As I was responding to a comment on my post about who we follow, I realized how I really used social media. In my comment, I mentioned that I use Google Reader and FriendFeed as information filters. For example, I am not fluent in all things Facebook, so I make sure that I review what… Read More Is Social Media The New PageRank?
I figured the meme would return some day, and yesterday I found what I was looking for. Lorelle VanFossen saw a tweet from Robert Scoble announcing that Twitter is broken: @loic: Twitter is broken and we all know it. But we muddle along anyway. Bring us better tools so we can view groups we care… Read More Twitter Is Not Broken, It Is Infrastructure
I wrote a post over a week ago that has seen more traffic than this blog gets over the course of months. I have Digg to thank for that traffic. That post was regarding what programming language I recommend to people new to software development. Once Digg gets a hold of a story, the comments… Read More Explaining My List of Programming Languages
We have seen that YCombinator officially moved to Silicon Valley, and TechStars opened an office in Boston. Both areas are technology hubs. Why does this matter? I have heard the arguments about the proximity of excellent universities, but this does not really explain why those two areas are considered so much hotter than others. New… Read More Does Location Really Matter?
Contrary to popular belief, relational databases are not going anywhere. The relational database is not doomed, but I recommend you read the linked article from ReadWriteWeb. I admit that the headline for that article, and this one as well, are quite an exaggeration. However, the article does present a very good analysis of the new… Read More Relational Databases Run The World
As I do my professional and personal work, I am always looking for the best tool for the job. In software development, there are several programming languages that can be used for a wide variety of reasons. I am often asked by people new to software development what is the best language to learn. They… Read More What Programming Language Should I Learn?
Google’s reign as the “Do No Evil” company may finally be over. Thankfully, they have provided us with a fantastic weekend bitchmeme. During my morning reading, I found a post on techdirt.com regarding Google deleting blog posts when the RIAA tells them to do so. This is based on the findings of several music bloggers… Read More Google Has A Storm Brewing
Just two days ago, I presented two lists of people to follow in software development for blogs and Twitter from Jurgen Appelo. The funny part about this is that in my recent blog reading, I am getting the feeling that we may not be following the right people. Why do I say this, especially after… Read More Are We Following The Wrong People?
As a software engineer playing in the social media space, I try to find various developer-types on the service of the day. There are blogs you should be reading and people on Twitter to follow. The problem is that it is always hard to determine who you should be following. As a blogger, some days… Read More As a Developer, Who Should You Follow?