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The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a 501(c)(3) worldwide not-for-profit charitable organization focused on improving the security of software. Their mission is to make software security visible, so that individuals and organizations worldwide can take the proper precautions and implement effective software security strategies. The WebGoat Project provides an platform for eager new security professionals to gain hands-on experience with…

I am proud to announce the release of SlashVille for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch. This game is based on trying to swipe and slash your way through waves of bubbles that contain both rewards and obstacles. The user can choose between two default characters and swords to play with. Additional characters and weapons with…

Google has provided a pretty amazing set of tools for analyzing keyword data. The tool I want to tell you about today is called Google Trends. Google trends falls under what Google also refers to as Google Insights for Search. Check out this great video explaining Google Insights for Search. Google Trends allows you to…

Here are some tips for when you are creating an ad for your business or product through Google AdWords. These tips come directly from Google AdWords Guidelines. Organize your campaign by theme In each campaign, create separate ad groups for each of your products, brands, or types of services you offer. Each ad group can…

If you are for the first time trying to decipher what version of the Eclipse IDE you are using, I hope you haven’t spent too much time in frustration before finding this post. One would think that taking the normal route of checking the help/about section would present this information, but it doesn’t. Here is…

While recently setting up a local installation of OpenCart with a WAMP setup, I encountered an issue where i received the message “Error: Could not load database file mysql!”. Now i went through the proper steps and checked my config.php file to see if I had declared the correct directory filenames for the constants that…

Google Docs is now Google Drive First, if you had been storing documents in the free Google Docs cloud associated with you GMail account, you have probably noticed that you can’t find it anymore. That is because Google Docs is now “Google Drive”. Drive as in “hard drive” because this is where you can safely…

Bitly (bit.ly) is a webservice that transforms undesirably long URL links into neat and tidy short links. The tool uses the bit.ly API which developers can implement in their websites and applications. URLs to often are long and cumbersome and when it comes to social media sites like Twitter, the link takes up too much space!…

Email marketing campaigns are one of the most widely used tools of internet marketers for all types of businesses and organizations. First you need to build up the database of contacts so you have people to reach out to in the first place. Once you’ve got something you want people to hear about, and you’ve…

iRant is a brand new social media site based on video. For all those times when the action or the emotion just doesn’t fit into a tight character limit, or the confines of a post based on text or a picture alone. iRant lets you capture the moment and put up a video clip of…

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