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  The Death Of The Spec


Earlier today, my colleague Matt Burns wrote a post noting that most tablet makers may be largely failing because they’ve sold their soul to Android and are now just in the middle of a spec war, which no one can win. I’m gonna go one step further in that line of thinking: the spec is dead.There have been a few key stories from the past couple of weeks that highlight this new reality. Barnes & Noble unveiled the new Nook Tablet. Consumer Reports looked at the iPhone 4S...

   Specification,Android,Platform,Software design     2011-11-15 08:20:22


  8 most successful open source products


Open source itself is a successful product. It is not only liked by many personals, many famous enterprises like itAlthough there are numerous open source projects and open source products, which is the most successful among them? "Success" is defined as the widely used + well known here. In many successful open source products, only a minority leaders. Here we share 8 most successful open source products we think they deserve to be.LinuxReason: Linux + GNU = GNU / Linux. It has been almost 2...

   Open source,MySQL,Linux,BIND,BSD     2012-04-19 08:29:00


  Twenty Years of Linux according to Linus Torvalds


Summary: In an interview, Linus Torvalds talks about Linux’s multiple 20th birthdays and life with Linux.The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, started the celebration of Linux’s 20th anniversary at the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit, but when is Linux’s real birthday? Is it August 25th, when Linus announced the project? October 5th 1991, when 0.02, the first public release was made? I decided to go straight to the s...

   Linux,Linus Tonalds,Interview,Developmen     2011-09-28 09:39:10


  Internet trends and your web development strategy


Takeaway: Ryan Boudreaux looks at some of the latest reports on how users are spending their time on the web. Keeping an eye on trends is one way for web developers to stay current. Recent figures in Internet activity include several interesting trends, including: the number of smartphone-user adoption rates Cyber Monday sales figures mobile banking app usage social networking on mobile social media hours spent online search habits Trends in worldwide Internet activity may or may not translate ...

   Internet trend,Mobile,Web design,Web app     2012-02-01 00:02:29


  What I learned from a month of blogging and 250k visits


Roughly a month ago, I decided to give blogging another try, in earnest. I put out an article most days and up to 3 per day when I was experimenting with new channels.It has been fascinating.That being said, this is not a post about blogging tactics. It’s about what the experience has taught me about startups.Find the customers first, then build for themIt took me a long time to understand YC’s motto that you should:Make something people want.The first time I heard that, I thought ...

   SEO,Promote,Website,Advice,Traffic     2011-11-10 10:58:40


  CSS and HTML5 responsive images


With the popularity of Retina screen, the requirement of the images in the webpages is higher. How to make sure the image still clear while enlarging twice on retina screen? This brings much trouble to web developers, the good news is CSS3 and HTML5 is trying to change this, we can use response image. What is responsive image? It means user agent loads different images according to different resolutions of output devices, it will not waste bandwidth as well. In addition, it can load respective ...

   CSS3, HTML5,image-set,responsive image     2013-03-10 03:30:07


  Social networks are becoming your personal operating system


Today’s biggest trends — the mobile web, social media, gamification, real-time — are changing the landscape for business. Consumers are connecting with one another, and in the process they’re becoming increasingly empowered and influential.How these connected consumers discover, share, and communicate is different than the way they used to. This change requires businesses to rethink their approach. Organizations need to examine the impact of technology on consumer behavior and understand...

   Facebook,Operating System,Social network,Feature,Facebook me     2011-10-28 10:02:55


  JavaScript Attack/Defend


As developers and designers we work hard to build visually attractive, fast and easy to maintain applications. Our goals are to make sure the applications we build stick to users and keep them coming back for more. Security is not always at the forefront of our minds. No one intentionally builds insecure software but often a lack of security knowledge leads developers to build vulnerabilities into their applications. In this article we are going to examine two web security attacks, how they are ...

   JavaScript,Attack,Defend,Security,Cross site     2011-10-13 13:09:11


  Microsoft is transforming XBox into a PC controlled by expressions


According to the Voice of China "News Coverage" report. When Apple products are changing  the world, the original computer giant Microsoft is also quietly looking for their new foothold in the field of electronics. This time the breakthrough is from its game console Xbox.Xbox was originally a single function console, there are signs that Microsoft may be planning for the Xbox into the computer with new functions. The selling point of this new product lies in its function of communic...

   Microsoft,XBox,New PC,China     2012-04-01 06:57:04


  Ask Bill Gates Anything: Being a Billionaire is Strange, Microsoft Co-Founder Tells Students


How’s the life of a billionaire? “Quite strange,” says Bill Gates, who fielded questions from University of Washington students on Thursday evening as part of a lecture on the future of computing.Gates’ talk, at a packed hall in the UW’s computer science building, focused on some areas where he thinks cheap, powerful computing will have a major impact on society, including education, disease, and robotics.Gates recalled spending time on the UW campus as a young man, back...

   Bill Gate,Billionare,Rich,Advice,UW,Computing     2011-10-28 10:38:34