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As a software engineer, who should I be following on Twitter? [closed]

Who in the software engineering and software development fields uses Twitter to tweet about relevant happenings in the field?
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How does one network at software conferences? [closed]

I'm still at Microsoft TechEd, and the response to my question about how to effectively use my time at software conferences was overwhelmingly "networking is the most useful part of software ...
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Would you allow your programmers to use Messenger and social networks like Facebook? [closed]

I had many bosses, each one had a different approach about allowing or not use of Windows Live Messenger, Facebook, and many other Internet sites. Of course Internet is really needed to research ...
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Social network notification system

Background I am working on an app for a client that includes some social networking features. I was originally developing the mobile front-end, but circumstances have left me in charge of developing ...
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Amount of man hours to write a social network [closed]

I have big dreams of writing the next Facebook (unrealistic I know) and I'm in the planning stages as we speak and I'm umming and ahing about using a php framework for this and how many development ...
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Is it reasonable to require passwords when users sign into my application through social media accounts?

I've built an application that requires users to authenticate with one or more social media accounts from either Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. Edit Once the user has signed in, an 'identity' for ...
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Twitter's new approach of third party application? How would you see this move as developer… especially you plan to build a twitter client

Just today morning I have read news that twitter has issued a warning to developers not to make any new third party client, the official announcement can be read here. As a programmer, how do you see ...
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Open Source Cloud Computing

Recently I realized that the most popular social platforms on the net are in the hand of just a few companies, Google, Twitter, Facebook, to name just a few. Taking into account the world changing ...
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Project size vs. Team size

I'm a freelance solo web developer/designer/iPhone app maker by night (IT technician by day) and I'm interested in developing a social network site to go public (like Facebook, fingers crossed for ...
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Ways of Gathering Event Information From the Internet [closed]

What are the best ways of gathering information on events (any type) from the internet ? Keeping in mind that different websites will present information in different ways. I was thinking 'smart' ...
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1answer
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What will generate an adjacency matrix file with a specified topology for me?

I am writing an application that takes some file specifying an adjacency matrix and uses this to construct a graph (in this case, a directed social network). What I would like to do is specify the ...
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Programming logic to group a users activities like Facebook

So I am trying to develop an activity feed for my site. Basically If I UNION a bunch of activities into a feed I would end up with something like the following. Chris is now friends with Mark ...
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Is Google's Friend Connect tool defunct?

Looking at the Friend Connect sites, documentation, example, I've noticed that: there haven't been updates in a long time many of the sites used as example sites are dead or abandoned the community (...
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Is there something like Diaspora written in PHP?

I am looking for an open source social networking platform. Diaspora is perfect, except it is not written in PHP. Is there a project like Diaspora written in PHP?
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Is Neo4j graph database sufficient to itself for all query types? [closed]

Neo4j eases relationship traversals => especially useful for a social network for instance. But are there any scenarios when it's advised to associate an additional relational database (or other ...
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1answer
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Social networking sites static caching

In sites like facebook or orkut or friendster what's displayed at the bottom instead of main web address like static.ak.fbcdn.net or profile.ak.fbcdn.net? Are these different servers or they are just ...
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How do you calculate affinity in Edge Rank/Activity Streams

I have been researching how to build a newsfeed that sorts the order by relevancy. I have been following along Facebook's Edge Rank and Etsy's Activity Feed Architecture and I can't figure out how ...
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Notifications system with too many subscribers

In my application users can subscribe to other users, like in every social network out there. However I'm experiencing some trouble when a user has too many subscribers. Every time a user posts ...
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Best practices in designing a social network app? [closed]

What are best practices when it comes to designing a social network app for Android (possible iOS port later depending on uptake)? It's my first time architecting something this scale from scratch, ...
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Designing a social network with CQRS, graph databases and relational databases in mind

I have done quite an amount of research on the topic so far, but i couldn't come up with a conclusion to make up my mind. I am designing a social network and during my research i stumbled upon graph ...
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There is a (social) network / website for developers share ideas and find a team for development? [closed]

Supposing I want to do some kind of project, but I want to find more people interested in that area that can develop some project with me, there is some website focused on this? Example: "I want to ...
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When doing social application development, is it ok to use my company credentials for all client work?

As a web application developer, recently my work in creating Social Applications has taken a lot of momentum (specifically, Social Login buttons.) Is it ok to use my company's social network ...
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How to deal with social login

In my new web app I'm going to allow social login through Twitter (maybe), Facebook and Google and I'm in search of the best way to do it. Actually I'm using Rails with Devise + Omniauth and this is ...
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1answer
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Is Project Titan (Facebook email app) going to be a game changer from a programmers perspective?

Is Project Titan (Facebook email app) going to be a game changer from a programmers perspective? Although some details are still scarce, the internet is slowly learning more about this new software. ...
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Is it a bad idea to use Facebook friendships as sole source of filtering content?

I'm writing a social app in Django where all users sign up through Facebook using Python Social Auth. All content that a user sees will be content created by her Facebook friends. Initially, I planned ...
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Automatically detect offensive images [closed]

I want to develop an app where users can upload an share images. I am planning to integrate a disclaimer which says that it is prohibited to upload images which contain crime, sex, insults etc. ...