Ten Firefox’s best extensions for Web development

This one is a brief summary of what in my opinion are the best firefox extensions for Web development. But careful, it’s not a closed Top Ten there are still several extensions that we can keep for another moment.


A magnificent HTML editor, has three views: Code, WYSIWYG and a Firefox preview. Also it allows you to open theses previews in other browsers, has a file bar to surf easily between directories. It has an embed JavaScript console. Facilitates the code validation according to the W3C and has an advanced panel of search/replacement/result. For those who use Dreamweaver, this extension turns out to be very familiar. Download.


DevBoi offers a quick lateral access to documentation and manuals about XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Ruby on Rails and others. Obviously it requires an Internet connection. Between the information it provides, for example in CSS indicates you the support of every attribute in multiples browsers IE5 Mac, IE 5, IE 5.5, IE 6, Mozilla, Opera 5, Opera 6, Opera 7, Konqueror 2.2, Safari 1. It is configurable. Download.

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Subscribe to YouTube Tags easily

In our last post we mention that when you want to be updated on certain topics you can choose between several solutions; one of them is to subscribe to YouTube Video Tags.

Mostly if someday we need to realize a follow-up to certain type of videos in YouTube, we can do it in a very easy way subscribing to YouTube’s specific tags via RSS.

For example, if we want to follow the new Skakira videos we use this URL: “http: // www.youtube.com/rss/tag/shakira.rss“. Besides, when we want to subscribe to a tag with several words, we must use the plus sign (+) to relate them, for example “http: // www.youtube.com/rss/tag/criss+angel.rss” for “Criss Angel”.

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Technorati with new search feeds

When you want to be updated on certain topic you can choose between several solutions; such as, subscribe to google alerts and receive mail news, subscribe to youtube tags to know new videos or subscribe to Technorati’s feeds.

For those who didn’t know, Technorati is a blog searcher in “real time”. In other words, with results arranged by date (more recent first), unlike google where prevails the content relevancy and other factors.

Therefore, we can look for Firefox in Technorati and we will know the last published articles about it in different blogs. Now then, if we are interested in be always informed about this topic, we can subscribe to theirs feed very easily.

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The secret to Yahoo Answers succes

Even when searches, in Yahoo! are losing market in comparison with Google, to call people to create their own content really can give result.

Business 2.0 has published an interesting article about Yahoo Answers’s success, considered the second most popular site of information on Internet, only after the Wikipedia.

In June, Yahoo Answers had more than 12 million unique visitors, 35 per cent more than the previous month (to have a clearer idea, YouTube had 13.4 million visitors in June).

Which is the secret of Yahoo Answers’s success?

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How to create a podcast

Podcasts are like radio broadcasts for MP3 players, but that’s about where the similarity ends.

So let me say right off that I’m not trying to “sell” anything. “Podcasting” is becoming a bit of an overused buzzword in some circles, while others haven’t heard the first thing about it. It is a movement worth watching, but I’m more of a critical early adopter than a “trend of the week” bandwagon-type.
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Gates: five ways we’re service orienting

Bill Gates is pouring on the SOA sauce. Service-oriented applications will underpin Microsoft’s recently announced “Dynamics” product vision, which will start emerging over the next year. That’s the word from Chairman Gates in his keynote at Microsoft’s Convergence user conference in Dallas, as reported in Computer Business Review Online.

Microsoft is rallying the troops around its latest marketing theme of “People-Ready Business,” which emphasizes role-based interfaces to enterprise applications.
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