“Upcoming Changes In Routing”
Phil Haack: “We’ve been making some changes to routing to make it more powerful and useful. But as Uncle Ben says, with more power comes more responsibility. I’ll list out the changes first and then discuss some of the implication of the changes.”
“New Version of the Open XML SDK is Available for Download”
Eric White: “Erika Ehrli has just posted the news that the April 2008 CTP of the Open XML SDK is now live on the web, and available for download!” According to the Roadmap, they have not hit features that concern me.
“Microsoft announces Open XML SDK roadmap”
openxmldeveloper.org: “…Content object model including additional classes and methods for simplifying developer work within parts (example: methods for retrieving or modifying a specific paragraph, style, cell, or shape within a part)…” This is essentially a direct response to my complaints in “Microsoft Word 2007 Research.”
“Coding In Paradise: XHTML Considered Harmful”
Brad Neuberg: “…XHTML is a useless technology that is retarding progress, especially when it comes to Dymamic HTML (DHTML) and AJAX applications.” I have no idea where this is coming from… My AJAX designs depend on the XML ‘nature’ of XHTML. Of course this article was written in 2005 but the anti-XML sentiment among AJAX “thought leaders” lingers to this day…
“The seven rules of pragmatic progressive enhancement”
A “brown bag presentation”… It’s a series of slides… but I vaguely remember seeing a Yahoo! motion picture on this subject… I need to check my DVD archives…
“Building a Better Website With Yahoo!”
This Kevin Tyler prose features Y!Slow grading his improved site above grade D. My copy of Y!Slow grades http://clickontyler.com/ with a D. This confuses me.
“Twitter Said To Be Abandoning Ruby on Rails”
Michael Arrington: “We’re hearing this from multiple sources: After nearly two years of high profile scaling problems, Twitter is planning to abandon Ruby on Rails as their web framework and start from scratch with PHP or Java (another solution is to stick with the Ruby language and move away from the Rails framework).”
Either Arrington is profoundly mistaken or Twitter is a massive example of how many excuses and free passes the North American tech “elites” give to Twitter. I guarantee you that an Indian or Chinese—or Ed Dunn—equivalent of Twitter crashing once means it is abandoned immediately and never spoken of again…
Amazon.com: “Cloud Studio is a Java application for the management of Amazon EC2 instances. It features a multi-pane interface with a list of available AMIs, a list of running instances, and access to keypairs, security groups, and IP addresses.”