Microsoft Edge, ungooglability and a new class of bugs

Microsoft definitely has a naming problem. .net core was one thing, but calling a browser Edge was just trolling developers. Try searching for “Edge CSS” or “JavaScript Edge”. It’s a lesson in frustration, which means the bugs in the new browser are extra painful to debug because it’s that much harder to find the blog … More Microsoft Edge, ungooglability and a new class of bugs

The UX of Big Data

Following on from my Dangers of Big Data talk at DunDDD, I’ve been thinking about what a good user experience for data analytics would look like, imagining the business user presented with useful, actionable information rather than notepad and a copy of the R or Python cookbook. I want something deceptively simple like the Google … More The UX of Big Data

The future of Google

Google plus you, personal search. Interesting idea, but I’m already seeing it making a difference, even for people without a Google+ account – and that’s why it’ll be big. I’ve been playing about with the Kinect SDK with a mate, and now that we’ve got things up and running, we want to do things properly, … More The future of Google

Weekly Developer Hangout Revival : Friday 14th October, noon

I’m planning to restart the weekly developer hangouts I was running from my Google+ profile now that invites are no longer required and screen and document sharing have been added. Next Friday I hope to be talking about iPhone 4s, Nexus Prime, and whether node.js really is a cancer or if node.js is not cancer. … More Weekly Developer Hangout Revival : Friday 14th October, noon

The Cloud Promise

Having submitted a talk on html5, and calling it “The Language of Cloud Computing” (please vote for it if you are interested), I thought I should take this opportunity to discuss how I see the possibilities of the cloud. I do web development in my day job and we use some of the technology that … More The Cloud Promise