A lot of web designers and developers don’t think much about how they incorporate stylesheets into their documents, but there is a real art to it. With the right methods, you can immediately gain many of the benefits of progressive enhancement.
Olio is a is an open source web 2.0 toolkit to help evaluate the suitability, functionality and performance of web technologies. Olio defines an example web2.0 application (an events site somewhat like yahoo.com/upcoming) and provides three initial implementations : PHP, Java EE and RubyOnRails (ROR). The toolkit also defines ways to drive load against the application in order to measure performance.
Specifically, developers gain access to the Yahoo! Application Platform (YAP) , Yahoo! Social Platform (YSP), and Yahoo! Query Language (YQL), a proprietary query language. All of the services are accessed via OAuth, a standard authentication protocol that – according to ReadWriteWeb's Marshall Kirkpatrick – is 'a big ingredient in a recipe for innovation, in the form of mashups or otherwise.'
A good example of the importance of supporting open standards.
Microsoft's scalable hosting environment aims to help developers build applications spanning from the cloud to the datacenter and PCs, the Web, and phones
If you are using Firefox 3 (or even Chrome) you should consider taking a look at Mozilla's Minefield. This browser (alpha version yet, but stable) would give a new meaning to 'fast browsing experience.'
I finally found a utility that allows me to quickly modify my local host file. It comes in the form of an OSX Widget. No more dropping to a terminal to VI the file by hand.
TechCrunch has this writeup: Google Earth Comes To The iPhone, And It’s Awesome
The next big stage in the evolution of the Internet, according to many experts and luminaries, will be the advent of the Semantic Web — that is, technologies that let computers process the meaning of Web pages instead of simply downloading or serving them up blindly.
PHP is finally getting support for namespaces. However, after a couple hours of conversation, the developers picked ‘\’ as the separator, instead of the more popular ‘::’