Developer.com: crea tu primera aplicación PHP para Android

En Developer.com han realizado un tutorial que explica cómo desarrollar tu primera aplicación para Android (ejecutado en un intérprete PHP de tu móvil)…

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HTML5′s “email” and “url” Input Types

I’ve already covered some subtle HTML5 improvements like placeholder, prefetching, and web storage.  Today I want to introduce a few new INPUT element types:  email and url.  Let’s take a very basic look at these new INPUT types and discuss their advantages.The SyntaxThe syntax is as basic as a text input;  instead, you set the type to “email” or “ …

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Xeround: MySQL Elastic, Always-on Storage Engine for the Cloud

Xeround is a new MySQL storage engine offered as Database-as-a-Service. What it promises sounds (a bit?) too good to be true (nb this list have been extracted from their site): seamless replacement of existing MySQL database high availability (including schema changes) automatic fault-detection and recovery full consistency with low latency elastic …

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Transparent Borders with background-clip

Have you ever seen an element on a page with transparent borders? I think Facebook originally popularized it giving birth to lightbox plugins like Facebox. I don’t think Facebook sports the look anymore, but it’s still rather neat. You might think it would be as simple as this:#lightbox { background: white; border: 20px solid rgba(0,0,0,0.3); }Howe …

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Neo4j Gets Geo Support

I guess that’s what kept the Neo Technology — the guys behind Neo4j — busy lately: The Neo4j Spatial project supports the use of geographic data by providing utilities that simplify and support advanced capabilities like: Storage of geographic features like points, lines and polygons as graphs Indexing and querying based on location with R-trees, Q …

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Creating a Google Chrome Extension is as Easy as 1-2-3

Chrome Extension allows 3rd-party developers to add new functionality to the Google Chrome browser. Did you know, all that it takes to develop a Google Chrome Extension is HTML, CSS, JavaScript and an icon. Sounds doable right? Let’s see how easy it is to create a ‘World Clock/Time’ Chrome Extension. …

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Steponas Kazakevicius’ Blog: Interruptable file download

Steponas Kazakevicius has written up a new tutorial about file uploading and, more specifically, making an upload tool that can handle interruptions. Have you ever been to a website that offers downloads of stuff? And while you are waiting for the download, there are lots of ads around? Sure you have. I have too. The last day I was downloading stuf …

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Adding Stroke to Web Text

Fonts on the web are essentially vector based graphics. That’s why you can display them at 12px or 120px and they remain crisp and relatively sharp-edged. Vector means that their shape is determined by points and mathematics to describe the shape, rather than actual pixel data. Because they are vector, it would make sense if we could do things that …

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How did Google Instant become Faster with 5-7X More Results Pages?

We don’t have a lot of details on how Google pulled off their technically very impressive Google Instant release, but in Google Instant behind the scenes, they did share some interesting facts: Google was serving more than a billion searches per day. With Google Instant they served 5-7X more results pages than previously. Typical search results wer …

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Understanding and Applying Polymorphism in PHP

In object oriented programming, polymorphism is a powerful and fundamental tool. It can be used to create a more organic flow in your application. This tutorial will describe the general concept of polymorphism, and how it can easily be deployed in PHP. What is Polymorphism? Polymorphism is a long word for a very simple concept. Polymorphism descri…

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