I conducted 5 qualitative interviews with developers and here are some findings. You have two problems. The first problem is to design the API. The second is to help people learn to use it. Great API design Is consistent, predictable, learnable. You are creating an API that developers will interact with. In the same way [...]
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Reading Roger Scruton’s essay in The Times made me think. I like that. The title of the article is ‘What has art got to do with beauty?’ – in a time of Turner prizes – a very interesting question I am sure you will agree. The article raises many interesting points and rather than dilute, [...]
I commute. The price I pay for living where I want to and working where I want to is approximately 4 hours a day travelling; about 2 hours 10 minutes of which are spent sitting on a train. I undertake a whole range of activities while I travel: sometimes I sit and think, sometimes I [...]
The Balkan Witch is now happily solar powered by the very friendly and helpful people at ecological hosting. Thank you to Jamie for all his help rescuing my blog. Why solar powered? It dawned on me that I bang on about the environment a lot but had failed to consider how much power was being [...]
I signed up for a free iSip trial. It seems to be helping me get round the fact that my direct line simply refuses to be fixed! Yay!
I like Line Rider. It reminds me a bit of a cartoon called La Linea (or Bajum Bajum!) that I used to watch when I was little. Now, thanks to Ajax web 2.0 wizadry we can make our own. Hurrah! It’s a long way from the Dragon 32 that I had when I was 8 [...]
So here is quite an interesting article about the use of robots to replace humans in the workplace. “Just give it electricity, and a robot can work for long hours, even doing repetitive work, and you don’t have to worry about labor laws,” Sudo said. I can see the appeal from the business perspective but [...]