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Summer of Code videos up on Blip TV

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008




ProjectX is heavily involved with Summer of Code and we’ve just release a number of videos on blip tv

The videos are featuring:
John Clegg – Ready, Set Code
Peter Watling – Introduction to iPhone development
Douglas Talbot – Introduction to levitra cialis viagra price Agile Programming
Nat Torkington – Somthing I wish people had told me…

5 reasons why Smaps rocked our world

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Here’s  five reasons on why Smaps rocked our world -

  1. Smaps was designed to be simple and intuitive.
  2. Smaps is blazzingly fast. We worked really really hard at making the predictive search fast and it paid off.
  3. Smaps was built to scale. The site has been running off only a few servers and managed to handle peak cheap viagra uk traffic of over 65K users in one day. (This happened on the day Smaps was mentioned in the Trade Me newsletter.)
  4. Smaps was built on an open source stack – ruby on rails, postgres, apache / lighttpd running on windows and later ubuntu.
  5. Trade Me backed a small team – ProjectX and we prove together could build world class technology from Wellington.

Made from New Zealand is launching soon

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

The ProjectX team have been busy bees… We’ve been working on cheap viagra online usa the Made from New Zealand project. Its launching soon…

Want to know more ??? Be watching NZ TV any channel at 8:20pm – all will be revealed.

We’re helping take New Zealand to the World!

Smush it – Image optimisation tool

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008




Stoyan Stefanov and Nicole Sullivan of the Yahoo exceptional performance team have built a image optimisation tool. Its amazingly easy to run.

1 Install the firefox plugin and press on the little face on the bottom of the browser.

2 Smushit will open a new tab and run the optimisation  process on the fly.

3 Download the optimised images viagra gel online in a zip file!

Here’s the result summary




And here’s the image optimisation report





A quick review of some of the tops NZ sites.

Trade Me could save 8K
TV3 could save 9k
Stuff could save 49K

Now there’s no excuse for having bloated images. Every web developer should have this plugin installed !

ProjectX now a Google Maps Enterprise Reseller for New Zealand

Saturday, September 27th, 2008




We’re delighted to announce that ProjectX is now officially a Google Maps Enterprise reseller in New Zealand. We working with a number official canadian pharmacy of high profile companies to integrate Google Maps into their websites.

If you want to know anything about the different licensing models ie. Free, Premiere or Enterprise for  Google Maps. Please contact us and we’d be happy to help you with your requirements.

We’re also, partners with Zawadski Ltd who are Google Apps Enterprise specialists.