• 21 Things Every Web Developer Should Do
    [August 4, 2014] If only Ferris knew what was ahead. That quote comes from much simpler, and slower times. With the web and all it’s related technologies, we have seen life change faster than ever. If life was fast during Ferris’ day, it’s at lightning speed now!
  • The Future of Apps and Search According To Google
    [July 8, 2014] Google launched app indexing earlier this year after testing it last fall. About a month ago, they expanded it into more languages.
  • Usage Export Feature Coming to Google Compute Engine
    [June 12, 2014] Google has launched a new Compute Engine feature called Compute Engine Usage Export, which lets users export detailed reports about their usage data and get mroe granular insight into their Compute Engine usage at a resource level.
  • Opportunity Gained From Open Data, Use Available Detailed Info
    [May 9, 2014] So, you wanna grab a bite to eat. Chances are good that if you live in or near a cool, hipster filled city that a food truck may be close by. Think opportunity! I recently stumbled onto a cool mobile food truck app for my city (Victoria, BC) and there’s no reason why you can’t […]
  • Matt Cutts Throws Light on How Google Treats 404 and 410 Error Status Codes!
    [April 17, 2014] In the recent Webmaster Help video, Matt Cutts, Google’s Head of Search Spam, explains the difference in how Google treats 404 and 410 error status codes. The question posed was: “Does Google do anything different when encountering a 404 versus a 410?” Matt answered that both 404 and 410 are request errors and imply that […]
  • You Should Still Disavow Links Even If You Haven’t Been Penalized
    [March 17, 2014] Google suggests you go ahead and use its Disavow Links tool if you know of bad links you have out there, even if Google has not penalized you. If you only have a couple, don’t worry about it, but the more you have, the more you’ll want to do it (again, according to Google).
  • Samsung Gear 2 Apps Needed ASAP
    [February 28, 2014] Samsung on Wednesday introduced tools that will allow developers to create apps for the company’s new wearables and flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone.The company, speaking at a developer day at Mobile World Congress, released a software development kit for its Gear 2 smartwatch, which is based on the Tizen operating system, and an SDK for its […]
  • App Insights Updated To Be Cleaner, More Reliable
    [January 27, 2014] For the past few years, Facebook app developers have relied on App Insights to learn how consumers use their app. While it’s certainly already a good tool, Facebook thinks it can improve it to make it even better for developers.
  • Geek Reading January 9, 2014
    [January 9, 2014] I have talked about human filters and my plan for digital curation. These items are the fruits of those ideas, the items I deemed worthy from my daily reading. These items are a combination of tech business news, development news and programming tools and techniques. You will note that some of the formatting has changed, […]
  • New Tools Given To Android Game Developers
    [December 12, 2013] Over the last few years, Android has proven to be quite the versatile gaming platform. Not only are people playing games on smartphone and tablets, but Android games can also be found on TVs thanks to micro-consoles like the Ouya and MOJO. Now Google is readying some new tools to help Android game developers make […]
  • Responsive Design Doesn’t Hurt in Terms of SEO — Matt Cutts!
    [November 11, 2013] In his latest webmaster video, Matt Cutts said that responsive design of a website will not hurt the SEO, as long as the site is fast & working well for users.
  • Faster Navigation, More Languages Added To Google Maps For iOS
    [October 18, 2013] Google has just launched an update to their Google Maps for iOS, one that brings faster navigation with the help of a new route mini-map and a “tricks and tips” guide that helps users make the best of the app.
  • IE11 Adds Features For The Blind
    [October 14, 2013] The blind and visually impaired are criminally overlooked as technology progresses. There’s been a few improvements to how computers behave to help those with visual impairments, but you could easily argue that not enough is being done to improve accessibility. Microsoft must feel the same way as it’s adding a number of improvements to its […]
  • Matt Cutts on What Do if your Website is Hit by Panda!
    [September 16, 2013] In an answer to the question "what should a site owner do if they think they might be affected by Panda?” Google Head of Spam Search, Matt Cutts has posted a video.
  • Facebook Login Has Become Popular For Mobile Apps
    [August 26, 2013] Facebook Login is an easy way for developers to integrate an immediately recognizable login feature into their apps or Web site. The social network revamped how it handles Facebook Login back in April, and now more apps than ever are using the feature.
  • Diffbot Can Make E-commerce Sites Machine Readable
    [August 5, 2013] Diffbot announced today that it is relasing a new API that uses robots to understand and extract data from e-commerce sites.
  • Improve Your WordPress Site Rankings
    [July 15, 2013] Every site owner and blogger wants their content to rank highly in the search engines for key terms. A lot of that has to do with the quality of the content, how well it’s optimized and how many other well ranking sites think it’s worth linking to.
  • Mobile App Install Ads Are Now Easier On Facebook
    [July 1, 2013] Facebook announced that it has a new way for developers to gets started with mobile app install ads. They can now do so by just copying and pasting their app’s Google Play or Apple App Store URL into the Ads Create Tool.
  • Chrome Frame, Google’s IE Tool Has Been Killed
    [June 17, 2013] Google announced that it is retiring Chrome Frame, its way of “chrome-ifying Internet Explorer”. It was a way to let developers get around the not-modern-enough IE of 2009. The plug-in left beta in 2011.
  • The End Of Google Checkout
    [May 30, 2013] Google announced that it would shut down Google Checkout in favor of Google Wallet back in 2011. This week, the company announced that in six months Google checkout will be officially dead to merchants.
  • Google Released I/O 2013 Session Schedule
    [May 6, 2013] Google I/O must be somewhat overwhelming for some developers. There’s a lot of ground to cover and you can only attend so many sessions in a day. That’s why a tight schedule is of the utmost importance so you better start building one now before it’s too late.
  • Google Doesn’t Want You Building Custom File Pickers In Your Drive Apps
    [April 18, 2013] You’re building a Google Drive app, and now you want to implement a file picker. You can either build your own or use an existing service. Google argues against the former in its latest Google Drive SDK hangout:
  • Google Releases Interactive Chrome DevTools Training Course
    [March 25, 2013] Developing Web apps can be made easier by using Chrome DevTools, but not everybody knows how to use them. To remedy that, Google is now offering a free interactive course on how to get the most out of the development toolset.
  • Design Android Notifications
    [March 4, 2013] There’s a time and place for every notification in Android. Consumers won’t be happy if you constantly spam them, but smart notification design is key to enhanced engagement. Learn more about it in this week’s Android Design in Action.
  • Facebook Launches New Hub For Developers
    [February 11, 2013] Facebook has just announced Developers Live, a new destination (in the form of a Facebook app) that allows developers to keep up with all of the latest news.