Evaluating alternative Decorator implementations in Ruby

Evaluating alternative Decorator implementations in Ruby: Recently, decorators have become a big part of my Ruby on Rails life. We used them heavily in a recent client project, Harold Giménez wrote a great post about them, Avdi Grimm is writing about them in Objects on Rails, and Jeff Casimir has a great presentation about them.… Continue reading Evaluating alternative Decorator implementations in Ruby

Google and Facebook… they’re never free.

Pusher 2.0: This also puts the “new business model” mantra in a new light. Remember that the classic business model is a simple monetary trade: the customer gets something of value and they pay money for it. It is fair and easy to understand. The further we go from it, the closer we come to… Continue reading Google and Facebook… they’re never free.

Samsung’s Lack of ICS Updates is an Android Problem

Samsung’s Lack of ICS Updates is an Android Problem: Nobody in the Android ecosystem — not Google, not manufacturers of Android devices, and certainly not the gadget blogs that review and promote them — seems to care about long-term user satisfaction, even when “long-term” is as short as a two-year smartphone contract. Rich people and… Continue reading Samsung’s Lack of ICS Updates is an Android Problem