Mobile-isticly optimized in 10 seconds

Anyone ever told you that your website isn’t mobile optimized? Or have you ever seen a lilliputian-looking website on your device? You know, one that renders so small you are forced to squint as you enlarge various parts of the site...

05/15/2013

Mobile-isticly optimized in 10 seconds

Anyone ever told you that your website isn’t mobile optimized? Or have you ever seen a lilliputian-looking website on your device? You know, one that renders so small you are forced to squint as you enlarge various parts of the site...

05/15/2013

The democratization of search

Over the past year and a half, I’ve watched ElasticSearch grow from a seemingly part-time code experiment into a thriving ecosystem.

05/14/2013

The democratization of search

Over the past year and a half, I’ve watched ElasticSearch grow from a seemingly part-time code experiment into a thriving ecosystem.

05/14/2013

Hold your horses! It's still only a two horse race.

There has been a lot of excitement in recent months regarding a few new entrants to the mobile operating systems arena including Firefox OS , Tizen , and Ubuntu Touch .

05/09/2013

Hold your horses! It's still only a two horse race.

There has been a lot of excitement in recent months regarding a few new entrants to the mobile operating systems arena including Firefox OS , Tizen , and Ubuntu Touch .

05/09/2013

The Rails, CloudFront, and Heroku performance hat-trick

Amazon CloudFront is a pay-as-you-go global content delivery network (or CDN) that provides high availability and high performance serving of static assets. Basically, it means users have to wait less time to view your web app...

05/01/2013

The Rails, CloudFront, and Heroku performance hat-trick

Amazon CloudFront is a pay-as-you-go global content delivery network (or CDN) that provides high availability and high performance serving of static assets. Basically, it means users have to wait less time to view your web app...

05/01/2013

Mobile for the masses: gestures and test deployments

My second article in IBM developerWorks ’ series Mobile for the Masses is out! This article covers how to go about designing a mobile interface from the standpoint of usability via gestures. In essence, eschew buttons and prefer the...

04/24/2013

Mobile for the masses: gestures and test deployments

My second article in IBM developerWorks ’ series Mobile for the Masses is out! This article covers how to go about designing a mobile interface from the standpoint of usability via gestures. In essence, eschew buttons and prefer the...

04/24/2013

cURLing for Wget

Wget is an extremely handy utility I use all the time when I find myself on a Linux box. It’s quite helpful, for example, for downloading files. Need to install Ruby ? No problem, just download the binary like so:

04/18/2013

cURLing for Wget

Wget is an extremely handy utility I use all the time when I find myself on a Linux box. It’s quite helpful, for example, for downloading files. Need to install Ruby ? No problem, just download the binary like so:

04/18/2013

Chrome's console commands

As if the JavaScript console in Chrome couldn’t be any more awesome. Check it out: Command Line API Reference . Yep, it’s legit. I’ve been using Firebug and the like for years and only just ran across this feature of Chrome’s...

04/15/2013

Chrome's console commands

As if the JavaScript console in Chrome couldn’t be any more awesome. Check it out: Command Line API Reference . Yep, it’s legit. I’ve been using Firebug and the like for years and only just ran across this feature of Chrome’s...

04/14/2013

Hybrid inappropriateness

The mobile development landscape is bursting at the seams with frameworks and tools that enable you to target two primary mobile platforms : iOS and Android .

04/14/2013

Hybrid inappropriateness

The mobile development landscape is bursting at the seams with frameworks and tools that enable you to target two primary mobile platforms : iOS and Android .

04/13/2013

Painless Android swipe detection

Why bother building navigation buttons in an Android app when you can easily capture finger swipes? But, if you’ve ever implemented gesture section in Android there’s the drudgery of implementing listeners and you also need to do some...

04/07/2013

Painless Android swipe detection

Why bother building navigation buttons in an Android app when you can easily capture finger swipes? But, if you’ve ever implemented gesture section in Android there’s the drudgery of implementing listeners and you also need to do some...

04/07/2013

Crowd think often lacks clarity

In case you missed it, InfoQ has an interesting analysis regarding hybrid mobile app development frameworks . They are profiling 12 tools and soliciting community feedback so as to make a ThoughtWorks-like technology radar . If you...

04/05/2013

Crowd think often lacks clarity

In case you missed it, InfoQ has an interesting analysis regarding hybrid mobile app development frameworks . They are profiling 12 tools and soliciting community feedback so as to make a ThoughtWorks-like technology radar . If you...

04/05/2013

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