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UI Design: Go Out and Get Data

by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Dec 04, 2015

Chris Atherton did the closing keynote of the GOTO Berlin 2015 conference in which she talked about designing software. She suggests that, in stead of relying on professional opinions on how software should look or work, it can be better to go out and get data from real users. InfoQ interviewed her about designing and testing user interfaces.

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Defining and Managing Requirements with Interactive Prototypes

by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Sep 16, 2015

An interview about recent developments in requirement definition and management, how agile teams handle requirements and which problems they face in their daily work, using interactive diagrams and prototypes for conveying requirements, how interactive prototyping can be used with a lean startup approach, and what the future will bring us in requirements definition and management.


Implementing Design Thinking Approach Using Various Tools.

by Savita Pahuja Follow 3 Followers on  Jul 20, 2015

This post covers the usage and importance of design thinking approach using various tools. It also gives an overview of using Lego Serious Play for design thinking.


Udi Dahan on Throw Away Prototypes

by Michael Stal Follow 0 Followers on  Sep 17, 2012

In his recent blog post “Build one to throw away” Udi Dahan is addressing the chicken-and-egg problem software developers often face. On one hand, customers don’t exactly like what they want so that they need to closely interact with software engineers. On the other hand, building product-ready solutions for this interaction might lead to high costs.


Google and Microsoft Want to Improve HTTP

by Abel Avram Follow 12 Followers on  May 24, 2012 3

Google and Microsoft want to improve HTTP with SPDY and Speed+Mobility. This article reviews both proposals outlining what benefits they bring to the much used Internet protocol.


Use Faker.NET To Fake Your Data

by Roopesh Shenoy Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 03, 2012 1

Faker is an open source C# port of the Ruby Faker gem mainly used to easily generate fake (but presentable) data – names, addresses, phone numbers, etc. Handy, whether its for demonstration purposes or for creating test data.


Is Good Code Enough for a Project to Be Successful?

by Abel Avram Follow 12 Followers on  Sep 16, 2010 9

Simon Brown, a developer, architect and author, considers that it takes a lot more than just good code to create a successful project. In his presentation, "Good Code Isn’t Enough", Brown goes through all the elements necessary for a project’s success, from upfront design to operation documentation.


Virtual Panel: Evolution of JavaScript Frameworks for HTML 5

by Dio Synodinos Follow 4 Followers on  May 08, 2009 2

In this virtual panel the creators and core developers of Dojo, YUI, Prototype,, MooTools and GWT talk about the evolution of JavaScript for the new API's that are exposed with HTML 5. These API's deal with 2D drawing, drag & drop, history, media, client-side persistent storage, server-sent events and more.


Article: Using SketchFlow to Create Better Prototypes

by Simon Guest Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 29, 2009 10

Simon Guest of Microsoft introduces SketchFlow by discussing why prototyping is an important developer skill and how a tool can enhance developer-customer interaction. The functionality and features of SketchFlow are presented in the context of an ongoing sample application (an on-line store).


Debate: Prototype vs. jQuery

by Dio Synodinos Follow 4 Followers on  Jan 23, 2009 8

With Ajax dominating the Web development scene on the client-side, the question “which JavaScript/Ajax framework is the best” has become a common one. Glenn Vanderburg’s article which compares Prototype to jQuery caused diverse responses from industry experts Douglas Crockford and Dion Almaer.


Agile Usability

by Mark Levison Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 20, 2008 3

Jakob Nielsen, usability guru and author of Usability Engineering, raises the concern that Agile methods are a threat to traditional approaches to designing usability. He goes on to propose solutions so that usability designers can work together in the Agile world. In addition Alistair Cockburn, while generally supporting Jakob, takes issue with a few of his points.


Royal Pingdom Conducts JavaScript Framework Usage Survey

by Nick Laiacona Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 18, 2008 3

Royal Pingdom recently released a survey of 200 popular websites detailing which sites use which Javascript frameworks.


Selection Criteria for Javascript Frameworks

by Alexander Olaru Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 06, 2007 6

With the increase of AJAX adoption, many developers and architects are still trying to determine what are the best ways to evaluate Java Script frameworks/libraries. On a relatively recent post entitled "How to choose a Javascript Framework", Brian Raindel tries to offer some guidance in regards to the various aspects one should consider during the selection process, summarized here:


Prototype 1.6 and 1.8 Bring Performance and Ajax Enhancements

by Scott Delap Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 07, 2007

In what is being deemed the most significant update since its creation 2 years ago, Prototype 1.6 along with 1.8 have been released.


Presentation: Prototype and spending weekends at home again

by Floyd Marinescu Follow 38 Followers on  Oct 25, 2007 1 creator Thomas Fuchs gives an overview about the concepts and functionality of both Prototype and the libraries, provides advice on what and what not to expect and gives pointers and hints on how to get started.