- schema.org – A shared markup vocabulary makes easier for webmasters to decide on a markup schema – Schema.org provides a collection of shared vocabularies webmasters can use to mark up their pages in ways that can be understood by the major search engines: Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo!
- Daring Fireball: Why Windows 8 Is Fundamentally Flawed as a Response to the iPad – The iPad succeeds because it has eliminated complexity, not because it has covered up the complexity of the Mac with a touch-based “shell”. iOS’s lack of backward compatibility with any existing software means that all apps for iOS are written specifically for iOS. There’s a cost for this elimination of complexity and compatibility, of course, which is that the iPad is also less capable than a Mac
- Cloud Foundry: Now Supporting Scala – Today, we are announcing Cloud Foundry support for Scala and a variety of associated frameworks. Most Scala applications written to Lift and Spring will deploy seamlessly without modification to Cloud Foundry
- Daily Dose: Realtime Communications For All! Google Open Sources WebRTC | Agile Zone – Today, Google open sourced their WebRTC technology, a framework for the web that allows realtime communications in a browser. Web RTC was acquired by Google when they purchased Global IP Solutions for 68.2 million in 2010.
- Apple’s Twitter – Anil Dash – Could a small team of developers and designers within Apple make a credible realtime messaging service with first-rate native clients on every important platform? Could they graft on a simple, REST-based web-style APIs to the complicated, old-fashioned API that enables push notifications right now?
- [Update] Skype installs EasyBits Go CrapWare on your systems without users’ prior knowledge – It seems that Skype is automatically installing crapware called EasyBits Go without informing or asking users for installation permission.
- How the Android Ecosystem Threatens the iPhone | Magazine – The company with the largest and most loyal user base is likely to win that fight, and that’s what both Apple and Google are currently trying to establish. But make no mistake: As is often the case in technology, only one platform will prevail.
- 70% of Science Award Finalists Are Children of Immigrants – Yahoo! News – Immigration is a boon to American science and math, a new report asserts, noting that 70 percent of the finalists in a recent prestigious science competition are the children of immigrants.
- Code School – Learn Rails the Zombie Way – Learning Rails for the first time should be fun, and Rails for Zombies allows you to get your feet wet without having to worry about configuration. You'll watch five videos, each followed by exercises where you'll be programming Rails in your browser.
- Waterfail – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – Waterfail: The act of attempting to build software according to spec and releasing it 2 years later for nobody
Links for May 29th through June 2nd