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September 30, 2012
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Adobe Flash: I’m not dead yet!

Yes, we all hate Flash. Even Adobe’s not that crazy about Flash anymore. Too bad. There’s still no replacement for it. HTML5 video you say? What about it? There’s nothing magical about it.  HTML5’s video tag doesn’t define which the … Continue reading

September 13, 2012
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How Twitter Uses Open Source

The sheer scale of Twitter is amazing: 2.8-billion tweets a day works out to about 5,000 tweets a second. Each tweet of 140 characters (or about 200 bytes) has to be sent, recorded, and retransmitted to up to 20 million … Continue reading

August 30, 2012
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How Twitter tweets your tweets with open source

San Diego, CA: Some people may have been surprised when Twitter recently joined The Linux Foundation. You couldn’t tweet about your dinner, your latest game, or the newest political rumor without open-source software. Chris Aniszczyk, open-source manager at Twitter, explained … Continue reading