I have been a part of a project/product where we did have similar discussions and ensuring that people are getting information relevant to them. The filter bubble that Eli Pariser mentions in his talk is exactly what we did try to build in our product and are even trying to do so today. We pick up programs that people have selected and we then pass on content based on the selections.
I chanced upon this yesterday (http://sourceforge.net/adobe/cairngorm/home/) and was impressed with what they are trying to do. Building upon Parsley looking to do a lot of injection and also support modules that they have been criticized for in the past. Looks like Adobe Cairngorm team finally got it right.
To kick it off, I have attached the tools that I am going to use in the development environment. This is not an exhaustive list, and I may add more things to it as I go about development.
What I intent out of this project is not to save the world, but to build a sandbox that can be used by myself and any other developer to try out bigger things like Performance, Analysis, Design, Testing, POCs on new technologies.
I have been running around many things, but I have realized that this time has now come for me to start something; something that I can be proud of. I am no Bill Gates or Einstein and I need to pick up things that I can do for the community. I have all those ideas where I want to do something.
This presentation talks about how mobile web should be thought about and does talks about some numbers too. I like three things about the presentation: 1. The creativity with whcih it has been built and; 2. Talks about the core of the problem and; 3. Touches upon how we can go about fixing it.
Eclipse Market place – The experience of working on the marketplace was simply wonderful, something that I am not familiar in the Java world of development. Kudos to the Eclipse team to get this one going.
In many of my projects, I have found architects guilty of preparing a design that leaves the error messages out of the question. And now, I come across an article that shows us 35 creative designs of showing a 404 page (http://www.onextrapixel.com/2011/03/09/the-secret-of-a-successful-error-page-with-35-amazing-404-page-designs/). As I was browsing some of these designs, I recall a designer I…
I will let you do the math, but what made me fell out of my chair was the fact that everyone in the room was accepting the fact that even before we were developing the application we would have 66% of the time spent in fixing defects. Not even once did anyone asked, how can we ensure that we do not have so many defects in the application. Now even once did anyone asked if we already have Unit testing how come we still have these many number of defects.
Today after a while I decided to get back to development and started to setup my Laptop with variety of development tools and my fetch my projects from hard drives. As I sit down to get started once again, I am thinking of what all should I get to get back to development. Also, this…