âUpcoming Changes In Routingâ
Phil Haack: âWeâve been making some changes to routing to make it more powerful and useful. But as Uncle Ben says, with more power comes more responsibility. Iâll list out the changes first and then discuss some of the implication of the changes.â
âNew Version of the Open XML SDK is Available for Downloadâ
Eric White: âErika 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!â According to the Roadmap, they have not hit features that concern me.
âMicrosoft announces Open XML SDK roadmapâ
openxmldeveloper.org: ââŠContent 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)âŠâ This is essentially a direct response to my complaints in âMicrosoft Word 2007 Research.â
âCoding In Paradise: XHTML Considered Harmfulâ
Brad Neuberg: ââŠXHTML is a useless technology that is retarding progress, especially when it comes to Dymamic HTML (DHTML) and AJAX applications.â I have no idea where this is coming fromâŠ My AJAX designs depend on the XML ânatureâ of XHTML. Of course this article was written in 2005 but the anti-XML sentiment among AJAX âthought leadersâ lingers to this dayâŠ
âThe seven rules of pragmatic progressive enhancementâ
A âbrown bag presentationââŠ Itâs a series of slidesâŠ but I vaguely remember seeing a Yahoo! motion picture on this subjectâŠ I need to check my DVD archivesâŠ
âBuilding a Better Website With Yahoo!â
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.
âTwitter Said To Be Abandoning Ruby on Railsâ
Michael Arrington: âWeâre 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).â
Either Arrington is profoundly mistaken or Twitter is a massive example of how many excuses and free passes the North American tech âelitesâ give to Twitter. I guarantee you that an Indian or Chineseâor Ed Dunnâequivalent of Twitter crashing once means it is abandoned immediately and never spoken of againâŠ
Amazon.com: âCloud 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.â