Welcome to DevShed, a community dedicated to spreading the the spirit of open source to beginner and professionals alike.
PHP Development forum discussing coding practices, tips on PHP, and other PHP-related topics. PHP is an open source scripting language that has taken the web development industry by storm.
Perl Programming forum discussing coding in Perl, utilizing Perl modules, and other Perl-related topics. Perl, the Practical Extraction and Reporting Language, is the choice for many for parsing textual information.
C programming forum discussing all C derivatives, including C#, C++, Object-C, and even plain old vanilla C. These languages are low level languages, and used on projects such as device drivers, compilers, and even whole computer operating systems.
Java Help forum discussing all Java platforms - J2ME, J2SE and J2EE - as well as relevant standards, APIs and frameworks such as Swing, Servlets, JSPs, Applets, Struts, Spring, Hibernate, ANT, EJB, and other Java-related topics.
Python Programming forum discussing coding techniques, tips and tricks, and Zope related information. Python was designed from the ground up to be a completely object-oriented programming language.
Game Development forum covering non language specific programming - game creation, design, modding, theories and math. A place for developers and gamers of all levels to discuss and debate all things involved in game creation and modding.
ASP Programming forum discussing Active Server Pages coding techniques and problem solving methods. Use VBScript or Jscript to make dynamic web applications.
.NET development forum discussing all .NET derivatives including C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET, ADO.NET and more. Learn the ins and outs of using the .NET framework.
Visual Basic Programming forum discussing VB specific programming information. Quickly prototype and build applications with this robust and simple language.
Software design forum discussing design principles and non-language specific algorithms. Get help with logic, algebraic, or relational concepts.
ColdFusion Development forum discussing CFML coding practices, tips on CFML, and other CFML related topics. Find out why ColdFusion is the tool of choice for many e-commerce developers.
Delphi Programming forum discussing Delphi related topics including Kylix, C++ Builder, and more. Delphi is a high-performance language, originally based on the PASCAL language.
Regular expressions forum covering PCRE and POSIX techniques, practices, and standards. Regular expressions help shorten coding time by providing the ability to compact many lines of code into one string.
XML Programming forum discussing XML and related technologies, including XUL and XSL. XML is a self-describing file format, designed for maximum compatibility between applications.
HTML Programming forum covering discussions of HTML and XHTML, as well as HTML-related issues such as writing W3C Compliant code. Use HyperText Markup Language for building websites.
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) forum discussing all levels of CSS, including CSS1, CSS2 and CSS Positioning. CSS provides a robust way of applying standardized design concepts to your web pages.
Flash Help forum discussing all products originally created by Macromedia including DreamWeaver, Contribute, Flash, Fireworks, Freehand, Director, Authorware and HomeSite. Adobe bought Macromedia in 2005.
Photoshop Help forum discussing Photoshop and other Adobe products predating Adobe’s 2005 purchase of Macromedia, including Illustrator, GoLive, LiveMotion, Atmosphere, InDesign and Acrobat.
Web Design Help forum discussing topics such as video editing, audio editing, animation, etc. This is also the place to get recommendations on preferred web authoring tools.
Website Critiques forum discussing your website. Get recommendations on areas of improvement by design and development experts. Discover your site's weak spots. You must be a member for at least 30 days and have at least 30 posts to list your site.
Search Engine Optimization forum discussing related topics such as Google, PageRank, Link Exchange, and Link Popularity. Improve your ranking in the Search Engines by employing good optimization techniques.
Mobile Programming forum discussing development for mobile technologies from basic mark-up languages such as WML and XHTML MP to server generated code and applications. Widsets, SMS, gateway and server set up are also covered here.
Business Help forum discussing Business Documents, Copyright Law, Contracts, Non-Compete issues and more. Disclaimer: Always consult an attorney; this is just a place to discuss ideas.
Development Software forum discussing tools designed to make managing your website easier, including statistical, tracking, ecommerce, and content management solutions.
Scripts forum discussing topics including building, optimization, and implementation. Discuss which scripting language is best suited to your needs.
Database Management forum discussing non-database specific SQL. Structured Query Language was designed to be a robust and standardized language for manipulating relational databases.
DB2 Development forum discussing administration, DB2 queries, SQL/PL, and other DB2-related topics. Covers the entire DB2 line, including UDB (DB2 for Unix and Linux), midrange (AS/400) and mainframe versions.
MySQL Help forum discussing administration, SQL syntax, and other MySQL-related topics. MySQL is an open-source relational database management system (RDBMS).
