Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Sorting Algorithm Animations

A very nice and educational site to demonstrate sorting.
It is using animated gifs, no JavaScript :)

Sorting Algorithm Animations

Why is sorting interesting now?

Big Data. Even "medium size" data. Performance, and memory usage.

@ StackOverflow

Facebook Mobile "Native vs. Web"

The second coming of Facebook - Apr. 11, 2013:

"Back in 2010 Mark Zuckerberg made a very bad decision. Instead of building separate apps for iPhones, Androids, BlackBerrys, Nokia devices, and, yes, even Microsoft phones, he put his engineers to work designing a version of Facebook that could operate on any smartphone. In effect, he was betting that as different operating systems jostled for control of mobile devices, standalone apps would go away and soon we would surf websites on our phones, just as we do on PCs.

Zuckerberg was wrong. Google's Android and Apple's iOS quickly became the dominant mobile operating systems, and Facebook's applications, which were built with its CEO's web-centric worldview in mind, didn't work well on either platform. They were buggy and slow, crashing often. A 2011 update garnered 19,000 one-star reviews in the Apple App Store within the first month. "It's probably one of the biggest mistakes we've ever made," Zuckerberg tells..."

Some web experts disagree with this assessment.
Web technology based mobile apps could be indistinguishable from "native",
but they do require more knowledge and care when dealing with lot of content.

It is a little bit strange that Facebook could afford not to try and compare
many or all options before doing "serious commitments"...

Is Pinterest the next Facebook?

Is Pinterest the next Facebook? - Fortune Tech