Only the name has changed. The spirit still remains the same.
But just to let you know RIA Lab (http://jbkflex.wordpress.com) is moving to its new home base – Pom Pom Labs (http://pompomlabs.wordpress.com/). We are currently in the process of moving our stuff and things might be here and there till we settle down, which is normally what happens when you are shifting your house isn’t it? 4 to 5 days of random crap lying everywhere.
Last Saturday I was at the 5th Annual Yahoo Open Hack 2012 that took place at the Sheraton – Bangalore. I was part of the Tech Talks only and attended some very good sessions by Yahoo guys. The sessions mostly included discussions on Yahoo libraries and tools like – YQL, YUI, Boomerang … etc.
One of the sessions I attended was the Web Performance – A look inside Yahoo! by Praveen P.N who is a part of the performance team at Yahoo. He also shared some other tools to measure your website’s performance -
ySlow - He presented a commandline option for ySlow and how can you run the ySlow command to monitor a lot of information about your web page. It actually runs on Node.js and needs a HAR file (which is a HTTP Archive file). You can download a HAR file by opening up your web page in webpagetest.org. Note that ySlow is also available as plugin/extensions for all the major browsers and you can run it in your browser as well.
I was aware of some of the techniques/standards to fasten up your website that were recommended by Yahoo and to see them being prioritized by the Yahoo guys themselves made me happy. I did implement some of them in my works. Steve Souders - the former Yahoo performance guru actually laid down around 14 rules for loading websites faster.
Another one I attended was the Picture perfect hacks with flickr API where S.Muthu talked about using Flickr API’s and combining them with YQL.
You can click on the links for the Slide and check them out.
Here are the stats for 2011 from The WordPress.com helper monkey
Here’s an excerpt:
A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,500 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.
Click here to see the complete report.
Dennis Ritchie, the designer and principal creator of the C language and co-creator of Unix operating system is no more and was found dead on Wednesday (12th October 2011) at his home in Berkeley Heights, N.J. He was 70. He spent much of his career at Bell Labs. He was awarded the Turing Award in 1983, and the National Medal of Technology in 1999. He shaped the modern digital era by creating software tools that powered things as diverse as search engines like Google and smartphones. Many of the modern operating systems have been inspired by the C language and tools created by Ritchie. My special tribute to him as the C language was the first language that I learned during my college days and even got my first job based on a C interview test. The C language let me get going into the beautiful world of computer programming. Here is my small programming tribute to him,
printf(“Thank you !”);
Here is Dennis Ritchie’s home page from Bell Lab’s website : http://cm.bell-labs.com/who/dmr/ , you can read more about his works and about him.
“What we’ve seen happening is HTML is getting much richer. We’re seeing more workflow previously reserved for Flash being done with Web standards,” said Devin Fernandez, product manager of Adobe’s Web Pro group.
With the public preview release of their new Edge software thay have made this clear that they are serious. This is what they are saying about Edge
You can download the preview version of Edge right now from the Adobe Labs site http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/edge/
This official video will also help you to get started