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Articles tagged web development

Plan Your Future in Five Easy Steps
The September 2009 UK edition of Wired ran an interesting article, carrying the same title as this post, by futurist Peter Schwartz. In the article, Schwartz proposed a 5 step plan to predicting and therefore safe guarding your future. Read more – ‘Plan Your Future in Five Easy Steps’.
Apache Ant Best Practices
Before Ant, building and deploying web applications required a series of scripts or manual processes, which often led to mistakes. Apache Ant is a software tool for automating software build processes. It is similar to Make but is implemented using the Java language, requires the Java platform, and is best suited to building Java projects. However, that doesn’t mean it is restricted to Java projects. I use Ant increasingly for all my web development projects as it is an integral part of Eclipse, my IDE of choice. It makes building applications and releasing them across different servers far more efficient and less problematic. Read more – ‘Apache Ant Best Practices’.
Launching Yourself as a Freelancer
You're an experienced designer or developer with aspirations to become a freelancer. Shrugging off the corporate cloak —"It's cosy! It fits well! You've had it for years!" — is becoming more and more common. Read more – ‘Launching Yourself as a Freelancer’.
ColdFusion Focused Podcasts
ColdFusion has three great podcasts: ColdFusion Weekly, the ColdFusion Podcast and Helms and Peters. Read more – ‘ColdFusion Focused Podcasts’.
Fusebox – Web Application Framework
Application developers face a daunting task: they must translate the often fuzzily-defined requirements for a new application into the rigid language of computers. Read more – ‘Fusebox – Web Application Framework’.