Google Code Blog: Instant Previews: Under the hood
Google has some elegant architecture behind “instant preview” results that could be used in many places. The main ingredients: JS Compilation JSONP base64 encodings of image data Google Code Blog: Instant Previews: Under the hood.
Eliminate the Computer Science major
This an an interesting position on forking the current undergrad CS degree, replacing it with A Programming Degree that focuses on real-world enterprise coding. A new CS degree that focuses on theoretical computer science. There seems to be logic there. Source: Ben Morris: Eliminate the Computer Science major.
When Innovation Is Execution
Gordon Crovitz has written one of the more thoughtful reviews on “The Social Network” in the Wall Street Journal Today. He echos Lawrence Lessig in making the case that many of the choices made in the film’s artistic license reveals the hostile and proudly ignorant stance that Hollywood still has towards the software industry. The […]
Everyone should learn programming
This pretty much sums it up. The computer is the ultimate post-industrial tool for creativity, playfulness and imagination. Don’t cede that power to someone else. Don’t be locked down. Build your own experiences. Code your own apps. http://flowingdata.com/2010/10/28/why-everyone-should-learn-programming/ Posted from WordPress for Android
The Zombie Workplace Survival Guide – a Software Developer’s Perspective
Here are my three own three P’s that I have used in the past and that may help you as a developer in a large company avoid zombification: Prototype your idea. If you lack the skills to do so then you are very possibly in the wrong business. You don’t want to put yourself at […]
WordPress on the March
All the love couldn’t be happening to a better community. It is really fun to be developing on top of WP right now. The pace of innovation is pretty breathtaking. http://blogs.forbes.com/smcnally/2010/10/29/open-entrepreneurs-wordpress-foundation/ Posted from WordPress for Android
Multi-tenancy on GAE
I am excited that Google App Engine has released multi-tenant support via namespace API. This should make it possible to white-label an appengine app (we have had several requests for this with modpoll) while avoiding forking, or spinning up a separate instance of the app. While there are disputes about what multi-tenancy actually should means […]
Getting Freemium Pricing Right
I feel for chargify in their need to update their pricing scheme. We are trying to do just that with one of our free products right now. Getting freemium price points can be tricky. It is easy to engage in some degree of wishful thinking in the value proposition of the paid offering to most […]