Topic: Software Development
Web developers will need an ample supply of RUM to ensure their applications are performing to users' satisfaction. Patrick Lightbody, Director, Product Development, Neustar Web Performance, advises developers that beyond nav timings the core things users care about are performance, availability, and functionality. In this talk Patrick describes the tools developers can use to evaluate critical web metrics, and how to produce a meaningful score card from the data they produce.
Dr Peter Hartwell discusses Hewlett-Packard's project to form a new information ecosystem called the Central Nervous System for the Earth, or CeNSE. The system will include a planetary system of a trillion nano-scale sensors and actuators embedded in the environment and connected via an array of wireless networks with computing systems, software and services to exchange real-time information among analysis engines, storage systems and end users. Applications include food safety, energy use and factory operations.
In the last decade, social media has changed the way we live our lives. We have all become high producers and consumers of social data. The data we generate is not just data, though. It tells our story. It is biographical. However, access to social data so far has been governed by APIs, and any API with a terms-of-service is restrictive. What if we could provide you a one-stop shop, an unrestricted, seamless, single point of access for all your social data; and you owned it all? Jeremie Miller, jabber/XMPP creator, has "Singly" to provide this.
Collective intelligence, man-machine symbiosis, real time feedback loops from sensors… Such concepts are harbingers of a new cooperation between humans and machines. In this university podcast, media expert Tim O'Reilly discusses how lessons from technology can apply to sustainable global development. He spoke at the USRio+2.0 Conference hosted at Stanford.
Over 25 million downloads in 2011 support calling PhET Interactive Simulations the leading provider of educational physics simulations. In this audio interview, Sheela Sethuraman speaks with Katherine Perkins, Director of PhET since 2008. As The Tech Awards 2011 laureates of the Microsoft Education Award, Perkins discusses how PhET has continued to grow and adapt their simulations for a growing audience in recent years.
The web revolution is happening in mobile. So says James Pearce, in his talk at eComm when he was Senior Director of Developer Relations, Sencha. HTML 5 and the mobile web might provide a way to mitigate the difficulties involved with a fragmented array of native environments. In a comparison of HTML5 with native environments, Pearce says its architecture would look like that of any native platform. Hear in this talk Pearce address what he says are HTML 5 myths, such as HTML 5 apps cannot be monetized.
How can technology can be used to help minimize some of the greatest bottlenecks in today's healthcare systems? In this university podcast, Jay Deady, CEO of Awarepoint Corporation, talks about how his company's software solutions provide enterprise awareness within hospitals, lowering costs and enhancing efficiency in the acute care environment. Deady spoke at the Stanford Healthcare Summit.
What does aerospace have to do with healthcare? In this university podcast, John Evans, a Lockheed Martin executive, talks about how technology in his sector can be applied to healthcare to improve performance. Evans spoke at the 2011 Stanford Healthcare Summit. He discusses how systems approaches can be used to drive efficiency and outcomes in intensive care, in particular.
Tim Morrow, Head of Channels at Betfair, an online gambling & betting company chronicles Betfair's journey on delivering a high-performance website. Confronted by a slew of customer feedback and slow load times, Betfair found itself losing out on the high-stakes world of Internet betting. In June, 2011, the company offered a customer-commitment to deliver three second page load times. Tim Morrow takes us through Betfair's cultural and technological journey as they bridge the gap between current performance and their promise to customers.
Google wants to make the Web faster. Arvind Jain and Sreeram Ramachandram from Google unveil Chrome Instant, a new feature built right into Google's browser Chrome, to make your search results load faster. With Chrome Instant enabled, Google makes an intelligent guess about which search result you are most likely to click on, and pre-loads that search result into a new, hidden tab in Chrome. If you do click on the search result, the hidden tab is unhidden, creating the illusion of an instant browsing experience.