Archive for the ‘web’ Category
Ajax apps provides us with rich and responsive user interfaces. And aside all code reductions modern frameworks provide, if you use firebug or fiddler or tamperdata one easily thinks about further optimization. Microsoft research has researched this topic and created Doloto. Take a look at their paper and of course at the tool itself and yes, you need windows for it, but i still like the paper
After looking at some videos created by Michael Wesch, I realized Camstudio, which he apperently used for creating those. Wesch researches new ways of teaching using Web (2.0) technologies. actually he is a cultural anthropologist and media ecologist exploring the impacts of new media on human interaction, but I’m pretty sure that I can’t remember those terms tomorrow:-). pretty cool, also take a look at his blog. I also liked another guy mentioning, that he thinks this camstudio recordings are tomorrow’s PPT’s
Cisco announced that they will aquire jabber Inc. Jabber which was the protocol name before it was adopted by the IETF as XMPP (extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol), is an open XML technology for real-time communication. Due to it’s open nature you find different (and many OSS) implementations for various clients and servers. I follow from time to time the progress of ejabberd, but it really depends what you have already in your environment established, so it worthwhile to take a look at metajacks article and the answers. the statement about being a memory hog seems to be much better with the recent versions. a worthwhile read about mcroblogging integration is again by Jack Moffit
now look at this from Plasticlogic and wait for first half of 2009.
The Energy superstore is a green blog, which I hope will grow with a lot of useful hints about possibilities for saving our limited ressources. I found them via the doFollowers, a new (beta) directory site. They apply a voting concept with a fresh style of presenting blogs. That said, I don’t see a real value for the premium service, at least at the moment, but wish both the best.
Latency is Everywhere and it Costs You Sales – How to Crush it. Todd Hoff has created a good collection about various topics and links around this issue. By reading the next entry by the author, I got also aware that the Computer Communication Review is also online. How could we live without the web
Barabasilab offers a couple of reserach papers about analyzing complex networks. One recent with the above title uses (anonymous) communication data collected about a years period. A similar approach is taken by the senseable lab of MIT. Even I support and like to read those research, I wonder when equal tools are applied to data with links back to the actual persons data. There exist similar for fun projects for money. wheresisgeorge is a US$$ tracker and provides a list of links to other currency trackers