I’m a big fan of scattering great books around the office. It’s a cheap way to circulate fantastic ideas. Here are three outstanding books to toss into the IT bat-cave: Software Engineering For Internet Applications, Joel on Software, and Hackers and Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age.
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Ajax permits entire new online metaphors, and will revolutionize online retail. Four sites worth checking out for ideas: Allurent, YesNoMayB, Shopify, and Wufoo.
While there’s no perfect software development methodology, if adopting a better methodology could offer even a slight improvement in a IT project’s likelihood of success and/or speed, that’s of interest to the online retail crowd.
Stephens and Rosenberg’s attack against pure XP is on-target and really funny.
Preventing SQL injection isn’t all that hard — yet 11% of sites haven’t got it right yet.
A quick hack to get WP admin privileges if you have a root password for the relevant server
I’m pleased to see Yahoo taking a more open approach to their paid search relaunch.
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