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Publish on Facebook Wall Using JSON (FB application using Coldfusion)

To develop a success Facebook application and make your application popular you need to enable a story publishing on the wall of the members who uses your application.

To do so in coldfusion what you have to do is to follow the tutorials by Gavin Vincent (Using json and the Feed Preview Console)

In the tutorial by Gavin, to publish the story on your wall you have the member must publish the story by pressing on the publish story button, but how can you enforce members to publish the story to make your application more popular?

It is so simple to do so, but how?

First of all make your application, the form and the action, in the action page don't publish your application result, ask the user to press on a continue button, this button is the feedstory form, then when the user gets the JSON publish story popup window and press on publish he will be able to see the result, see the following code:

<cfset json = '{"content":
{"feed":
{"template_id":"#t…

Micromanagement

In business management, micromanagement is a management style where a manager closely observes or controls the work of their employees, generally used as a pejorative term. In contrast to giving general instructions on smaller tasks while supervising larger concerns, the micromanager monitors and assesses every step.
Micromanagement is generally used as a negative termMicromanagement may arise from internal sources, such as concern for details, increased performance pressure, or insecurity. It can also be seen as a tactic used by managers to eliminate unwanted employees, either by creating standards employees cannot meet leading to termination, or by creating a stressful workplace causing the employee to leave.The worker who is micromanaged will reason, "Why can't my boss just let me do my job and leave me alone? What mistakes are they looking for now?"Too much micromanagement can cost a company its best and brightest. Organization will lose mature, smart and highly skill…

Definition of Scientific Research

Scientific Research is performing a methodical study in order to prove or deny a hypothesis or answer a research question. Finding a definitive answer is the central goal of any experimental process.

One of the early challenges faces the PhD students is the research hypothesis, where students must first understand what a scientific research is.

When you start a scientific research you must write a one page or 500 words abstracts. In the abstract you must define the research question, hypothesis and the methodology to approve/deny the hypothesis.

The methodology should include experimental methods approved and used by the community works in the domain of your research.

If you are writing a PhD proposal/abstract you must include the novelty area where you are expected to contribute to the scientific research in.

Tips and Tricks Towards Having a Successful Career

This article contains lessons learned from my work experience, I would like first to start with my personal quote:

"There are three kinds of people in this world: those who invent ideas, those who implement the ideas and those who wonder what an idea is".

Starting your career:

After graduation and when starting a new career you have to start recognizing that the best person who will teach you from now on is yourself as you are not in school anymore. You must start reading and collecting experience from people around you, especially those who are smart.

Having good relationship with your colleges is one of the best things that you need to build your career path as even if your are so smart and you do your job efficiently still you need people around you who supports you and endorse you.

Sometimes you might not like tasks that are given by your manager or you might want to argue on the way they should be done. I advise you not to argue especially in your early years as your manager…

Greece Wins Football Game Against Israel

Greece beats Israel 2-1 in a Football game. See what the Greeks had on a billboard in the stadium.



The Greek fans had a big billboard with (Free Palestine) written in big fonts. The director and the cameraman done their best not to show the sign but after the Greek player scored he went close to the sign to force the cameraman to show it to tease the Israeli audience.

Face Book Plugin Development 404 and 405 errors

When I was developing my first test Face Book plugin I had the following errors that annoyed me for a few hours until I figured out my mistake.

404 Error:

Error while loading page from [App name]
Received HTTP error code 404 while loading http://www.mywebserver.com/facebookapp

There are still a few kinks Facebook and the makers of test are trying to iron out. We appreciate your patience as we try to fix these issues. Your problem has been logged - if it persists, please come back in a few days. Thanks

405 Error:

Error while loading page from [App name]
Received HTTP error code 405 while loading http://www.mywebserver.com/facebookapp

There are still a few kinks Facebook and the makers of test are trying to iron out. We appreciate your patience as we try to fix these issues. Your problem has been logged - if it persists, please come back in a few days. Thanks

Solution

I figured out that the solution for this error is simple as I used to fill in the Canvas Callback URL in facebook application page…