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The most expensive programming mistake ever?

In this programming news roundup, read about the Ajax Control Toolkit, HTML5 and ASP.NET 4, developers' preference to code on Macs rather than Linux, and more. Read more

Resource of the day

Putting the MooTools JavaScript library to use

Tony Patton has fallen in love with MooTools. He explains where to get this powerful JavaScript library and describes how to use it. Read more

Additional TechRepublic resources


HTML5: Working with the canvas element

Ryan Boudreaux introduces the element in HTML5 and how to work with it to create different shapes and styles. Read more

10 things you can do to improve your Web site right now

Even if you don't have the time or resources for a full-blown site redesign, you can make some small, easily implemented tweaks that will have a huge impact. Read more

Analysis of mobile development approaches

Which mobile development approach fits your needs? If you don't know, read this overview about the possibilities. Also find out which approach Justin James thinks is mobile developers' best bet for long-term success. Read more

10 things I hate about developing for Android (and some workarounds that help)

The open-ended nature of Android development fosters great opportunities, but it also brings its share of headaches. Here are 10 problems you'll face -- and some ways to deal with them. Read more

Poll: Are you integrating social networking into your mobile apps?

Appcelerator's latest quarterly mobile developer survey has a big focus on social networking and how it fits into mobile apps. Are you integrating social into your apps? Read more

First impressions of the jQuery Mobile framework

Kyle Miller calls jQuery Mobile an excellent framework for quickly creating a basic mobile website with minimal effort and styling. jQuery Mobile's pros and cons are outlined. Read more

Featured multimedia


Gen Con Indy 2011: Best of show

Gen Con was held in Indianapolis from August 4-7, 2011. We collected several photos of the gaming convention from a few attendees. Take a peek at the things that were displayed on the showroom floor at Gen Con Indy 2011. View on site

Comic book characters then and now (images)

Comic book characters like to evolve their styles too, you know. Take a look at how much some characters have changed since their original comic book introductions. View on site

NASA rover sends back photos from huge Martian crater (photos)

Opportunity reaches the edge of the massive Endeavour Crater after a three-year journey. View on site

Today's recommended downloads

Live Webcast: Data Replication and Federation for Real-Time Integration (IBM)

2011 Mid-Year Security Report (Blue Coat Systems)

Performance Brief: Accelerating Microsoft SharePoint Over the WAN (Riverbed)

Cloud Security Demo (Symantec)

What You Need When You Want IT (IBM)

Perennial favorites


Confessions of a mediocre programmer

Form a learning plan for an HTML5 future

Why clean code is more important than efficient code

A little something extra

High quality coffee beans could possibly save a rocky client relationship. Chip Camden explains how in his post about goodwill, respect, and kindness.

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