Links for July 28th through August 1st
- The Inside Story of the Moto X: The Reason Google Bought Motorola – The $12 billion experiment begins today with the Moto X, available later this month for the standard price of $200 with a two-year carrier contract. Woodside would prefer that people not call it the Google Phone: “People don’t associate Google with phones,” he says. “Motorola’s the brand that resonates to consumers.”
- Apportable – Objective-C for Android – Apportable lets you cross-compile your iOS app and
reuse the same code across platform
- Pure – A set of small, responsive CSS modules that you can use in every web project. – Pure builds on Normalize.css and provides layout and styling for native HTML elements, plus the most common UI components. It's what you need, without the cruft.
- How to turn everyone in your newsroom into a graphics editor » Nieman Journalism Lab – A newly open-sourced tool from Quartz makes it easy for newsrooms to build quick, attractive charts from datasets on deadline.
- Everything you wanted to know about SQL injection (but were afraid to ask) – It remains number one on the OWASP Top 10 for a very good reason – it’s common, it’s very easy to exploit and the impact of doing so is severe. One little injection risk in one little feature is often all it takes to disclose every piece of data in the who
- A Little Rebellion is a Good Thing: The Rise of Shadow IT | Innovation Insights | Wired.com – This trend of developer-focused open source projects and services supplanting traditional vendors has exploded in the last ten years. More and more tools are accessible via open source, as freemium services or free download. As a result, developers can find, test and deploy the tools they want.
- Key Behavioral Traps and How to Avoid Them – Morningstar readers weigh in on which behavioral mistakes have hobbled their results and how they've fought back.
- The Hardware Revolution is Upon Us and Why it Matters | True Ventures – This is a tectonic shift that is going to drive the next wave of industrialization — one that is more nimble, adaptable and rapidly evolving. One that is as much based in software as it is in assembly lines. The past 150 years were about the economics of
- Video of Using KnockoutJS in an HTML5 Application – In this video tutorial series, we look at how to build a client-side HTML5 application with jQuery and KnockoutJS. We'll look at binding DOM elements to a data model, defining event handlers, and pulling data from JSON and REST services.
- How Big Data Is Taking Teachers Out of the Lecturing Business: Scientific American – Schools and universities are embracing technology that tailors content to students' abilities and takes teachers out of the lecturing business. But is it an improvement?
- Bootstrap 3 – Sleek, intuitive, and powerful mobile-first front-end framework for faster and easier web development. – Sleek, intuitive, and powerful mobile-first front-end framework for faster and easier web development.
- Simple API with Nginx and PostgreSQL – Sometimes it’s overkill to use a web framework if you only need to develop a very simple REST API. It turns out that Nginx can be used to develop a full fledged REST API and PostgreSQL can easily be used for persistence.
- Twitter Bootstrap Now Powering 1% of The Web | meanpath – Love it or hate it but Twitter Bootstrap is quickly taking over the web. The team at meanpath recently pulled a random selection of 100 million websites from our source code search engine and found clear Twitter Bootstrap signatures on 981,608 of them.