November 1, 2011

Bacon Off

Dave Kaneda and I wandered along to the Facebook Mobile Hack last week. We spend a lot of time attending, speaking at, and sponsoring hackathons, but wanted to have a go at getting involved for ourselves. Consider it SenchaCon decompression or something.
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September 11, 2011

Of Sites and Apps

Users probably don’t care what’s a web site and what’s a web app. But I believe web practitioners should, if only to know when certain best practices apply, and when they don’t.

But does an established distinction exist between the two genres of experience? Not as far as I know. Is it to do with creation versus consumption? Linkability? User experience? Or the architecture underlying the way they are built?
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June 1, 2011

Whoops and hashbangs

Three people in the last week have told me I should be blogging more. Flattered, and probably more helpfully than leaving nuggets of half-baked comments on everyone else’s, I’ll do my best.
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December 9, 2010

A Web of Sync

I’m excited about how the rise of HTML5 (and related technologies) will change the way we think about the web, and how they will further encourage developers to build richer applications instead of mere document-oriented sites.

(At Sencha, for example, we spend a lot of time thinking about what this really means, and how it changes the skills, tools and frameworks we’ll all need to be effective web practitioners)

But here, I’d like to consider three particular changes that are happening, and one particularly overlooked impact they might have.
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December 1, 2010

Sencha Touch + DeviceMotion APIs (= a small plastic toy)

Here at Sencha Towers, we’ve been having a bunch of fun with the new accelerometer & gyroscope APIs in the iOS4.2 web browser.
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