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20 brilliant WordPress tutorials | Creative Bloq - 30 Sep 2016 06:07

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[[html]]WordPress is the world's most popular publishing platforms, and it's currently estimated to power 26 per cent of all websites. It's highly customisable, very easy to use and it's completely free, making it an obvious choice for anything from a simple blog to an online design portfolio.<br><br>Because of its enormous popularity, there's a wealth of WordPress web design inspiration and WordPress tutorials online to help you get to grips with the content management system. But with so much choice, things can often get confusing.<br><br>So, to save you time we've done the hard work for you and picked 20 brilliant WordPress tutorials from around the web that will boost your skills and introduce you to exciting new techniques. To help you find the right ones for you, we've grouped them according to skill level:<br><br>01. A beginner's guide to creating a WordPress website<br><br>This complete guide to getting your site up and running is a great place to start if you're a complete beginner, or someone with a bit of experience looking to fill holes in their knowledge.<br><br>02. WordPress cheat sheet<br><br>Cheat sheets are ideal when you're starting out, and still useful to refer back to when you're more experienced. This one lays it all out for you and provides a brilliant go-to for any WordPress woes.<br><br>03. How to learn WordPress in one week<br><br>This step-by-step guide to WordPress is aimed at beginners who are trying to become competent with the platform in their spare time.<br><br>04. How to customize the WordPress text editor to look and function like your front-end<br><br><img id="XmkBAQwLDe4ensPSFxSjPK" name="" alt="" src="http://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/XmkBAQwLDe4ensPSFxSjPK.png" align="middle" fullscreen=""/><br><br>Use this tutorial to transform your editing environment<br><br>Using the Preview button is okay, but it's much better to be able to write your posts and see how they're going to look on the site without having to switch back and forth between view modes. This great technique enables you to do just that.<br><br>05. The WordPress community offers advice to beginners<br><br>Siobhan McKeown reached out to people from across the WordPress community to ask what advice they would give to people just starting their WordPress journey. It's an old article, but the advice still holds true.<br><br>Next page: intermediate tutorials<br><br><img style="float:right;margin:10px;border:none;" src="http://www.sakshay.in/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Web-Application-Development.jpg" width="309" /><br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

what are web applications? | Yahoo Answers - 25 Sep 2016 08:43

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[[html]]In software engineering, a web application or webapp [1] is an application that is accessed via web browser over a network such as the Internet or an intranet. It is also a computer software application that is coded in a browser-supported language (such as HTML, JavaScript, Java, etc.) and reliant on a common web browser to render the application executable. <br><br>Web applications are popular due to the ubiquity of web browsers, and the convenience of using a web browser as a client, sometimes called a thin client. The ability to update and maintain web applications without distributing and installing software on potentially thousands of client computers is a key reason for their popularity. Common web applications include webmail, online retail sales, online auctions, wikis and many other functions. <br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/oepBxbfywPI&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/oepBxbfywPI&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>[edit] History <br><br>&#13;<br><br>In earlier types of client-server computing, each application had its own client program which served as its user interface and had to be separately installed on each user's personal computer. An upgrade to the server part of the application would typically require an upgrade to the clients installed on each user workstation, adding to the support cost and decreasing productivity. <br><br><img style="float:left;margin:10px;border:none;" src="http://blog.phxconsultants.com/wp-content/images/web_application_development.jpg" width="384" /><br><br>In contrast, web applications use web documents written in a standard format such as HTML (and more recently XHTML), which are supported by a variety of web browsers. <br><br>Generally, each individual web page is delivered to the client as a static document, but the sequence of pages can provide an interactive experience, as user input is returned through web form elements embedded in the page markup. During the session, the web browser interprets and displays the pages, and acts as the universal client for any web application. <br><br>In 1995, Netscape introduced a client-side scripting called JavaScript, which allowed programmers to add some dynamic elements to the user interface that ran on the client side. Until then, all the data had to be sent to the server for processing, and the results were delivered through static HTML pages sent back to the client. <br><br>In 1996, Macromedia introduced Flash, a vector animation player that could be added to browsers as a plugin to embed animations on the web pages. It allowed the use of a scripting language to program interactions on the client side with no need to communicate with the server. <br><br>In 1999, the "web application" concept was introduced in the Java language in the Servlet Specification version 2.2. [2.1?]. [1][2] At that time both JavaScript and XML had already been developed, but AJAX had still not yet been coined and the XMLHttpRequest object had only been recently introduced on Internet Explorer 5 as an ActiveX object. [3] <br><br>In 2005, AJAX was coined, and applications like Gmail started to make their client sides more and more interactive. <br><br>More info at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_application[[/html]] - Comments: 0

CNN - Web development software: Tools of the trade - 20 Sep 2016 11:19

