The Appaloosa Awards are this year's new awards to
acknowledge the efforts of those who the Apache community
believe to have had the most significant influences on the
Apache Software Foundation's open-source projects.
O'Reilly's "White Camel" awards last year went a long way to
praising the Perl community's "unsung heroes" - those who
devoted extraordinary creativity, energy, and time to the
non-technical work that supports Perl's user community.
That's exactly the ethos the ASF are trying to capture with
this new Apache-specific version of the contest.
The nominations are complete and voting is now open in one of
the following categories:
Vision Award - best ideas of how to move Apache forward
Evangelism Award - promoting Apache awareness or acceptance
Technical Contribution Award - New ideas, bug fixes, new
July's O'Reilly Open Source conference plays host to the awards
ceremony on 18th July in Monterey, California and Apache Week
will be there to cover the ceremony and the conference.
The web-based voting
system for the awards is being hosted by Apache Week and
is open until midnight 22nd June (GMT). Vote now!
The Developer Shed's new article, "WAP
Enabling A Web Site With PHP3". builds on a case study
previously featured in Apache Week which explains how to
simplify content for delivery to WAP-enabled devices.
Interactive sites can be simplified by separating data
management from the site presentation and then parsing
content through PHP before returning it to the client. This
means that support for WAP browsing - using a device such as
a Nokia 7110 or a net-connected Palm device - can be added
easily to an existing site that has been thought out
"Keeping Your Images from Adorning Other Sites", Ken Coar
looks at how the addition of a few simple directives can stop
other sites from poaching your work by accessing images
directly by URL in their source. This is made possible by
using the referer header which is sent by most
browsers and includes the URL of the resource previously
visited. By checking this header you can see which sites are
linking directly to your resources and stop them. The example
in the article will however also stop accesses when this
header is missing from a request, a behaviour that is not
ideal. Some older browsers do not send this header, and many
proxies (such as the Anonymizer) strip the
header due to privacy concerns.