An easy-to-use tool that lets users read or create requirements that developers can build from and run as acceptance tests would be great. Somebody should definitely write a blog post about that.
Even better RDoc. I’m really digging the Rails searchable API, available online and offline. Better yet, SDoc is now available as a standalone Gem for use in your own project. Clean theme, awesome search, easy navigation (but mostly, search just works), and it can even link methods to their source code on Github.
Roy Okays POST. There’s just too much HTTP method fetishism going around. I understand the appeal, I don’t mind what other people do in the privacy of their own service invocation, and I can see how it acts as counter balance to the SOAP fetish of yore. But it confuses people who should know better, leading them down the path of really creative (read: tightly coupled, unnecessarily complex) verb-based protocols. Hopefully, not for long.
Books are the new LP. Emmet Connolly took his Instapaper backlog and hard copied it. And James Bridle’s My Life In Tweets has that distinct hardcover smell to it. Kindle be damned, books are still getting a lot of action.
Clouds as a Fad @FakeYossiVardi “Are cloud based services going to disappear by the summer?” What’s your take, how long will the hype last?