Saturday, January 07, 2012


"The GeoNames geographical database covers all countries
and contains over eight million placenames that are available for download free of charge."

with jQuery autocomplete

Scratch by MIT Media Lab

Scratch | Home | imagine, program, share

Scratch is a (visual) programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web.
created by MIT Media Lab


Google Car - YouTube

Google Car - YouTube"

'via Blog this'

.NET benchmarks

Open source .NET and Mono web services framework

"A collection of 3rd Party and our own .NET library benchmarks
found on the Internet showcasing the performance of .NET server technologies."

Unfortunately, despite all marketing, Microsoft's ORM solution (EF4)
is much slower than others, same as I have observed on my simple tests...
While in many cases database access is just one element of overall performance,
it is not practical to spend 10x more time than necessary.
My guess is that using dynamics could be a reason for speed penalty,
and one solution may be adding static typing option.

here is one alternative solution: Dapper
Dapper code

podcast: Service Stack with Demis Bellot @Hanselminutes