Archives / 2010

Web vs. App Confusion

Google held a event yesterday focused on their various Chrome-related initiatives: Chrome, Chrome OS, and Chrome Web Store. TechCrunch was there, reporting the announcements as they were made.
Habits die hard with me, especially when a certain amount of nostalgia is involved, so I’m still using Firefox as my primary browser. However, I’m deeply impressed [...]

Think Different

Cult of Mac recently sat down with John Sculley for an interview, in which he describes Steve Jobs and the methodology he uses to build products. Jobs is undisputably the premier modern “captain of industry,” and the observations and insights in the interview are fascinating.
The pair shared power at Apple until Jobs was forced [...]

What If… Questions for Reinventing Management

A tweet by Tim O’Reilly came through my stream the other day, which I followed to Managment Innovation eXchange, in order to read the leading questions. As expected, they are intriguing.
Many businesses tout themselves as radical and disruptive. This is especially true in places like the Bay Area, where small startups with fast-paced, [...]

Stack Level Too Deep with RSpec 2 and Webrat

I’m currently following along with the Ruby on Rails Tutorial, hoping to pick up some tips and improve my understanding of Rails 3. I recommend the tutorial, especially to people just learning Rails. For those with more experience, you’ll find certain aspects to be a bit elementary. However, I’m personally appreciating the [...]

Skype Announces A Future Announcement

As I was going through my morning routine, scanning news feeds and sipping coffee, my attention was grabbed by the TechCrunch headline “Skype Opens Up SkypeKit SDK To All Devices And Desktop Apps.” Being a developer and wanting deeper technical details, I eagerly click on over to SkypeKit. Rather than the detail I’m [...]