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[[html]]<img src="http://edition.cnn.com/TECH/images/1998/05/sci-tech.computing.story.gif" width="241" height="16" border="0" alt="COMPUTING"/><br clear="ALL"/><br><br>July 2, 1999<br><br>Web posted at: 5:13 p.m. EDT (2113 GMT)<br><br>by Paul Ferrill <br><br>From…<br><br><img src="http://edition.cnn.com/TECH/images/9801/computing/logo_us_fcw-cnn.gif" alt="Federal Computer Week" border="0" height="42" width="113"/><br><br>(IDG) — It's a modern-day equivalent of the chicken-and-egg riddle: Do most agencies have their own World Wide Web sites because tools have been developed to make it easy to design attractive Web sites? Or were the tools developed to serve the growing popularity of the Web? <br><br>Whatever the answer may be, the fact remains: Webmasters in government no longer have to struggle with editing Hypertext Markup Language pages in word processors. Generating attractive and functional Web pages, complete with Dynamic HTML and JavaScript elements, can be about as easy as creating a text document. <br><br>This review looks at five Web publishing tools that offer capabilities that early Web page designers could only dream about. Our primary focus in evaluating each of the products was threefold: How easy does the product make it to create Web pages? What database connectivity does the product offer? And what site-management tools come with the product? <br><br>Several of the products really shine in regard to database connectivity. Others stand out in creating visually appealing pages but are not suited for the beginning Web designer. Choosing the right tool will depend on the application and the users. <br><br>The contenders <br><br>Microsoft Corp.'s FrontPage 2000 was the strongest product we tested in the three focal areas. NetObjects Inc.'s NetObjects Fusion 4.0 was a distant second but did well in page creation and site management. Allaire Corp.'s ColdFusion Studio 4.0 is strong in database connectivity but a little weak in other areas. Macromedia Inc.'s Dreamweaver 2.0 is the most capable product for page creation but has capabilities that require an experienced Web developer to fully leverage. SoftQuad Software Inc.'s HotMetal Pro 5.0 provides a few capabilities not found in any of the other programs but does not match up to the rest in the focus areas. <br><br>ColdFusion Studio 4.0 <br><br>Mention "ColdFusion" and many people will think of the Web server add-on or ColdFusion Markup Language (CFML). But the ColdFusion line is much broader than that. <br><br>If all you want to do is build Web pages, you can use ColdFusion Studio. But if you want to implement server-side features such as interacting with databases and using forms, you will need the ColdFusion server. A single-user version of the server comes with ColdFusion Studio, but that really only suffices for site design. If you want to deploy the pages, you will need the ColdFusion Enterprise Server. <br><br>Installing ColdFusion Studio is a simple process of inserting the CD-ROM and answering a series of questions. Two installations are required for the Web development environment and the server. Still, the product was installed in less than 20 minutes with no problems. <br><br>While several of the other Web publishing tools in this review focus on delivering visually compelling pages, ColdFusion Studio is geared toward making it easier to build sophisticated, form-based, interactive Web pages. Still, the sheer number of buttons, tabs and options was a little overwhelming at first. <br><br>Among ColdFusion's most attractive features are its shared project management and client/server utilities. Individual proj-ects store the information about all the pages for a particular site and allow you to deploy an entire Web site with a single command. A Site View tab provides an organizational chart view of the structure of a project. A Verify Links function enables you to check for broken references. <br><br>ColdFusion includes source control commands for application development such as file check-in/check-out, version maintenance and project management. The only catch is that ColdFusion relies on an external program, such as Microsoft's Visual SourceSafe, Merant International Ltd.'s PVCS or StarBase Corp.'s Versions to do the real work. <br><br>ColdFusion shines the brightest in the creation of sophisticated database-driven Web pages. Building Web pages using CFML in conjunction with a ColdFusion server offers a viable alternative to traditional client/server application development. The IDE provides all the tools you need to create forms using all the standard elements, such as buttons, grids, list boxes, text boxes, tree controls and tables. <br><br>Complex queries using Structured Query Language (SQL) are a snap to build and test using the Visual Query Builder. Combining user input with a predefined query makes it easy to build pages that let users select the data they want to see from a database. There also is an interactive debugger that makes developing and debugging complex, data-driven Web pages possible. <br><br>ColdFusion is clearly the most capable package we tested when it comes to developing database-driven Web-based applications. While it does not include a built-in source-code-control facility, it does provide many solid site-management functions. About the only shortcoming of the product is in page creation. Compared with NetObjects' Fusion or Microsoft's FrontPage, ColdFusion's page-creation process is about a generation behind. Operations such as positioning an image anywhere you want on a page - as you would with a desktop publishing program - are not supported. And you do not have the same level of control over elements such as buttons and animated images that a program such as Dreamweaver provides. <br><br>Still, if you need a tool to build Web pages that interact with an external database, you will want to give ColdFusion a good look. <br><br>Dreamweaver 2.0 <br><br>Macromedia's Dreamweaver 2.0 probably is the most adept of the programs reviewed at creating visually stimulating Web pages. The product supports Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) - a proposed industry standard for defining the layout and style of HTML pages - along with Dynamic HTML and JavaScript. Those features, along with the ability to integrate with Macromedia products including Director, Fireworks and Flash, make it a powerful tool in the hands of an accomplished Web designer. <br><br>The power of the product, however, comes at the expense of simplicity. Anyone new to the Web publishing game will require some time to get up to speed with Dreamweaver. <br><br>Creating Web pages with Dreamweaver is a lot like building a page in a high-end desktop publishing package. Dreamweaver gives you complete control over image location, text layout and visual effects. Template files make it easy to create pages with a consistent look and feel. <br><br>Dreamweaver contains many