Thoughts about thoughts Random epiphanies

Landing Pages

Just a few thoughts and collected information on landing pages. Please note that these information rely on thrid party pages and presentations and that they are not properly referenced. I am not talking any credit for the information provided. Check out the presentation directly. Notes Download the slides HERE
> Read more...

TechTalks - Provoking a discussion

I am in the challenging (but quite cool) position to evaluate a lot of technologies and compare them to each other. While my own view on the matter is in most cases objective, I can't help but to bring in my feeling that something feels "nice", "cool" etc. Comparing Frameworks and Technologies is particularly hard if there is no discussion around it since one gets trapped in his or her own thoughts. A couple of...
> Read more...

Praising Squares and Twitters open source libraries and philosophy

Once in a while you stumble upon companies who have the manpower and the commitment to share their knowledge, even though it is part of their business model. For twitter and square this has been exceptionally true. Without a doubt, there are companies out there who embrace using and pushing open source projects internally (most of them based on the fairly monetizable MIT license), but these two tend to be on top of this movement....
> Read more...

Running Serious Sam 3 - BFE wit the ps4 controller on osx

So this is going to be a very short post but i wanted to share how to get the Playstation 4 controller running on OS X with serious same 3: BFE. The main problem here is that steam is able to recognize the controller. SSE 3 however isn't. Solution is simple an coming up Adding the controller via its device-ID Serious sam 3 does not recognize the controller. But you cant trick it into beliving...
> Read more...

NodeWebkit – Node and Angular.js for rich native Apps

I have to admit: I am stunned. Not that I haven't expected this. Every developer who has written a decent fat JavaScript client has stumbled upon it: How to use native or OS-level features with my application. And there have been answers. Google approached it with their chromium extensions. Flash always was capable of doing it in some limited ways. But what Intel has pulled of with the node community is stunning. And far to...
> Read more...

The burden of JavaScript

The burden of JavaScript - a weird way to start with a few positive thoughts on JavaScript, I know. But it portraits my relationship with the language. Don’t get me wrong. I do like java script. I actually do like it. There are not many people who would agree with a statement such as "JavaScript is a decent language", and even I wouldn’t. Yet I do like it. It hasn't always been this way. It's...
> Read more...