Saturday, January 1, 2011

the one about OpenGL and 3D in HTML5 by David Griffiths

This is an O’reilly breakdown series video that demos the abilities of html5 canvas and OpenGL (both combined is called WebGL) where you can get real 3D objects right in your web page. Using J3DI an Apple open source library, David will build up a solar system model in a couple of hours code discussion.

First of all having 3d graphics in your browser is awesome! David did a great job building up the demo with smooth explanations especially 3D jargon ones.

Most of the time David is copying and pasting code from here and there which makes the idea of having 3D world in a webpage copy-paste easy

Saturday, December 4, 2010

the one about losing your people

Last week I was reading Pawel Brodzinski's blog post When You’re Losing Fight For Your People I asked myself  "What will make you quit your job and find a new one ?".

Personally, a salary increase is my last mover in this matter. my highest priorities in an employer are:
1- A management with a "true" open door policy.
2- An environment with a space to grow and learn form my colleagues.
3- Job security and stability

When I start feeling one of these points are fading, the quest for a new job begins.

This is where I agree with Pawel :
"people don’t get frustrated only because the grass on the neighbor’s lawn is greener.".

the one about an unseen sea

The Unseen Sea from Simon Christen on Vimeo.

Friday, December 3, 2010

the one about the treasure chest

Since I started my career life in Software Development I always had this obsession of advancing and increasing my knowledge to be a world class guru in what I do.

A couple of weeks ago I was looking for books that can take me closer to my goal when I landed my hands on a blog post titled "Top 100 Best Software Engineering Books, Ever" which looked like a treasure chest full of priceless gems.

This post is prepared by Jurgen Appelo the agile development guru using the following criteria: 1. number of Amazon reviews 2.average Amazon rating 3.number of Google hits and 4.Jolt awards. in my opinion this criteria makes this list valuable and worth sharing. here is the first 10 books of the 100 entries list: