HTML, Programming, Technology, Traffic, Various Languages

Set up Google Authorship and Publisher – My Ongoing Adventures


Recently Google Webmaster tools was updated with a new look and feel as well as new Webmaster options. As part of that update I have noticed that authorship and site publisher links between your Web presence and Google+  have gained importance.

The Google Structured Data Testing Tool gives Webmasters a quick and easy way to check if the link between their blog site and Google is properly configured. In my case I had authorship properly set up, but had not even heard of establishing a publisher link.

After a bit of investigation, it’s clearer to me what authorship and publisher mean to Google.

If you’ve found this article interesting, please have a look at similar articles on my site. Continue reading “Set up Google Authorship and Publisher – My Ongoing Adventures”

C#, Programming, Various Languages, VB 6.0, VB.NET

Reviewing the Popularity of 5 Commonly Used Server-Side Programming Languages

Programming Server Side
Programming Languages Review

I’ve always been curious about the popularity of the most commonly used programming languages, but haven’t been able to find a reliable (non-biased) source.

I decided to take matters into my own hands and use the Google trends tool to see the frequency with which five of the most commonly used server-side programming languages have been referenced worldwide in the past twelve months (ranging from April 25 2012 to April 25 2013.) Continue reading “Reviewing the Popularity of 5 Commonly Used Server-Side Programming Languages”

Programming, Regular Expressions, Various Languages

Useful Regular Expressions for Validating a URL and Validating an Email

In this article I’ll cover two useful regular expressions that often come in handy when writing validation logic for a Web page. Most programmers will find they need to either validate a URL or an Email at some point, and the example expressions below are the most commonly used versions of each expression.

I’m not sure who originally created  each of these expressions, so I have no idea who I can give the credit for these to, but they have helped me often. Bottom line for these two examples is that I like to use the example expressions found in an article on NetTuts+/ and modify them to meet my needs.

Since I’m mentioning the site, I definitely suggest browsing over to it if you are looking for further reading about regular expressions including sample code and reference material.

Also, have a look at a free online regular expression tool by Derek Slager. You can use this tool to test your regular expressions if you don’t have a program on your computer to do so. I have spent quite some time trying to find a good online regular expression testing tool, but every one I have found is either too expensive, or full of advertising, so this tool is definitely worth checking out.

Continue reading “Useful Regular Expressions for Validating a URL and Validating an Email”