Category: software development

A Fresh Look at PHP

I never have been an active PHP developer. I’ve worked with it on the occasions I’ve had to, like hacking WordPress, or for smaller quick and dirty projects, but had never seriously considered the language for anything beyond that. I…

What I learned in 2017 as CTO for a VR startup

For me, I’ve found that I have to get my hands dirty to really understand and appreciate something. There can be a big difference between learning something in the abstract and applying it in real life, particularly in production environments.…

Secret decoded

The Secret app is a new iPhone app for sharing photos and text anonymously. The sharing model of Secret is unusual and intriguing to me.  According to their FAQ: Your secrets are delivered anonymously to the people in your Contacts…

Forbes: Android is shipping more phones but Apple is still the logical choice for mobile development

The title to this May 9 story, suggests another Apple bashing: “Is Apple’s dominance of Mobile Development on the Wane?” It appears to be an old editorial trick, the classic alarmist headline, because the article itself goes on to answer in…