5 Blogging Tips For Programmers

Most of us have heard that a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, sometimes an example is worth a thousand words. Examples are like pictures in that they give a clear and visible snapshot of something that you are talking about. I am a software engineer and so I blog about programming on occasion. …

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Can I Scrobble The Tunes From My iPod?

What is a scrobble? Actually it’s not a what. “Scrobble” is the term used when you transfer details about a song that you are listening / have listened to into a back-end database using the Audioscrobbler recommendation system used by Last.fm. Ok, that’s the short explanation and if you want more then you can go …

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WordPress Posting Via Java – Part 2

In the first part of this series titled “Would You Like To Post To WordPress From Java?” I introduced you (hopefully) to the XML-RPC mechanism that WordPress implements. I also showed how it is quite simple to post to a WordPress blog using Java and the Redstone XML-RPC API. In this installation I’d like to …

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XML-RPC Java Sample: Sorry About The Formatting

I just installed the WP-Syntax WordPress plugin for the last post. This was so I could have my sample Java code formatted and syntax highlighted in the post. Wow! I didn’t realize how bad it was going to be formatted. The plugin is nice and the syntax highlighting is good, but the code is formatted …

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Would You Like To Post To WordPress From Java?

I use and love the WordPress platform for this and several other blogs that I maintain. One of the many cool features of WordPress is that it supports XML-RPC. What does that mean? Well XML is… XML. It’s the extensible markup language and is basically just a way of formatting data in some meaningful way. …

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WordPress XML-RPC Patch For metWeblog newPost() Method

I have been doing some work with the XML-RPC functionality of WordPress and ran into a problem with the metWeblog.newPost() method. The problem? If you try to post a dateCreated value you actually get an error. At first I thought it was the format of the date/time that I was trying to post. So of …

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FeedBurner MyBrand Integration Complete

Well after hours of labor and hard coding I have finally switched all of my feed links over to the new MyBrand feed located at http://feeds.franzone.com/franzone. To test it out you can just click on this link http://www.franzone.com/feed/ or any of the other feed links on the site to see the new URL. Wooptey-do, right? …

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Tips For Recruiters: 5 Ways To Get Me To Call You Back

As many of you know I’m on the hunt… for a job that is. I’ve gotten many calls, many emails, many leads and many pains in the… ahem. So this is a community service blog for all of you recruiters out there that are having a hard time getting through to me. It’s a guide …

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5 Ways To Keep Your Software Engineers Happy

This is written for all of you project managers out there who are having problems keeping your software engineers happy. Actually, it’s written for anyone employing software engineers… period. Whether you think you are keeping them happy or not. I’m no expert on project management, but I am a software engineer and I do know …

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