Category Archives: tools

hurl: Simple service to initiate HTTP requests and trace its response

Ever needed to examine a response for a given request? Here we go! hurl is a neat and simple web based service which allows us to initiate a customized HTTP request and presents the resulting response in a nicely formatted manner. Free, responsive and several configuration options. This is how Chris and Leah – the […]

Your daily personalized RSS magazine

Today I found what I was looking for quite a while now: A magazine-like feed reader. Tabbloid (from HP!!!) is an online tool which lets you subscribe to your favorite feeds and delivers them bundled as a PDF magazine right to your mailbox. Its up to you if you want it daily or weekly. The […]

What's new in Rails 2.1?

If you want to know what’s new in Rails 2.1 or think that you may have missed a new feature, you should check out the e-book “Ruby on Rails 2.1. What’s new?“. There are all new features described with an example. It’s quite amazing to see how rails evolves. btw: did you know that there […]

Query your Firefox cookies with SQL

Did you ever wanted to take a look at cookies or even tweak them? Having access to your cookies as a developer is crucial but even as a user it might be useful to take a look sometimes. But what about querying them with sql queries? Picture this: Show me all cookies from localhost and […]

Let your users vote on feature requests

Did you ever run a popular website or serivce/product? If yes, then you know how hard it can be to discover which new features your users want. Collecting all the requests, giving response and analyzing which requests are most popular. All those tasks require a lot of organization and take some time. UserVoice offers a […]

Google chart api introduces QR codes (2D bar codes) support

As usual the guys at google have been busy and released a nice new feature for their (quite new) google chart api. It support 2D bar codes also known as QR codes. Whats more, they even offer a free decoding library for it (Xzing). Big respect googlers to your free APIs

RSS feed for websites without RSS

Did you ever wanted to stay up to date with websites/pages which actually don’t offer any feed(s)? Yeah me too! is our life saver. It let us subscribe to any webpage and thus monitor all its changes. I love it! my sleepless nights are gone now, cause i know i won’t miss anything anymore […]

New great free icon set

Many of you already know that the FamFamFam icons are probably the most famous out there. At least i know plenty of apps using it – including me. Today i have found a new great icon set from pro theme design including 117 icons: Get Circular Icons here