Topic: The Internet and the World Wide Web
MySQL is not quite ready to run enterprise scale Internet applications, but Mark Callaghan and the MySQL team at Google are working on addressing its shortcomings. In this presentation from the 2009 MySQL Conference, Callaghan describes some of the requirements that Google's scale creates, the improvements they have made to MySQL, and their open questions to guide future development.
Stamen Design's data visualization projects bring a Tuftean sensibility to the realm of fast-moving realtime online information. In this conversation with host Jon Udell, founder Eric Rodenbeck talks about how his studio creates interactive experiences that enable people to ask, and answer, unforeseen questions.
Joel and Jeff discuss bespoke software development, URL routing, the God Algorithm, and getting your database under version control.
For Linden Lab's founder and chairman Philip Rosedale, the open-ended social experiment that is Second Life doesn't end at the borders of the virtual world he envisioned and brought to life. The company itself is an evolving social and organizational experiment. In this conversation, Philip Rosedale tells host Jon Udell how mechanisms like the Love Machine and the Rewarder have succeeded -- or sometimes failed. And he discusses the ways in which Second Life supports the decentralized work style of Linden Lab.
Joel and Jeff sit down with Wil Shipley of Delicious Monster to discuss the shifting sands of Apple and Microsoft APIs, the value of software development conferences, intuition versus empiricism for developers, and "parrot programming".
MySpace, Flicker, YouTube, and Facebook are big brands and major movers in the commercial, social networking world. In this audio lecture recorded at the 2008 Nonprofit Management Institute, an event convened by the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Jeff Patrick of Common Knowledge shares how nonprofits can use such tools--and customize their own--to capture constituencies and raise funds. He further shows where social networking is headed so that nonprofits can begin to incorporate it into their long-term horizons.
David Glazer says that people are the killer app of the web. That is, finding ways to connect people easily and seamlessly is the next great wave in computing. There are barriers to overcome, but the desire to see it happen is great. In this presentation Glazer offers a snapshot of how we got to this point and where things will need to go from here.
Joel and Jeff discuss the launch of Server Fault, how you determine if your code is smelly (or just aromatic), how programmers learn by doing, and how good ideas are too crazy to copy until it's too late.
Language is the way we understand things. In his 2009 Emerging Communications Conference (eComm) presentation in San Francisco, widely-read blogger, columnist and open source advocate Doc Searls examines how we talk about the Internet and how we can move past the outdated language and concepts of the telecom industry.
Artur Bergman, VP of Engineering and Operations at Wikia, talks about what it really means to be a player on the Internet. Bergmen believes that here is a real value in reliability and operations that is not always clear to the service providers. Operations is as much a part of the brand as the content.