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Some cool visual traceroute sites/mashups

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/10/02

It is always cool to see some mashups: apart from great examples, they also make for some good research material.

–jeroen

Posted in Development, Google, GoogleMaps, Power User, Software Development, Web Development | Leave a Comment »

Optimal posting time? (via: Are there optimal days/hours to post questions in order to get visibility and answers? – Meta Super User)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/09/22

A while ago, i came across this interesting question: Are there optimal days/hours to post questions in order to get visibility and answers? – Meta Super User.

The recommended time 1400 UTC is related to my blog post scheduling behaviour.

Virtually all my blog posts are either (when both apply at the same time, that is pure coincidence):

I schedule posts on Monday through Friday:

Difference between 0600 UTC and 1400 UTC

So why the time difference of about 8 hours between 0600 UTC and 1400 UTC?

That has to do with the public I generally interact with: software developers speaking English, mainly living in European and USA, with a minority in India, Asia and down-under.

  • At 0600 UTC, most Europeans are about to wake up or just arrived at work, so they get fresh content. Still quite a few people from India and Asia are up (returning from work) can read it the same day it was posted. And virtually everyone in the USA is still sleeping, so they get fresh content too.
  • At 1400 UTC, most Europeans are at work, people at the USA East Coast just started working and the rest of the USA is waking up and (hopefully) going to work. So you get a huge group of on-line people online with a high chance if comment/answer interaction on your question: great for getting answers on the same day.

“Missed Schedule” on WordPress blogs Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Facebook, G+: GooglePlus, LifeHacker, LinkedIn, Power User, SocialMedia, Twitter, WordPress | Leave a Comment »

A url or site like example.org which always produces a 404 error (and two for 200 and 204)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/09/10

Yesterday I posted this question on StackOverflow and G+: Is there a url or site like example.org which always produces a 404 error?

Soon after that, I found out three links that produce predictable HTTP status codes:

They also work for https:

On StackOverflow very few people even noticed the question, probably wondering “why?”.

I’m using these links for positive and negative testing of some http / https handling code that needs to be good at coping with positive and negative responses.

In my testing life, I’ve learned the hard way that both negative and positive tests are core part of your suite, hence the question.

–jeroen

via: Is there a url or site like example.org which always produces a 404 error?.     Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in .NET, .NET 2.0, .NET 3.0, .NET 3.5, .NET 4.0, .NET 4.5, Chrome, Communications Development, Development, HTTP, Internet protocol suite, Power User, REST, Software Development, TCP, Web Browsers, Web Development | Leave a Comment »

to-markdown – an HTML to Markdown converter written in javascript

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/07/24

It’s not perfect, but makes the conversion a heck of a lot easier: to-markdown – an HTML to Markdown converter written in javascript.

–jeroen

Posted in Development, JavaScript/ECMAScript, MarkDown, Power User, Scripting, Software Development, Web Development | Leave a Comment »

HTTP debugging tools

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/07/15

Any web developer should know how to capture and trace HTTP traffic.

I’ve written about Fiddler before, but that’s a Windows specific tool.

Time to have a small list of posts and links to tools that work on various platforms.

I’ve left out Java based tools as there have been too many security issues with Java over the last couple of years.

Tools: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in *nix, Apple, Development, Fiddler, Linux, Mac, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, OS X, OS X Leopard, OS X Lion, OS X Mountain Lion, OS X Snow Leopard, OS X Tiger, Power User, SOAP/WebServices, Software Development, SuSE Linux, Web Development, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, Windows XP | 2 Comments »

 
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