I simply love creative educational videos like this. It makes things so much easier to understand by the use of animation to explain complex and brain-torturing concepts.
This video brings you back trough the history of the INTERNET itself… how it all began. I think I can understand more about the origin of the Internet now better compared to when I went to the networking class back in college for a whole semester! Ain’t technology just great?
Thanks (AGAIN!) to Funky.Karaoke for finding and sharing this useful video. Keep up the good work bro!
And one more thing (though I should’ve done this earlier)… HAPPY NEW YEAR 2009 to all you loyal readers! I bet most of you have “Growing my startup venture” as the major thing in your 2009 resolutionTags: Internet web 2.0 video web technologies
- Posted by Tengku Zahasman on June 12th, 2007 filed in CakePHP, Web App Development
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This is an interesting video I found on Google video which shows a practical comparison between developing web apps using J2EE, Zope/Plone, Ruby on Rails, TurboGears and DJango, all of which are different application frameworks utilizing various programming/scripting languages like Java, Ruby and Python. Although I mainly build applications using PHP (recently adopting CakePHP as the framework), it’s also interesting to see how other developers develop web applications using different languages and frameworks. Afterall, since CakePHP’s structure is also based on Ruby on Rails, I watched the video by assuming RoR’s advantages/disadvantages to be that of CakePHP’s. If in case you don’t know why it’s better to adopt a Web Application framework instead of writing codes from scratch, here’s why.
Current web developers will certainly appreciate this. For those of you who’s not really into programming, at least this video will give you an idea how people write Web applications. It’s quite a lenghty video (around 40 minutes in total) so sit back, relax, and enjoy the show:
If you’re wondering which Web Application framework you should use, just ask yourself which programming language that you’re highly familiar with, find a framework that uses that language, read about it a bit, and then stick to it. Jumping from frameworks to frameworks will only bring you nowhere. For PHP developers, CakePHP or CodeIgniter are a few good options to look atTags: cakephp django php Ruby on Rails TurboGears web app development web application framework web technologies zope
Now imagine if in the near future, people will start developing Web applications using a new technology where users can manipulate stuffs in the webpage by using their fingers on a multi-touch screen monitor. Not only that, users can also upload/download files, images and videos from/to our thumbdrives or mobile gadgets by just placing them on the screen. Had you watched the movie Minority Report, you’ll know how cool this application is if it becomes a reality. Look no further, the future is nowhere but today. I say this after watching a cool video about a new product announced by Microsoft yesterday which is known as Microsoft Surface. Check out this video to see it in action:
While the technology of a multi-touch screen has already been invented years ago, it has never been designed to be as socially fancy as this 30-inch screen “coffee table” hardware. Looks like Microsoft is bringing this to mainstream. This new technology may not seem to be directly related to the Web application industry - or at least not yet - but I bet this innovation is gonna bring a huge impact on how we write Web applications in a few years to come. Imagine how many interesting things we can do when this technology is implemented on the Web. Be prepared for the next shiftTags: microsoft surface web technologies