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Rediscovering an Old Friend

Like most American male teenagers, I loved baseball When I discovered Bill James' incomparable Baseball Abstract in 1983 it was like finding a slice of heaven The Baseball...

Is Proprietary Software Broken?

I had no intention of getting involved in the proprietary versus open source versus free software war But Tom asked an excellent question in response to my article exploring if...

Privacy is in Our Hands

Today I discovered a really interesting blog, Spatial Law, written by Kevin Pomfret Kevin commented on my last post about open source and Google maps, and pointed out that the...

alias_method_chain

Wilhelm Chung had a nice followup to my post last week about Rails Unusual Architecture He provides more details about how alias_method_chain works and even includes a few...

Yue’s Interview Now Online

Ealier this week, Yue was interviewed by Christine Lu on The China Business Show Christine does a great job of interviewing people who are experts on doing business in China,...

GIS Interoperability via AtomPub

As I've mentioned a number of times, I'm a big fan of Atom and the Atom publishing protocol and believe they will become the lingua franca of Web Services, including spatial web...

Rails’ Unusual Architecture

There has been surprisingly little written about how Rails is implemented If you Google for "architecture Rails" you'll find plenty of articles that describe Rails as a web...

If Only I Could Read Japanese

How neat, Matz linked to my article about fixing architecture flaws in ActiveRecord Of course I was curious to see what he said, so I ran his comments through online...

Resources and Representations Redux

In response to my post about why it's so hard for developers to understand REST, Alex Bunardzic talks about the importance of distinguishing resources and representations I...

Why Is REST So Hard to Understand?

I know, I know Not another article about REST - hasn't this horse been flogged enough Perhaps - but recently I've been watching the GIS industry finally discover REST and...

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