State of Technology #98

elsewhere

 

 

Architecture

Superhero.js Every resource to build Large Javascript apps in one page

 

Code

Ineffective Sorts (and it’s already been Github-ed)

 

Design

**No to NoUI

 Image

 

Essay

Touch-Screen Generation

‘Touch technology follows the same logic as shaking a rattle or knocking down a pile of blocks: the child swipes, and something immediately happens. A “rattle on steroids,” is what Buckleitner calls it. “All of a sudden a finger could move a bus or smush an insect or turn into a big wet gloopy paintbrush.” To a toddler, this is less magic than intuition.
 

 

Mobile

*** How the world has changed between 2005 and 2013 – in ONE photo off St. Peter’s Square

 

SaaS

How a startup uses variety of SaaS tools to manage entire business

 

Service

Mayor Bloomberg’s Data Squad and how they caught restaurants illegally dumping cooking oil in sewers, without ever leaving the building.

 

Social

Themakermap ‘print’ a body part with help of someone near you

 

Tool

‘Coding in Browser’ and other Top Developer Requests for Firefox Devtools

 

Hack

Chrome Maze (best played with Phone or Tablet)

 

Etc

Parting Thought

”Deliberate strategy is goal-oriented. It asks, “What do we want to achieve?” Emergent strategy is means-oriented. It asks, “What is possible, with the means we have at our disposal?” – ‘Experimentation is the New Planning’; Fast Company

 

State of Technology #96

elsewhere

 

 

Architecture

Under the Hood: Building out Infrastructure of Facebook Graph Search

 

Code

Apparently, Marissa Meyer made‘No More WFH’ policy after looking at VPN activity and logins for remote workers.

 

Design

Why was ‘~’ chosen to represent Home directory?

 

Essay

Evolution of Google Street View

 

Mobile

We spend 23 full days a year on our phone!
 

 

SaaS

Website Performance Data has never been more readily available  thanks to Navigation Timing Specification. E.g., to calculate page load time via the performance object –

var loadTime = performance.timing.loadEventStart - performance.timing.navigationStart;

 

 

 

Service

Anonymized Search Data via browser toolbar handily beats FDAwarning system to find Drug Side-effects

 

Social

‘New Social Media Startup Launches, Shuts Down Within 45 Minutes’Onion

 

Tool

Great list of (almost) Free Tools to create Media Assets (video, animation, 3D models)

 

Hack

How Japanese Kids Learn to Multiply

 

Etc

Parting Thought

“Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats” – Howard Aitken