PostgreSQL Help forum discussing administration, SQL syntax, or other PostgreSQL-related topics. PostgreSQL provides enterprise level database functionality at open source prices.
Firebird SQL Development forum discussing administration, Firebird SQL syntax, or other Firebird SQL-related topics. Firebird is the evolution of Borland's Interbase product.
MS SQL Development forum discussing administration, MS SQL queries, and other MS SQL-related topics. SQL Server is Microsoft's enterprise database engine.
Oracle Development forum discussing administration, Oracle queries, and other Oracle-related topics. Oracle is known as one of the most robust multi-platform relational databases available.
LDAP Programming forum discussing Lightweight Directory Access Protocol information and techniques. LDAP is used to allow applications to access directory information from a server.
Mail Server Help forum discussing tips, tricks, techniques and Spam containment solutions. Topics include mail servers such as Sendmail and Qmail, webmail interfaces such as Squirrelmail and Horde and spam solutions such as SpamAssassin and Bayesian
Apache Development forum discussing HTTP Server general topics, configuration, and modules. Apache is an open source web server that runs on multiple platforms.
Security and Cryptography forum discussing issues related to coding, server applications, network protection, data protection, firewalls, ciphers and the like.
Antivirus Protection forum discussing issues relating to antivirus programs, spyware, hijack protection, and personal firewalls for all operating systems. Keep your systems protected from hackers and other hazards.
DNS forum discussing issues, servers, and configurations. The Domain Name System (DNS) is what the Internet uses to translate website names into IP addresses.
IIS forum discussing Microsoft's Internet Information Server including its configuration, optimization and other related topics. IIS is the most popular web server for the Windows platform.
Networking Help forum discussing issues such as routers, switches, small networks, file sharing etc. Find information for both wired and wireless networks.
FTP Help forum discussing FTP practices, tips and solutions for problems with FTP on multiple platforms. File Transfer Protocol (FTP) was designed specifically for transferring files from one machine to another.
BSD Help forum discussing all BSD based operating systems including FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, and more. BSD refers to the distribution of UNIX originally developed by the University of California at Berkeley.
Linux Help forum discussing topics including usage, troubleshooting, modules, and distributions. Linux is an open source OS, based on UNIX.
UNIX Help forum discussing the Unix Operating System and all variants including Irix, Solarix, and AIX. Unix was designed as a true multi-user operating system.
Windows Help forum discussing tips, tricks, configurations, and more. Microsoft Windows is one of the most popular operating systems due to its ease of use.
Mac Help forum discussing problems, tips and configuration for all Mac operating systems including Mac OS X. All Apple computers are covered here.
Web hosting forum discussing tips on the best web hosts and information about hosting companies. If you want your own website, you will need web hosting.
Free Web Hosting forum discussing free hosting services, including where you can find companies offering this service. There are many companies offering free web hosting services.
Web Hosting Requests forum where hosting companies can respond, based on your requirements. Use this to find the best web host for your particular needs.
Web Hosting Offers forum discussing special offers and new plans only. Web hosting providers can provide more details here.
Computer Hardware forum discussing topics and issues such as monitors, memory, hard drives, web cams etc. Find information and help to keep your computer running smoothly.
CPUs forum discussing information including overclocking techniques and results. Discuss AMD and Intel based architectures. Disclaimer: Overclocking will void your warranty.
Cooling forum discussing cooling options for your CPU, video card, and other portions of your computer. Cooling is very important to the health of your computer.
Embedded Programming forum discussing topics related to defining systems, selecting hardware and software components, the building of systems, and the integation of hardware and firmware designs.
Motherboards forum discussing today's motherboard technology, including AMD and Intel supported hardware. The motherboard of your system is the foundation on which the rest of your system is built.
Multimedia Hardware forum discussing both video and audio hardware to bring the best to your multimedia-enhanced life. Discuss video cards, sound cards, speakers, and more right here.
Dev Shed Lounge forum discussing anything that doesn't fit into the other forums. This is a place to relax, talk, and even have some friendly debate. Walk softly and carry a big wiffle bat.
Development Articles forum discussing articles and tutorials located at http://www.devshed.com. See what our authors have created for your viewing pleasure.
Beginner Programming forum discussing problems and solutions for just about any issue. Experienced programmers offer their help to those just starting out.
Hire A Programmer forum for employers looking to hire competent developers for on-site positions, and developers looking for an 'on-site' position. List or look for temp, perm, or temp to perm positions here.
Project Help Wanted forum provides a meeting place for people interested in working on a project or projects “off-site.” Find your next programming partners here.
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