10 Tech Stories To Read – August 28, 2012 Edition

Here are the 10 Tech Stories to read this week:

  • TED Most Watched Talks: TED is now a reference for some of the best talks on any subject. Here are the 10 most watched talks on TED.
  • Know Your Bots: Bots are generally considered to be dangerous and you do not want  your site to be hit by them. But are all bots bad? Here are a list of 10 Bots which are friendly and your site should give it all the attention it wants.
  • Java Idioms: A great collection of idioms in the Java language.
  • Programming Windows 8 Apps: No matter how much you want to ignore it, Microsoft is doing a good job with Windows 8. And it does help to look at how to write Apps for Windows 8 with this reference PDF.
  • Distributed Computing Reading: Every programmer moving forward needs to understand distributed computing concepts to ensure that his/her program works well within the ecosystem. Check out this list of essential reading.
  • HTML5 – Not Yet Ready? : A recent report from Gartner, which is well known for their technology hype cycle, says that HTML5 will not be ready till atleast 50-10 years. I suggest that you read this article instead.
  • Getting Started with Twitter Bootstrap: While Twitter is making all the wrong moves with its API, the Twitter Bootstrap web style has got great acceptance. If you have been itching to get started with it, this is a good introductory article.
  • MBaaS Roundup: Mobile Backend as a Service is gaining momentum. In my opinion, it represents a great abstraction that brings about widespread developer productivity. Kin Lane has summarized all the MBaaS providers that are available today.
  • REST Concepts: REST is all the rage now that it is surely pushing SOAP into the background. Here is a good introduction on what exactly REST is. Essential reading if you plan an API.
  • Typical Android Development Problems: Lars Vogel, an expert Android trainer has listed down a list of problems that one typically faces while doing Android Development. Read it for sure to avoid wasting your precious time.

Have a great week !

Check out the entire series of “10 Tech Stories To Read This Week”.



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