Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Mobile Web vs. "Native" Apps

The broken Promise of the Mobile Web - Rick Strahl's Web Log:

"Apps currently rule the roost when it comes to mobile devices and the applications that run on them. If there’s something that you need on your mobile device your first step usually is to look for an app, not use your browser. But native app development remains a pain in the butt, with the requirement to have to support 2 or 3 completely separate platforms.


But, it doesn’t have to be this way"


Message Queues

Dissecting Message Queues | Brave New Geek:

  • nanomsg
  • ZeroMQ
  • ActiveMQ
  • gnatsd
  • Kafka
  • Kestrel
  • NATS
  • NSQ
  • RabbitMQ
  • Redis

innovation: Robots As Furniture?

Robots As Furniture? | Innovation | Smithsonian:

"A team of Swiss researchers has created robots that self-assemble into tables and chairs—but they could also be used to help the elderly and disabled."