10 Tech Stories To Read This Week – July 17, 2012

Here are the 10 Tech Stories to read this week:

  • Blackberry problem:  We know the problems that plague Blackberry and it is going to be extremely difficult to overcome them given the current state of affairs. This article contains a response from one of the developers for a survey conducted by Blackberry. It contains some honest answers to the problems that Blackberry is facing. And while speaking on this topic, Blackberry hits back by saying that the developers are not moving away from the platform.
  • Modern Web Development Toolchain What does a modern web development toolchain look like. Some solid details are in this article and it feels like you must have a handle on these, to be an effective web developer.
  • Twilio goes international with 150 countries: The company that is a leading Telephony Platform as a Service continues to steam forward. If you are Twilio developer, you can now send a SMS to more than 150 countries including localization of messages, correct encoding and carrier abstraction. This is API abstraction with a complex chain behind the scenes.
  • What is the recipe for a successful API Architecture?: The answer is simple: Ask for Help. This is a nice commentary from the Docusign team on the process that went behind revamping their Developer API and making sure that the new version would be received positively.
  • Announcing an Audacious proposal: A great post from Dalton Caldwell, who stirred a storm with his What Twitter could have been? post. In this post, Dalton goes through a brief history of his career, comparing GitHub vs Sourceforge, his failures and his current secret project that he hopes will be successful. A good read.
  • Why OO sucks?: When the creator of Erlang programming language writes an article that has a title like that, we should read it at least. I am not sure if I agree with the points. Actually, I seriously do not have the inclination to discuss programming language aspects and what is right or wrong? Everything has pros and cons and we need to continue to deliver while using the right tools for the job.
  • All the Google I/O Android sessions: All the Android sessions from the recently held Google I/O 2012 are online. A total of 28 sessions with average length of around 60 minutes.

Have a great week !

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