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Xcode is the complete toolset to build Mac OSX and iOS applications. With Xcode 4, the developers tools have been redesigned to be faster, easier to use, and more helpful. The Xcode IDE understands every detail of your project, identifies mistakes in both logic and syntax, and even fix your code for you. Xcode 4 will help you write better code for Mac OSX and iOS applications. Xcode 4 has a brand new user interface, built upon technologies that Apple itself uses to build Mac OSX and iOS, and that have produced over a quarter million Mac OS X and iOS apps.

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Alexa has built a huge database of information about sites that includes statistics, related links and more. All of this information can be found on Alexa’s Site Overview pages, Traffic Detail pages and Related Links pages. To access these pages, you can simply type the URL of any site into the Alexa Search box and get results. Alexa statistics about websites help webmasters to calculate value of their websites and determine ways to improve website ranking and popularity based on top searches and keywords. As a webmaster, You can also give your site’s advertisers overview of popularity and reach of your website. Alexa allows you to add your websites and get widgets of traffic score for your website but you have to register with Alexa for that. Another option is to use some code to display desired information of your website according to Alexa. Display graphs from Alexa for you website Daily traffic rank trend, Daily reach in percent, Daily page views and more by using following codes.

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Page Speed is an open-source Firefox / Firebug Add-on. Webmasters and web developers can use Page Speed to evaluate the performance of their web pages and to get suggestions on how to improve them. By using Page Speed, you can:

  • Make your website faster.
  • Keep Internet users engaged with your site.
  • Reduce your bandwidth

Page Speed performs several tests on a site’s web server configuration and front-end code. These tests are based on a set of best practices known to enhance web page performance. Webmasters who run Page Speed on their pages get a set of scores for each page, as well as helpful suggestions on how to improve its performance.

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I have been observing that some IP addresses have been hitting some of websites lately and their attempts were consistent. So I have banned those IP to access my websites. This secures your website and saves bandwidth. I will tell you here how you can do this too. If you are a webmaster or site owner then you may have noticed certain IP addresses trying to bring your website down sometimes. The best you can do to block them is to ban them. For website you can use .htaccess file for that and for WordPress you have options of .htaccess file and some plugins. We we study different ways to ban IP, IP range or multiple IP to access your website.

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If you are a developer or a programmer, then you might like something straight and yet powerful for your programming needs. Many programmers do not like Dreamweaver or any program for CSS, PHP, XHTML coding needs. They like notepad or TextPad or some text editor with syntax highlighting. Here are two programs which are like notepad but these are advanced with many other features and facilities for programming needs. They can code in a straight way with syntax highlighting feature and many other search, replace, mass edit, find and implement facilities. These programs are easy to use and very fast as compared to heavy Adobe Dreamweaver. And these are free!

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railsXSS Vulnerability can result in a hacked website. Two vulnerabilities have been identified in Ruby on Rails, which could be exploited by attackers and hackers to disclose sensitive information and threat to websites. The first issue is caused by input validation errors when processing unicode characters, which could be exploited by hackers to cause arbitrary scripting code to be executed by the user’s browser in the security context of an affected site.

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flag-counter

Plain old hits counters are boring. If you are a webmaster running a website or blog, you need a flag counter, which will count your site visits and display country flags and visits against it.

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cross-plateform-site-testDid you develop a website? Good. Now how about testing its compatibility with OSX, Linux, Windows XP, Vista, Win7 and at different browsers ie6, ie7, ie8, firefox 2, firefox 3, Safari, G-Chrome, Opera, Epiphany, flock, Konqueror, SeaMonkey, K-Meleon and more…O yeah! there are more. Adobe BrowserLab has got an answer plus we have got another online tool as well to do all this messy task with few clicks.

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