Simplicity has been coming up in the blogosphere lately. This is mostly due to Twitter getting mainstream attention, mainly because the service is so simple. I talked about this before when comparing the complexities of Twitter, FriendFeed and SocialMedian: Why is Twitter so popular? Because it is simple. Is there a learning curve? No, or… Read More Is Simple The New Black?
Image via CrunchBase As everyone has stated over the past day, Facebook is making a huge move with their Open Stream API. You can read the announcement on the developer blog. Here is the big tease: Today we are excited to announce an important step toward greater openness through Facebook Platform. For the first time,… Read More Facebook Teasing Us With Open
Continuing with my introduction to software development posts, I have listed some of my favorite computer science books. Many of these are fairly theory based, or were really important when they were released. Many software developers I know have huge libraries, but I wanted to focus on some that I refuse to give away. The… Read More My Favorite Programming And Computer Science Books
Twitter has obviously decided that the people who made their service popular are not that important to them. For quite some time, Twitter seemed to be catering to developers with a fairly good API that many used to build third party clients. However, they have continued to limit what the developers can do, with the… Read More Twitter Biting The Hand That Feeds It
Image via CrunchBase By now you have heard that Oracle bought Sun. I did not want to write about it yesterday as I wanted to sit and think about the effect this has on anything Sun related. There is some good high-level business analysis from Reuters as well. There is one important quote from that… Read More In A Surprising Ending, Oracle Buys Sun
Late last week, it was found that Twitter had implemented some new security methods. Twitter had been talking about OAuth support for some time, so this was not an unexpected development. However, with many blog posts, sometimes the conversation around it gets interesting. On FriendFeed, there was a comment from Frode Stenstrom that triggered some… Read More Can OpenID and OAuth Lead Us To Manageable Security?
As a java developer, I write unit tests all the time. There are a lot of ways to do this, but sometimes unit testing becomes difficult. This could be because you need to test a Struts action or you do not want your unit tests to hit your database. So, the question is what tools… Read More Tools For Unit Testing Java Web Applications
About two weeks ago, Alexander Van Elsas had an interesting post where he asked several questions about the current state of web applications. There were a few questions that really bothered me as I initially thought they had been answered several times: If everything becomes open and connected, what will happen to the big destinations?… Read More With All This Openness Where Is The Destination?
I have been playing with the new FriendFeed beta for about a week. As promised, I wanted to give some level of feedback and review after my normal level of use. One minor caveat is that my current normal level of use is significantly lower than six months ago due to my day job being… Read More A Week With The FriendFeed Beta
As you have heard, the DiggBar is now considered evil. Steven Hodson has a great rant, where the first paragraph is priceless: Like most things, we seem to be travelling back in time to pick out the worst shit possible, give it a nifty Web 2.0 type name and then release it upon the world… Read More DiggBar Is Welcome Here