web 2.0

How to set up a database for Ruby on Rails

On thing you have to over-think very well before you start programming in Ruby on Rails(RoR) is the database design and the relationships between tables. How do I name the tables and fields inside the database and what are the relations between tables. In this blog post I explain some…

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Google OpenSocial

Is Google launching a new competitor for Facebook or is it something completely new? And OpenSocial, what is that? Well it is definitely not a competitor for Facebook. Google is not opening a new community website where you can share things with your friends. OpenSocial more a set of tools…

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Usability

Most people think good coding and a nice design is the most important part to make a great success of a website. I agree these things are important, but usability is just as important. I just finished my book from Steve Krug (If you like the book by it from…

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Tutorial: Flex 2.0 with WebORB

One year ago we started a project in the next web minor with Flex, WebORB and Ruby on Rails. The goal of the project was to create a video site for concert video’s shot with a mobile phone or something like that. That is not really the point of my…

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New function in Google Docs: Online PowerPoint

Google already provided the possibility to make text documents and spread sheets in the Google Docs section, and now there  is a new function. It’s now possible to import or create presentations and modify and review them with people all over the world. They worked it out pretty good. Google…

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Is OpenID the future?

OpenID. I already readed global about if way before the summer vacation but I start thinking about it again. Everyone knows the problem that you use a lot of website with different usernames and passwords. OpenID is solving this problem.

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How to create a web 2.0 design

What is web 2.0? For Wikipedia it is enough if the site is interactive. For me it is more than that. Not only the interactivity of the site is making it web 2.0 because then a forum is also web 2.0. For me a web 2.0 site is a mix…

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