Retweets from Week #11

This is my second compilation of interesting retweets, this one from week #11. There was a lot of good candidates and I actually had to skip some I wanted to mention, but I have to try to keep to the amount I previously decided, which is 4.

@praxagora: Steve McConnell traces research behind claims that programmer productivity can vary by factor of 10x http://bit.ly/g1EkXk

Steve McConnells ‘Code Complete’ was a real eye opener for me. It was one of the first books on programming I have read all the recommended titles since. I did however really enjoy Steve’s book since it gave me very much needed insight into the practice of programming rather than just syntactical teaching and idioms. This tweet mentions a blog entry is interesting in regard to a discussion on sources and references. Another thing that really stands out is the comments. I would love to be able to attract that amount of qualified feedback and comments, but I guess I have to start generating interesting content at first.

@mbusigin: MongoDB is becoming a fixture in my professional life. Nothing in the past year has given me more power & control over my data.

Alternative database systems are really on a roll and have been for some time.This kind of tweet makes just want to do something with MongoDB. This really demonstrates the power of a good tweet, enough to make you curious. MongoDB here I come.

@jchris: Developer Preview of Couchbase Mobile – Apache CouchDB for iOS devices: http://t.co/hvtxdZB Discuss: http://t.co/R8I21rh

Very much in relation to the previous mention of MongoDB. CouchDB is to become available for iOS. To recap from last week, Github is a central point in this another tweet worth more time investment.

@brandontreb: Great article talking about how developers need to be more encouraging to one another http://j.mp/fdhGHD

The last tweet is to a blog post. It is not the best of blog posts, but it holds some nerve. I can only say that I agree with the original author and I retweeted because the message is good and honest. I should go and comment on the original blog post.

Keep (re)tweeting,

jonasbn

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Retweets from Week #11

Retweets from Week #10

I am going to attempt something new in order to get my blog going. It is hard to balance the time between: discovering, evaluating and producing information and actually working with technology. I decided to look back at the past week and found the 4 most interesting tweets I had retweeted, which had relation to Open Source, which is the main theme in this blog.

Here goes…

@chromatic: Any #perl web developers have thoughts on http://www.phenona.com/ ? Might be worthwhile…

This is a post pointing to a new upcoming cloud service, utilizing Perl. It is currently a beta, requiring that you sign-up for the beta program. It looks promising based on the technologies it lists like Mojolicious and memcached. It being a cloud service for Perl in itself is very interesting.

@souders: YSlow for Chrome is available. Great to see #wpo tools available across platforms! http://yhoo.it/g9HCdD

YSlow! is awesome and Steve Souders books on the topic of making you web sites faster are required reading for front-end developers. Seeing the tweet that the YSlow! tool making it to Chrome makes me happy, it can help in spreading good practices for web development even further.

@paul_irish: WebKit just incorporated the jQuery test suite into its own. http://goo.gl/AnbGq Testing against eachother = zarro boogs! Open source ftw!

What Paul Irish here describes as Open Source for the win, is most certainly true. The concept of test artifacts is quite interesting and imagine activating a whole 3. party test suite for your particular project, not many projects are able to do this. Hopefully this is something we will see more of in the future, especially after Github has made it so easy to fork new spin-offs of existing code bases.

@Linkedin: new post: Make GitHub part of your professional reputation http://bit.ly/ggqU3I #in

This is a tweet promoting a blog post from Linkedin. In respect to the tweet by Paul Irish mentioned in this post, Linkedin’s integration of Github as part of your Linkedin Profile is really interesting. More and more projects move to Github and Github is probably the fastest growing project hosting site. I do not have numbers to document this, but I have a hunch based on the source code I evaluate. Github has high transparency and Linkedin integrating this is quite interesting – now all we developers do is to keep our projects going, so we don’t come out looking like slackers.

That was it for now I hope I will have sufficient material to do a similar post in the future, hopefully in a week.

Feedback most welcome, like suggestions for people/companies/projects to follow.

Retweets from Week #10