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  • Free Webinar On Zimbra Email Dec. 5

    If you are curious about the new Zimbra Collaboration side of our business, check out our upcoming webinar on Dec. 5. Zimbra's Vice President of Product Jon Dybik will talk about the latest architectural enhancements and features for Zimbra Collaboration...
  • Free Webinar October 31: The Future of Zimbra, Collaboration, Open Source, and More

    Tomorrow, join Zimbra's founder and CTO Rob Howard and VP of Products Jon Dybik for "The Evolution of Collaboration: Zimbra Changes the Conversation." This free webinar will cover Zimbra's product roadmap and much more. More details...
  • Example of a Custom Application: Polling

    If you attended the Big Social in 2012, you may have attended the sessions outlining how to build a custom polling application. In those sessions, we walked through each step as we added new functionality and integrated more deeply with the Evolution...
  • What is FileData? Uploading a file to the Telligent Evolution REST APIs

    Many of the Telligent Evolution platform REST endpoints allow for for including a file attachment with your create or update requests. Examples include adding or updating a blog post, adding or updating a forum thread, adding or updating a media gallery...
  • Benefits of using Telligent Studio Widgets over ascx controls

    An interesting conversation sprang up in the Telligent Evolution platform developer support forums this week about the development of older style ascx controls/widgets vs newer style nVelocity widgets. Patrick Mason and Adam Seabridge provided lots of...
  • CAPTCHA for your Telligent Evolution 6.0+ site

    Need CAPTCHA for your Telligent Community 6.0+ site? Adam Seabridge of Building Blocks has you covered: Computer Says No – a CAPTCHA for Telligent Community 6.0 ...read more
  • Six steps to getting a blog author’s attention when asking for help

    I get a couple of questions a week through my blog’s comments or content pages similar to this: “I love the Flickr widget, but how can I get it to [… do something custom…]?” I try to answer as many questions...
  • Testing Web Services

    Jim Holmes asked me to write an article about testing web services for his great 31 Days of Testing blog series and I gladly did so: 31 Days of Testing – Day 16: Testing Web Services The article ended up being less about testing web services...
  • Accessing the Miso API: a sample ASP.NET application

    Miso recently launched the initial phase of their API and make use of OAuth (similar to Twitter’s implementation) to allow user’s to authenticate with Miso and authorize your application to act on their behalf. The documentation is well written...
  • Top 10 Reasons to Refactor Your Tests

    10. You do have tests, don’t you? 9. It’s the right thing to do - tests build up technical debt, too 8. Keeping your tests lean, mean, clean and tidy ensures that writing new tests is easy and pain free 7. It’s a nice break...
  • How to convert a 10-digit “date” in a JSON response from a web service

    That’s a fairly long title to describe this: 1280296860 I found this value in a field where I was expecting a date in a JSON response from a web service. I’m used to seeing 13 digit timestamps so this date surprised me and looked a little...
  • How to convert a 10-digit timestamp in JSON to a Javascript Date

    That’s a fairly long title to describe this: 1280296860 I found this value in a field of a JSON response from a web service where I was expecting a date. I’m used to seeing 13 digit timestamps so this date surprised me and looked a little...
  • Add your own custom REST endpoints to the Telligent Evolution platform API

    I recently got asked the following from a fellow Telligenti: “Is there a way to do a simple ‘are UserA and UserB friends’ check via REST? Seems the only way is to get a list of UserA's followers and see if it contains UserB...
  • What's the deal with REST?

    My buddy, James C Bender , recently posted a good basic description of REST . If you're starting to get into Telligent's REST web services James' article will serve as a good starting point. Then you can head over to the Telligent Evolution...
  • Telligent Evolution SDK and Android

    It’s probably no surprise that most of the Telligenti are iPhone, MacBook and now iPad junkies. But we Telligenti are open-minded for the most part and we’re committed to using and abusing “best of breed” solutions – we now use Solr (on Java) for our...
  • Now Available: Customization Guide for the Telligent Evolution Platform 5.5

    The updated version of the Customization Guide for the Telligent Evolution Platform for version 5.5 is now available.  It outlines the changes made to theme and widget support in 5.5 as well as guidelines on how to use new features to implement customizations...
  • Competition Much?

    Hmmm… I wonder what’s not easy to read, thin, and under a pound?!?!  Posted to Business Similar Posts Good Quotes from Rework The only tools you need spec software in 2009 Design for Mobile first and Full Screen Second ...read more
  • What’s on My Android Phone

    Yesterday I asked Joel Ross if he would write a blog post listing the apps that he liked and used on his Android phone. Android owners in our crowd are few and far between. Most developers that I know are iPhone junkies, the next largest group is probably...
  • Links, Subfolders, ISAPI_Rewrite, Routing, and more

    I know that is a horrible title but “How to fix your generated links that contain an extra subfolder name when using ISAPI_Rewrite to host more than one site on your OrcsWeb hosting account” seemed a little long. Now that I’ve stuffed...
  • Design for Mobile first and Full Screen Second

    This isn’t a rant about the proliferation of mobile devices and how they are going to do everything except change your cat’s litter box in the future. It’s simply about improving your design chops. I’ve decided that new feature work should start with...
  • PayPal app coming to Android

    But alas, there will always be a group of people who think PayPal and Bump Payments are a HORRIBLE idea. And there is a very specific name for that group� MOOCHERS! via phandroid.com Like the author I wonder if you'll be able to bump...
  • Good Quotes from Rework

    Over the weekend I finished Rework and figured I’d share some quotes from it as well. This book was excellent and the perfect complimentary read to Linchpin .  There was a lot of overlap and similar concepts.  While Linchpin was more psychology...
  • Good Quotes from Linchpin by Seth Godin

    Thanks to the birth of our first son I’ve been granted a lot of reading/feeding time.  You could say that this was baby Gabe’s first book.  I can’t say what he thought about the book, but I can say that I really enjoyed it.  It was the...
  • Yahoo Mail On Android

    [UPDATE: You do NOT need a Paid Yahoo Plus account for this to work... the example below is done with a FREE Yahoo Mail account:] To set up Yahoo E-Mail on the Motorola Droid: Make sure Wi-Fi is turned off Press the E-Mail icon (the default...
  • Android: Using NTLM authentication with HttpClient

    Sometimes the web service you want to consume is locked behind Windows (NTLM) authentication. I struggled for a bit trying to figure out how to use NTLM authentication with an HttpClient request in a sample Android application. It looked like I had everything...