2008 Holiday Celebration Photos

Friday December 19, 2008
Harold Channer and Margaret Borges Photographs from the
holiday celebration
with Harold Channer
and Margaret Borges

jQuery, QuirksMode.org, Microformats,
and the HTML validation tool
Job Resume and Interview Tips

Wednesday October 8

6:00 - Job Resume and Interview Tips by Division Director Michelle Cmorey (Robert Half Technologies).

6:30 - Jeffrey Barke, (Jeffrey's Mechblog), The New York Web Standards MeetUp co-organizer will present an overview of jQuery, QuirksMode.org, Microformats and the HTML validation tool.

Post-Meeting - Be a part of the New York WebTech Community and join us after the meeting for good food and discussion! We have 10% discount: Thai Red Curry at 339 Lexington, 39/40

PHP by Hans Zaunere
& Visio 2008 by Leona Rubin

Wednesday September 10

6:00 - Visio 2008 by Leona Rubin, Information Architect

6:30 - Introducing PHP by Hans Zaunere, founder of NYPHP.org Community and the PHP Meetup.

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The Google App Engine
and Introduction to Python by Matt Kangas

Wednesday August 13

6:00 - PHP and CSS table-less layout code review by Ashod Kassabian

6:30 - Matt Kangas, Technical Internet Entrepreneur: The Google App Engine and Introduction to Python. www.p16blog.com. The Google App Engine lets you run your web applications on Google's infrastructure. App Engine applications are easy to build, easy to maintain, and easy to scale as your traffic and data storage needs grow. With App Engine, there are no servers to maintain: You just upload your application, and it's ready to serve your users.

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Visio, Podcasting, Server Side Scripting

Wednesday July 9

6:00 - Introduction to Visio by Leona Rubin, Information Architect

6:30 - Bob Rowen: Podcasting 101 for Easy Listening– Capturing quality audio, editing, processing software to podcasting. Bob is the Director of Operations and Programs for The New York Military Affairs Symposium at the CUNY Graduate Center and has launched a website with podcasts at http://nymas.org/podcasts.html - nymas.org.

7:15 - Stephen Britton: Server Side Scripting 101 with PHP, Python and Perl.

Steve will also briefly go over using VM ware on the Mac, with Windows XP, Ubuntu Linux and Cent OS.

Steve has freelanced as a web Developer since 1994 and currently he is working as system administrator for a Real Estate Company in midtown Manhattan.

Flash and ActionScript by Tyler Larson
Wednesday June 11

6:00 - PHP and CSS table-less layout code review by Ashod Kassabian

6:15 - Manipulating Society through Technology DevSource video

6:30 - Tyler Larson : Flash and intermediary level ActionScript for developers. Bring your Flash questions. tyleralanlarson.com/blog - motionandcolor.com - flashcodersny.org.

Web Tools Every Webmaster Should Have
by Gennady Feldman
March 12 & April 9

6:00 - PHP and CSS table-less layout code review by Ashod Kassabian

6:15 - First part of two: Gennady Feldman (Gena01) will the demo of web tools every webmaster should have: Firefox add-ons, diagnostic tools and JavaScript debugging. Gennady works with Dynamic Logic and can be reached through his personal blog. View the March 12 and April 9 presentation video on the right.

Most of the tools will be Windows based since this is my primary development platform.

I shall demo on some of the cool and interesting tools I use on a day to day basis. I consider them life savers for me. I could do a huge writeup on many of these tools. For now I'll provide a short list and descriptions of each tool.

Fiddler - Fiddler is a debugging proxy. I consider this a must have! This tool is a freeware tool utilizing .NET and developed by Eric Lawrence who works at Microsoft for the IE team. The major thing that this tool does is that it shows all those things that are going on behind the scenes inside your browser. Specifically what URL(s) are loaded that are part of the page. It allows you to see what cookies are used, how fast the page loads, any missing files/pages/images/etc as well as diagnose various problems with the website. It's also scriptable and extensible via extensions quite a few of which are available from the program website. There's also a Lite version of this tool that could be placed on removable media and used to troubleshoot things when you can't do a full install.

There are also a number of tools that run inside the browser and help us troubleshoot and diagnose issues with pages inside the browser.