features that make a Web designer's job much easier. A floating toolbar makes it possible to drag and drop elements onto a Web page. Adding objects involves selecting the icon for an image, table, form element, rollover image or plug-in and dropping it on the screen. A box in the status bar at the bottom of the main screen shows you how long the page will take to download by end users at the default connection speed. <br><br>Dreamweaver's Site Map view shows the local site as a visual map of linked icons. The map makes it easy to add new files or to add, modify or remove links. A file check-in/check-out feature forces users into a configuration-management scheme that keeps master copies of your site on a remote server while users make changes offline. The same feature makes it easy to see when someone else is working on a file. <br><br>One of Dreamweaver's most useful features lets users perform global search-and-replace operations across all files in an entire site. You can even search for HTML tags and attributes if you want to change how your site looks. Several utilities help you check for and fix broken links as well as test your site for cross-browser compatibility. <br><br>Connecting to external databases is not one of Dreamweaver's strong points. In fact, the basic product has no built-in database connectivity options at all. Several options exist in the form of add-ons from the installation CD-ROM. One of those options allows you to connect to a ColdFusion server and exchange data that way. Macromedia also has announced an agreement with Oracle Corp. to provide the ability to exchange data with the Oracle8i Web-based database system. <br><br>In short, if you are most concerned with creating beautiful Web pages quickly, Dreamweaver is your program. It takes some time to learn, but once you have mastered the nuances of the program, you are ready to create pages that keep visitors returning. If you need database connectivity features, however, you might want to look at one of the other packages in this review. <br><br>FrontPage 2000 <br><br>When Microsoft enters a new market category, the product tends to follow a clear path from bit player to top bill. Such is the case with FrontPage. <br><br>FrontPage 98 is a market leader in terms of sales, despite being the frequent target of criticism from professional Web developers. FrontPage 2000 delivers new enhancements and refinements that will no doubt extend Microsoft's lead in the Web publishing market. <br><br>FrontPage comes as a stand-alone product or bundled with Office 2000. Either way, the installation process is essentially the same. An auto-running CD-ROM launches the installation program after you insert it in the drive. The only additional task after completing the installation process is to load the FrontPage extensions for your Web server. FrontPage 2000 no longer requires these extensions in order to publish Web pages to the server, but they offer some additional functionality if they are installed. <br><br>Microsoft has made the page-creation process much smoother with this version of FrontPage. The software's uncluttered interface makes it extremely easy for a novice to create functional Web pages in a short time. We especially like the way toolbars appropriate to specific objects, such as the image-editing functions, appear only when you select the object. <br><br>FrontPage 2000 ships with 60 predesigned themes that provide a consistent look and feel across all pages in a Web site, and you can easily customize any of the themes. One of the complaints about earlier versions of FrontPage was that it modified HTML files that were not created within the program. FrontPage 2000, however, preserves imported HTML files intact. <br><br>Managing large Web sites has been a strong feature of FrontPage since the early versions. FrontPage 2000 is no exception, with new features supporting group collaboration, file check-in/check-out, workflow reports for managing team development and seamless integration with other Microsoft management tools. <br><br>FrontPage 2000 automatically checks for broken links. When any Web page or graphic is moved or renamed, FrontPage automatically fixes the links to it. An Edit Hyperlink dialog box makes it possible to change a specific link on an individual or group of selected pages. <br><br>Another strength of FrontPage 2000 is its ability to build dynamic Web pages that interact with external databases. The best interaction is with other Microsoft database products, such as Access and SQL Server, but you can connect to any Open Database Connectivity-compliant data source. We found especially useful the new one-button database publishing feature, which lets you create an Access database from within FrontPage. <br><br>One new feature of FrontPage 2000 is the ability to create a Web page built dynamically from a database query each time the page is entered or refreshed. Microsoft uses Active Server Pages to drive this feature, so you'll need a server that supports ASP server-side scripting. The Database Results Wizard makes the creation of database queries quick and painless. The only catch is that the resulting Web page will only run on a Web server that supports ASPs. <br><br>FrontPage 2000 offers special appeal to anyone using the Microsoft Office suite, thanks to its tight integration. But even for non-Office users, FrontPage is an easy-to-use and powerful option. <br><br>NetObjects Fusion 4.0 <br><br>NetObjects Fusion 4.0 is one of the easier-to-use Web publishing tools tested in this review. New users can get up to speed in a short time building useful and aesthetically pleasing sites. Available database connectivity options provide a basic capability for generating dynamic Web pages from an external source. <br><br>Creating Web pages with Fusion was a pleasure. NetObjects went to a lot of trouble to make the page-creation process as straightforward as possible. The tools for creating consistent navigation and page layout were intuitive and easy to use. <br><br>However, ease of use does not mean lack of control over the details of how a page looks. Fusion gives you complete control over placing frames, images, tables and text exactly where you want them. <br><br>It also makes it easy to do things such as crop or resize an image once you have placed it on a page. <br><br>Fusion includes templates for creating basic Internet and intranet Web sites. You also can create a new Web site based on an existing site locally or from the Internet. It is also easy to modify an existing style to adapt it to individual tastes. <br><br>The first thing you see in Fusion when you choose to create a