Sunday, July 26, 2009

Working on new

I'm working on a new website (
  • The site is hosted via Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Computing Cloud (EC2)
  • The server's operating system is Ubuntu Linux
  • The site is written in Python, using Django
Powerful combo...

Early Android 2.0 "Donut" build available

Android's official code repository has been updated with a bunch of new Donut (Android 2.0) code. One big improvement is support for CDMA wireless networks, e.g. Verizon and Sprint.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Android Phone Avalanche

There's currently only 2 Android Phones on the market. By the end of the year (less than six months away), there will be almost 10 times that number. I am going to get me one.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Google Chrome OS

Wow, Google's announcement of Google Chrome OS, a Linux-based operating system for netbooks on up, has certainly sparked a lot attention.

A few of my thoughts in no particular order:
  • I have yet to see an software that runs "in the browser" that is anywhere near as good as my IDE for development
  • I love Ubuntu, but I would consider using a Google OS, but only if its better
  • Apple doesn't care much
  • Add this to the long list of things that is chipping away at Microsoft, but it is no nuclear bomb
One terrible article I read said "this is the beginning of an era of Google dominance, the likes of which we’ve never seen before." By "the likes of which we've never seen," he really means "since Microsoft was so dominant less than a decade ago." And he thinks "Apple is shaking in their boots." Wrong, wrong, wrong. I think Apple absolutely loves it when Microsoft and Google pick on each other.

Whatever... it's exciting to wonder and imagine, but we'll have to wait six to twelve months to see how exciting this announcement really is.

Friday, July 3, 2009

iPhone vs. Android Development

David Green gives a thorough, though somewhat biased, review of iPhone vs. Android development.