(Cross-posted on Married... with children)
One of OS X's pioneering features was giving check-as-you-type, right-click-suggest spell checking to every application that wanted it, free of charge.
(cross-posted on Married... with children)
I've been watching the hype surrounding domain-specific languages (DSLs) with skepticism.
Another interesting announcement here at PDC is that Microsoft is creating a subset of their cool, fancy pants UI layer (formerly code-named Avalon, now WPF) on other platforms, including the Mac!
I'm here at Microsoft's Professional Developer Conference (PDC), the Big Redmond's irregularly scheduled conference where they introduce new technology to developers. It's a pretty surreal experience. I'm using the only Mac as far as the eye can see. It's kind of like JavaOne in a parallel universe.
Over the past few years, I've been doing a lot of consulting out of my home office, and the trend will continue for at least the next year. Recently I decided, "Hey, if I'm going to be spending a lot of time in here, I might as well spruce up the place a bit." Over the past few weeks, I've upgraded.
(Note: this entry is cross-posted on my personal blog site -- galbraiths.org/blog.)
If a system's glitches can be compared to fish, I want to tell you about my white whale.
A while back, I was working on a system feature that read in some XML from the filesystem, XSLT'd it into HTML, and served it up to a browser.
I've spent the last two or three years doing a large amount of client-side Java development.
If you haven't already taken a look at Greasemonkey, you really ought to. Maybe even right now (note: Firefox required).
Greasemonkey is a Firefox extension that enables folks to modify the contents of a website in realtime. For example, if your favorite blog's comment textarea is too small, make it larger yourself.
Over at my other home, I've been talking a little about SVG's role in this new Ajax re-labeling of good ol'e DHTML techniques.