Techerous

My name is Bill, I am a recent graduate in Information Sciences and Technology from Penn State University and this is a place for me to post or give my 2 cents on the fascinating world of technology. I am now working for a pretty big technology related company whose name I will leave out just to avoid any possible complications, however far-fetched them happening may be. Music gets included from time to time as well.

August 15, 2014 6:38 pm June 7, 2014 11:04 am May 27, 2014 2:00 pm
"Most programming doesn’t require a special brain, but it’s more frustrating and messier than anyone lets on. There are thousands of enthusiastic blog posts, classes and apps that aim to entice you with the promise of a slick, unequivocal procedure for learning to code. They rarely mention the tedium of getting your environment set up (which, trust me, even the nicest of your programmer friends don’t want to help you with, because that stuff is mad frustrating and nobody remembers how they did it).

They don’t tell you that a lot of programming skill is about developing a knack for asking the right questions on Google and knowing which code is best to copy-paste. And they don’t let you in on a big secret: that there is no mastery, there is no final level. The anxiety of feeling lost and stupid is not something you learn to conquer, but something you learn to live with."

Kate Ray, Technical Cofounder, Scroll Kit. TechCrunch, Don’t Believe Anyone Who Tells You Learning To Code Is Easy. (via futurejournalismproject)
April 30, 2014 10:39 pm
Facebook's Zuckerberg: Our approach to development, IT has matured

techheat:

It’s no longer about moving fast and breaking things because the bug fixes were hell. Now it’s about move fast with stable infrastructure. …

Via ZDNet

It was only a matter of time, when you become too liable you’re going to lose some of your edge. Is this a sign that Facebook’s days of being innovative in any way are coming to an end?

March 24, 2014 11:47 pm
Spotify Winds Down App Directory To Focus On External Ecosystem | TechCrunch
February 6, 2014 8:16 pm
"However, because mobile application development talent is in short supply, many of these mobile application extensions tend to have several issues such as incompatible and even clunky User Experience (UX), security flaws, web-only implementation while a native application would have been a better fit, and poor functionality compared to their desktop counterparts. In many cases the software vendor is not able to incorporate in the mobile app key pieces of functionality that the enterprise had previously configured for the desktop app. For these reasons alone, corporations may want to consider licensing a mobile-only enterprise application from one of the new vendors that are quickly emerging to fill the void."

Mobilizing Enterprise Applications via Enterprise Irregulars

Software providers that began in the web era will have a difficult time providing high quality mobile solutions.  Mobile is not a just a channel or platform, it is a new way of working.

The company I work for’s goal is to be entirely mobile by 2016.  While that’s quite a bit of a stretch, it shows where we’re concentrating.

(via enhatch)

(via enhatch)

December 12, 2013 12:49 am November 27, 2013 10:01 am
State successes show health law can workSUSAN B. GLASSER, politico.com
With all the waves of bad news about the Oba­macare web­site and the can­celed poli­cies, it would be easy to con­clude that noth­ing in this law will ever work — that it’s just too big and com­pli­cat­ed and messy.
But that’s not the com­plete…

State successes show health law can work
SUSAN B. GLASSER, politico.com

With all the waves of bad news about the Oba­macare web­site and the can­celed poli­cies, it would be easy to con­clude that noth­ing in this law will ever work — that it’s just too big and com­pli­cat­ed and messy.

But that’s not the com­plete…

November 10, 2013 1:25 am
"That focus on cost may seem to argue for an infrastructure-focused push, but I believe the growth will be more around application development and application migration than infrastructure conversation and expansion. It’s the application side where the value lies, and where the real work needs to be done to take meaningful advantage of the fairly low-cost cloud infrastructure."
May 31, 2013 6:48 pm
Computer scientists oppose Oracle's bid to copyright Java APIs | PCWorld