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The Elite Desktop Icon Pack appears in the initial page of the brazilian download site Baixaki and has 24037 downloads in 24 hours. The brazilian access to this blog jumped from 3% to 41% today.Some sites that had published my icons:iconarchive.combaix…

The Elite Desktop Icon Pack appears in the initial page of the brazilian download site Baixaki and has 24037 downloads in 24 hours. The brazilian access to this blog jumped from 3% to 41% today.

Some sites that had published my icons:

It is all at the moment, continue downloading. More icons coming soon!

IconTexto Brasil

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Rapidshare.de or Rapidshare.com dilemma and rapidshare search tools

Rapidshare is a popular free/premium file sharing service. There are a lot of files available on Rapidshare and not all of them are legal. But what many don’t know is that there are two different sites which run with the Rapidshare logo. The original one is rapidshare.de and the new recently started site is rapidshare.com. […]

Rapidshare logoRapidshare is a popular free/premium file sharing service. There are a lot of files available on Rapidshare and not all of them are legal. But what many don’t know is that there are two different sites which run with the Rapidshare logo. The original one is rapidshare.de and the new recently started site is rapidshare.com. Same people are behind both these sites.

But unfortunately if you take an account on rapidshare.com, it WON’T WORK on rapidshare.de and vice versa! Even the account pricing is different between these two sites. For example, rapidshare.de charges 9.90 euro for one month’s service while rapidshare.com charges 6.99 euro for one month.

So before you signup to rapidshare, decide which one you need. If you are looking for a lot of old files, rapidshare.de account is the one you need. But rapidshare.com is where all the new files are added!

Rapidshare claims that they have 220gigabit/s bandwidth and can host upto 5 petabytes of data!

Due to obvious reasons(rapidshare doesn’t support file meta data to avoid copyright issues), rapidshare doesn’t provide any search facility. But there are a couple of third party sites which allows rapidshare search. These sites store the meta data related to rapidshare uploaded files separately. Following are some of the tools you can use to search rapidshare file database.

Rapidshare search engine – This is a web crawler which collects rapidshare links. Not perfect, but useful enough for most searches. Supports ajax search.

RapidLibrary – This is much more precise than rapidshare search engine. Files are indexed from user submissions and also from web crawling.

Download Internet Explorer 8 beta1 and try out exciting new features

Microsoft has released beta 1 for Internet Explorer 8. This release is not intended for public release, but is for web developers and designers who want to check out the new features. This can also be used to plan migration of your site to support IE8.
Windows Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 for Developers is […]

ie8 beta logo Microsoft has released beta 1 for Internet Explorer 8. This release is not intended for public release, but is for web developers and designers who want to check out the new features. This can also be used to plan migration of your site to support IE8.

Windows Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 for Developers is available now in two versions: a stand-alone version for Windows® XP Service Pack 2, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, and Windows Server® 2003; and an enhanced version built to take advantage of the Windows Vista® platform. Support for Windows Vista Service Pack 1 is also planned once it reaches final release in early 2008.

Internet Explorer 8 gives more importance to standards compliance and interoperability. Now backward compatibility is taking a back seat. This means that if your site is not standards compliant, it may not render correctly in IE8!! It is possible to switch IE8 to IE7 mode, but it is not on by default.

IE8 aims for full compliance to CSS 2.1 standards and will be working towards HTML 5 standard. IE8 currently passes Acid2 test in default mode.

Major new features in IE8

Activities – These are a set of contextual services provided by browser on any Webpage. Using the context menu, user can send or receive information from external websites.  For example, if you want to add a page to Digg, you can just right click and select "Add to Digg" option. Cool, eh?

Webslices – Portions of a webpage can be marked as Web slices. It is possible for the browser user to subscribe to content inside a slice. Once subscribed it will appear on favorites bar. Whenever content in that slice change, you can preview it without leaving the current page you are viewing! Many popular sites such as Facebook and Ebay has already started using Webslices!

Domain highlighting in address bar – IE8 will highlight the owning domain of the web page you are viewing. This in future should bring down the incidents of phishing by fake sites.

You can download IE 8 beta 1 from here.

Books and resources on Grails framework

Grails is an open source Web application framework written for Java platform. It is based on the Groovy programming language and is a competitor to Ruby on Rails.
Grails boost programmer productivity by eliminating configuration effort using the "coding by convention" paradigm.
Grails eliminates the need for downloading and configuring multiple sets of applications […]

Grails Framework Grails is an open source Web application framework written for Java platform. It is based on the Groovy programming language and is a competitor to Ruby on Rails.

Grails boost programmer productivity by eliminating configuration effort using the "coding by convention" paradigm.

Grails eliminates the need for downloading and configuring multiple sets of applications for starting development of a Java Web application. Grails provides a single package which contains test application server, ORM tool (Hibernate) etc. So in a nutshell, Grails is J2EE on steroids.

Books on Groovy

In order to be an expert on Grails, you need to learn Groovy. Groovy is a scripting language based on Java. Following are some of the good books available in Groovy.

Groovy in Action – This takes a detailed look at the Java scripting language Groovy. This is the favorite book on Groovy.

Groovy Recipes: Greasing the Wheels of Java– Groovy recipes one programming problem at a time and explores how it can be done in Groovy. This is a must have book if you want to be quickly productive in Groovy. This book also looks at Grails.

Programming Groovy: Dynamic Productivity for the Java Developer – This book is not yet released. This is intended for new programmers and will contain both Groovy fundamentals and advanced Groovy topics such as meta programming, unit testing and domain specific language creation.

Books on Grails

The Definitive Guide to Grails (Definitive Guide) – This is a comprehensive reference to Grails. It takes you through the complete Grails development lifecycle such as project configuration and automatic ORM mapping. This also contains a quick introduction to Groovy.

Getting Started with Grails – This book is available as a free Grails book download (PDF). This is a quick introduction to Grails platform. It takes you through the framework step by step. It also explores how a Web application is turned into concrete code from abstract code.