By Armand Niculescu on April 8, 2013
I don’t get it. Everyone does it. Apple does it. Amazon, Blackberry, Samsung, Intel and a bunch of others I can’t even recall right now. Google doesn’t.Full Story
By Armand Niculescu on February 18, 2013
Union Platform is powerful and easy-to-use multiplayer server written in Java. By default it uses an embedded Derby database. In this article I’ll show you how you can replace this datasource with a MySQL one and how to process the database with minimum downtime.Full Story
By Armand Niculescu on March 12, 2012
Contrary to popular conception, hackers are generally not solitary programmers working out personal offenses. Most of the high-profile attacks of 2011 were carried by groups of hackers working together, primarily LulzSec and Anonymous.Full Story
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By Armand Niculescu on February 9, 2012
Here’s a free, automated method to backup your site, including any databases. What you need is either a VPS hosting service or at least one that gives you SSH access. Your local computer can be Windows, Mac or Linux. I’ll write about Windows, since Linux users probably already know how to do this.Full Story
By Armand Niculescu on December 17, 2011
Cloud consultants help businesses move from large, complicated and inefficient computing platforms to a more responsive and efficient information technology (IT) platform. Business owners will benefit from the wisdom of cloud professionals to achieve a successful IT business strategy. Capital expenditures and operational overhead will be reduced in addition to the provision of more IT resources for business innovation and development.Full Story
By Armand Niculescu on December 2, 2011
Upon Adobe’s PR aftermath regarding the future of Flash player on mobile, I wanted to write a long piece and detail how great AIR is and why developers should love it. Half-way through it, I gave up. Instead, I grabbed my camera and after a few hours of preparing, shooting and editing, I came up with this image:Full Story
By Armand Niculescu on August 6, 2010
I happen to love WordPress. Its features and sheer variety of plugins makes it ideal not just for blogs but for a whole range of sites. Having worked with many CMSes, both opern source and proprietary, I think WP strikes the best balance between features and ease of use. However, recently there has been quite [...]Full Story
By Armand Niculescu on March 28, 2010
I don’t like tag clouds. Not in the way they’re usually implemented anyway. They are dull and ugly, really nothing more than a list of words of varying sizes. And yet, properly designed, they can be great infographics – beautiful and informative at the same time.
I discovered Wordle a few weeks ago and I found it fun for doing a little literary analysis, or comparing the spin on the news from different news sites (say Fox vs. CNN.) Still, I was unhappy with its lack of flexibility and options – not to mention that’s not a real, interactive tag cloud. Then I heard about Tagul.Full Story
By Armand Niculescu on March 19, 2010
You may remember that Adobe had promised a public beta of Flash CS5 for December 2009 but they changed their mind, leaving everyone to guess when the new suite will come out and what new features it will have.
After a long wait, hints are being dropped left and right for an imminent release of their next Creative Suite.
Just this morning, John Nack hinted that CS5 will be released within the next 30 days:Full Story
By Armand Niculescu on January 4, 2010
In case you think embedding fonts in web pages is something new, I made the first font embedding experiments in browsers in 1998. It was working – cross-browser too: Internet Explorer 4 and Netscape Navigator 4. See, EOT from Microsoft is quite old (introduced in 1996) and Netscape had their own format, called .pfr, based on the TrueDoc technology developed by Bitstream. So how comes that more than a decade later we still don’t have a fully working way of using custom fonts on the web?Full Story