I was looking to see if there were any frameworks for HTML 5 and came across SproutCore. It’s an MVC framework and has some similarity to GWT in that it compiles all the code into HTML/JS/CSS that should work across browsers without plug-ins. Also like GWT, it has a bunch of panels, buttons, and controls [...]
Archive for 2009
An article that questions the theory of making sure all content shows up above the fold.
Over the last 6 years we’ve watched over 800 user testing sessions between us and on only 3 occasions have we seen the page fold as a barrier to users getting to the content they want.
The myth of the page fold: [...]
Java 7 has some smaller syntactic changes that look like they’ll be helpful for your everyday dev
AdMob’s October 2009 mobile metrics report is out, and it’s clear that the Droid may be a serious contender to the iPhone. Just two weeks after its launch, the Droid accounts for 24% of Android requests.
It should be noted that AdMob measures requests to its advertising delivery system from applications and mobile websites. These numbers [...]
Gartner released a report last Thursday, November 12, which showed some market share movements in the mobile OS space. iPhone and RIM gained market share, while Symbian and Windows Mobile lost share. Android has gone from 0 to almost 4% of market share. This is in line with Gartner’s prediction that by 2012, Android will [...]
I’ve been learning about Clojure over the last month or two, which is a dialect of the Lisp programming language that compiles to the JVM. That has nothing to do with this blog except that it led to finding Google’s Closure Tools.
We’re happy to announce that we just launched our first Android™ application! Meet EEBA, the Easy Envelope Budget Aid.
Android’s been all the rage recently with every major carrier making announcements about Android phones and Gartner predicting that by 2012 Android will overtake iPhone. Its open source nature makes it a [...]
PayPal X Adaptive Payments API allows a single payment to be divided among up to 6 separate receivers. Also supports currency conversion and PayPal registration through API.
In the next installment in its series of cloud computing infrastructure offerings, Amazon announced Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), a cloud version of the popular MySQL database. Following the popular “pay-per-drink” model of EC2 and S3 for selling compute, storage and database access, Amazon RDS gives you a MySQL database that you can spin [...]
Drupal, the open source content management system, has just received a big vote of confidence. It’s now powering the White House website. Obama’s campaign used it to power its campaign website and it’s already been powering Recovery.gov for some time, but this is another move into the spotlight for this solid content management choice.
White House [...]