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  Who Uses PhoneGap/Apache Cordova?


The HTML5 Microzone is presented by DZone and Microsoft to bring you the most interesting and relevant content on emerging web standards.  Experience all that the HTML5 Microzone has to offer on our homepage and check out the cutting edge web development tutorials on Script Junkie, Build My Pinned Site, and the HTML5 DevCenter. I see questions and comments all the time with the general sentiment “it looks nice, but who really uses PhoneGap/Apache Co...

   PhoneGap,Apache,App,HTML5     2012-03-30 06:30:33


  Why I left Google


Ok, I relent. Everyone wants to know why I left and answering individually isn’t scaling so here it is, laid out in its long form. Read a little (I get to the punch line in the 3rd paragraph) or read it all. But a warning in advance: there is no drama here, no tell-all, no former colleagues bashed and nothing more than you couldn’t already surmise from what’s happening in the press these days surrounding Google and its attitudes toward user privacy and software developers. This is s...

   James Whittaker,Google,Leave,Microsoft,Ad     2012-03-14 13:43:44


  Device Experiences & Responsive Design


Most recently LukeW was the Chief Product Officer (CPO) and co-founder of Bagcheck which was acquired by Twitter Inc. in 2011. Luke is also the author of the book Mobile First and was Chief Design Architect (VP) at Yahoo! Inc. While the task of designing Web applications and sites for multiple devices can be daunting, two techniques can make the process more manageable: classifying device experiences and designing/building responsively. Here’s how these two approaches can work together ...

   User experience,Device,Responsive design     2012-03-31 00:10:31


  Google completes acquisition of Waze


Yesterday there was news about Google's acquisition of Waze with 1.3 billion US dollars. Today Google officially released news that they had completed the acquisition of Waze. However the price is not unveiled. Google said on its official blog : The Waze product development team will remain in Israel and operate separately for now. We’re excited about the prospect of enhancing Google Maps with some of the traffic update features provided by Waze and enhancing Waze with Google’s searc...

   Google,Waze,Acquisition     2013-06-11 13:02:42


  Nielsen : Google ranks No.1 web brand


Nielsen released the 2012 digital industry rankings report, The report said Google continued to rank No.1. for web brand From January 2012 to October 2012, the average monthly unique visitors reached 172 million. Followed by Facebook which has 153 million average monthly unique visitors. In 2012, the online video service continues to grow, YouTube is still the largest online video site, an average annual 132 million unique visitors. Top 10 U.S. Web Brands of 2012 For the details of other ranks ...

   Nielsen, Web brand,2012     2012-12-22 10:02:05


  Why PHP is (so much) better than Ruby?


I attended this weekend my first Ruby conference, Ruby Lugdunum in Lyon. Besides cool talks and the fun of meeting people like Nick, Blake, or Laetitia, my friend Camille & I did a surprise lightning talk about how PHP is better than Ruby. Here are the slides and a more detailed transcript: A lot of free hosts: it’s easy to find a PHP host, you just have to google “free php host” and you find a ton of free PHP/MySQL hostsBigger community: The PHP community is really huge, and it’s r...

   PHP,Ruby,Comparism,Difference,Advantage     2011-06-29 08:34:12


  Pinterest announces open registration


Pinterest is on-line for two years. During these two years, it gains big growth, but it needs invitation before you can register on Pinterest. Now Pinterest announces open registration, it means that anyone can register on Pinterest with emails, Facebook or Twitter accounts, no need to get invitation from others. In its official blog, Pinterest says: We’re really excited to have the capacity to offer Pinterest to more people and if you’re a Pinner with friends who’ve been wait...

   Pinterest,Social,Open registration     2012-08-09 01:56:23


  PopCap’s 10 rules for commercial failure in mobile games development


PopCap, the company behind social gaming hits as Plants vs. Zombies and Bejeweled, has a way of doing presentations at conferences. Last year’s Social Gaming Summit presentation was insightful in the sense that developers were advised to postpone trying to make money from their game until there is some serious traction. At yesterday’s London Games Conference, PopCap’s presentation was equally remarkable. During a brief presentation David Bishop (Senior Game Designer) presented the m...

   Game design,Rules,Smart phone     2012-04-16 13:25:27


  How big company CEOs spend their time in work


As a company's steer holder, the CEO or founder takes plenty of pressure ordinary people even cannot imagine. They usually need to deal with different aspects of daily operation of a company including technology, business, marketing, public relationship etc. Lots of meetings, negotiations and presentations are waiting for them every day. Hence time is a precious resource for them. Let's take a look at how these CEOs spend their time in their work. 1. Apple CEO Tim Cook Gets up at 3:45 am ...

   CEO,STEVE JOBS,TIM COOK,ELON MUSK,JACK MA,MARK ZUCKERBERG,PONY MA     2016-08-13 13:29:00


  The significance of coding competition to actual work


Some friends asked this question: In secondary schools we participate in the NOI, in university we participate in ACM/ICPC, TopCoder.What's the significance of coding competition to actual work? I participated in the NOI from 1994 to 1996, ACM/ICPC from 1999 to 2000 and TopCoder in 2002 for six months. Later I paid little attention to coding competition, so I may not understand the changes in recent years and race mode . The capabilities we can get by participating the competition can be summari...

   ACM,Programming,Facebook,TopCoder     2013-02-28 20:38:23