Thursday, December 9, 2010

Workspace Switcher Add-on - The End

I tried out Firefox 4 beta. It has an inbuilt feature for grouping tabs. So that removes the necessity for my add-on. Only a matter of time before we need a feature to group "groups of tabs". :-)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Updates - 7/12/2010

I have been quite busy with my M.Tech project and placement. I have realized that everyone who read my posts does not read my profile and other garbage that I used to put up at the bottom of my page (at least not every time). So I've removed them. I've also cleaned up the sidebar section to make it more simplistic and clean. That way you get to read my pages quicker than ever (feed readers excuse). Some technologies I recently peeked into are:-
  • HTML5 - Tries to standardize video on web (flash is not a standard), Input forms for email, Animation, Cookies (I know html5 guys have given it a different name, but technically it is just cookies).
  • Clojure - Finally, a Lisp-ish language that could become immensely popular. It is designed with concurrency in mind. It allows the developer to catch concurrency issues earlier in the life cycle. Simply put, while other programming languages allow thread-unsafe code to execute and let the programmer figure out when race conditions occur, Clojure detects such code and says "I can't allow you to do that".
  • Google Chrome add-ons are written using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. This is much cleaner than Firefox add-ons which uses XUL (a non-standard).
  • An arsenic-based life form have been discovered by NASA!
And finally, I got an offer from Microsoft, Hyderabad.