Sunday, September 28, 2008

Chrome means javascript

Yes, I know it's a little bit excessive 'cause there're more things inside Chrome browser, but just in order to catch your attention it's a good title.

Recently, I've seen in one of my feeds a graph showing language programs on the rise or more used right now. Two things to highlight:

  1. php is loosing percent of use: It just makes me think... up to you, easy language, fast & durty, but now, if you wanna use it for a medium up to big project you can't go out of a framework, so may it happens that programmers prefers to customize apps or cms instead of wrote out all that code?
  2. javascript is going up and so it keeps: there's no flash or silerlight catching up javascript, again a short tought about it. There's no browser without javascript support, no plugins needed so just embed your code and that's all. Finally, Google uses browsers as a universal client for a new server-client arquitecture, where they wrote in javascript for almost every browser and they uses python or whatever for server

So, make javascript faster it's a strategy for Google's TWD. There's only a leak, Linux and Mac versions :-)

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Google, Chrome and support to Mozilla foundation

Via an article published at spanish slashdot I read a spanish translation to an article comparing webkit and Gecko.

This has been the latest buzz in the web... most interesting things for me are two:

  1. what's new and what isn't in Chrome and
  2. what's going to happen with Mozilla foundation since they keep a collaboration agreement with Google

Is not new; using object oriented programming, isolation tabs by using object orientation and asign for every single tab a different memory area, every tab doesn't affect to others...

About what's new and what isn't in my opinion new things are: Gears integration, virtual machine for javascript, safe browsing and interface aproach (with new start page... also the new comic for show us what is all about...) and finally the whole approach putting new and not new things all together.

Mozilla ang Google has renewed 'till November 2011 their agreement (in spanish here), Mozilla gets 85% of its money from this agreement and that is a too important part of the cake. So... what's going to happen with Mozilla foundation? I really don't know and I don't like to supose anything, but I think that Chrome and Firefox follows differents goals.

The question still remains, if Google will keep on supporting other browser with different target. They both share one very important thing, make the Internet more compatible, open, and fully standard.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Rawstudio opens orf from Olympus E-510

Yes it does it

I've been looking for a program that lets me open .orf files from my Olympus E-510 and since I use Fedora I rule out from official software from Olympus. I keep on using their official software for firmware updates, but just for it.

So Rawstudio definitely opens .orf (which is the name for raw's in Olympus cameras) but it goes better if I right click on the file and then I choose rawstudio. You may have check for your camera compatibility at rawstudio compatibility list

I can manipulate the file and if broke something I may reset each value to their original setting.

I also know there's RawTherapee and I wanna try it out too. RawTherapee offers a users guide in spanish... it sounds great for an absolute beginner in raw processing.

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