new site is the site view. All pages in your Web site appear as symbols in a structure that resembles an organizational chart. You also can use a Microsoft Internet Explorer-like view, with pages listed in a small panel to the left and contents displayed in the main panel. Adding pages to the site is as easy as clicking on the New button. To alter the site structure, simply click on a page or group of pages and then drag and drop them where you want. <br><br>Publishing a site to a production server is another simple task. Once you fill out the Preferences tab describing how to connect to your server, simply click on the Publish button. An Explorer-like list displays when each page was published locally and remotely. About the only thing Fusion is lacking in the site-management area is a tool for managing source control of large projects. <br><br>Fusion ships with two add-on options for connecting to an external database using Allaire's ColdFusion server or Microsoft's Internet Information Server. The Cold-Fusion Connector Wizard makes it easy to build dynamically populated lists, create data-entry forms and display results from database queries. You will need a ColdFusion server running locally or remotely to service the pages you build. <br><br>Connecting to a Microsoft IIS server is a snap with the ASP connector. Unfortunately, you only will be able to create pages that display lists of database information as an HTML table or a single record at a time of user-defined fields. Anything more complicated than that will require an external development environment, such as Microsoft's Visual Interdev. Using the ASP connector, you can generate a simple table listing the contents of an Access database file on an IIS server in less than 10 minutes. <br><br>NetObjects Fusion was, in short, a pleasant surprise in a crowded field of contenders. The page-layout and link-checking features make it possible to develop solid Web sites in a short time. With support for ASP and ColdFusion servers, you should have a couple of options for connecting to outside data. Overall, this program is worthy of consideration. <br><br>HotMetal Pro 5.0 <br><br>HotMetal Pro 5.0 from SoftQuad is the least-expensive product that we tested. The low price does not mean a shortage of features, however. HotMetal Pro 5.0 includes templates and wizards for quick Web site creation along with site-management and administration tools for managing large projects. The product is not without its faults, though; the program crashed multiple times. <br><br>The installation process was relatively painless. HotMetal Pro does require that Microsoft's ODBC manager be installed if you want to use the Database Import Wizard. Fortunately, the CD-ROM includes the ODBC setup files. The basic installation process installs a copy of the HotMetal personal server. Personal server is a scaled-down version of SoftQuad's application server that supports the proprietary Miva scripting language. <br><br>Generating a site from scratch is a breeze with the Site Maker Wizard. The wizard offers three types of basic sites: business, intranet and personal. After you answer all of the wizard's questions, it creates a project with all the files required for the new site. You then edit each page to customize it for your purposes. <br><br>One nice feature of HotMetal Pro is the ability to open files in different formats and include them in a Web site. Supported file formats include Word, WordPerfect, Ami Pro, Rich Text Format and CSS documents. Saving a file converts the original into HTML format. <br><br>HotMetal Pro has tools to help you manage your site. The project screen displays all the files associated with a particular project. A Page Links window shows how the different pages link together in a graphical screen and enables you to make changes using a drag-and-drop approach. The Site Doctor dialog box activates when you make a change on the Page Links window and takes care of fixing links affected by moving files around. <br><br>HotMetal Pro offers several ways to extract data from a database and present it on a Web page. <br><br>One method is to use the Insert Database Table menu option. Selecting this menu item displays a Database Import Wizard enabling you to connect to data stored in an Access database, an Excel spreadsheet, an ASCII text file or any ODBC-compliant data source. The only drawback is that this approach creates a Web page as a static snapshot of the data, so you have to re-create the page if the source data changes.<br><br>Ferrill, based at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is a principal engineer with Avionics Test &amp; Analysis Corp. He can be reached at ten.flug.bwf|llirrefp#ten.flug.bwf|llirrefp.<br><br><img src="http://blog.designjuice.in/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Popular-Trends-in-Web-Application-Development.jpg" width="381" /><br><br>RELATED STORIES:<br><br>Software support lags Windows 2000 effort<br><br>June 15, 1999<br><br>Software pirates go slow<br><br>June 1, 1999<br><br>Big software struggles with open source<br><br>April 12, 1999<br><br>RELATED IDG.net STORIES:<br><br>How we tested Web development tools<br><br>(FCW)<br><br>PDF chart comparing Web development tools<br><br>(FCW)<br><br>XML and Java: A powerful combination<br><br>(JavaWorld)<br><br>Spotlight on skills: Internet/Web<br><br>(InfoWorld)<br><br>XML delivers on its promise<br><br>(CIO)<br><br>The top 50: Leaders of the Web pack strut their stuff<br><br>(CIO)<br><br>Year 2000 World<br><br>(IDG.net)<br><br>Note: Pages will open in a new browser window<br><br>External sites are not endorsed by CNN Interactive.<br><br>RELATED SITES:<br><br>Allaire: ColdFusion 4.0<br><br>Macromedia Dreamweaver<br><br>Microsoft FrontPage<br><br>NetObjects, Inc.<br><br>SoftQuad Software Inc., HoTMetaL PRO 5.0 <br><br>Note: Pages will open in a new browser window<br><br>External sites are not endorsed by CNN Interactive.<br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Web Application Security Consortium Releases Vendor Neutral Evaluation Criteria for Selecting Application Firewalls. - 18 Sep 2016 18:53

