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Advantages and Disadvantages of Using IDE [sic]

This is a good blog. I use IDEs, but my take on them is this: It makes a lot of sense for learners to start with manual before moving on to automatic, because the day you’re forced to drive manual, you may find yourself unable to do so.

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IDEs are simply programs to write programs. They are generally editing environments with tools
to help programmers write code quickly and efficiently. As an example, we can create PHP-driven
web applications using a combination of Eclipse and PHPEclipse. Core features typically include:

Code completion or code insight: The ability of an IDE to know a language’s
keywords and function names is crucial. The IDE may use this knowledge to do such
things as highlight typographic errors, suggest a list of available functions based on the
appropriate situation, or offer a function’s definition from the official documentation.

Resource management: When creating applications, languages often rely on
certain resources, like library or header files, to be at specific locations. IDEs
should be able to manage these resources. An IDE should be aware of any required
resources so that errors can be spotted at the development stage and not…

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Let’s talk (please!)

People talking

I tried something out recently. There was a time I was part of one of these high yield investment programs (HYIP), which many will tell you is actually a fancy word for SCAM.

Anyway, somebody I trusted (and he is indeed trustworthy, to a fault) invited me to participate in a particular program and after a while I got bored with it. Of course, I wouldn’t be fooled to actually drop any dollars into the site, particularly as due diligence revealed that, at that particular time, people were not able to withdraw their funds when they needed them. Of course, I never recruited anybody, but tried to find whether this program could be any use to me as an individual. This was some 5-6 years ago.

Why am I talking about this? Well, recently, as I was looking at the stats on The Opportunist. I discovered that a few years ago, this blog was enjoying a lot of views with the referrals coming from this HYIP site. Wow, I thought to myself, I had better get back on this program now!

I rejoined the program a couple of years ago, and after ignoring them for a couple of weeks, they gave me $10 worth of credit for what they call the “Traffic Exchange” which got me 200 views on any site of my choice. The Opportunist in me couldn’t resist the opportunity, (haha!) and truly, I began to enjoy a significant increase in traffic.

A few days ago, I received a visitor to a recent blog posts that I had shared via an Empire.Kred “mission” (see this blog for an explanation). Interestingly, I get a few visitors  this way – people who actually engage my posts via Likes, Reblogs and Comments. It is always heartwarming to interact with some of them and to connect in a richer and deeper way.

I think this is what “social” is all about.

I have decided that I won’t ever be going back to the Traffic Exchange. I don’t just need rooftop stats like views or visits. I want engagement. I prefer genuine contact. I long for discourse.

As we do our thing online, let’s remember that we are people and people are social beings that long to stay in touch with one another.

“And the LORD God said, it is not good that the man should be alone…” (Holy Bible: Genesis chapter 2, verse 18)

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Blogging 101: Who I Am & Why I’m Here

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Hello everyone and thanks for visiting this post. Odd as it may seem, I’m doing the WordPress course Blogging 101, after having kept this blog for over 4 years! I know it may seem a little odd, but I suppose that I discovered this course just the right time – when I’ve been mulling over making significant changes to how I carryout my blogging venture (or should I say ‘adventure’?).

My name is Victor Ordu and I live in hot and sunny Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria – the greatest black nation on the earth [smiles]. I am different things to different people, but one of my great weaknesses is my insatiable curiosity. I love to try out new things and this trait has made me to hop from science to the arts to humanities and, recently, to entrepreneurship. I am an ardent Christian and I have strong beliefs (some people may label me conservative, but that’s cool).

I started blogging on the Microsoft Network (MSN) when it was called MSN Spaces and later on, Windows Live Spaces. Those of you who were using that platform will recall that one day Microsoft announced that they were migrating all the blogs to the WordPress platform, and that was how I became a “Pressie”.

On WordPress, I decided to try my hand at building a network marketing business and I just tried to dumb it down my posts by publishing extracts from my company’s publications (the company is called GNLD, a 54 year-old leader in the industry). These posts have been focused and health and wellness, hence the name of this blog.

Like I said in the opening paragraphs, I want to expand this blog and make it more valuable, interesting and useful to the few people that have decided to follow it. Thus, this course is a way of helping me to go back to the basics, learn some good stuff and hopefully unlearn some of the not-so-good stuff.

So, if you’re a follower of the blog, you are going to witness a departure from the normal way I post, particularly for the duration of the Blogging 101 course. I would encourage anyone interested to participate in this learning experience by following the link  http://dailypost.wordpress.com/courses/blogging-101-zero-to-hero/

Thanks again!

Please ‘Likes’, ‘Follows’ and/or ‘Comments’ will be appreciated. Suggestions on how to proceed with my blogging are also welcome.

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