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Google Page creater
Google is breathing down Microsoft’s neck again. It has beta-launched Google Page Creator, which it describes as ‘a free online tool that makes it easy for anyone to create and publish useful, attractive web pages in just minutes.’ In other words: bye bye Microsoft FrontPage!

Although it is still an early beta release, what the company calls “an early testing phase,” Google Page Creator is proving so popular that the download site currently displays the following message:

“Thank you for your interest in Google Page Creator! Google Page Creator has experienced extremely strong demand, and, as a result, we have temporarily limited the number of new signups as we increase capacity. In the meantime, please submit your email address and we will notify you as soon as we are ready to add new accounts. Thank you for your patience.”

Google Page Creator lets the user edit your pages right in your browser, seeing exactly how your finished product will look every step along the way. Needless to say, it’s based on AJAX.

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  • Scenario 1 (Circa 2025): Google Is The Media

Google TV, Google Mobile and the rise of e-paper create the perfect storm.

  • Scenario 2 (Circa 2015): Google is the Internet

Free wi-fi, a faster version of the Web, the Gbrowser, and the cube transform the technology landscape and our language.

  • Scenario 3 (Circa 2020): Google is Dead

The once-mighty search engine falls prey to privacy intrusion, optimizers and Microsoft.

  • Scenario 4 (Circa 2105): Google is God

Human consciousness gets stored, upgraded and networked.

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Ruby on Rails

Ruby on Rails, is the super productive new way to develop web applications. Ruby is a pure object-oriented programming language with a super clean syntax that makes programming elegant and fun. Rails is an open source Ruby framework for developing database-backed web applications. So what’s the special of Rails. What would you think if I told you that you could develop a web application at least ten times faster with Rails than you could with a typical Java framework? You can–without making any sacrifices in the quality of your application! Part of the answer is in the Ruby programming language. Many things that are very simple to do in Ruby are not even possible in most other languages. Rails takes full advantage of this. The rest of the answer is in two of Rail’s guiding principles: less software and convention over configuration. The Ruby community continues revolutionizing the marketing of scripting languages. The beauty of Ruby is found in its balance between simplicity and power. Try out Ruby in your web browser. Looking to learn about Ruby on Rails ? Jim Rutherford have posted 12 tutorials that he found the most useful.

ROR

Came to know about this ROR only today, May be I am too late, but I am feeling lucky..

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Every body is familiar with Google Desktop Search(GDS). Now Goolag is a PHP application designed to operate Google Desktop Search (GDS) from a remote computer. GDS can only be used on the computer on which it is installed. Goolag was developped to work around this limitation. The program use GDS’ official API and some undocumented GDS features to perform a search, then processes the XML data sent back by GDS. I was thinking of the same application from the past two months, coz I want to index some architecture documents, which can be pdf documents, on the server side. But my thing goes on annotating the architecture documents, and then searching these annotated XML files, But this application seems to be really useful to my work, Have to discuss with my prof.

Pre-requisites

On the computer to be searched:

  • Google desktop search
  • Web server: Apache, IIS or equivalent
  • Google Desktop Search

On client computers:

  • Standard Web browser

Goolab

Hats off to the developer Alexis du SAUSSAY

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wikiCalc program is a web authoring tool for pages that include data that is more than just unformatted prose. It providest the  facility of editing  the wiki, with more of spreadsheet kind of metaphor–an open source browser-based solution that takes some of the most powerful features of spreadsheets (eg: the ability to format anything including text and calculated data into a tabular layout), Right now WikiCalc alpha can only handle very simple formulas like sum, multiply, divide, and has two functions. Good to hear  that  editing features of a cell  are done with AJAX based navigation techniques,  You can download and install  wiki Calc from hereA four minute interviewed video with Dan Bricklin’s Log, which also includes a general update on wikicalc. This is simply a great application by Dan Bricklin, inventor of first spreadsheet, He converted ordinary spread sheet to wiki spreadsheet.

WikiCalc

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One more AJAX innvoation...Magical diary.... Type your question on the book – it will reply. Type it on the right side when you see the cursor.
magical diary

It’s all really simple as mentioned by author. He is simply displaying a background of an open book, looking old and used. On top of it is a transparent html textarea. Whenever you stop typing for more than 1200 ms the secret spell XmlHttpRequest is triggered, posting your typing to an A.I Chatbot. The Chatbot’s response is then displayed letter by letter to give the feeling that someone is actually typing it in real time. Each letter is outputted with a random interval to make it look even more human like.  I am impressed by his creativity..

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