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[[html]]WWW.WEBAPPSEC.ORG — Security Experts, Practitioners, and Vendors Join Forces to Provide Open Set of Guidelines that Simplify Independent Assessment of Products <br><br>The Web Application Security Consortium (WASC), an international group of information security experts that produce open application security guidelines for the World Wide Web, today announced that it has released version 1.0 of The Web Application Firewall Evaluation Criteria (WAFEC). WAFEC is a collaborative effort by a team of security experts, industry practitioners, and vendors designed to provide an independent and vendor-neutral set of criteria for evaluating Web Application Firewall products. <br><br>The following organizations have contributed to developing the WAFEC: Arctec Group, Bee Ware, Breach Security, Cisco Systems, Citrix Systems, daVinci Consulting, EDS, e-Xpert Solutions, F5 Networks, Hacktics, Imperva, NetContinuum, netForensics, NSS Group, Seclutions AG, Secureprise, SPI Dynamics, Thinking Stone, Watchfire, and WhiteHat Security. <br><br>"Although Web Application Firewalls are now required to effectively secure sensitive data connected to web infrastructures, comparing and choosing the right product is both complex and time consuming," said Ivan Ristic, WAFEC Project leader, and CTO of Thinking Stone. "This first release from the Web Application Firewall Evaluation Criteria project not only makes comparison possible, but, more importantly, enables users to understand the requirements and the inner workings of various application defense mechanisms." <br><br>Web Application Firewall (WAF) technology has become an integral component of web security infrastructures and a requirement for protecting web applications from breaches that can lead to the theft of financial and privacy data. However, both vendors and user organizations tend to view WAFs in different ways, so there is no single baseline for comparing competing products. WAFEC provides a standardized and easy to understand structure for evaluating WAF technology. WAFEC includes a testing methodology that can be used by any reasonably skilled technician to independently assess the quality of a WAF solution for meeting the unique needs or his or her organization. <br><br>The WAFEC covers the following areas for assessing and comparing WAF offerings: <br><br>Deployment architecture <br><br>HTTP and HTML support <br><br>Detection techniques <br><br>Protection techniques <br><br>Logging <br><br>Reporting <br><br>Management <br><br>Performance <br><br><img style="float:left;margin:10px;border:none;" src="http://www.3wcommunications.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/web-application-development.png" width="360" /><br><br>—XML <br><br>The WAFEC document is publicly available free of charge from the project home page at: http://www.webappsec.org/projects/wafec/ <br><br>About WASC <br><br>The Web Application Security Consortium (WASC) is an international group of experts, industry practitioners, and organizational representatives who produce open source and widely agreed upon best- practice security standards for the World Wide Web. As an active community, WASC facilitates the exchange of ideas and organizes several industry projects. WASC consistently releases technical information, contributed articles, security guidelines, and other useful documentation. Businesses, educational institutions, governments, application developers, security professionals, and software vendors all over the world utilize our materials to assist with the challenges presented by web application security. Membership and participation in WASC related activities is free and open to all. For more information visit: http://www.webappsec.org/ <br><br>Web Application Firewall Evaluation Criteria (WAFEC) Project <br><br>Member Quotes <br><br>"Evaluating security products in general and application firewalls specifically frequently is a FUD-laden task, this guide has technical breadth and depth; and should help persistent organizations cut through the vendor hand waving and get to the heart of the matter - finding the right web app firewall for their organization to protect their web application(s)." <br><br>Gunnar Peterson, CTO, Arctec Group <br><br>"WASC continues in its tradition of producing high-quality and community-driven research for the web application security industry." <br><br>Matthieu Estrade, Product Manager, Bee-ware <br><br>"Web application security is the upcoming threat to e-commerce, and application firewalls are the answer. As the standard setting organization in the area of application security, it is of great importance that the Web Application Security Consortium releases Web Application Firewall Evaluation Criteria that will enable customers to make the right choice when making this important decision." <br><br>Ofer Shezaf, CTO, Breach Security <br><br>"Web application attacks are increasingly posing the most serious threat to today's IT infrastructures. Objective test criteria, such as Web Application Security Consortium's evaluation criteria for Web Application Firewalls (WAFEC), that are created by the leading security authorities in the industry empowers enterprise IT security managers to properly evaluate the effectiveness of Web application security solutions and bring improved attack protection capabilities to business critical Web applications. Citrix is pleased to participate in WAFEC and lend support to this important industry-wide effort." <br><br>Greg Smith, Director of Product Marketing, Citrix Systems <br><br>"As many recent well-publicized data breaches show, organizations must address more sophisticated attacks on business applications and data by implementing additional layers of protection. Web Application Firewalls are an important component of such protection." <br><br>Shlomo Kramer, CEO, Imperva <br><br>"The Web Application Firewall Evaluation Criteria (WAFEC) provides a useful structure for organizations to use as they select solutions that will better secure proprietary business information and transactions." <br><br>Amichai Shulman, Chief Technology Officer, Imperva <br><br>"We are seeing a shift within customers. There is now general agreement that application security is a priority, the question customers are now grappling with is, 'how best to protect my apps'? Independent, researched, and organized solution criteria are critical in helping customers make the right choices to really secure their systems. NetContinuum intends to help drive WASC and their efforts forward as application security threats and protective technologies evolve." <br><br>Varun Nagaraj, CEO, NetContinuum <br><br>"WAFEC is a valuable effort to standardize testing of the security devices, that belong to a category perceived to be complicated or even confusing to end users. The threats are real, but relevant protections are lagging behind, in part due to the solutions complexity and lack of consistent testing methodology. WAFEC provides such methodology." <br><br>Dr Anton Chuvakin, Security Strategist, netForensics, Inc. <br><br>"What's worse than being attacked? Not even knowing about