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tl;dr For those of you who’ve been living under a rock, Oracle decided to pull the plug on the Java plugin. It’s the end of an era, and it bears investigation.
In the mid-90’s, Sun Microsystems introduced Java, and in so doing, unleashed applets upon the world Or, to be more specific, unleashed the idea (yet again) that a client-facing tool should be as close to the client as possible.
A side note: We seem to do this a lot. We decide that all the processing should be as centralized as possible, then when we realize the problems with that…
tl;dr A tweet from Scott Hanselman brought me to a page from a Google Developer Expert talking about his experiences talking at conferences. Like Scott, my experience is wildly different from his and I thought merited a response—and a call to action, if you’re so inclined.
This is partly a response to Todd (to keep speaking, first and foremost!), but also to anyone who is interested in speaking, and isn’t quite sure what to expect or believe.
First, the requisite link to the original post and a disclaimer: I have no idea who Todd Motto is. He and I…
tl;dr Facebook/Parse announced that they are shutting down the popular Back-end-as-a-Service While opinions are certainly going to vary as to why, I thought it an interesting situation to examine and, upon reflection, comment.
As I read the post, a couple of things immediately came to mind:
“That’s a very restrained blog post.” Seriously, it says more by what it doesn’t say than what it actually does say:
“We have a difficult announcement to make. Beginning today we’re winding down the Parse service, and Parse will be fully retired after a year-long period ending on January 28, 2017. We’re proud…
tl;dr I’ve been asked a number of times over the years how, exactly, I approach learning new stuff, whether that be a new programming language, a new platform, whatever. This is obviously a highly personal (meaning specific to the individual offering the answer) subject, so my approach may or may not work for you; regardless, I’d suggest to anyone that they give it a shot and if it works, coolness.
The first thing to understand about how I approach learning new stuff is that I agree whole-heartedly with our former Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, when he says (said) that…