Category Archives: Databases

Build a Website With Flash and MySQL – Lesson 1

There’s always been somewhat of a disconnect between designer-types and backend-types. And we’re not just talking about hairstyles, eyewear, and the contents of their bookshelves — designers and programmers approach problems in different ways, and their individual plans of attack don’t always jibe. Of course, you want your site to be sleek, fast, and bleeding-edge,… Read More »

Build a Website With Flash and MySQL – Lesson 2

In Build a Website With Flash and MySQL – Lesson 1, we successfully created a MySQL database, filled it with blog entries, and learned how to query it. Now we’re going to move on to the fun stuff:creating a Flash container to display our blog entries as we pull them out of the database. I’m… Read More »

Sunlight Labs Offering $5K for Best Government Data Mashups

Artists, web developers and data visualization geniuses, here’s a chance to strut your stuff, serve your country and win some serious money in the process. Sunlight Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides tools to make government data more transparent, has announced a new contest called Design for America. Billed as a “design and data visualization… Read More »

Open Data’s Access Problem, and How to Solve it

The recent Gov 2.0 summit in Washington D.C. saw several promising new announcements which will help government agencies share code and best practices for making public data available to developers. The idea behind new projects like Challenge.gov, the FCC’s new developer tools and the Civic Commonsis that by giving developers access to data previously stored… Read More »