it! <br><br>Successful attacks on the application layer cannot be detected in most cases. An attacker only needs to find one entry point to be successful whereas the service provider on the other hand needs to secure all applications on all layers. The threat scenario develops so fast that many customers are overwhelmed by its complexity. The efforts of the Web Application Security Consortium are a great approach to help customers to understand the requirements and mechanisms to protect Web applications much better and decide on appropriate measures." <br><br>Cyrill Osterwalder, Chief Technology Officer, Seclutions AG <br><br>"Protecting web applications is a complex and difficult task and security teams today are under intense pressure to keep up with the volume of security issues they need to address. It is more critical than ever to define industry standards that customers can use to classify, rank and select best of breed web application firewall products. Adopting the Web Application Firewall Evaluation Criteria will make it faster and more efficient for companies to meet the unique security requirements of their organization and the WAFEC project will help customers to make more informed decisions based on facts rather then on product brochures" <br><br>Ory Segal, Director of Security Research, Watchfire <br><br>"In the past it was impossible to verify the needed functionality of an application firewall without speaking to a vendor. The Web Application Firewall Criteria Project helps users and vendors to conform to a neutral third party quality expectation that is greatly needed in the industry." <br><br>Robert Auger, Co-Founder The Web Application Security Consortium <br><br>"WASC's mission is to promote understanding and awareness of web application security. With the WAFEC project, we are creating level playing field from which customers, industry analysts, and vendors can objectively evaluate the web application firewall market." <br><br>Jeremiah Grossman, CTO, WhiteHat Security<br><br><a href='http://www.thefreelibrary.com/WebApplicationSecurityConsortiumReleasesVendorNeutral...-a0140953244'>http://www.thefreelibrary.com/WebApplicationSecurityConsortiumReleasesVendorNeutral...-a0140953244</a><br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

CNN.com - Land war goes before Supreme Court - 13 Sep 2016 19:27

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[[html]]Homeowners ask justices to block city's use of eminent domain<br><br>From Bill Mears<br><br>CNN Washington Bureau<br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/EBQIGy1ROLY&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/EBQIGy1ROLY&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>WASHINGTON (CNN) — A fight by homeowners to save their New London, Connecticut, neighborhood from city officials and private developers — an important property rights case with an unusual twist — will reach the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday.<br><br>At issue is whether governments can forcibly seize homes and businesses, for private economic development. Under a practice known as eminent domain, a person's property may be condemned and the land converted for a greater "public use." It has traditionally been employed to eliminate slums, or to build highways, schools or other public works.<br><br>The New London case tests the muscle of local and state governments to raise what they see as much-needed revenue, which they argue serves a greater "public purpose." Legal analysts said they see the case as having major implications nationwide in property rights and redevelopment issues.<br><br>Eminent domain is a practice indirectly sanctioned by the U.S. Constitution. The Fifth Amendment's protection against unwarranted government interference adds a caveat: "Nor shall property be taken for public use, without just compensation."<br><br><img style="float:right;margin:10px;border:none;" src="http://www.omkarsoft.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Web-application-development1.jpg" width="297" /><br><br>A recent study by the property rights group Institute for Justice, which is representing the New London homeowners in court, found about 10,000 cases from 1998 to 2002 of local governments in 41 states using or threatening to use eminent domain to transfer home and properties from one private owner to another. Courts in at least six states have upheld the practice.<br><br>Such battles have long been a staple of U.S. westward expansion. In the 19th century, farmers, railroads, miners and ranchers competed for the opportunity to exploit rural resources.<br><br>Today, the disputes have become more urban-based, focusing on stadiums, office parks and shopping centers. Courts and legislatures around the country have had widely differing standards on when eminent domain can be used.<br><br>City, homeowners square off<br><br>In the New London case, city officials there argue that eminent domain also should apply to "economic development" even if done privately since it would increase tax revenue and improve the local economy.<br><br>Susette Kelo and six other homeowners have said the move is more about enriching well-connected developers.<br><br>"It's obvious they don't want us here, and they've done everything in their power to make us leave," Kelo said. "They are simply taking our property from us private owners and giving it to another private owner to develop."<br><br>Kelo said she and her husband, Tim, bought their two-bedroom pink Victorian in the city's Fort Trumball waterfront neighborhood in 1997 for $50,000. The area is in a working-class section of New London, overlooking the Thames River and Long Island Sound.<br><br>"It was like I'd been here all my life. It was just a warm and inviting feeling," she said.<br><br>But city officials disagree with that label.<br><br>"New London has been and is classified by the state of Connecticut as a distressed municipality," City Attorney Thomas Londregan said. "When we lost the naval base, we lost about 18,000 jobs."<br><br>Londregan said that while the city has never claimed the Fort Trumball neighborhood is blighted, the area has suffered economically. It has been zoned since 1929 as industrial despite the presence of existing private homes.<br><br>"This area had a junkyard, which had to be cleaned up at great expense," Londregan said. "They had oil tanks, commercial big storage tanks. There is a railroad yard down there."<br><br>Pfizer plant spurred city action<br><br>In 1998, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. agreed to build a $270 million global research facility next to the area in dispute. Two years later, the New London City Council sought to accommodate Pfizer's investment and adopted a redevelopment plan to transform 90 acres of Fort Trumball.