2015/03/01 第153期

从微软当年“平庸”的创业产品Altair Basic解释器谈起

Paul Graham难得的短文章:)列举微软,airbnb,facebook,apple,google这些公司当年不仅看起来不可能做大,而且看起来根本就是“错误”的创业想法 ,这些东西跟现在各种花俏的创业idea比起来是不是没劲得多?

Often the founders themselves didn't know why their ideas were promising. They were attracted to these ideas by instinct, because they were living in the future and they sensed that something was missing. But they could not have put into words exactly how their ugly ducklings were going to grow into big, beautiful swans.

Netflix分享构建Microservices的经验

新词:Microservices。我觉得就是 service oriented architecture 的另一种表述,就是要构建一堆小的,功能单一的,stateless的,immutable的service。看完后觉得和以前推荐过的这篇【The 12 factor app: 当下构建 Web app 的最佳实践】有点大同小异。

文本作为通讯的媒介

尽管我们进入了多媒体时代(图片,视频),人与人、人与机器、机器与机器沟通交流的主要手段还是纯文本。这篇survey从短信讲起,最后有点Turing test的意思:比如发短信到某个号码,你知道回复你短信的是人还是机器(查公交班次?用短信使用搜索引擎?)?

未来的手机更像yo

这篇文章其实是对以前我们推荐过的这篇【未来的 App 长什么样?】的扩展:以后的app会是一个信息流,通过push notification来推送内容(像yo一样,极其简单);所有操作都在推送来的消息上直接进行,比如转发,回短信,点赞。

Web typography for non-designers

"Web design is 95% typography".
看完后对网页上怎么文字排版(行距,字距),字体选择等有了更多认识。(不知道typography中文怎么翻译比较好 ... )