Archive | January, 2010

Questionmark – Perception Measure Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes Securely for Certification, Regulatory Compliance and successful Learning Outcomes

Create, administer and report on surveys, quizzes, tests and exams
checkmark Questionmark technologies and services enable reliable, valid and defensible assessments by empowering instructors through collaborative authoring, accommodating participant needs with blended and multilingual delivery and informing stakeholders through timely reporting and meaningful analytics. Key features and benfits include:

* Easy question and assessment authoring
* Question banking by learning objective
(Link: Questionmark – Perception Measure Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes Securely for Certification, Regulatory Compliance and successful Learning Outcomes)

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gem rails-upgrade: Automating a portion of the Rails 3 upgrade process

I’ve created a (pretty hacky) gem named rails-upgrade (installable by a simple gem install rails-upgrade) to automate some of the more annoying parts of the upgrade from Rails 2.x to Rails 3. So far, it has three parts…
(Link: gem rails-upgrade: Automating a portion of the Rails 3 upgrade process)

The Easiest Way to Build your First iPhone App | Nettuts+

PhoneGap is an open-source framework that can turn any web app into a native app for iPhone, BlackBerry and Android. It pulls off this trick by running your web code in a UIWebView, an embedded instance of Safari without the toolbars and buttons of the standalone Safari app. PhoneGap then extends this basic functionality by mapping features of the iPhone SDK to JavaScript objects you can call in your web code, so you can easily add features like GPS, camera, contacts, vibration, SQLLite and accelerometer support. And when you’re ready to distribute your app, PhoneGap 0.80 is Apple-approved!
(Link: The Easiest Way to Build your First iPhone App | Nettuts+)

APE (Ajax Push Engine) :: Comet server :: Real time data streaming

APE is a full-featured OpenSource solution designed for Ajax Push. It includes a comet server and a Javascript Framework. APE allows to implement any kind of real-time data streaming to a web browser, without having to install anything on the client-side.
(Link: APE (Ajax Push Engine) :: Comet server :: Real time data streaming)

Inkling – the world's first end-to-end platform for mobile learning content

Inkling makes it easy to bring rich, interactive learning content to tablet devices like iPad. Inkling engages students and provides authors and publishers with an exciting new way to bring content to market. It’s more than just the best digital textbook experience ever. It’s the best learning experience ever. Learn more about Inkling.
(Link: Inkling – the world’s first end-to-end platform for mobile learning content)

Poster :: Add-ons for Firefox

A developer tool for interacting with web services and other web resources that lets you make HTTP requests, set the entity body, and content type. This allows you to interact with web services and inspect the results.

After you install it, just go to Tools->Poster to open the poster window. After that, try a GET or POST on your favorite web service or site.
(Link: Poster :: Add-ons for Firefox)

Solve Any Problem with these 4 Simple Steps | Semantic Internets

# Every time you look at something, ask yourself: “does this make sense”. Seriously; I’m not kidding.
# Do not assume you know a solution until you have all of the details and understand the problem. Assuming makes an ass out of you, me, your team, your project, your company, your school, your mom, your dad, your country, and the human race.
(Link: Solve Any Problem with these 4 Simple Steps | Semantic Internets)

Scheduling Tasks with Cron Jobs | Nettuts+

“Cron” is a time-based job scheduler in Unix-like operating systems (Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS etc…). And these jobs or tasks are referred to as “Cron Jobs”.

There is a cron “daemon” that runs on these systems. A daemon is a program that runs in the background all the time, usually initiated by the system. This cron daemon is responsible for launching these cron jobs on schedule.

The schedule resides in a configuration file named “crontab”. That’s where all the tasks and their timers are listed.
(Link: Scheduling Tasks with Cron Jobs | Nettuts+)

Bayesian Classification on Rails | Logan Koester

As anyone who uses Twitter can attest, even with some very specific search terms, language filtering and geocoding, there is going to be a lot of white noise. I decided to take this one step further.

Bayesian classification (your garden-variety spam filter) in ruby is quite easy, thanks to ruby-stemmer and the excellent classifier gem. The canonical example:
(Link: Bayesian Classification on Rails | Logan Koester)

Project Tracking Software – Less Projects

You can create multiple projects and manage them easily from one place. Create project iterations/phases, and manage users and all spec items for every project. You can even invite your clients to see their project’s progress.
(Link: Project Tracking Software – Less Projects)