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Gree Pulls The Plug On OpenFeint

November 19th, 2012 · No Comments

This was not unexpected however I think this will backfire on them especially given the short one month notice. My guess is that a lot of companies will just NOT bother migrating to Gree and just pull the plug on them altogether. With most apps supporting both Gamecenter and OpenFeint I see zero incentive to […]

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Google Wave Will Make A Big Splash

May 29th, 2009 · No Comments

I’ve been reading what I can about Google Wave and it looks to have some really nice features for collaboration on so many different levels. I’ve missed a real collaboration tool since Groove was purchased by Microsoft. I used to use Groove on a daily basis with a number of different people and different projects […]

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Multipart XMLHttpRequests (MXHR)

May 21st, 2009 · No Comments

The folks at Digg have come up with what they are calling Multipart XHLHttpRequests (MXHR). Basically it is a method for bundling multiple HTTP requests into a single HTTP request and unbundling on the client side through a Javascript handler. As described by the Digg’s blog post: We call this technique MXHR (short for Multipart […]

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Gmail for mobile HTML5 Series

April 28th, 2009 · No Comments

Looks like the Google GMail team is doing some interesting things with HTML5: The HTML5 draft adds a lot of exciting functionality to browsers. Perhaps the most exciting is adding a way for websites to be launched offline. For devices that have a high bandwidth and highly available connection, offline functionality might not be so […]

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Google’s Protocol Buffers

July 8th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Google’s Protocol Buffers are definitely something to keep an eye on: Protocol Buffers are a way of encoding structured data in an efficient yet extensible format. Google uses Protocol Buffers for almost all of its internal RPC protocols and file formats. Blog post here. Project site here.

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Google Apps Engine

April 10th, 2008 · No Comments

This looks interesting: Google App Engine enables you to build web applications on the same scalable systems that power Google applications.

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Software Is Hard

October 4th, 2007 · No Comments

Great article on why software is hard and probably why I'll pickup Dreaming in Code: Two Dozen Programmers, Three Years, 4,732 Bugs, and One Quest for Transcendent Software. Some of my favorite quotes from the article: “Software scheduling is an NP-complete bin packing problem where the sizes of the bins are hidden!” “Software construction is […]

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Ask Tucows Chat

May 3rd, 2006 · No Comments

Joey deVilla of Tucows hosted another “Ask Tucows” chat yesterday. Brent and I sat in since they used our BlogChat service for the chat. For a transcript of the chat visit Joey's post. This was the second such chat and there are two more scheduled this year: Tuesday, Aug 1 Tuesday, November 7

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Feedlounge Switches To PostgreSQL From MySQL

November 22nd, 2005 · No Comments

Feedlounge makes a case for switching to PostgreSQL to MySQL. Read the reasons over there.

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Ajax, Atlas and AHAB

August 7th, 2005 · No Comments

Interesting post by Peter Bromberg: I've taken a more than cursory interest in the whole Remote Scripting (.NET species) vs. AJAX and now ATLAS discussion, mostly because I started using Remote Scripting since Microsoft first released it, and because I continued to refine it after seeing Brent Ashley's excellent work with JSRS, which was one […]

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