State of Technology #58
May 13, 2012
- How Pivoting recently paid off for Tech Entrepreneurs
- Postsecret has become web’s confessional
- Behind the scene look at Facebook Release Engineering – PHP to C++ converted to native 1.5GB binary executable delivered to nodes via bittorrent. Wow.
- World’s first shoppable Music Video
- $499 Desktop 3D Printer
#architecture – Achieving Rapid Response Times in Large Online Services (from Jeff Dean, Google Fellow)
#code – Front-end Performance Case Study at GitHub
#design – When we design anything, we immediately sign-up for obsolescence. Here’s how today’s 10 Big Websites Looked 15 years ago.
#essay – How Geniuses Think
#mobile – Ultimate Secret to Fast Mobile Design (from Instagram)
#saas – Mobile Web vs. Native & How LinkedIn built their iPad app
#service – Understanding Information Architecture, a brilliantly done Prezi-ntation
#social – How can you make Daily Standup Meetings more productive
#tool – History of Key Design – from Assyrian Wooden Rods to Manhattan Keycards
#tweaks n’ hacks – Play the game “Cube” with Google Maps
- Don’t we all play “Reply All” game?
- Here’s how –
#parting_thought – “Who’s got the ball?” When you’re in sports, and the ball is thrown to you, then you’ve got the ball, and you’re now in control of what happens next. So it’s important to know who’s got the ball. If you’re in a meeting and you’ve had a great conversation and then everybody leaves, who has the ball?” – Shellye Archambeau