<br><br>The city and state would contribute millions of dollars. Eminent domain power was transferred to the New London Development Corp., a private, nonprofit group of citizens, business owners and community leaders.<br><br><img src="http://alphasoftware.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/web-application-development-tools-absolute-positioning.jpg" width="343" /><br><br>It wants to build a conference center, hotel complex, offices, condominiums, and eventually, an aquarium in New London, which is about 125 miles east of New York City.<br><br>The day before Thanksgiving 2000, Kelo said, a notice was posted on her East Street home, informing her and her husband that they had four months to move out or police would remove them and their belongings.<br><br>"I really didn't want to sell my property so I wasn't interested at all in the offer," she said. "And they simply told me if you're not going to sell, we're going to take your property by eminent domain."<br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/EBQIGy1ROLY&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/EBQIGy1ROLY&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>Most of Kelo's neighbors have moved on, leaving large parts of Fort Trumball bulldozed amid rubble. About 80 homes and businesses are gone, leaving only seven property owners and 15 parcels remaining.<br><br>The city government said it offered Kelo and her neighbors a fair price for their properties.<br><br>The Connecticut Supreme Court agreed with New London, ruling that promoting economic development outweighed private property rights. Homeowners argued that since their neighborhood is neither a slum nor crime-ridden, it does not meet legal standards for application of eminent domain.<br><br>The case is Kelo v. City of New London (04-0108). A ruling is expected by June.<br><br><br clear="all"/><br><br><a href='http://www.cnn.com/2005/LAW/02/21/scotus.eminent.domain/index.html'>http://www.cnn.com/2005/LAW/02/21/scotus.eminent.domain/index.html</a>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Company Profile for Wipro Ltd - 10 Sep 2016 12:30

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[[html]]Wipro Limited (Wipro), incorporated on December 29, 1945, is a global information technology (IT) services provider. It operates through two segments: IT Services and IT Products. The Company's IT Services business provides a range of IT and IT-enabled services. IT Products segment provides a range of third-party IT products, which allows it to offer IT system integration services.<br><br>IT Services<br><br>The Company is a provider of IT services to enterprises across the globe. The IT Services segment primarily consists of IT Service offerings to its customers organized by industry verticals, which include Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI), Healthcare and Life Sciences (HLS), Retail, Consumer Goods, Transport and Government (RCTG), Energy, Natural Resources and Utilities (ENU), Manufacturing and High-Tech (MFG), and Global Media and Telecom (GMT). The Company provides a range of services, which include digital strategy advisory, customer centric design, technology consulting, IT consulting, custom application design, development, re-engineering and maintenance, systems integration, package implementation, global infrastructure services, business process services, cloud, mobility and analytics services, research and development and hardware and software design. It delivers end-to-end services across the Oracle product spectrum, including E-Business suite, Oracle Cloud Applications and Engineered Systems. Its Connected Enterprise Services include Digital Customer Experience Management (DCxM) and Encore (Next Gen Commerce Solution).<br><br><img style="float:left;margin:10px;border:none;" src="http://blogannounce.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/custom-web-application-development-process-intelegain.jpg?w=640" width="267" /><br><br>The Company offers integrated business solutions that span across enterprise applications and digital transformation to security and testing. Its application services offerings include Oracle Application Services, SAP Application Services, Connected Enterprise Services, Cloud Application Services, Enterprise Architecture, Enterprise Security Solutions and Testing Services. The Service Transformation Group is instrumental in evaluating the market trends, and identifying and incubating various technologies. Its Global Infrastructure Services (GIS) is an end-to-end IT infrastructure and management service provider, which include Business Advisory, Cloud Migration, Data Center Transformation, Workplace Transformation, Networks, Managed Services to System Integration. Its Analytics includes the spectrum of offerings, which cover the Data-Information-Insight Supply Chain, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, advanced analytics, data and information management, and big data platforms. The Company's Business Process Services (BPS) include Enterprise Transformation, Base))), Next Gen Customer Experience (NGCE), Robotics Process Automation (RPA) and Business-Process-as-a-Service (BPaaS).<br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/51V6redbCgs&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/51V6redbCgs&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>IT Products<br><br><img style="float:right;margin:10px;border:none;" src="http://www.valiantsystems.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/web-applications-image-1-3.jpg" width="363" /><br><br>In order to offer IT system integration solutions, the Company uses a combination of hardware products (including servers, computing, storage, networking, security), related software products (including databases and operating systems) and integration services. The Company's range of third-party IT Products is comprised of Enterprise Platforms, Networking Solutions, Software Products, Data Storage, Contact Center Infrastructure, Enterprise Security, IT Optimization Technologies, Video Solutions and End-User Computing solutions. It provides its offerings to enterprises in various industries, primarily in the India and Middle East markets, including government, defense, IT and IT-enabled services, telecommunications, manufacturing, utilities, education and financial services sectors. The Company is a reseller of third-party enterprise products through its direct sales force.<br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/DTjwL41bSko&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/DTjwL41bSko&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

