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Appstore This guest post comes from Alex Willen, Developer Advocate at Alex works with the Box platform, improving its usability and evangelizing it to developers. So you’ve decided to put together an API, an excellent choice which I applaud. While this is an enormous step in the right direction, hopefully you’re aware that the there’s much more to be done–more, in fact, than I could begin to cover here. Instead, I’ve got one thing for you to focus on today. An app directory.

Apostrophes in names stir lot o' trouble By Sean Odriscoll, Associated Press Writer NEW YORK — It can stop you from voting, destroy your dental appointments, make it difficult to rent a car or book a flight, even interfere with your college exams. More than 50 years into the Information Age, computers are still getting confused by the apostrophe. It's a problem familiar to O'Connors, D'Angelos, N'Dours and D'Artagnans across America. When Niall O'Dowd tried to book a flight to Atlanta earlier this year, the computer system refused to recognize his name. 11 Tips on Hiring a Rails Developer By Peter Cooper / November 29, 2007 The following article is a guest article written by John Philip Green of Savvica, a Toronto based educational technology company whose development efforts are focused on Ruby and Rails. Hiring Rails full-time Rails developers is hard. Here's why:

Hackathon This guest post comes from Jimmy Jacobson, a developer and advocate with Zappos IP, Inc’s API team. Shiny. That’s what your API is. Computerized Systems Used in Clinical Trials Guidance for Industry - Computerized Systems Used in Clinical Trials << Return to Clinical Trials Guidance Documents U.S. Scriptular is an interactive editor for JavaScript regular expressions Rubular fans, rejoice! Jonathan Hoyt has ported the much-loved Ruby regular expression editor to JavaScript. The result is Scriptular, which provides a simple way to test JavaScript regular expressions as you write them. Scriptular shares many of Rubular’s features. It: Lets you test multiple strings at onceDisplays match resultsIncludes a handy quick referenceProvides shareable permalinks

Pricing Data in the overload age This guest post comes from Nick Ducoff, Co-founder and CEO of Infochimps, an Austin-based marketplace to find, share and build on data. He blogs at Do you remember what it was like to figure out what was going on in your city fifteen years ago? You probably called your friends. Less than 20% of U.S. households were online.

A simple drop down list for iPhone It is often the case that the controls provided by iOS for the iPhone or iPad don’t quite meet our needs. In this blog we’ll learn how to mimic a simple Drop – Down list using a label, some custom buttons, and a hidden view. So let’s get started! Open Xcode, choose “Create a new Xcode project,” select the Single View Application template, and click Next. Name the project “DropDownDemo,” and choose options as shown here: