Building Web 3.0

The next revolution of the World Wide Web is about semantic data standards. However, if we really want the web to become a more practical and interactive tool, we also need to adopt semantic API standards as well.

Posted by george Thu, 14 Jul 2011 18:15:00 GMT


When buying a more expensive tool saves you money

Is it financially imprudent to choose a more expensive tool over a cheaper alternative? Not if it provides you with superior productivity. My rebuttal to the argument that OSX is more expensive than Ubuntu Linux on the desktop and laptop.

Posted by george Mon, 03 Jan 2011 02:35:00 GMT


The Year of Programming Dangerously: Why View Testing Should Never Be Overlooked

Often view tests are taken for granted, and they shouldn't, especially since they cover a critical interface junction in your web application: the user interface.

Posted by george Wed, 26 May 2010 02:01:00 GMT


I'm an old fashioned SQL database programmer

Languages, operating systems, and frameworks come and go. But SQL has remained a common element in my career. Here's why relational databases are still relevant in this age of object stores and NoSQL systems.

Posted by george Thu, 15 Apr 2010 00:12:00 GMT


The Importance of Face Time

How corporate travel can improve productivity in the workplace.

Posted by george Tue, 06 Apr 2010 14:38:00 GMT


Ruby, Rails and The Semantic Web

REST and ActiveResource have made my job of integrating sites and creating cooperative networks of applications much easier.

Posted by george Fri, 02 Apr 2010 15:05:00 GMT


Why I'm not lining up to buy an iPad...yet

Apple is about to deliver on its next big thing. But I'm not about to run off to the store to buy one just yet. Here's why.

Posted by george Tue, 30 Mar 2010 13:10:00 GMT


The slow adoption pace of Ruby 1.9

While many companies jump at the chance of upgrading to the latest version of Rails, the same is not true of the Ruby language itself. Despite many compelling new features and performance improvements, the adoption of Ruby 1.9 in production systems has been muted.

Posted by george Mon, 29 Mar 2010 14:32:00 GMT


It's about time

Finally the blog is here.

Posted by george Sun, 28 Mar 2010 23:20:00 GMT