The Next Big Language

Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at 11:29 pm (javascript, predictions)

For those of you interested in the theory of programming languages, I found Steve Yegge’s article on the Next Big Programming Language (NBL) to be most interesting.


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Do Developers Take Care of Eachother?

Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at 9:32 pm (community, predictions)

Standing from today, looking towards the future, you will make more accurate predictions about software, and, in this web-driven world, about services, if you ask yourself not “what’s the business model?” but rather “do the people who like it take care of each other?” That turns out to be the better predictor of longevity.

-Clay Shirky

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Safari for Windows

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at 6:20 pm (Uncategorized)

So I heard the fantastic news from that Apple is making Safari for Windows.

One more browser to test, but hey, Apple is reaching out.

And have you heard the rumors of the Google Browser?

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HTML 5.0

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at 10:51 am (Uncategorized)

More HTML? Seriously? I thought the world had moved past the days of attributes without values and lacking quotes.

I understand that perhaps different levels of markup may be helpful and necessary. I wonder the way XHTML 2.0 seems to be developing if a few semantic elements such as section, div, h, and span could suffice. Of course I see no reason to eliminate object, meta, link, and other such elements, but I see no reason that many other tags need to be kept.

On the other hand, part of what has made (X)HTML the standard format was that it has a simple set of clearly understandable tags for basic markup. I think amateurs should be able to write a simple web page designed to be rendered forgivingly. However, the specification should be a valid XML format. It really isn’t that difficult to close your tags.

Note: this post was inspired by Robert Nyman’s Blog.

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A List Apart Survey 2007

Friday, April 27, 2007 at 12:47 pm (Uncategorized)

We took the survey for web designers.

I hope we passed!

While you’re there, A List Apart is a great resource. Check out the rest of the site, too.

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