3 months ago, the India Supreme Court command the Coca Cola and Pepsico companies to reveal the secret formulas (ingredients and chemical composition) of their products, due to the fact that an ONG demand the information to discard a supposed presence of pesticides.
Today I find, that both “secret” formulas (not more) are already published in Internet. The page SodaMuseum has discovered both, besides divulging a lot of information related to each of the drinks (history, evolution, etc).
As you read and after a lot time of pressures. The CEO of Sun MicroSystem, Jonathan Schwartz, has officially announced that they will offer Java under a license approved by the Open Source Initiative.
The term about they think to take it to end is 30 to 60 days, in other words for Christmas Java will be an Open Source platform. It is necessary to mention that Sun’s decision was a discontentedly one, as a result to the pressure got for a group of developers (Tim Bray, Simon Phipps and Graham Hamilton between others) and IBM, who thought to initiate a Java opened version and distributed it under an Apache 2.0 license.
Getting Real, a book elaborated by the company 37 signals (creators of Basecamp, Ta-da List and others), is already available and free, only online. The PDF version to download still continues costing US$ 19.00.
The book had very good reviews, for what is a recommended reading. Itâ€™s not a practical book but rather theoretically (planning, skills, advices and philosophy) that looks for the simplification of the Web cycle development and the orientation to the final user.
Digg is for sale and not precisely for bargain. Michael Arrington asks for his creation the amazing quantity of 150 million dollars, something that doesnâ€™t seem to convince the possible buyers, between whom (it is said) is News Corporation.
And even when nobody denies that Digg should be one of the Web 2.0 pioneers, is discussed that they have so much traffic as says. Digg assures they have 20 million unique users a month and continue increasing. But ComScore’s external statistics, registered in September only 1.3 millions unique users, and a growth reduced from April. Of course, ComScore is not excessively trustworthy, but the difference is too big.
The certain thing is that, sooner or later, Digg was going to sell. Simply it doesnâ€™t turn out to be profitable and there is no one who supports the costs of broad band that they suppose. To have an idea, it is supposed that they use 75 servers to do the work of 25.
This is a very good new for wordpress.com users. From now itâ€™s possible to redirect your own custom domain for only 10 dollars per year and use it in your blog. The WordPress team takes charge of the whole adjustment process.
Besides, if you donâ€™t have a domain, you can register in WordPress and add domain mapping for 15 dollars a year. The offer seems to be very good: free hosting that, even with limitations, is ideal for those that they donâ€™t wish or cannot administer a web.
After several days of rumors, the official version of Mozilla Firefox’s 2.0 has just thrown. And with this throwing, Firefox’s official site has given itself a little make over (see in the image below the new face of the official web).
Google has just throw a new service (in beta), called Google Custom Search Engine (Googleâ€™s Personalize Seeker).
Actually, more than a new service, itâ€™s the improvement of ” Adsense for search ” and also looks like the response to a very seemed service that Yahoo! offers. Between Google Co-op’s principal characteristics we have:
- Define search engine
- Refine searches (tags)
- Add logo
- Change result color and styles (title, text, links, and more)
- Include AdSense ads.
- Invite up to 100 collaborators for the seeker maintenance
- Available API
The development team of Internet Explorer 7 have published a post indicating the “improvements” of the new browser. Useful improvements for the CSS design and that only work under the <! DOCTYPE> switch, this to preserve the compatibility with IE’s previous versions.
Between the changes, I find five essential ones:
- Support of Min/max width/height (ideal for designs with images)
- To show transparent PNG (alpha channel support)
- To show: hover in all the elements (not only for links)
- Fixed Position‘s Support (to support a fixed element in certain position)
- Background-attachment (to support the background of any fixed element)
And also it is necessary to emphasize the improvement of the support to the <objet> tag (to show multimedia – videos elements).
UsefulCode have published two small php classes that allow us to have a RSS feed reader in our web site. Actually, I have been testing it and indeed it has several deficiencies and many if we compare it with a powerful class, as Magpie RSS.
Nevertheless, itâ€™s so simple to put it in execution that is ideal to do practices and to learn more about RSS’s managing with PHP.
The final version or definitive version of Internet Explorer 7 is already available to download, right now only in English. Importantly: The requirement to be able to install the program is to use Windows XP Service Pack 2.
This version is practically similar to beta 2, no change or significant improvement:
- We already commented the tab use, even when they cannot be reordered.
- And they also announced that the safety has been improved, but already one has found vulnerability.
What I have noticed is that IE7 has a better speed performance, for what is advisable to download this official version or updated it.