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 ? 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!

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. 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 #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

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