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How to track conversions using WordPress

Are you using Wordpress for your blog? Who isn't :-) But a fairly simple sounding task like tracking conversions for Adwords campaigns actually requires a bit of work.

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How to measure code quality

This comic perfectly captures that elusive but all-important question: what are the universal hallmarks of good quality code.

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Take homes from Best Tech Entrepreneurs 2009

From the recent BusinessWeek article, I found the 'lessons learned' snippets at the end of these finalists very insightful

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IPhone Sync Nirvana

It's taken quite a while and a combination of apps but I finally have a really good sync setup between the iPhone and my contacts and calendar.

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Using jQuery and Forms

Some great jquery form tips from Laszlo, I also used the jQuery form plugin in the recent comment2 module.

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In this video we see Hitler castigating his core dev team for failing to to be true to Agile methodologies and cutting corners on their testing.

via David Heinemeier Hansson at Startup School 08. David Heinemeier Hansson, creator of the Ruby on Rails framework and Partner at 37Signals gives insight into creating a profitable startup company.


Check out the whole Startup School ’08 Series.

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PHP Developers’ Cookbook

Posted on 03 July 2001

Streamline your PHP CodeThis is the most useful “second” PHP book available. I say “second” because it’s geared towards those that understand a bit already but still, it’ll even help the complete newbie as it’s easy to read and will make sense to most anyone. Excellent tips, short-cuts, examples, etc. Curious about shortening, optimizing and […] Continue Reading

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The Importance of Beards in Software

Posted on 29 August 2007

We had never really met or spent any time together. So I called him up, we had lunch. He had a beard, I had a beard; he had three kids, I had three kids; he refereed soccer, I refereed soccer. We hit it off. I made him a job offer which he accepted […]. Charles […] Continue Reading

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How to find a company name

Posted on 29 August 2007

The more conventional advice is to read an excellent article like How to Name your Company. However I prefer the Xerox PARC method: At PARC, we literally threw a dart at the map when we were starting a new project and needed a name.  If it landed on a river or town, then that was […] Continue Reading

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Beginning PHP4

Posted on 03 July 2001

A Great Foundation BookThere are of course so many books on PHP available now – it can be difficult to choose. Myself, I just went out and bought about 5 books over the course of the last 2 years, and this particular one, despite it’s ‘beginner’ title, I’ve found to be one of the best. […] Continue Reading

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Avoid 1&1 Hosting Like the Plague

Posted on 03 July 2001

As long as you didn’t ever need an answer to an email, these guys were okay. But the minute you had a requirement that fell outside their slow, automated system, you were left up to your own devices. Initially, and certainly from the advertising, the One & One offering seems quite generous and full-featured for […] Continue Reading

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Dial-Up Providers – Good, Bad and Ugly

Posted on 03 July 2001

Surviving In the UK with DialUps At the moment I’m signed up to BT Internet’s Anytime plan. I know what you’re thinking, isn’t there anyone else I could have chosen? The problem is I was spending too much time on the web and the phone bills were getting extraordinary … Actually, the first provider I […] Continue Reading

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