State of Technology -#6

#at_other_places –


#architecture –
How a ‘rapidly growing site’ – Posterous – optimize cache performance


#code –
What are the best CS books for ‘self-taught’ programmers. Isn’t it amazing to realize one can finish the entire MIT courseware – free, right from home – set yourself a timetable and weekly schedule, just like in UNI (ie. every Saturday plus Tuesday and Thursday nights) and work through


#design –
Design Essentials for Developers” (PPT) was one of the highest rated presentations in the just concluded Web 2.0 Expo in SF


#essay –
How Great Entrepreneurs Think – researchers arrive at ‘effectual reasoning’ – ability to brilliantly improvise without setting concrete goals. In contrast, corporate executives use ‘causal reasoning’ – start from a fixed goal.

#mobile – Mobile Boilerplate is a ‘Best Practice Baseline for your Mobile App’ with “wow factors” like HTML5 offline caching, cross-platform compatibility

#tweaks n’ hacks – A “Binary Low Table” for your living room?

#etc

#parting_thought – The new media and technologies by which we amplify and extend ourselves constitute a huge collective surgery carried out on the social body with complete disregard for antiseptics.’ – Marshall McLuhan


 

About Nilendu Misra
I love to learn, create and coach. Things that I do well are - Communicating ideas - verbally or through words and diagrams; Problem Solving - Logical or Abstract; Very Large Scale Systems; think about 'Frighteningly Simple' approach first. Things that I intend to do better are - Establishing Stringent Process; Exchanging Tough Feedback; Keeping up with my reading or To-Do list to be able to completely relax.

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