Archive for June, 2006

Google Trends: Web Dev II

June 27, 2006

Well, I just discovered a feature on Google Trends that sheds a different light on my previous post on web development techniques. Displaying several trends in one image reveals the relative size of search volumes of specific terms.

As can be seen when comparing ‘zope’, ‘plone’, ‘ruby rails’ and ‘turbogears’:

webdev comparisons zope ruby on rails turbogears plone

Somewhat related, ‘mambo’ and ‘joomla’:

joomla mambo

Try for yourself.


Google supercomputer?

June 15, 2006

Search giant Google is believed to be developing one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world in a remote location in the US state of Oregon.

Google has seen the number of computer servers it owns soar from 8,000 to around half a million in just five years

OneStopClick News

Pictures anyone?

18:50 Yes! The New York Times seems to have the original article, with pictures.

Save the internet: net neutrality

June 13, 2006

save the net
There are corporate voices asking for the right to influence data transmission on the internet. This would mean that providers, or network operators, could interfere with services you use online.

The internet wouldn’t be the internet if there wasn’t a sound response: Save the internet! On this site, all sorts of organisations and individuals unite to fight for network neutrality. Since that’s what it’s all about.

XUL Workout

June 5, 2006

As I’m working my way through the XUL tutorial, I find the following links useful:

Again should be noted that JavaScript’s usefulness is highly underestimated.