I was cleaning up my documents, and found an old presentation where I talk about a lot of the new things coming out of Microsoft. Seeing this, did bring back memories. Some of it was very cool and head of its time. Not heard of DSL’s recently, wonder where the industry is heading.
Here are the interesting finds of this time around.
- IDA – A cool debugger which runs on most platforms and different from the MS variety.
- TypeScript – as the name suggests, it is strongly typed JS which compiles down to standard JS! This can only be good I think given all the crazy things one can so in JS. More details here.
- Can you hide anything from NSA?
- TV Tuners – did you know they can let you spy – who knew?
- grepWin – a powerful regex-based search and replace tool – and can work across multiple files.
- Twine – is a wireless sensor block tightly integrated with a cloud-based service. What all things one can do with Twine? Here are a few examples for inspiration.
- Visual.ly – tell your story visually; good resource for infographics and data visualisation
- Can an $11,111 coffee pot turn out a better cup of joe?
- What the Internet of Things (#IoT) needs to become a reality? Freescale has an interesting paper (pdf) on it.
- High expectations Asian Fathers – enough said!
- How to be a hacker?
- 14 Kickstarter projects to watch out for in 2014
- DON’T PANIC – The Facts About Population. Very interesting, especially the visualisation. You can find more on that here.
- As sites and services become product aware, the age of pervasive commerce begins (remember Minority Reports?).
Lessons from the Internet – If you never learn how to fail, you will never learn to scale!
Interesting read for any parent!