10 Common Mistakes Made by API Providers Twitter was one of the first to see what happened when traffic to the site came more from the API than the Web. It now has more than 65 million tweets per day, most coming from services that use the Twitter API. Twitter has made numerous changes to fix its API. Those experiences have taught providers what mistakes not to make when launching a service.
30 Best Websites to Learn Design and Development Some of the benefits of online education are really focused on money, personal time management, pace and real fun projects and active communities. Recently I have published an interview with Matt Loszak who learnt iOS development himself and quit his day job to pursue entrepreneurial success. Affordability While most of the courses, studies and special workshops cost hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars online education is the way to get demandable knowledge and skills and start working for any tech company or starting your own service-based business or creating products yourself.
6 Steps to Becoming a Software Developer Deciding to become a software developer is a great initial step, congrats! The job opportunities are growing quickly and in just about every industry that you can imagine. The best part is that you do not necessarily have to go to a four year university to become a great software developer to lock down one of these jobs.
2013 Most Popular and Successful Web APIs Have you ever been stumped how to design a Web API? There are so many different approaches that you can take for even simple things, like paginating API result sets. If you list out your options, it can be easy to end up in analysis paralysis. I like to remind myself that I’m not the first person to tread on this soil. I often take inspiration on design choices from well-known APIs, assuming that the hard work has already been done. 30 Must See Web Generator for Lazy Webmasters Here’s a list of 70 hand-picked, easy to use, and free web generators that will save you tons of time and energy. I have grouped these tools into 10 categories: Color Palettes, Robots.txt, Website Screenshots, Favicons, Web Backgrounds, Webpage Elements (buttons, tabs, etc), Memes, Forms, Logos, and Dummy Texts. The best part about these tools is that they are completely free (some need you to signup though). If you are looking ways speed up your work and channel more time and energy to new content ideas and marketing strategies, I believe the list is a must-bookmark.
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30 free programming eBooks - citizen428.blog() Since this post got quite popular I decided to incorporate some of the excellent suggestions posted in the comments, so this list now has more than 50 books in it. BTW: I’m not very strict on the definition of “ebook”, some of them are really just HTML versions of books. [UPDATED: 2012-01-18]