XML and software
XML, web and software in general, with notes on Radio Userland resources

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daily link  Monday, July 25, 2005


Fiddler HTTP Debugger: "Fiddler is a HTTP Debugging Proxy which logs all HTTP traffic between your computer and the Internet. Fiddler allows you to inspect all HTTP Traffic, set breakpoints, and "fiddle" with incoming or outgoing data. Fiddler is designed to be much simpler than using NetMon or Achilles, and includes a simple but powerful JScript.NET event-based scripting subsystem."  Configuring clients: "Fiddler is an HTTP Proxy running on port 8888 on your local PC. You can configure any application which accepts a HTTP Proxy to run through Fiddler so you can debug its traffic. WinINET-based applications (E.g. Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, etc) should automatically use Fiddler while it's running and the "Act as system proxy" box is checked on the Fiddler File menu."  11:09:43 PM  permalink  


daily link  Saturday, July 23, 2005


An Introductory Tour of Mozilla's XUL: "XUL is an XML-based technology for expressing the GUI part of a software application. It has been used to express GUIs for applications as diverse as web browsers, email clients, calendars, calculators, spreadsheet editors, HTML editors, debuggers, and whole desktop environments. The free Mozilla platform—that is, the executable engine and libraries that accompany every Mozilla-based product—provides a fully-featured implementation of XUL. This article is a quick look at the main tags that Mozilla's XUL provides."  Reference info available on XULPlanet.com , including an excellent tutorial.  12:47:11 AM  permalink  


daily link  Friday, July 22, 2005


The Podcast as a New Podium: NYT covers the new medium.  Nice line: "Everyone is famous for 15 people."  10:04:39 AM  permalink  


daily link  Tuesday, July 12, 2005


Morae: Usability Testing for Web Sites and Software: "Morae is an all-digital usability solution that lets you see real users – including their verbal and facial expressions – as they experience your software, Web site, or Web application. Morae allows you to collect valuable data to improve user experience, navigation, information finding and much more." Just run their software on any machine with a webcam.  You can watch, record, share and annotate the users' reactions to your software or website.  Nifty.  Software cost around $1300 for single-user single-reviewer.  5:07:58 PM  permalink  

Project Aardvark Midterm Report: FogBugz is developing copilot.com, to compete with gotomypc.com and logmein.com.  I've requested a beta account.  5:03:33 PM  permalink  

Pod Person: PBS's Robert X. Cringely will be video blogging and podcasting this autumn, and the network is promoting it.  Shape of things to come?  4:28:32 PM  permalink  


daily link  Friday, July 01, 2005


Google Maps API: "The Google Maps API lets developers embed Google Maps in their own web pages with JavaScript. You can add overlays to the map (including markers and polylines) and display shadowed "info windows" just like Google Maps."  You need to sign up for an API key (like the search API key), limited to 50,000 page views per day.  Documentation here.  11:57:05 PM  permalink  

Business Blog Tools: Useful comparison of 5 systems from Internet Week.  Amazing - 4 years after Radio Userland, business blogs are mainstream and commodity-priced.  11:43:14 PM  permalink  

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