Posts tagged development

  • Hey neat! James Taylor has some highly produced guitar lessons he's putting on YouTube. [via scottandrew]
  • "As we mature as developers, finding logic errors and incomplete solutions becomes our way of life. It defines us. But our engineering strength is also our social weakness." uhoh, I'm guilty of this sometimes. [via mathowie]
  • A nice modal window kit for Prototype.
  • "Amplify's goal is to simplify all forms of data handling by providing a unified API for various data sources." Looks like a write-once way to handle client side storage.
  • Filed for use: "...ultimate guide to 37 download resources for hundreds of [mobile] emulators and simulators."
  • Write an HTML5/JavaScript app and PhoneGap will turn it into a native app for various mobile devices including iPhone, Android, and Blackberry.
  • Still in Alpha, but this looks like a great way to speed-up mobile site development. The form elements demo is impressive.
  • Another JavaScript charting library.
  • A jQuery port of Prototype's PerodicalUpdater method that includes a polling interval decay if updates aren't happening.
  • "...if after a few Ajax polls there’s no data, there probably won’t be for a while. Maybe the site is overloaded or the queue is backed up. In those circumstances the continued polling adds additional unwanted strain to the site." Another polling approach: increase the interval every time.
  • "And the greater risk is not of Flickr’s deletion of customers, but of the market’s deletion of Flickr. Because, after all, Flickr is a business and no business lasts forever. Least of all in the tech world." Valid concerns about Flickr, advertising, and how we fund the Web.
  • "Dennis Delimarsky compared several weather APIs and decided that Google’s is best, despite having no documentation or support from the company." Looks nice!
  • A bit outdated, but full of good advice for tuning SQL Server applications.
  • "Eligible Kindle books can be loaned once for a period of 14 days. The borrower does not need to own a Kindle -- Kindle books can also be read using our free Kindle reading applications for PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android devices." It's a start!
  • "...the Pro users of yesteryear’s products, the people with the biggest investment in old technologies, are not the people who should be calling the shots in the design of their successors." Let Beginner's Mind have a shot! [via torrez]
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