What Is Codango? Good Question!

Hello there! My name is Aaron Gregory. This is my blog… but I hope that you will find it to be so much more. Since you’re here, I’d like to tell you a little more about my site, Codango.com.

What is Codango?

Codango is a blog, with a collection of resources, links, reviews, articles, and other Internet-based artifacts pertinent to web and database development and related technologies – a search engine for the web and database development community, if you will. If you catch me in my t-shirt, jean shorts, and sandals though, I’d just tell you that I love mining the Internet for inside scoop on all of the latest and greatest web / database development resources and sharing them with you all.

I do this in a number of ways:

  • Contributing Authors or Editors Posting Content at Codango;
  • Content That I Post Myself ;
  • RSS Feeds From Other Websites;
  • EZine Article Content Feeds, and;
  • Other Sources That Are Under Development

While I am constantly trying to find innovative ways to find and mine this content, at present, these are my  primary sources of information. The resources that I find are the intellectual property of, and are owned by, the site that I link to inside that article or resource (or wherever they copied it from) – and when it is available from that resource, the named individual that created it. I make no claim to own, participate in, or create that work. The exception to this, of course, is content created or posted by me – which I allow and encourage you to share. I require no credit or references back to that end. When I find something good, I’ll also send it out in a Tweet as @Codango. Given that Tweets offer limited space, I can fit the Title of the resource, the link to that resource, and a brief request to follow @Codango.

Contributing Authors or Editors Posting Content at Codango.com

I have select editors who are members of Codango – developers and designers like you – who log into my site on occasion, and author content. When content is published in this fashion, they will link back to their site, and annotate the content with their name or company or organization. The content is not owned by Codango… but I just host and publish it in an effort to lead you to their group for further consideration or research.

Content That I Post Myself

On occasion, I will discover something, or create something, that I want to share with everyone. I’ll post it here. When content is made available in this fashion, copy it. Take it… copy and paste – do whatever you would like…. and a link back to my original post is not required. Appreciated, sure, but not required! The content is owned by myself, and Codango… but consider it yours, usable to your heart’s content. I’ll host and publish it.

RSS Feeds From Sites

Many web sites belonging to individuals, companies, and other organizations allow for their content to be distributed by means of RSS feeds. I subscribe to many of them, and when content is grabbed from their feeds, a link back to that original post is added to the resource, and when available, the name of the individual that authored that original work. The content is not owned by Codango… but I just host a summary of it, and publish it, in an effort to lead you to their group for further consideration or research.

EZine Article Content Feeds

EZineArticles.com has a plethora of gifted people in the industry writing content for them. When they write something, or otherwise publish something, their content sharing engine allows for distribution of this content. The content is not owned by Codango… but I just host and publish their content, in an effort to lead you back to EZineArticles.com for further consideration or research.

Other Sources That Are Under Development

I am constantly researching ways to find and index all of this useful web and database development information available. I will announce new developments as I make progress to that end.

What Does Codango Do?

Simply put, I provide a place where web and database developers from around the world can visit, and  search for web development products, services, and resources. I then try to organize all of these resources and opinions into an easy-to-use resource guide that allows developers to find and choose the best resources for their needs.

What Do You Hope to Accomplish?

I not only want to make it easier for web developers to find and evaluate resources… I want to make web development exciting! Web development is not just a job or hobby for most people; it’s a creative outlet. There is nothing I love to do more than feed that passion. I hope to inspire web developers every day with new resources, reviews and buzz that gets their wheels turning and excited about all of the possibilities.

The History Behind Codango

Codango was launched into Public Beta on June 11th 2007, but the story started almost 8 years earlier with the launch of Aspin.com, Jspin.com and 411asp.net. Codango evolved out of the success of these previous sites and the desire to expand on those passions and take the idea of web development resources to a whole new level.

The idea for the first web development resource site was conceived in January 1999 on the Penn State University campus. A group of close friends got together around the idea of creating a network of websites dedicated to helping developers find web development resources. After a lot of hard work, they launched a set of websites named Aspin.com, Jspin.com and 411asp.net.

In mid 2005, they decided they could do better… much better! With this in mind, they set out to recreate the concept of a web development resource site. The initial brainstorming sessions produced hundreds of ideas. Some of them were killer and some of them were… well… let’s just say they didn’t make the cut. Anyone who’s ever brainstormed before knows this type of thing comes with the territory. After narrowing down the hundreds of ideas to the top 10 most powerful, they were off into the wonderful world of project requirements, Gantt charts and web development.

Finally, after almost two years in the works, Codango was launched its first Public Beta on June 11th, 2007. The hunt for resources has been ongoing ever since.

In 2014, an initiative began to expand Codango’s reach from simply Classic ASP, ASP.Net, PHP, and JSP – into every other language in existence. I am collecting resources from every realm, supporting not only the PC and Mac browser development platform, but all devices, from smartphones, tablets, and yes, even CNC devices, if I can find them!

Only the future can tell what it holds for Codango, but we are excited about the possibilities and look forward to the community’s support.

What Does “Codango” Mean?

Some would believe that it is a smash of coding, and fandango.

The Urban Dictionary defines it as such:

Trying hard to be cool, in an ostentatious or overly obvious way, usually with style of dress but also can include mannerisms or behavior.

For example: Man, look at the fandango outfit that he’s wearing — it’s pathetic. Did he have to go for the sequins, too?

So – in a nutshell – we’re trying to make coding and coders cool… in the most ostentatious way possible.