What Is Codango? Good Question!

Hello there! The Codango network of sites is a spawn of our blog, Codango.com. We hope that you will find it to be so much more. Since you’re here, we’d like to tell you a little more about Codango, Codango Labs, and it’s history.

What is Codango?

Previously, Codango(.com) was 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 technology community, if you will.

But if you read on, you will learn that we have expanded our reach into other areas of the technology realm.

At the end of the day, if you catch us in our t-shirt, jean shorts, and sandals though, we’d just tell you that we love mining the Internet for inside scoop on all of the latest technology resources, and sharing them with you all.

We do this in a number of ways:

  • Contributing authors or editors posting content in the Codango Labs technology network;
  • Content that we post ourselves;
  • RSS feeds from other websites;
  • EZine article content feeds, and;
  • Other sources that are under development

While we are constantly trying to find innovative ways to find and mine this content, at present, these are our  primary sources of information. The resources that we find are the intellectual property of, and are owned by, the site that we link to inside that article or resource (or wherever they were excerpted from) – and when it is available from that resource, the named individual that created it. We make no claim to own, participate in, or create that work. The exception to this, of course, is content created or posted by us – which we allow and encourage you to share. We require no credit or references back to that end. When we find something good, we’ll also share it out to our social media community, which consists of several-ten-thousand technologists and users like yourself.

Contributing Authors or Editors Posting Content at Codango.com

We have select editors who are members of Codango – technologists like you – who log into our sites 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 we just host and publish it in an effort to lead you to their group for further consideration or research.

Content That We Post Ourselves

On occasion, we will discover something, or create something, that we want to share with everyone. We’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 our original post is not required. Appreciated, sure, but not required! The content is owned by Codango… but consider it yours, usable to your heart’s content. We’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. We 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 we 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 we 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

We are constantly researching ways to find and index all of this useful information available. We will announce new developments as we we make progress to that end.

What Does Codango Do?

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

What Do You Hope to Accomplish?

We not only want to make it easier for technologists to find and evaluate resources… we want to make technology exciting! Technology is not just a job or hobby for most people; it’s a creative outlet. There is nothing we love to do more than feed that passion. We hope to inspire technologists 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. We are 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 we can find them!

In 2016, an additional initiative began to expand Codango’s reach a bit further. We could see the impact of coding on the rest of the technology world: devices, advanced networking, and the Internet of Things (IOT) – and it truly is all interrelated.  So our diverse technology team gave the idea a huge thumbs up, and we are blogging about all things technology, under various realms. Those realms are driven by specific domain TLDs, all under the Codango and Codango Labs brand.

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 fandango 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 – Codango is about trying to make coding and coders cool… in the most ostentatious way possible. But as you will learn – we’re expanding.