Wanted: Easy database app dev tools for the Web

Wanted: Easy database app dev tools for the Web

Building database apps for a workgroup used to be a simple task. All we need is a new, modern set of Web tools to make that task easy again

03/30/15

Save FriendFeed! Why we need niche social networks

Save FriendFeed! Why we need niche social networks

The Internet economy dictates that social networks win big or go away. But there should be a place for useful services like FriendFeed, which Facebook says it will kill soon

03/23/15

What happened to customer service? Try Twitter

What happened to customer service? Try Twitter

Where websites fall prey to the process-heavy constraints of yore, social media breaks through with a direct line to customers who need information now

03/16/15

Why mobile apps are a step backward

Why mobile apps are a step backward

The Web has given us the opportunity to share context freely and openly. Mobile apps takes us back to the days of the proprietary client all over again

03/09/15

Tag teams: The collaborative power of social tagging

Tag teams: The collaborative power of social tagging

Tags do more than classify, they also coordinate collaborative processes -- which is why using tags well is fundamental to Web literacy

03/02/15

Literate programming is now a team sport

Literate programming is now a team sport

A program is a story told in two languages: code and prose. On GitHub, countless stories of countless programs are being told every day

02/23/15

Automation for the people: The programmer's dilemma

Automation for the people: The programmer's dilemma

In the delicate relationship between technologists and users, the 'toolsmith' can initiate a collaborative cycle that makes everyone a stakeholder

02/17/15

Wiki creator reinvents collaboration, again

Wiki creator reinvents collaboration, again

The engine of the Internet is collaboration, which this blog is dedicated to exploring. True Internet collaboration began with the wiki -- which just underwent a complete transformation

02/09/15

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