XML Sitemap Ping Tool
[2008-03-25] All the major search engines (Google, Yahoo!, MSN/Live, and Ask) use the XML Sitemaps protocol for getting URLs from websites.
XML-RPC ping endpoint in C# and ASP.NET
[2008-03-03] All blog platforms send out pings using the XML-RPC protocol whenever a new post is created or an old one is updated. It is very simple to send out XML-RPC pings using C#, because it is just a normal HTTP request with some XML in the request body. See here how to ping using C#.
Google Sitemaps and Competitive Intelligence
[2008-01-04] I'm a big fan of the Google Webmaster Central Program and using sitemaps.
When is XML not XML?
[2007-11-12] Here is a mystery for folks. I've updated my parsing engine for coldfusionbloggers.org.
[2007-10-16] A few days ago I blogged about a code review I was doing for another client. Yesterday I found another interesting bug in their code. (It is always easier to find bugs in other people's code.)
Persisting With XML, Or Else
[2007-09-25] There are a few ways of persisting XML to a file, each with their pros and cons, that programmers may want to consider.
Using Sitemaps and Verity
[2007-09-18] Not many people know that ColdFusion ships with a HTTP spider that integrates with Verity. Unfortunately, this spider will only work with localhost as a server.
Have You Validated Your Feed Recently?
[2007-09-11] When is the last time you stopped to think about the health of your feed?
CFFEED Bug to Watch out For
[2007-08-28] I've blogged before about how xmlFormat() is a bit buggy.
Ping using XML-RPC in ASP.NET
[2007-08-10] Many blogs have the ability to ping different ping-services, such as Ping-o-Matic, Feedburner and Technorati, whenever some content is created or updated.
Clearing Your SnipEx Cache & CFLib SnipEx Update
[2007-07-24] While working on some bugs in the CFLib SnipEx server, Mark Drew sent me a great tip on how to clear the cache in CFEclipse.
Model-Glue & URL consistency
[2007-06-19] Someone asked on the Model-Glue mailing list how to keep deal with keeping event handler names and URLs in views consistent, i.e., if they change an event handler name, how can they avoid having to change the string wherever it appears in links in their views.
Spry, Apollo, & Remote XML Sources
[2007-05-21] So this is probably a 'Duh' type post, but I was curious how Apollo and it's "open" web browser would handle remote AJAX requests.
cf.Objective() - Recap of Day One
[2007-05-07] Keynote - Jason - History of CF, themes for Scorpio, a little bit of each theme.
AJAX and Server Side Search
[2007-04-26] I've blogged before (or at least think I have) about how to do client side filtering/searching of data with Spry. An example of this is the search at RIAForge.
Why Is XQuery Important?
[2007-04-10] The advent of wireless internet access has made web design a very complicated matter. Previously, all web browsers were created equal. HTML was the only language used to create web sites, and it was only possible to go online with a desktop PC.
Using AJAX & Server Side Search
[2007-04-09] This morning I posted a quick example of using AJAX with a server side search.
Generating XML from a CFC? Watch for Whitespace
[2007-03-05] A friend sent in a question this weekend that confounded him to no end.
The Real Selling Point of XHTML
[2007-02-19] Some years ago there was a lot of fuzz about the importance of the W3C XHTML standard.
RSS Feed Tips to Help SEO
[2007-02-06] RSS feeds are a great communication medium, and when properly managed, web feeds can bring in significant Internet traffic. RSS feeds should contain compelling themed content with episodic titles that are united in common broad theme.
XML Code Comments: What, Why and How
[2007-01-22] During the years I've seen a lot of different ways of commenting code - some good and some bad.
ColdFusion / XML Query Style
[2007-01-09] At one point or another, whether it's an enterprise level website, or one of your own, you're going to have the burning desire to see how you can take advantage of what XML can do for your applications.
Spry: Custom Columns
[2006-12-27] A few days ago I posted a link to a few new Spry demos including one that shows how to build custom columns in Spry.
XML Country List File
[2006-12-20] Today, I had to bind a list of countries to a drop down list in ASP.NET 2.0. I wanted to use an XML file to store the countries. There are more than 200 so there was not way I was going to hard code them in the HTML.
Localized Websites and the html Tag
[2006-12-12] For a website that supports multiple languages, it is important to tell the client what the selected language is.