Wednesday, December 04, 2013

book: “The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt...

Doris Kearns Goodwin On Teddy Roosevelt and the Progressive Era | On Point with Tom Ashbrook:
"...historian is telling the story of Teddy Roosevelt and the transformation of the Progressive Era."

Bully pulpit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 
A bully pulpit is a position sufficiently conspicuous to provide an opportunity to speak out and be listened to.
This term was coined by President Theodore Roosevelt, who referred to the White House as a "bully pulpit", by which he meant a terrific platform from which to advocate an agenda. 

Roosevelt famously used the word bully as an adjective meaning "superb" or "wonderful", a more common usage in his time than it is today. (Another expression which survives from this era is "bully for you", synonymous with "good for you".)

"an important job or position that someone can use to persuade other people to accept their ideas"

i.e. "The presidency is a wonderful bully pulpit to convince the country of the need for a balanced budget."

Dart 1.0 released

Dart 1.0 interview with Lars Bak and Kasper Lund at Devoxx 2013 - YouTube:

Dart 1.0 Released - Slashdot

release of Dart SDK 1.0, a cross-browser, open source toolkit for structured web applications. The Dart SDK 1.0 includes everything you need to write structured web applications: a simple yet powerful programming language, robust tools, and comprehensive core libraries. The language has been somewhat controversial, but Google continues to move it forward."

ServiceStack goes commecial

Demis Bellot @ Google+:
"To ensure its long-term sustainability, ServiceStack will transition to an annually-supported paid product similar to Xamarin's products. Starting from the next major v4.0 release of ServiceStack.* on NuGet, which will be the first commercial-only binary distribution (with an exception for OSS projects and a "free-tier" for small projects)."

They also changed the logo, from green leaf to (shark?) fin. 

Pricing Snapshot of 12/4/2013 9:56:21 PM
And while I was checking the price, got and error 
"Error Code: NullReferenceException"
at least the error was available in various formats: json xml csv jsv  :)

$199 - $1899 / developer / year... read "Enterprise" price.
It could make sense when developer productivity is measured...

(free open source) ASP.NET Web API is starting to look more interesting... 

Spanner - Google's Distributed Database

Spanner - Google's Distributed Database: @ InfoQ
"Spanner relies on GPS and atomic clocks to provide two of its most innovative features: Lock-free strong (current) reads and global snapshots that are consistent with external events."

Spanner (database) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Google Research Publication: Spanner

no async, to avoid complexity.
evolution of Big Table

Interesting concept of paxos and requirement for monotonic time

Map-Reduce concept was revealed in a similar paper by Google engineers,
and soon after Hadoop was created, and whole BigData (and NoSQL) movement...
Are the time-sync concepts also ready to become open-source tool / feature?