Platforms vs. Products: Google Does Some Soul Searching
A rant from a Googler comparing Amazon’s focus on a platform vs Google’s focus on products. Fundamental.
Twilio: Phone API – Web Service for building Phone Applications
Twilio: Phone API – Web Service for building Phone Applications.
The BASIC Cloud Framework API
Last night, I spent the evening with a bunch of PHP developers in DC. This informal gathering in the DC-PHP community is a regular occurrence known as the DC PHP Beverage Subgroup – Virginia Chapter. There is also a DC-chapter that meets once a month as well. These two informal gatherings are for the sole […]
A Tale of Two Cities: How DC and San Francisco Are Handling Citywide 311
Without a doubt, I am a data whore. I love raw data. I love APIs. I love finding interesting ways to mashup data. With the new found craze in government for openness, led in no small part from the Federal level and work endorsed by the Obama Administration to work pushed forward by Sunlight Labs, […]
GNIP Spells a Whole New World for Data APIs
Allow me to get nerdy. It has been a long time since I got downright giddy about something developer-oriented. Lots of new APIs are coming out all the time and I usually take a once over look at them to determine if there is something cool there. A lot of time there are cool things […]
The Art of the Mashup
The other day, I was talking to the CTO of a company that is working to build a web technology solution for a problem that exists due to the arcane infrastructure and systems already in place in the niche target industry. He was mourning the fact that, after spending gobs of time wireframing and re-wireframing […]