State of Technology – #7
April 22, 2011
- By now famous Pete Warden’s ‘iPhone Tracker’ – what a genius.
- FearSquare – How safe is the street you parked for dinner?
- And while you’re dining, this iPhone app could count calories from the menu pictures before you order
#architecture – What exactly is “thread” in CPU – Ars answers well
#code – If you’re interested in application performance, this is a must read – Dynatrace folks explain the White Box Testing Best Practices for Regression and Scalability Analysis
#design – Better than books, or even schools – “Design for Startups” is a 24-year old’s evolving awareness recording on design. Great, great resource.
#essay – This time it is not just a big article, but 50 fascinating things someone at Fool.com read recently. E.g., “Groupon saw its revenue surge to $760 million last year from $33 million the previous year.”
#saas – It’s always worth asking this question, we are never more than 1 release away from gnarly problems – ‘What we did wrong’ – NPR on its API architecture
#social – Why the password ‘this is fun’ is far more secure than a six mixed-characters with a special char
#tool – Some really clever CSS tools and techniques, personal favorite is CSS3 Keyboard.
#tweaks n’ hacks – Too busy to get out of Unix? We now have “Google Shell”
- Larry Page asking a Java question – surreal!
- Design thinking in Play – a motorcycle made of watch parts
- This is an absolutely fantastic article (on recent Southwest failure) whose “meta-saying” permeates to so many realms of Engineering – failure analysis; data analysis; (performance) calibration etc.
#parting_thought – We all knew it! Surprised about a bad review (or, decision)? Just try it after the reviewer had lunch.