20 brilliant WordPress tutorials | Creative Bloq - 08 Sep 2016 20:02

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[[html]]WordPress is the world's most popular publishing platforms, and it's currently estimated to power 26 per cent of all websites. It's highly customisable, very easy to use and it's completely free, making it an obvious choice for anything from a simple blog to an online design portfolio.<br><br>Because of its enormous popularity, there's a wealth of WordPress web design inspiration and WordPress tutorials online to help you get to grips with the content management system. But with so much choice, things can often get confusing.<br><br><img style="float:right;margin:10px;border:none;" src="http://www.triconinfotech.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web-application-development-bangalore.png" width="283" /><br><br>So, to save you time we've done the hard work for you and picked 20 brilliant WordPress tutorials from around the web that will boost your skills and introduce you to exciting new techniques. To help you find the right ones for you, we've grouped them according to skill level:<br><br>01. A beginner's guide to creating a WordPress website<br><br>This complete guide to getting your site up and running is a great place to start if you're a complete beginner, or someone <a href="http://www.softservedigital.co.za">web app development</a> with a bit of experience looking to fill holes in their knowledge.<br><br>02. WordPress cheat sheet<br><br>Cheat sheets are ideal when you're starting out, and still useful to refer back to when you're more experienced. This one lays it all out for you and provides a brilliant go-to for any WordPress woes.<br><br>03. How to learn WordPress in one week<br><br>This step-by-step guide to WordPress is aimed at beginners who are trying to become competent with the platform in their spare time.<br><br>04. How to customize the WordPress text editor to look and function like your front-end<br><br><img id="XmkBAQwLDe4ensPSFxSjPK" name="" alt="" src="http://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/XmkBAQwLDe4ensPSFxSjPK.png" align="middle" fullscreen=""/><br><br>Use this tutorial to transform your editing environment<br><br>Using the Preview button is okay, but it's much better to be able to write your posts and see how they're going to look on the site without having to switch back and forth between view modes. This great technique enables you to do just that.<br><br>05. The WordPress community offers advice to beginners<br><br>Siobhan McKeown reached out to people from across the WordPress community to ask what advice they would give to people just starting their WordPress journey. It's an old article, but the advice still holds true.<br><br>Next page: intermediate tutorials<br><br><a href='http://www.creativebloq.com/web-design/wordpress-tutorials-designers-1012990'>http://www.creativebloq.com/web-design/wordpress-tutorials-designers-1012990</a><br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Mobile Application Development Using Delphi - 02 Sep 2016 10:13

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[[html]]Borland Delphi is mostly used for desktop applications &amp; enterprise applications. As a software development tool Delphi is very much suitable for software project as it contains several libraries which also support the development of web applications and also for mobile application development. Delphi mobile application is also categorized as a time saving technology because it supports Rapid Application Development (RAD) and this feature is due to integrated IDE integrated development environment which helps to provide GUI (graphical user interface) for localization and translation to created programs. Mobile development using Delphi is the leading development environment for software and database application, and developer who believes in high performance, and easy to maintain software applications development uses it extensively. Delphi provides <a href="http://softservedigital.co.za/">web development application company</a> a exhaustive set of refactoring, editing and debugging tools, which makes the mobile apps development process faster and easier. Few advantages of Delphi mobile applications are like this, dramatically reduce the development time, user friendly, mean you can really liberate your user from the keyboard, by using touch based Uls, quality, high performance access to all the popular database management systems, etc. Delphi programming services is the premier development environment that enables to rapidly deliver high performance and easy to maintain software applications. Delphi is appreciated by the developers for the development of reliable applications according to their specific needs. Non professionals can hire Delphi developers from any reputed web development company for the development of quality applications.<br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/4Qh4mOYhZCY&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/4Qh4mOYhZCY&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>Mindfire Solutions is a pioneer in Delphi application development. It has gained adequate expertise and worked on various Delphi mobile application projects. Minfire's Delphi programming and development services are designed to meet various business needs of global clients on outsourced Delphi programming and development projects. The services offered are :<br><br>Delphi 5, 6, 7 Application Development<br><br>Delphi Component Development (FTP, GUI, FAX , SNMP etc)<br><br><img style="float:right;margin:10px;border:none;" src="http://theegeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/web-application-development.png" width="320" /><br><br>Database Application Development using Delphi<br><br>Mobile Application Development using Delphi<br><br>Delphi Web development services<br><br>Delphi Game development services<br><br>Delphi .NET development services<br><br>Delphi Enterprise Application Development<br><br>Delphi based Product Development<br><br>Delphi Application Migration<br><br>Delphi Application Support and Maintenance<br><br>Delphi application re-engineering<br><br>Web Development with Delphis using visual (RAD) framework<br><br><a href='http://development.ezinemark.com/mobile-application-development-using-delphi-31897e68443.html'>http://development.ezinemark.com/mobile-application-development-using-delphi-31897e68443.html</a>[[/html]] - Comments: 0


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