Links

This is a page for linking to other sites that I have found useful and hope others will find useful as well.

Software Development Resources

http://www.methodsandtools.com – A free software development magazine on Software Testing, Project Management, Programming (Java,.NET, Ruby on Rails, Ajax), UML, Agile (eXtreme Programming, Scrum, TDD), Requirements, Databases, Software Process Improvement, Tools

http://code.google.com/more/table/ – Periodic Table of Google APIs & Developer Products.  Pretty cool.

http://markupboy.com/colophon – The site of Blake Walters. Blake worked on Newd social media aggregator.

Smart Shopping

http://www.dealwii.com – A site I created for finding the best deals on Nintendo Wii games, consoles and accessories.

http://www.amazon.com – My favorite shopping site.  Nine out of ten times Amazon.com will have the best deal.  A great deal of savings with shopping at Amazon.com comes from the fact that most states don’t have to pay tax and Amazon.com ships free on most orders. Also, I’ve ordered most all my Apple Mac products form Amazon as there prices and no tax is almost always cheaper than buying direct from Apple.

Career

http://www.payscale.com – A great site to see how your salary compares to others.  This site uses a variety of factors, including years of experience, location, employer type, etc.

http://www.glassdoor.com – A great site if you’re prepping for an interview.  This site has a collection of thousands of interview evaluations from thousands of companies nationwide.  You can see ratings on how difficult the employer’s questions were, examples of frequently asked interview questions, and other key info.

News & Aggregator Sites

http://popurls.com – A premium web aggregator. popurls is the dashboard for the latest web-buzz, a single page that encapsulates up-to-the-minute headlines from the most popular sites on the internet.

Smart Business Services

http://www.fiverr.com – Where enterprising souls will do just about anything for $5.00

http://www.truecar.com – Buying a car for less.

Banking & Finance

http://www.mint.com – The best site for tracking all your finances.

http://credit.com – Estimating your credit score.

http://nerdwallet.com – Evaluating a credit card.

Home and Real Estate

http://www.neighborhoodscout.com – Choosing a neighborhood.

http://www.diyornot.com – Scoping out a renovation.

Health

http://www.vitals.com – Finding a doctor.

http://www.healthgrades.com – Finding a hospital.

Travel

http://www.hipmunk.com – Best search engine for flights.  You can home in on the exact travel times and airlines you want to fly.  By far the best interface for searching, browsing, and filtering your flight search results.  Also support the ability to create tabs for new searches.

http://www.airfarewatchdog.com – Search for great travel deals by City.

Software

ScreenSteps Desktop – From Blue Mango Learning.  Create software documentation, visual reports, knowledge products, blog posts and wiki pages in minutes.  I was given a Demo of this at the Dreamforce 2010 event.  I was impressed by how quickly and easily you could grab screenshots and insert them into a step by step guide.  Looked like a great tool if you do any type of user documentation.

Seesmic Desktop – A social networking tool I saw being demoed at Dreamforce 2010 event.  Integrates multiple social networks such as Chatter, Facebook, Twitter, etc.  Allows to you listen to and take control of the flow of information around your company.

Inkscape – An Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format. Works great for drawing UML diagrams such as sequence and activity diagrams.

Sketch - Vector-drawing for OS X. @quintonwall had this app open during a Salesforce Ruby on Rails demo.

Misc Sites

http://www.textsfromlastnight.com – URL explains it all.  I had this idea first and even purchased the domain name RateMySMS.com.  I still own the domain name so maybe I can follow their lead and get RateMySMS.com off the ground.

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