Archive for the ‘Web Development’ Category

Moving towards 3d web, Google has joined the caravan

April 22, 2009

Google has released an open-source web API for creating and displaying 3D in browser. The API is named O3D and is available at google code. Accoring to the Google Code O3D,

O3D is an open-source web API for creating rich, interactive 3D applications in the browser. This API is shared at an early stage as part of a conversation with the broader developer community about establishing an open web standard for 3D graphics.

The O3D Home page has more information, go check it out. If you are a devleoper and interested in 3D then get involved and be part of the revolution that will be soon brought to the web in the shape of 3D or else stay tuned to experience the nextgen 3D web.

Firebug is now available for Firefox 3

June 28, 2008

Yay!!! one more yay for Firefox 3 and Firebug team. Firebug is now finally available for Firefox 3, specially for Ubuntu users its a breeze. Just do:

sudo apt-get install firebug

If you are not using Ubuntu, Get your firebug from Mozilla.

So there is alot happening for Firefox 3, As I already posted how efficient it is for memory and other resources. Also the bookmark management is awesome. Have a look at my firefox 3 post.

Kudos to Joe Hewitt for giving us something like Firebug.

Gear available for firefox 3

June 28, 2008

Gear up your Firefox 3 for offline browsing, because now Google’s Gears extension is available fore Firefox 3. Firefox 3 has been launched on June 17. And I just tested that Gears is now available for Firefox 3. Install Gears now.

For more information check gears blog post: Fly, Gears 0.3!

Also you can checkout Google I/O Gears sessions at: Gears Sessions from Google I/O are now available to watch

Happy browsing everyone!

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Google App Engine comes with sweets and cakes

April 20, 2008

Google App Engine is like a treat to Python developers which comes with sweets and cakes. From sweets and cakes I mean like Google App Engine for Google Apps (I hope you know about Google Apps). The availability of SDK so it can be ported to other platforms like Amazon EC2 appdrop.com is now offering to host Google App Engine applications. And none the less support for Google App Engine has been added to Google Data Python Libaray.

All of these are available for your webapps if they are either built on Google Apps Engine SDK or Django web framework. Google App Engine being a buzz word now a days has brought attention of developers specially Python developers from all around the world to Google.

Many of them like me still waiting for their trun to be invited to sign up for Google App Engine Account. Hope our turn will come soon. Google will also be adding support for other languages like PHP and others, and that would be a turning point for Google App Engine. In my view as soon as the support for other popular languages will be available in Google App Engine, it will become the first choice of web application development framework.

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Google App Engine invites more and more Python programmers!

April 14, 2008

Google App Engine’s first signup batch was filled in hours after the first preview launch. Google has invited yet again 10,000 developers to signup for App Engine account as 2nd batch. I am still in the waiting list 😉 and I hope there will be many more. Lets hope we will get our invitation soon. Until that have a nice play with App Engine SDK.

Also Google App Engine team has anounced that they are actively working to support other programming languages on Google App Engine platform, so stay tuned guys PHP, Ruby, Java, Perl and even fortran will be supported.

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Python Developers build your apps for Google servers!

April 8, 2008

AppEngine LogoGoogle has launched Google App Engine which will host web apps for anyone. This is another great service launched by Google. Now developers don’t need to worry about their applicatioin’s growth because it will be now hosted on Google servers.

Google App Engine SDK allows developers to develop application locally. SDK also comes with the development web server just like Django. The database API is almost same as provided by django, so django developers will not have many problems developing application for Google App Engine.

What are you waiting for? Go and signup for Google App Engine at: http://appengine.google.com/

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Google Apps for my domain: hameedkhan.net

May 21, 2007

Finally today I was able to try this new exciting Google Apps. I must say that this is a service of its kind. If you own a domain name then it is totally free for you. Just you have to prove your domain owner ship and bingo! You will have your own Gmail and Google Talk and if that is not enough for you then You can also host your pages on Google’s server as well as you will also get Google Calendar and Google Docs and Spreadsheet for your domain.

If you don’t have your own domain, don’t worry about it google also offers you a domain name for just $10. So hurry up go for it, I already did it today. The domain hameedkhan.net is now have all service on Google Apps.

The Hameed Khan‘s web page on Google Apps can be accessed at http://www.hameedkhan.net, the start page on Google Apps for Hameed Khan is available at http://start.hameedkhan.net. Hameed Khan‘s Gmail like mail is available at: http://mail.hameedkhan.net, in the same way you can also access Hameed Khan’s calendar at http://calendar.hameedkhan.net and Hameed Khan‘s Doc and Spreadsheet at http://docs.hameedkhan.net.

Give them a try, you can also have them and that all is for free :). If you belong to that group of people who thinks that free stuff lacks quality then Google also have a paid version for you ;). Aren’t they smart enough that they already have a version for you. The paid version is little bit expensive but its free trial is available for May 31st, 2007.

Paid version is Premier edition and it costs you around $50/user account/year. And you know what you can create 100 accounts in the free version. Every account will have their own 2GB mail space. The free (Standard Version) of Google Apps is enough for me. Don’t waste your time and go give it a try. If you want to test features I can give you account on my Google Apps for my domain.

Happy Googling!

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No! Windows Live Mail for FireFox 2.0

March 22, 2007

FireFox 2.0Today while logging in, I got invitation to try New Windows Live Mail Beta. The invitation claimed many new features and promised the faster mail access this time. So, I thought I should give it a try. I was using Firefox 2.0 on OpenSuSE 10.2. But I was surprised that Windows Live Mail is not for Firefox 2.0 or may be its because I was using Linux ;).

When I logged in my Inbox, to my surprise I found that it is no more ajax. I went for checking to make sure if they have really dropped AJAX from Windows Live Mail. And then I found in Options that I am using Windows Live Mail Basic. The instruction was given that full version is available for IE 6 and Firefox 1.5 or later.

I was surprised by this, because I am using Firefox 2.0. I don’t know why on the earth Firefox 2.0 is not later then Firefox 1.5. I hope this problem will be fixed soon. Below is the link to the screen shot that I took, have a look at No Windows Live Mail for FireFox 2.0.

May be that is the reason I prefer Gmail for all sort of email communications now. Because Gmail renders same on every good or bad browser. Gmail is also faster then Yahoo! Mail Beta and the old Windows Live Mail. I can’t say anything about new Windows Live Mail Beta, because they gave me basic version. I will try it again, when they will fix the FireFox 2.0 problem.

No Windows Live Mail on for Firefox 2.0

Web Development using only open source tools.

March 11, 2007

Today while reading my favourite blogs I found two same nature posts on two different blogs. I said same nature because both posts talked about Web Development and Open Source, or to be more precise Web development using Open Source tools. As web development is really a major topic these days because of new inventions and ideas in web development. You must have heard about Web 2.0, AJAX and other related technologies.

The post, “Open Source Web Designs” on Linux and Open Source blog was about a great site which is sharing more than 2000 web designs that you can take and use on your web sites. The designs are really awesome, few of them are so good that I am thinking about having them on few sites that I maintain. You can get designs for you web site from Open Source Web Designs.

The other post, “Developing Websites solely in GNU/Linux – A Web Developer’s Experience” on All about Linux share with us the thoughts of an open source web developer. The developer has share his experiences in two part series which can be read here and here.

Happy Web Developing and Designing.