17 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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Netscape

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By Joey of Global Nerdy 6 months ago.
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…"cut off the oxygen supply" — after all, it was a phrase he invented while finishing off Netscape. Apple and Google recognize, just as we do at Zoho, that the $12+ billion in oxygen (aka operating income) that Microsoft Office contributes to the mothership is now extremely vulnerable.

The Windows and Office monopolies have massively incentivized the broader ecosystem to come up with business models that drive down the value of those core Microsoft franchises to near …

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On ZURB 6 months ago.
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…the web? What do you say when a client wants to make their site IE8 compatible? From Netscape 3 to Explorer 6 to Blackberry to the latest Chrome, supporting legacy browsers has — and probably will be — a concern for web designers.

So what are your options when working on a new web site or application?

Don't use anything that IE8 doesn't understand. This includes CSS3 and media queries.

Create a separate stylesheet tailored for IE8. This is a common trend, but …

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On ZURB 7 months ago.
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…was created, in part, to drum up interest for standards compliance after newfangled browsers like Netscape and Internet Explorer started extending the capabilities of HTML in the early 1990s. They added infuriating tags such as marquee and the notorious blink . Many rebuffed these additions as going beyond the original intent of the language, to provide document structure, not influence stylistic choices.

The W3C was formed in 1994 to develop and maintain open standards …

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By Sarah of the evolving ultrasaurus 8 months ago.
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…couple of years till I found myself in a good place. In 1995, I had the opportunity to work with Netscape's APIs and release one of the very first plugins that made it so that you could do audio, and motion graphics, and interactivity without a full page reload. And that was really exciting. I was part of the rise of the Web.

One of the things that I had learned from Harry is that the internet was actually created... Does anybody know when the internet was created?

The Internet

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By Joey of Global Nerdy 12 months ago.
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…high school degree), and Jamie " jwz" Zawinski ( Netscape and XScreenSaver), just to name a few off the top of my head. Sooner or later, in a group of developers, you'll hear some kind of debate as to whether a formal computer science education is truly necessary.

The debate is even more applicable for game development. Most universities have a game development course or two in their computer science offerings, but full game development academic programs seem to be …

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By Assaf of Labnotes 1 year ago.
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…there, talking to Doug Crockford? They all go for coffee and chat. Steele and Crockford browbeat wimpy Netscape management into giving Brenden and Walter a year to do a great job on JavaScript. 'nuff said.

§ Another killer Wahoo Fitness product, the RFLKT is a world's first iPhone powered bike computer .

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By Leigh Shevchik of New Relic over 1 year ago.
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For those not as familiar with them, cookies were introduced by Netscape in 1994 as part of the Mosaic Netscape browser beta version 0.9. (Which later became Netscape Navigator and then Mozilla Firefox.) Netscape's client, MCI, was looking for a way to retain a sense of state, but not on the server side. Cookies were chosen as the technical solution to this challenge.

Simple in form and structure, cookies are an effective solution that allow small text files of information …

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By LeanTestPad of Lessons Learned over 1 year ago.
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…as the guy who built the first widely used web browser. Or maybe you think of him as a founder of Netscape. Or of Opsware. Or of Ning. You get the picture. We'll be honored to have him on stage.

Among the reasons we're excited is that Marc helped popularize the idea of product/market fit , homing in on the absolute importance of creating a product that resonates with a specific market--a key concept that is foundational to many Lean Startup techniques.

Marc wrote …

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By Patrick Moran of New Relic almost 2 years ago.
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…use the broadband Internet, up from perhaps 50 million a decade ago, when I was at Netscape, the company I co-founded. In the next 10 years, I expect at least five billion people worldwide to own smartphones, giving every individual with such a phone instant access to the full power of the Internet, every moment of every day.

On the back end, software programming tools and Internet-based services make it easy to launch new global software-powered start-ups in many industries—without …

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By Pelle Braendgaard of Stake Ventures Inc. over 2 years ago.
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…not a core part of even the HTTP 1.1 spec. Rather it was first proposed by Netscape and then released as an RFC yet all browser vendors support it and the web as we know it would not work without it. That is how the web works. We build small simple standards that get adopted or forgotten by the market.

OAuth vs OpenID = OpenID Connect

OpenID was built to allow logging in on your site by asking another site who you are. The standard was very complicated …

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