10th Anniversary of Flash – Integration with Photoshop and Flash Player for Linux

Flash turned 10 years this week and fascinating history that incudes now being owned by Adobe. But most of all, a product that has made a HUGE impact on the lives of web users, especially since video support arrived in version 6. The Wired article linked below includes a nice interview with Flash senior product manager Mike Downey, where he discusses issue like the upcoming integration of Flash with Photoshop and the planned release of Flash 9 for Linux.

Wired article

via [webmasterworld]

Download torrents from your ISP soon !!

CacheLogic and BitTorrent announced a strategic partnership to further enable the widespread adoption of P2P technology as a distribution network for commercial video and other rich digital content. One of the key projects is the development of the revolutionary Cache Discovery Protocol (CDP). The “Cache Discovery Protocol” is already implemented in the latest version of the mainline client The protocol allows ISP’s to detect the most popular torrents, cache the data, and seed it. ISP’s like it because it’s cheaper to use bandwidth within their network than to use external traffic. So in the near future it could be that you’re downloading your favorite torrents from your ISP’s server instead of some random seed or peer..


press release.

Web2.0 Documentary on Techcrunch

A couple of weeks ago Michael Arrington got together with a number of startup CEOs and executives to video a discussion about Web 2.0. Participating in the discussion were Aaron Cohen (Bolt), Scott Milener and Steven Lurie (Browster), Keith Teare (edgeio), Steven Marder (Eurekster), Joe Kraus (JotSpot), Jeremy Verba (Piczo), Auren Hoffman (Rapleaf), Chris Alden (Rojo), Gautam Godhwani (Simply Hired), Jonathan Abrams (Socializr), David Sifry (Technorati), Matt Sanchez (Video Egg) and Michael Tanne (Wink).

View the video here

Ajax design methodology

Adam Howitt has put together an 8-page PDF on Ajax design. In the guide which you can download from the link below Ill cover the process I have developed in the course of implementing two AJAX applications as a developer for Duo Consulting in Chicago. This approach has made it easier for me to work with the design team, produce estimates for this type of project and communicate what is involved each step of the way to the project managers for scheduling purposes. He begins by taking a UI sketch and marks all discreet sections. Each section becomes its own JS file. From there, you decide on each interaction in each section, and create a Javascript function for it, later consolidating repeated functions into reusable objects. You also need to consider the nature of remoting,….

3 Mobile RSS Readers tested


Today I got some time to test 3 Mobile RSS Readers on my Nokia 6630. I have Mobile Office from Airtel which is not the fastest GPRS in the world(They charge me rs.399 per month for this 🙁 .. even Hutch’s 49 bucks a month is cheaper )

But Hutch connectivity at my area is pathetic.. so i am forced to stick to airtel..

Back to business .. I tested three apps ..

1. The FeedBurnerâ„¢ Mobile Feed Reader


This is a free J2ME RSS Reader from Feedburner.

  • Supports feeds in all major formats (RSS, RDF, and Atom)
  • Smart “If-Modified-Since” content retrieval conserves your wireless bandwdith
  • Adjustable content retrieval count (i.e., retrieve only the 5 most recent items to save time/bandwidth) cuts download time and clutter
  • Opens original content links in your handset’s default web browser
  • Updates feeds manually or on a set schedule
  • Displays content in several font sizes
    Download here

The app is quite slow and sluggish in operation . But the features are amazing.. Try it out urself..



Plusmo is still in beta and looks promising .. Took a lot of time to open up.. Going to try it when i get the time. Needs you to register .. can also do that from ur mobile

3. Litefeeds


Requires you to signup and also is nice to use..

Will keep you posted after i test all the 3 apps fully

Sourceforge rival from Google

Another attempt by the world’s most popular search engine to impress the coder community.

http://code.google.com/hosting/ is a open source code repository from google on the similar lines of sourceforge .

But Google is not aiming to compete with sourceforge according to this post on slashdot

Google Code Project Hosting – A replacement for Sourceforge?