All entries for Monday 03 January 2005
January 03, 2005
Work-wise, remember to:-
- Investigate the possibility of using / integrating with existing third-party services rather than developing similar functions internally, or buying and deploying software at Warwick. (The smart choice is not between building or buying software – in either case, almost all the effort is in implementation and support – it's between in-house and out-of-house.) So consider Basecamp instead of QuickPlace, Flickr and its excellent API instead of image galleries in blogs, Del.icio.us instead of bookmark management tools, BlogLines instead of RSS readers.
- Figure out ways to get more client-side development skills into the team. Chris mentions that GMail and other web apps are raising the bar, and I think that's true, but the other driver for this is that we're just flat-out not as good at client-side development as we are at server-side. What to do?
Achieve world domination, starting by taking over whole university, adding concealed missile silo under University House. Buy small fluffy white cat.Oh no, wait, that one's secret.