Agile: a group of software development methodologies based on iterative and...– Wikipedia Says…
InfoQ: What is the Future of Flash and Flex? →
The impact of Oracle's defense of API copyrights →
“Long-held practice of API copyright exemption jeopardized” Methinks: Doesn’t this sound a lot like Lotus Development suing Microsoft over the Lotus 1-2-3 menu structure mimicked in early Excel? ‘Nuff said
Devops: an emerging set of principles, methods and practices for communication,...– Wikipedia Says…
Agile Co-Founder Jim Highsmith Looks Back 10 Years... →
Regarding the continuous delivery component, Highsmith described it as “the ultimate expression of Agile” because it incorporates “continuous integration and comprehensive automated testing.” Methinks: In fact, continuous delivery, aka continuous improvement, is the only way to truly create great software. Think Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma methodologies.
Amazon Issues Post Mortem On Cloud Outage ( via... →
Amazon says it will better protect key backup components to avoid another outage.
Google Earned the Hatred of Users, Competitors: 10... →
Methink: When you piss someone off, you know you are on to something!
“Mobile”-ize your business with Google Sites (via... →
Google Sites mobile landing pages. With Google Sites mobile landing pages, you can build yourself a professional mobile landing page in minutes, for free — and without any coding experience. Methinks: It is worth at least what it costs ;-) Seriously, not too bad.
Apple iPhone 5 Design Check List: 10 Most Likely... →
Enterprise App Stores: What Is It? Who Needs It? |... →
” the concept of BYOD (Bring Your Own Devices [to work], “the Consumerization of IT” is not just buzz in the marketplace”
7 SEO Myths You’re Probably Following (via @TNW) →
Adobe Edge: Four things you need to know (via... →
Fight Information Overload With Trimit on iPhone Methinks: Cool! Where is the API?
Wyoming wholly commits to Google apps, adds more... →
Methinks: Welcome, join the club! Milestone-maker may not be the first words that come to mind when you think ‘Wyoming,’ but consider this: the state lays claim to the first ever national park (Yellowstone), the first national monument (Devil’s Tower), and to being first for women’s suffrage. Not content to rest on its laurels, Wyoming Governor Matt Mead put on his early...
Baked In: How BenchPrep Is Turning e-Textbooks... →
In the future, students will use social networks for more than planning keggers. If Groupon’s backers have anything to say about it.
Klout Adds New Ways to Factor Score - Website... →
Expression Web 4 SP2 Brings the jQuery Goodness... →
Methinks: Hello Expression, goodbye Silverlight. What do you think?
The pros and cons of developing a complete... →
Methinks: I think that the pros far outweigh the cons. I also think that contrary to the blog author, that splitting up to project between front end and back end and first developing the API spec results in a far more manageable lifecycle and speeds development rather than makes it slower. By developing “API First”, the information architecture is often better thought out...
Nutanix: Time To Ban The SAN →
(via informationweek.com) Complete Cluster helps eliminate network bottlenecks between data and CPUs, says analyst.
Building Apps with HTML5: What You Need to Know... →
8 email tactics for leveraging timing,... →
Tactic #1. Collect as much customer data as possible Tactic #2. Learn about new subscribers and set expectations Tactic #3. Use triggered alerts Tactic #4. Optimize when you send Tactic #5. Develop segments based on long-term behaviors Tactic #6. Treat inactive subscribers as a segment Tactic #7. Humanize email content Tactic #8. Develop content around transactions
Are you a social media revolutionary? - Related... →
The Social Media Marketing Campaign Checklist →
Vitrue - we make brands social
How Small (Biz) Crush the Big: Greater economic... →
Methinks: About Dunbar’s number - did you know that the average number of friends one has on Facebook is just under 150?
Master List of Facebook Commerce Platforms -... →
Methinks: Good list!
The Reader’s Digest Version of the Presentation... →
“Steve Jobs is one of the true masters of presentations and provides some important lessons that are helpful to any ad agency pitch opportunity”
New web-search formulas have huge implications for... →
Internet search algorithms now use social media data as a key indicator of a website’s importance Methinks: This re-emphasises the importance of teaching student to think critically, consider the source of all information and to listen to (and click on) many competing sources. These new formulas can really put one inside of a box in terms of opinions.
Don’t Post the Same Content on all your Social... →
After reading Pam Moore’s post on ‘I Google+ circled, followed, liked, linked, bookmarked you, now what?’, I spent some time pondering about the connections we make on multiple social platforms, with the one person. There are people I follow on Twitter, have connected to on LinkedIn, follow their blog, liked this, and circle that, possibly Kiltred them too, all for the same person. ...
A Transmedia Biography (via... →
Amazon's Browser-Based Kindle Gives CIOs Hope (via... →
Hope that they won’t necessarily have to drown in a sea of device-specific mobile apps. Here’s why. Methinks: While death to the app is clearly going overboard, designing cross platform ‘apps’ with device specific stylesheet is getting huge. About a year ago I sparted touting the architecture of HTML/CCS/jQuery web app that can be ‘wrapped’ in a device app coat so to...
InfoQ: Is REST the future for SOA? →
Methinks: It is all about semantics isn’t it. My view is that REST has become so popular because of SIMPLICITY. And while there are SOA issues that are not addressed, the ubiquity of HTTP overpowers the shortcomings of REST. So how is REST related to HTTP? From this article: “The semantics in REST are based on the set of HTTP operations and looks as follows” createResource -...
6 Tips for Optimizing Emails for Mobile (via... →
Methinks: Considering that mobile devices are rapidly becoming the predominant way of accessing… everything, this is a must.
Excellent Article! -> Best Practices for a Clean &... →
Methinks: I love to see proper HTML/CSS design processes. So many fail to consider the effect of bad production techniques down the road. We’ve emphasised information architecture, reuse, and complete separation of front end and back end for a long time. Proper CSS implementation with either dynamic CSS or different version for mobile vs desktop is crucial today.
10 Signs of a Bad Work Environment (via eWeek.com) →
Constipated Conferences Customer Disservice Rowing in Opposite Directions Senior Moments Star Turns Graveyard Shift Stuck on Autopilot You Don’t Eat Your Own Dogfood Simmering Tension Shock Around the Clock
How To Write E-mails Your Customers Will Actually... →
“Most businesses are dazed and confused about email marketing. I’m not talking about old school offline businesses. I’m talking about new school online startups. They’re completely dialed into social media marketing through Facebook and Twitter, but are under-investing in or misfiring on their email programs.” Headlines Matter Have A Voice Don’t Be Needy; Be Timely
Bulletins from the future (via economist.com) →
The internet has turned the news industry upside down, making it more participatory, social, diverse and partisan—as it used to be before the arrival of the mass media, says Tom Standage
15 Tools to Help Speed Up Your Website (via @rww) →
The speed at which a Website loads is paramount to maintaining a positive user experience and, as we learned last year, has a direct impact on the site’s organic search rankings on Google. The search giant’s recent beta launch of its Page Speed Service gives us the latest in a long line of products and tools designed to help site owners boost page load speed. In what is by no means...
IT jobs: Winners and losers in the cloud era (via... →
“There’s a simple reason so many people say cloud computing will change everything about the IT universe: The cloud democratizes technology to a degree even more profound than when the PC first gave nontechnical people the ability to create unmanageably large spreadsheets they could play with instead of work.” Methinks: Are you a winner or loser? Job security is not the reason...
Why Google+ is Great for SEO (via... →
Data Centers May Not Gobble Earth, After All (via... →
More Good News About Cloud Computing: Data center power use didn’t grow nearly as fast as predicted the past five years. You can thank cloud computing and new data center designs.