Thursday, July 23, 2009

Twitter-ify Your Biz

These days many mom and pop businesses are starting to use Twitter to alert their faithful customers about new deals, even the current location of those businesses on wheels, like street vendors. It is time your biz starts thinking about how to best use your Twitter account. Better yet, sign up for your own Twitter account soon.

NYT's article Mom-and-Pop Operators Turn to Social Media

Look at all the new ways others are using Twitter.

Groovy: A Real-Time Database

It's a really inspiring concept, to have a real-time database which can accommodate millions of requests per second. That's what Groovy is aiming to do. Rather than to rely on querying a database, the database itself will push out any changes occurring in real-time. They call it the SQL Switch.
TechCrunch's review

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

iText: Generate Dynamic PDFs

I found out one of my favorite resource for developers, called Pragmatic Programmer, uses iText to add the dynamic footer at the bottom of each pdf. If you have ever bought a pdf book from them you will notice they add your name and address to every pdf you buy. iText is pretty cool.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

The Twitter Guidebook

I recently started up again using Twitter because now I have a real business need for it. So I stumbled upon this resource of information about using Twitter. I will need to master some of the stuff talked about there.

Twitter Guide Book