(blogarhythm ~ end roll 浜崎あゆみ)
So I just listened to the last IT Conversations podcast of all time All's Well That Ends Well
I'll miss the curation they provided. Did you know that 8 out of 10 interesting facts I quote at dinner parties I learned on the network? ;-)
And still learning: IT Conversations was the 2nd podcast ever? Apparently Doug Kaye uploaded a feed the day after Dave Winer
posted his first example of using the RSS enclosure
I'm not sure the Conversations Network couldn't have remained relevant and valuable for years to come, but it (more...)
It's been a while since I last cranked up mono
to compile some C#
, and this time I'm on a Mac.
Fortunately, no dramas. The mono team have made it a very smooth process. I simply downloaded
and installed the Mono SDK (it is packaged as a standard disk image [.dmg]). That's enough to compile and run simple projects.
$ mcs hello_world.cs
$ mono hello_world.exe
There's a whole cross-platform IDE available now called MonoDevelop
and it looks great if you are doing serious C#. Right now though, I was happy enough to build from the command (more...)
Ruby developers are a pretty spoilt bunch these days. The community has overall done a great job of rolling many of the advances in modern development practice into the tools and conventions we unconsciously put to work every day.
Now I wonder what life is like in the Python community?
Like many Rubyists, I've played around with Python and Jython on and off. But nothing serious. And although you could get into a pedantic syntax war, I suspect for the most part the Python and Ruby communities don't overlap simply because once you dive into one camp, the only real (more...)
How many times have you seen a webdev job ad that asks for things like:
Minimum 5 years experience in Ruby on Rails, html5, JQuery, Mongo DB, and building andriod and iphone/ipad apps
So it just came up again on a mailing list, and we all had a good lol.
When people ask for more years experience than the technology has even existed, at one level the incongruity simply tickles our geeky funny bone like a classic joke setup.
At another level however - and one that HR professionals the world over still struggle with - specifying job requirements in (more...)
on a source code repository and it animates the code's evolution. I think I first saw it used to illustrate the history of Python development since 1990
, and I must admit my first reaction was cool but probably pointless
ran it over our own project, and inspired me to play around a bit with it too.
So after watching our animation a few times I'm sheepishly revising my opinion of gource.
Yes, you probably need to have something invested in the particular code-base to care, and it certainly helps if you avoid the obvious cliche (more...)
I was fired up to try out ember.js
after seeing Cameron's
presentation at the last Singapore Ruby Brigade
I hosted some tests on a Rails 3.2.2 base, and threw in a whole bunch of technologies to see how well they play together. The (more...)
, and maybe tried the jQTouch
framework that these spawned. Meanwhile, the official jQuery mobile framework
has slowly been moving to fruition.
I recently discovered another project - Web 2.0 Touch
- that is pitched as a mini framework with better features (more...)