go Code with GDB): As a consequence, although GDB can be useful in some situations, it is not a reliable debugger for Go programs, particularly heavily concurrent ones. But at that time there was no other choice. So after delve&nb...

       2017-07-21 22:53:16


  Chrome extension to display desktop notification


Have you ever thought about writing extension for web browsers so that we can complete some tasks easily. Do you think writing extension for browsers is very difficult? You have no clue where to begin? On Chrome, this isn't any problem now as long as you know how to write HTML,CSS and JavaScript. We will show one example of Chrome extension today. The extension will display a desktop notification on your desktop. You need to create two files here, one is the notification.json which is the config...

   Chrome extension,Desktop notification,Example     2013-06-29 22:23:51