There are a number of factors coming together to fuel the growth of APIs. Without a doubt, one is the corresponding growth of mobile devices and the distribution of services across multiple platforms. An API is often required to create one native mobile application and becomes incredibly important when supporting many devices. Sometimes these private APIs are made public, sometimes they aren’t.
"Ontologies are promised to bright future. In this paper we propose that as ontologies are closely related to modern object-oriented software engineering, it is natural to adapt existing object-oriented software development methodologies for the task of ontology development."
#1: RSS Reader: Scan It Daily
#2: Make Every Employee a Marketer
#3: LinkedIn Groups
#5: Make a Tag Cloud
#8: Audio Books
#9: Google News
#10: Attend Industry Events
Mobile app development. Cloud computing. Virtualizaiton. Big data. Social location apps. These are some of the hot software categories I’ve observed recently. Stacey Higginbotham seems to agree as she noted in her latest Gigamo blog post on 10 Austin Startups to Meet at SXSW 2011.
"Worried about your data? If you’re not, you’re kidding yourself. It’s become clear over the past few months that the risk of security breaches has reached a new and frightening level — from sophisticated tools in the hands of national governments and organized crime to spontaneous attacks harnessing the resources of thousands of loosely connected vigilantes. Add to that the dizzying array of devices now used to access, move and store data. Security strategies that seemed airtight only a few years ago now look like so much Swiss cheese."
Free Apps: more restrictive quotas
Paid Apps: $9/app/month in addition to usage fees.
Premier Accounts: allow a company to not pay for individual Apps but rather use as many as they need. $500/month in addition to usage fees
Instances: pay-as-you-go ($0.08/IH) or reserved IHs ($0.05/IH)
APIs: currently charged as CPU hours will instead be charged per operation details of the API pricing.
Datastore Storage: $0.24/G/month
Keith Rabois, a startup veteran who’s now chief operating officer at Square, didn’t mince words today when he talked about the potential of mobile startups. He said “the website as you know it” is “dead, dying, will be dying,” and that the future lies in reinventing Web experiences on the mobile phone.
Since the initial work on CSSsitemap, Andrew Maier and I have been pretty busy working on an array of other tools that are a bit specific to a project we’re collaborating on presently. The result: almost no time has been invested in CSSsitemap since the first in-house version.
Every entrepreneur has made a series of mistakes or been subject to failures along his or her entrepreneurial journey. These setbacks, though painful, will teach you more about business than any textbook, lecture, or mentor ever could. Plus, they are great fodder for conversations at cocktail receptions and on panel discussions.
10. No revenue, no business. Period.
9. You are not special, a winner, or guaranteed squat (and neither is your business),
8. How many things can you do perfectly
7. Traditional business plans will bankrupt you.
6. The worst case scenario is the only scenario.
5. Divide your “lowest” financial assumptions or expectations by 4.
4. Strategic partners are not always good ideas.
3. Proof of concept isn’t optional.
2. Business growth happens in real time.
1. No matter how successful you are, accept that you will fail again.
Methinks: Great list. i especially like 6. It goes along with the adage “Hope for best, Plan for the worst”.
Methinks: This is the only way to determine the right timing, for email and all channels. And oh, btw, consumer behaviours are constantly changing. Testing, measuring, and continuous improvement is the only way if you want success.
A cross-platform toolkit is alluring. There are a bunch of mobile devices out there, and it’s a lot of work to write applications for every one. It would be so much easier if we could write once and run anywhere.
Methinks: He ultimately thinks cross-platform is not were its at. I keep looking for excellent cross-platform tools. But over the years I never seen this idea work well. I do think however, that HTML5 web apps with specific CSS files IS where its at.