Top 10 apps worth installing Adobe AIR for

You've obviously heard about Adobe AIR. But have you installed it yet or did you wait for some amazing application to require the AIR framework before installing it ? Well, that time might come thanks to the Lifehacker blog who have put up a list of the top 10 apps worth installing Adobe AIR for.

"Adobe AIR, a downloadable platform for running web-friendly apps on any operating system, is still pretty fresh on the market, but it already has a healthy number of applications in development or near completion. While many of them are simply desktop translations of web interfaces that were easy to use already, a handful of AIR apps truly make work and play easier, or just more interesting. Let's take a look at 10 applications that make it worth the effort of downloading and installing Adobe AIR."

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Adobe teams up with Google and Yahoo to index more flash content for search

Silicon Alley Insider reports that Adobe (ADBE) will make it easier for search engines to index more content in applications built with its Flash software. Previously, Google and Yahoo could index text and links in Flash animations and applications. Now, with some "optimized Adobe Flash Player technology," they'll be able to "uncover information" in Flash files "that is currently undiscoverable by search engines."

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JSON Diff Released

The never ending source of information which is Ajaxian is reporting the release of JSON Diff, a very handy tool to compare your JSON data. Just look at the following result screen shot to see the visual differences:

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JavaScript language advanced tips and tricks

The guys behind the jslibs project have created a nice wiki with great JavaScript tips and tricks. Just see for yourself through the following samples. Some of them might not be available to all browsers but are worth a closer look...

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75 Insane High Res Photoshop Brushes

Thanks to PSDTUTS's Best of the Web - June article, you photoshop fans will be thrilled by the 75 Insane High Res Photoshop Brushes gathered by Elite By Design.

"Ah, the beautiful world of Photoshop brushes. With thousands of incredible sets floating around the web, and thousands more being made all the time, it can become quite a daunting task to find the perfect ones for your projects. Let me show you 75 insane high resolution Photoshop brushes that will be perfect for any project you may happen to be working on. Enjoy!"

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How to get Cross Browser Compatibility Every Time

Through WebAppers, here is a nice article on cross browser compatibility from Anthony Short.
"Cross-browser compatibility is one of the most time consuming tasks for any web designer. We’ve seen many different articles over the net describing common problems and fixes. I’ve collated all the information I could find to create some coding conventions for ensuring that your site will work first time in every browser. There are some things you should consider for Safari and Firefox also, and IE isn’t always the culprit for your CSS woes."

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Give little names to your pet SQL queries with Rails 2.1

I don't know about you but every time some news come out about Ruby on Rails, I'm saying to myself: "there is no way this can be any better that it already is". And every time, they manage to find a way to impress me.
This time around, Ryan Daigle talks about the new named_scope feature in his "What's New in Edge Rails: Has Finder Functionality" article.

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Code documentation is all there is to happiness

You might be tempted to think like I did when I coded older web sites: "why would I want to spend my time documenting some pretty easy lines of code instead of developing tons of greater and funnier features ? That's pure nonsense and a huge waste of time for a simple web site!"
I couldn't be more wrong as there are a lot of benefits to documenting your code. It doesn't take that long and it might even be fun if you use the right tools.

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