As I write this, our recent stock performance has been positive, but we constantly remind ourselves of an important point – as I frequently quote famed investor Benjamin Graham in our employee all-hands meetings – “In the short run, the market is a voting machine but in the long run, it is a weighing machine.” We don’t celebrate a 10% increase in the stock price like we celebrate excellent customer experience. We aren’t 10% smarter when that happens and conversely aren’t 10% dumber when the stock goes the other way. We want to be weighed, and we’re always working to build a heavier company. — Jeff Bezos, in his letter to shareholders. (via parislemon)
— Mark Twain
Postmark Blog: Designing a modern email -
It’s not unusual to have a flashback to the Netscape Navigator 4 and Internet Explorer 5 days when working on an HTML email. The quality of rendering engines is totally inconsistent, most modern development techniques are unavailable, and even images – an essential element of many emails – are…
The Accepted Answer! What an awesome way to explain! :D
Mongo DB Is Web Scale -
Very funny video on MySQL vs. MongoDB!
According to them if you’re using MongoDB, switch to /dev/null, it’s fast has hell!
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Google forks WebKit to create Blink -
Finally, Chrome will take lesser memory per tab! :)
Google Chrome forks WebKit to create Blink. -
WebKit, the rendering engine used by many browsers, but most known for Chrome and Safari is being dropped from Chrome for a new engine based on WebKit called Blink.
While I’m a big fan of WebKit, the promise of Blink sounds great, with it helping to encourage web designers to use standards, but more importantly, I think Google is going to leverage Blink to really boost up the capabilities of what a “web app” is, and really help blur the line between how a web app and native app function.
Personally I’m trying to move “into the cloud” as much as possible, and while I certainly enjoy the benefits, I’ll admit that there still is a large gap between web and native apps in terms of loading and responsiveness. I look forward to Google removing this barrier.
Also: Opera has already announced that they will be using Blink over WebKit. Which brings up the point, why even bother announcing the swap to WebKit when they did? Why not just wait?
This is just awesome! Making the Web faster! :)