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Four short links: 4 June 2014

By Nat Torkington
June 4, 2014

Swift on GitHub — watch a thousand projects launch. HTTP API Design Guide — extracted from work on the Heroku Platform API. End-to-End PGP in Gmail — Google releases an open source Chrome extension to enable end-to-end OpenPGP on top …

Four short links: 2 October 2013

By Nat Torkington
October 2, 2013

Instant Translator Glasses (ZDNet) — character recognition to do instant translating, and a UI that turns any flat surface into a touch-screen via a finger-ring sensor. — diagramming … In The Cloud! Airmail — Mac gmail client with offline …

Four short links: 16 May 2013

By Nat Torkington
May 16, 2013

Australian Filter Scope Creep — The Federal Government has confirmed its financial regulator has started requiring Australian Internet service providers to block websites suspected of providing fraudulent financial opportunities, in a move which appears to also open the door for …

Four short links: 1 May 2013

By Nat Torkington
April 24, 2013

Pin: A Dynamic Binary Instrumentation Tool — a dynamic binary instrumentation framework for the IA-32 and x86-64 instruction-set architectures that enables the creation of dynamic program analysis tools. Some tools built with Pin are Intel Parallel Inspector, Intel Parallel Amplifier …

Developer Week in Review

Developer Week in Review
By James Turner
April 6, 2011

In the latest Developer Week in Review: Google tries to bulk up its patent portfolio, filmmakers are taking a look at the life of an early software pioneer, and researchers decided to turn an April Fool's joke into reality.

Four short links: 15 February 2011

By Nat Torkington
February 15, 2011

White House Will Propose New Digital Copyright Laws (CNet) -- If the Internet were truly empowering citizenry and bringing us this new dawn of digital democracy, the people who run it would be able to stop the oppressive grind of the pro-copyright machinery. There's no detail about what the proposed law would include, except that it will be based...

Four short links: 7 October 2010

By Nat Torkington
October 7, 2010

How to Manage Employees When They Make Mistakes -- sound advice on how to deal with employees who failed to meet expectations. Yet again, good parenting can make you a good adult. It’s strange to me that in the technology sector we have such a reputation for yellers. Maybe it’s business in general and not just tech. [...] People...

Strata Week: The challenge of real-time analytics

Strata Week: The challenge of real-time analytics
By Edd Dumbill
September 16, 2010

In the latest edition of Strata Week: Google's introduction of a new search-indexing system highlights an important limitation of MapReduce and Hadoop. Can MapReduce adapt to real-time needs or will others follow Google in creating new architectures for real-time analytics?

Four short links: 5 March 2010

By Nat Torkington
March 5, 2010

Rapportive -- a simple social CRM built into Gmail. They replace the ads in Gmail with photos, bio, and info from social media sites. (via ReadWrite Web) Best Practices in Web Development with Django and Python -- great set of recommendations. (via Jon Udell's article on checklists) Think Like a Statistician Without The Math (Flowing Data) -- Finally, and...

Google Buzz: Is it Project, Product or Platform?

By Mark Sigal
February 10, 2010

I think that it's great that Google is iterating Gmail, and actually improving an existing product versus rolling out something new and half-baked. Nonetheless, I am confused. I thought that Google Wave was destined to be the new Gmail, but after today, I am left wondering if Gmail is instead, the new Google Wave. Read more.

Gmail's Labels Now More Like Folders: A Good Thing?

By Rich Rosen
July 7, 2009

Gmail had a great idea: replacing the limitations of hierarchical folders with the flexibility of labels. Now they are promoting the notion that they've "improved" Gmail by making labels work more like folders. How is that an improvement?

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