Talk: “The Web Browser is a Transitional Technology”

Allen Wirfs-Brock, a Mozilla Research Fellow, at YOW 2011, defined what he considers the current era of computing, and some exciting elements of where we are and where we are going in his talk “The Web Browser is a Transitional Technology”. It looks like YOW 2011 had some fantastic talks to check out.

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Steve Klabnik: Nobody Understands REST or HTTP

Steve Klabnik outlines some best practices in API design in “Nobody Understands REST or HTTP”, some of which I admit I need to follow more consistently. As he states in the end: Seriously, most of the problems that you’re solving are social, not technical. The web is decades old at this point, most people have […]

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Two questioning reports on social networking and culture

Jeffrey Rosen in the NYTimes reports on the effects social networking will have on our efforts to redefine ourselves: It’s often said that we live in a permissive era, one with infinite second chances. But the truth is that for a great many people, the permanent memory bank of the Web increasingly means there are […]

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Afraid you’ll miss Firebug if you move to Chrome?

Probably not. Check out the screencasts at Chromium Projects: “Google Chrome Developer Tools”. I haven’t abandoned Firefox yet. But it is important to experiment and keep your toolbox open. Since Chrome has recently gone stable on the OS X, I’m finding it a capable browser. Haven’t switched yet however.

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Two obits at NPR: one worthy, one not

NPR: In Memoriam: Sweet, Sad Rocker Vic Chesnutt NPR: The Man Is Gone, But Long Live The Blogosphere (via Garret Vreeland). Jeff Jarvis knows blogging as well as anybody, but NPR should have talked to people who knew Brad Graham, or, as Garret suggests, were at least among his contemporaries in that first wave of […]

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