Conditional Statements And Comparison Order

Most programming languages that I know and can think of use conditional tests and comparison operators. This is one of the most basic concepts in programming. A conditional test at it’s most basic form is testing whether a variable’s value is less than, equal to or greater than a constant or known value. You then …

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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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Developer API: Can Your Cell Phone Understand You?

An article over at TechCrunch reviews a new company called vlingo who is developing a mobile API that developers can use to put speech recognition on mobile devices. Their system starts with a basic statistical language model to make the best guess about what you say. It then improves upon that by taking into account …

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Daily WTF: So How Long Should This Thread Wait?

If you haven’t checked out the site Worse Than Failure (yeah, we all know what WTF stands for), then you should go right now. Bookmark it or subscribe to their feed. Some of the stuff they post is absolutely hilarious… if you are a programmer / technical type. Anyway today’s post is about someone being …

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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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Broken CGI Directory

Through the course of some research for a project I ran across a CGI directory site. Basically it lists various CGI scripts and also a handful of tutorials and tips. The site is http://www.cgi-bin.com. What is so special about this directory? Well, nothing actually. I just thought I’d mention it for the following funny reason. …

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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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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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Get Paid To Write Google Gadgets

Thanks to Google Gadget Ventures you can now get paid for your hard work creating that awesome, fab Google gadget. Well, maybe you can. The page states that the program is “a new Google pilot program dedicated to helping developers create richer, more useful Google Gadgets.” Yeah, we know… they’re still trying to take over …

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