State of Technology #64

At Other Places

Architecture

Is JavaScript ‘enterprise enough’? The big debate and the Pew Pew Manifesto that started it all.

Code

Average web page is 1MB and requires 80 sub-resource requests to be made – How Chrome optimizes it by DNS Pre-fetching and TCP Pre-connect

“The “browser startup experience” has its own separate cache where Chrome learns the first ten visited URLs across all of your sessions. Whenever you do a fresh boot of your browser, it immediately resolves all of those hostnames – a nice optimization to speed up your morning routine!”

Design

Frog redesigns Android User Experience

 

Essay

The Slow Web

Mobile

Long SMS, 160 Characters Limit and how to break it

SaaS

Web API Design – Crafting Interfaces that Developers Love’ – Free eBook

Service

Taxiback ‘offers a service that connects passengers with cabs that would otherwise return empty’

Social

Why do Nigerian scammers say they are from Nigeria? Per Microsoft researcher they are not looking for ‘anyone but most gullible’.

Tool

Free Online Graph Paper Generator (ed. favorite: Storyboard paper)

Hack

Make your own standing desk with only $22

etc

Parting Thought

“Most business meetings involve one party elaborately suppressing a wish to shout at the other: ‘just give us the money’.”  – Alain de Botton

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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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