Firefox has a number of add-ons:
Firebug - this is also a must have. This is your debugger inside Firefox. It contains a ton of functionality including layout and DOM tree navigation and JavaScript debugging.

YSlow - this add-on requires Firebug and is produced by Yahoo. It analyzes page download times and shows how long your page loads as well as suggests some things to make things work quicker. FirePHP - another add-on that depends on Firebug. This one is being actively developed and is trying to assist PHP developers with debugging and troubleshooting problems.

Web Developer - Web Developer extension for Firefox. This is also a must have. This has been around for a number of years and is used by many designers. It has a ton of various web development tools that assist web designers with web design and layout.

Internet Explorer:
DebugBar - this is also something that I've been using for some time. We also bought a couple of licenses. This one is quite similar to Firebug for firefox. It has a sidebar that allows you to analyze and navigate the DOM tree and do a ton of other great stuff. Recently they are also making it available for FREE for personal use.

Web Development Helper - another great freeware add-on for IE. Contains a ton of tools including ASP.NET debugging (which I haven't had a chance to use). It also does network/script capturing and DOM tree navigation and a number of other great features.

IE Web Developer Toolbar - this is a tool from Microsoft that tries to add some things that should have been in there in the first place. It's a little weak in some places, but it's free.

Microsoft Script Editor - I thought I'd list it here since it seems that not a lot of people know about this one. This tool comes with almost every installation of Microsoft Office but it's not installed by default. You need to specifically install this for it to become available. This is  a JavaScript debugger that will also install Microsoft Visual Studio like environment for JavaScript debugging. This is also a must have, since this is probably the best way to debug JavaScript issues in Internet Explorer. This is full featured debugger with all the bells and whistles that you would expect.

This should be most if not all the tools that I tend to use quite often. I hope you like these tools and gain some benefit of finding and starting to use some of these. Are there any tools that are not on this list and deserve to be on this list? Post a response and let me know about them and why they should be listed here.

Update: Here is a link to a list of tools that is recommended by the guys who develop IE. This list is catered to Internet Explorer users though.


Ensuring Security, Privacy, and Authenticity
in a WWW Connected World
Wednesday February 13

6:00 - Coping with Info Overload DevSource video Q/A

6:15 - Gary Biermann from Robert Half will present on How to improve your resume, (bring your resume). He will also discuss the Five most common interview mistakes.

6:45 - Ensuring Security, Privacy, and Authenticity in a WWW Connected World by Robert Gezelter Software Consultant. Gezelter

Abstract: The integrity of the www experience is becoming an ever more critical business issue. Assuring customers of authenticity, as well as their privacy and the security of their information is crucial. We will explore the hazards of eavesdropping and other security breaches, as well as the problems caused by various kinds of counterfeit sites, and how easily available www technologies, particularly SSL and HTTPS, can be implemented to increase customer assurance and safety. Our speaker will also illustrate common mistakes that are made using these technologies.

Biography: Our speaker will be Robert Gezelter, a Senior Member of IEEE and an alumnus of the IEEE Computer Society’s Distinguished Visitors Program. Mr. Gezelter holds BA and MS degrees in Computer Science from New York University. He is a contributor to the Computer Security Handbook (2002) and the Handbook of Information Security (2005). He has spoken and written extensively on operating systems, networks, performance, security, tools, and similar areas.

Mr. Gezelter is in private practice, and maintains his offices in Flushing, New York. He can be contacted via his firm’s website at http://www.rlgsc.com. Q&A
Joomla (CMS) Search Queries based on distance
& Project Management (PM)
Wednesday January 9, 2008
6:00 - Towards Sanity in Software Project Management DevSource video

6:30 - Project Management (PM)Leona by Leona Rubin, Information Architect. Leona will discuss how to become a Project Manager. It's no secret that with today's changing technology is more demanding and Project Managers (PM) need to meet management expectations – PM’s must be able to demonstrate that they're having a positive impact assisting their organization elevate to new heights – Companies expect (PM’s) to pick up the slack when resources are low in roles such as • research and/or analysis – We help organizations put knowledge to work as strategic assets across the enterprise, day in and day out.

7:15 - Donna Marie Vincent Donna will be presenting on Joomla (CMS) Search Queries based on distance. Donna is a website designer and developer specializing in Joomla Content Management System. She is a Certified Paypal Developer and her portfolio can be viewed at DonnaVincent.com.