The osxweb mailing list was formed to promote inter-operability between OS X apps that use web services and formats such as XML-RPC, RSS, OPML, and so on. The idea is to create informal standards for things like clipboard formats for RSS items. (The idea is not, for instance, to work on RSS itself.) A secondary goal is to promote a toolbox of code that app developers can use.
A little Python introduction from Builder.com.
CocoaDevCentral shows how to build an AppleScript Studio app that uses SOAP to get stock quotes.
O’Reilly’s Mike Beam on doing the little things.
MacEdition on IndieWare, software developed by small, independent developers.
PHP Beginner gets you started with creating a database with MySQL, filling it with data, and connecting to the database via PHP.
PHP Beginner: “Anyone who was around when C turned into C++ knows of, and turns pale green at the thought of, OOP (or Object Oriented Programming).”
O’Reilly interviews Ivor St. John Clarke, formerly the program manager in charge of guiding Office’s transition to Aqua.
Builder.com presents some tips for complying with the U.S. government’s web accessibility law.
Xicons.com “is an enthusiastic supporter of Open Source software. We are pleased to announce the launch of our new open source icon category.”
UserLand defines a news aggregator as “software that periodically reads a set of news sources, in one of several XML-based formats, finds the new bits, and displays them in reverse-chronological order on a single page.”
First in a series of tutorials getting you started with JSP (Java Server Pages).
More reporting and screen shots from Think Secret on the upcoming OS X 10.2.
Webmonkey on using caching to make dynamic websites scalable.
Think Secret continues its reports (with screen shots) on Jaguar, the next major update to OS X.
PHP Beginner: “Classes help you to keep your code modular or, better say, untouched. For example, you can make a class that draws an html table for you, then define it, call it, pass data to it and voila!—your table is set.”
PHP Beginner on when to use a database—and, perhaps more importantly, when not to use a database.
XFactor presents a tutorial on fixing sendmail, which was broken by the OS X 10.1.5 update.
Glenn Fleishman reports for O’Reilly on the MacMania cruise. “One of the best parts of the event was the convivial area network (CAN?) in the ship’s library and nearby games room, made possible through Wi-Fi networking and a satellite link-up back to the Internet.”
O’Reilly on installing and getting started with PostgreSQL.
MacCentral reports on the release of our favorite open-source web browser whose name begins with “M” and ends with “ozilla.”
Builder.com on those “cryptic strings of garbage” known as regular expressions.
PHP Beginner solves a tricky database problem and reminds you that there is no undo in MySQL.
O’Reilly on configuring GoLive’s open source tools.
CodeBitch on Mozilla and AOL: “It will take some time for the users to adopt the new browser; if our stats at MacEdition are anything to go by, there are still a few AOL users using version 4.0 of their client software, so we shouldn’t assume that all AOL subscribers will upgrade at once. But upgrade they will.”
MacCentral reports on O’Reilly’s new book ‘Building Cocoa Applications’ by Michael Mahoney and Simson Garfinkel. I haven’t read the entire book yet, but so far it appears to be more comprehensive than Aaron Hillegass’s book (a book I like very much). How the two books compare otherwise I can’t say yet.
A PHP/MySQL-based content management system with weblog features, RSS, pinging weblogs.com, and so on. Comes in free and pro versions. (Via Zeldman.)
O’Reilly digs deeper into the Objective-C runtime.
MacCentral reports on progress so far in bringing KDE to our favorite OS.
CocoaDevCentral on adding a Help book to your Cocoa apps.
CocoaDevCentral on the patterns used in the Foundation classes.