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  The new TV rating standard: Nielsen + Twitter


Recently, the market research company Nielsen and Twitter made an agreement to propose an new TV rating standard based on Twitter chats in the U.S television market in the fall of 2013, The new standard is called "Nielsen Twitter TV Rating", it will be the complement of Nielsen's traditional rating standard.Steve Hasker, president of Nielsen Global media advertising says "'Nielsen Twitter TV Rating" is a milestone in the entire television industry, Now not only television producers but also adve...

   Nelson, Twitter, TV rating     2012-12-18 12:56:18


  Stuff Everyone Should Do (part 2): Coding Standards


Another thing that we did at Google that I thought was surprisingly effective and useful was strict coding standards. Before my time at Google, I was sure that coding standards were pointless. I had absolutely no doubt that they were the kind of thing that petty bureaucrats waste time writing and then use to hassle people who are actually productive. I was seriously wrong. At Google, I could look at any piece of code, anywhere in Google's codebase, and I could read it. The fact that I wa...

   Programming,Code standards,Rules,Stringe     2011-08-15 07:33:02


  Setting server timezone


To set your web servers date timezone, for example for Eastern Standard Time (EST) use the following code:SetEnv TZ America/IndianapolisFor example, for Los Angeles time (Pacific time), use the following code:SetEnv TZ America/Los_AngelesOther location examples include:America/New_York - Eastern Time America/Detroit - Eastern Time - Michigan (most locations) America/Louisville - Eastern Time (Louisville, Kentucky) America/Indianapolis - Eastern Standard Time (Indiana, most locatio...

   .htaccess,Server,Time zone,Change     2011-10-03 14:45:33


  W3C Pronounces HTML5 Standard Complete, Changing Web Development Forever


As a gesture of highest level of endorsement, W3C – World Wide Web consortium has published its recommendation for HTML5. A follow-up to HTML4 - HTML5 underwent a continuous process of development all these years, and recently, the standard version was finalized after years spent on adding features, tweaking and iterating. The end user might not notice any changes, however chances are that your web browser already supports HTML5 features like vector graphics and (video) element – unless you...

   w3c compliance, html5, html5 compliance, browser compatibility, semantic web, responsive web design     2014-10-30 08:45:21


  Standardizing Python WSGI deployment


Over the past year I have been testing all of the new python platform as a service companies that have popped up, and I have posted my notes on my blog so that everyone can learn from my experiences. ep.io, apphosted.com, gondor.io, dotcloud.com, DjangoZoom.com, Heroku, Django hosting roundup, All and all, the platforms were very similar, they allowed you to easily host your python/django project without having to worry about managing a server or other typical system administr...

   Python,Standard,WAR,Java     2011-12-31 15:39:44


  Must read C++ book list


Every programmer should read some books to enhance their understanding about the language before the start to practice. But some of us often wonder what books we should read and in what order. Some books may not be suitable for beginners and some books may cover the similar topics. Here I summarize a C++ book list we should read.Stage 1"Essential C++" : It is short but powerful and it can enhance our understanding of C++'s features.This book is specifically designed to bring you up to speed in a...

   C++,Book list,Read,Effective C++     2012-05-23 13:03:30


  JSON in JavaScript


When sending an AJAX request to the server, the response can have two formats : XMLHttpRequest.responseXML to access data with XML format and XMLHttpRequest.responseText to access data with string format. XML is the standard data transfer format, but one weakness is it's troublesome to parse and retrieve the data. JSON(JavaScript Object Notation) is a light weight data interchange format, we call it the JavaScript object representation. The advantage of using JSON as the data format is itself is...

   JSON,JavaScript     2013-05-04 23:25:57


  HTTP Server development resource summary


This article summarizes some materials, articles and books I used when learning HTTP Server development. Hope this will help you. RFC and standard documents RFC2616 – Hypertext Transfer Protocol — HTTP/1.1 HTTP protocol standard document, it's an essential reference document for all personnel engaged in the development of the HTTP-related projects, careful study is recommended. RFC793 – TRANSMISSION CONTROL PROTOCOL TCP Protocol standard document The WWW Common Gateway Interfac...

   HTTP Server,Book,Article     2012-09-25 22:46:56


  <=> operator in MySQL


Have you ever seen "<=>" in a SQL query while using MySQL? Does it mean less and equals to and greater than? Actually if you consider it as the union of <= and =>, great, you are close to it. This is one form of equal operator in MySQL, it has the similar meaning to the = operator with some subtle difference. According to MySQL documentation, <=> is NULL-safe equal. This operator performs an equality comparison like the = operator, but returns 1 rather than NULL if both operand...

   MySQL,NULL safe,<=>     2014-03-24 06:23:22


  You know what UTF-8 is when you see it?


When we are coding we may often see some encoding specifications in our source codes such as UTF-8,GB2312. Do you know what these encoding mean and why we need them? In this post, Julián Solórzano will introduce the most widely used encoding specification around the world accomodating all different character sets in the world. UTF-8 is a method for encoding Unicode characters using 8-bit sequences. Unicode is a standard for representing a great variety of characters from many ...

   UTF-8,Encoding     2014-04-18 22:13:44