25 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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…Every checks their email account. It doesn't matter whether they are on a Mac, PC, iOS, Android or Blackberry. Email works.

Every solution I listed above had some sort of platform-specific tradeoff. Email, on the other hand, is a universal solution.

Is is the perfect solution? Not by a longshot. I want to strangle anyone that sends me several megabytes worth of attachments. Some mail servers will even outright reject such a thing. You can't deny however that it is still right …

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By Joey of Global Nerdy 11 days ago.
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…8.1 to make it appealing over other options, and if you're a true fanboy on either side of the iOS/ Android divide, Windows Phone 8.1 offers little reason to switch.

But! If you are OS-curious and Windows Phone hardware calls to you—specifically the 1020′s camera magic—8.1 finally makes that a fling worth having. The inclusion of a notification center and voice assistant finally makes the entire operating system feel natural and full in a way it never did before. The update …

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By Chase Douglas of New Relic 13 days ago.
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…that as part of a workaround for having to build Chrome for iOS on top of the built-in iOS WebKit engine, the browser needs to use some tricks, such as using AJAX to hit a local HTTP endpoint, to do things like URL verification. Our instrumentation was somehow triggering a bug that caused Chrome for iOS to believe that valid URLs were bad. For now, we have disabled AJAX timing for Chrome for iOS, but we plan to bring it back soon with workarounds for this issue.

‘a.highchartsObject' …

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By Joey of Global Nerdy 22 days ago.
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…available on its Developers site some time after WWDC. If you're going just to learn iOS/ Mac OS programming, save the $ 1600 + hotel and travel costs and wait for the session videos to appear in Apple's Developers site. If you really want to learn iOS/ Mac OS programming that week, take the week off, pick a tutorial or project, and code, code, code.

The reason to go to WWDC is the actual in-the-flesh experience itself. I'd have loved to have had the chance to catch …

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Whether its iOS, Android, Windows Phone, or OS X, the app is the nut of any platform. It's what your consumers will predominantly use to interface with your service and will shape their opinion on it.

This is likely going to be where most of your time is spent, assuming you want to build something that stands out in such a crowded market. There are plenty of hybrid app solutions that can get you on all platforms quickly, but quick doesn't necessarily mean quality.

Glassboard

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By Giles Bowkett of Giles Bowkett 1 month ago.
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Mashable, as well as receiving what might be the ultimate hacker compliment, a copycat in the iOS App Store. Anyway, my goal in 2010 wasn't actually to make a living off my entrepreneurial experiments, although this side effect was certainly very nice, but rather to explore a large space of possible options, and learn about them. The coaching program made things too easy, so I killed it.

More recently, I've taken on two students. One of them was an Internet friend who successfully …

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Have you ever tried actually using the Amazon app on iOS, Android, and Windows? iOS does the best, mostly because it's been an app platform for longer than the others, but even there, the Amazon app is a frustrating morass of missing and incomplete functions from the website. Sure, maybe you don't need the full breadth of Amazon functions on your phone, though that's debatable on a tablet. But natural web conveniences like opening links in new tabs, sharing links, the …

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By Jeff Atwood of Coding Horror 1 month ago.
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Have you ever tried actually using the Amazon app on iOS, Android, and Windows? iOS does the best, mostly because it's been an app platform for longer than the others, but even there, the Amazon app is a frustrating morass of missing and incomplete functions from the website. Sure, maybe you don't need the full breadth of Amazon functions on your phone, though that's debatable on a tablet. But natural web conveniences like opening links in new tabs, sharing links, the …

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…not used in final result set ("sent"), and it means wasted CPU cycles and even unnecessary IOs if rows are not in memory.

Looking on WordPress queries it does not take long to find one:

This one actually looks quite bad... It examines up to ~186000 rows to return 0 or in the best case 1 row.

The full query text is (and this is available in Query Analytics, you do not need to dig through logs to find it):

SELECT comment_ID FROM wp comments WHERE comment_post_ID = '154' …

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability 4 months ago.
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…shattering of backend architectures into many fragments like we've seen on the front-end. On the front-end you can develop for iOS, Android, HTML5, Windows, OSX, and so on. Any choice you make is like declaring for a cold war power in a winner take all battle for your development resources. Unifying this mess has been the refuge of cloud based services over HTTP. Now that safe place is threatened.

To see why...

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