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opinion Nishant Kothary

Meet the 10K Apart Winners4

by Nishant Kothary on Oct 13, 2011 in News

Meet the 10K Apart Winners

Two months ago, we announced the second 10K Apart contest — The Responsive Edition — in partnership with our friends at An Event Apart. Today, after much deliberating, we are proud to announce the very deserving, incredibly inspiring, and mind-numbingly clever winners. Check them out on the 10K site. To give you a little background, Read More…

opinion Nishant Kothary

10K Apart: The Responsive Edition11

by Nishant Kothary on Aug 2, 2011 in News

10K Apart: The Responsive Edition

Last year, in partnership with An Event Apart, we debuted the 10K Apart Contest. The challenge was simple: build the best application you can with no more than 10K of code. If our analytics are telling the truth, the 10K was a smash hit. The contest reaped 367 entries in less than a month. And Read More…

opinion Karsten Januszewski

Down With O.P.C.6

by Karsten Januszewski on Jul 22, 2011 in Development

Down With O.P.C.

For the past few years, I have had the luxury of working on projects which I own the development entirely, from end to end. My work on Mix Online (Oomph, Glimmer, Archivist Web, Archivist Desktop, Flotzam, and Incarnate) has been architected and written by me, in collaboration with a designer but with no other developers. Read More…

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That’s How Our Love Must Be, IE611

by Nishant Kothary on Jun 23, 2011 in Web Culture

That’s How Our Love Must Be, IE6

I've been thinking about this for some time, and it's time we talk, IE6. Read More…

opinion Karsten Januszewski

Be Unique But Don’t Be A GUID30

by Karsten Januszewski on Jun 15, 2011 in Development

Be Unique But Don’t Be A GUID

Guids. As in globally unique identifiers. Love 'em. And hate 'em. I mean , you gotta admit, they're kinda cool. Like fingerprints. Or snowflakes. But unlike snowflakes or fingerprints created through the magic of nature, the GUID can be created by me, the software developer! I have the power! In fact, who wants to play Read More…

opinion Joshua Allen

Web, Interrupted11

by Joshua Allen on Jun 8, 2011

Web, Interrupted

The Web is an eternal débutante. Since 1995, when Marc Andreessen predicted that the Web would make Windows and Linux obsolete, people have presumed that Web standards would become the client platform of choice. Instead of just Web pages, the Web would be used for applications. For those who love the Web, the last 20 Read More…

opinion Nishant Kothary

Rap it in a Grid14

by Nishant Kothary on May 25, 2011

Rap it in a Grid

I am currently reading Decoded by Jay-Z. This passage stopped me dead in my tracks last night (it’s a little long, but worth it): It’s been said that the thing that makes rap special, that makes it different both from pop music and from written poetry, is that it’s built around two kinds of rhythm. Read More…

opinion Karsten Januszewski

The Rise Of JSON37

by Karsten Januszewski on May 17, 2011

The Rise Of JSON

I’ve been prototyping a new service, sketching out the different pieces: payload protocol, storage, data model, transport, client/server communication, etc.  And, upon completion of the prototype, I stepped back and looked at the decisions made. For example, how are we storing the data? Raw JSON.  How are we serving data? As JSON. It suddenly struck Read More…

opinion Nishant Kothary

Introducing MIX Online 2.618033992

by Nishant Kothary on May 2, 2011 in News

Introducing MIX Online 2.61803399

Just over a year ago, we released a major update to MIX Online dubbed 2.0. Today, we are releasing another update, albeit smaller — MIX Online 2.61803399. Yes, you read that right. Read More…

opinion Eran Galperin

The Economics of Commercial Open Source12

by Eran Galperin on Feb 9, 2011

In the past 20 years, open-source has gone from a small movement to a major force in the software industry. Many mission critical and enterprise operations are now powered by open-source software and its influence on the rise of the Internet is undeniable. Open source is more than the availability of the source – it Read More…

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