10 Open Source Blogging Platforms for Developers

Apr 4 2014 by Jacob Gube | 8 Comments

Mainstream blogging platforms like WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr, etc. aren’t designed for hackers. They’re encumbered by features developers just don’t need or want.

And, out of the box, the popular blogging platforms certainly lack a lot things coders actually would want, such as code syntax highlighting, blog theming capabilities using a standardized templating engine, markup language support besides HTML, and integration with source code repositories, among other things.

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A Look at Popular Open Source E-commerce Software

May 27 2013 by Tatiana Titkova | 24 Comments

A Look at the Popular Open Source E-commerce Software

In the U.S., it’s estimated that online sales will reach close to $249 billion by next year[1]. It’s also predict that there will be 175 million people shopping online by 2016[2].

The growth in online sales is staggering, and now accounts for 8% of total retail sales[3].

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10 Excellent Online Payment Systems

May 15 2012 by Rosston Meyer | 33 Comments

In this article, we’ll be reviewing my top 10 online payment systems for accepting payments on the Web. While many of the companies on this list have been available to online merchants for years, many are also now getting into new areas of online payments such as social commerce and in-store online card reader systems.

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Top 10 Free Online Blogging Platforms

Mar 13 2012 by Sufyan bin Uzayr | 24 Comments

Top 10 Free Online Blogging Platforms

A blog is a great way to express your thoughts, create a web presence for your company and provide content to Internet users.

If you’re planning to create a blog, but don’t wish to get into the hassles of hosting, developing and deploying it yourself, consider creating a blog at any of the free blogging platforms mentioned below. Such services offer a plethora of features and generally come with both free as well as paid plans.

Let’s look at the top 10 most popular online blog-publishing services.

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20 Free Online Tools for Website Speed Testing

Nov 10 2011 by Jacob Gube | 43 Comments

20 Free Online Tools for Website Speed Testing

We all should be aware by now that Internet users are impatient when it comes to waiting for a web page to load. Thus, your website’s performance and ability to render speedily is critical to its usability and, ultimately, its success.

In order to help you build faster websites and identify troublesome website performance bottlenecks, consider incorporating some of the following tools into your web development process.

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Firebug Guide for Web Designers

Nov 1 2011 by Arley McBlain | 34 Comments

Firebug Guide for Web Designers

Firebug — an open source web development tool extension for the Mozilla Firefox web browser — is incredibly powerful, with a wide range of super useful and practical features that would benefit any web designer or developer.

In fact, this browser extension (also available in other web browsers with limited functionality) is so useful and popular that it has browser extensions of its own.

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10 Web-based Sandbox Tools for Testing Your Code Snippets

Oct 7 2011 by Jacob Gube | 19 Comments

10 Web-based Sandbox Tools for Testing Your Code Snippets

One of the greatest benefits the Internet provides web developers is the ability to share and collaborate with other professionals. When you’ve hit a coding roadblock, you can reach out on your social networks to see if your friends can give you a hand.

When you need to debug, experiment with, and share short code snippets, sandboxing tools are immensely useful.

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