8 Online Payment Options That Aren’t PayPal

When most people think of online payments, one name comes to mind: PayPal. But for all PayPal’s strengths, it’s a bad idea to rely on it as the single system to accept payments on your site. Monopolies are never healthy, and you need to diversify your payment channels. Why You Need PayPal Alternatives There are plenty of reasons why you should support multiple payment options, but here are several of the most important ones: Your partners or customers can’t always make or accept PayPal payments. This is the major reason to offer payment alternatives. There are always people who can’t … Continue reading 8 Online Payment Options That Aren’t PayPal

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Top 10 Programming Languages in 2014

1. Java What it is: Java is a class-based, object-oriented programming language developed by Sun Microsystems in the 1990s. It’s one of the most in-demand programming languages, a standard for enterprise software, web-based content, games and mobile apps, as well as the Android operating system. Java is designed to work across multiple software platforms, meaning a program written on Mac OS X, for example, could also run on Windows.   2. C Language What it is: A general-purpose, imperative programming language developed in the early ’70s, C is the oldest and most widely used language, providing the building blocks for … Continue reading Top 10 Programming Languages in 2014

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IIS web.config How to redirect domain.com to www.domain.com

On Windows Server 2008 IIS 7.5 You can add rewrite rule in web.config file to redirect domain.com to http://www.domain.com Replace domain.com with your domain <!–?xml version=”1.0″?> <!– For more information on how to configure your ASP.NET application, please visit http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=169433 –> <configuration> <system.webServer> <rewrite> <rules> <rule name=”Canonical host name”> <match url=”^(.*)” /> <conditions> <add input=”{HTTP_HOST}” pattern=”^www\.domain\.com$” negate=”true” /> </conditions> <action type=”Redirect” url=”http://www.domain.com/{R:1}” /> </rule> </rules> </rewrite> </system.webServer> </configuration> Continue reading IIS web.config How to redirect domain.com to www.domain.com

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10 Creative Loading Effects for Your Website

People hate waiting. It is a fact that web designers and developers should accept. It has been quite a maxim that as designers, we shouldn’t make our viewers wait. This is because many people tend to get bored and choose a website that loads faster. And that, my friend, is a big no-no. However, waiting is seemingly inevitable. Despite modern internet connection speeds, some browsers still take time to load web elements. So it becomes a need to make people still want to visit your website even if it takes a little bit of time when they load it. There … Continue reading 10 Creative Loading Effects for Your Website

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Maintainable Automated UI Tests

A few years ago I was very skeptical about automated UI testing and this skepticism was born out of a few failed attempts. I would write some automated UI tests for desktop or web applications and a few weeks later I would rip them out of the codebase because the cost of maintaining them was too high. So I thought that UI testing was hard and that, while it provided a lot of benefit, it was best to keep it to a minimum and only test the most complex workflows in a system through UI testing and leave the rest … Continue reading Maintainable Automated UI Tests

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How Web 3.0 Will Work

You’ve decided to go see a movie and grab a bite to eat afterward. You’re in the mood for a comedy and some incredibly spicy Mexican food. Booting up your PC, you open a Web browser and head to Google to search for theater, movie and restaurant information. You need to know which movies are playing in the theaters near you, so you spend some time reading short descriptions of each film before making your choice. Also, you want to see which Mexican restaurants are close to each of these theaters. And, you may want to check for customer reviews … Continue reading How Web 3.0 Will Work

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