“With SourceForge, our plans all surround returning the site to being the ‘gold standard’ and most trusted destination for open source software discovery, development, collaboration and distribution on the web. We will improve and accelerate development of useful open source software developer tools in addition to rekindling the original spirit of open source that made SourceForge an industry leader.”
I can’t see this happening. How many things that have lost this much momentum ever climbed back up?1 Especially when the target market is developers.
I think of the code editor changes over the years. Textmate was hugely popular, it lost momentum on the v2 release and never recovered. Eclipse and Netbeans taken over by PhpStorm.
Even BitBucket which is almost on par with GitHub just can’t seem to pick up steam from the open source community. But I know of a lot of consultant shops using it.
I just can’t see how SourceForge will ever return from how bad the name is tarnished. It’ll be an uphill battle and will take coming up with something truly innovative.
In the past few years, free stock photography sites have been cropping all over the web. I was first exposed to these from one of the most popular sites Unsplash and have been using more and more of these services since then.
The problem now is many others have found Unsplash and I’ve scrolled through their list so many times I have them memorized. In order to be different, I’ve started keeping a list of bookmarks to other services that might not be as well known.
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I haven’t been this excited to see a movie in a long time. I just finished the book last weekend and it’s all still fresh in mind. When thinking about the movie I was wondering how they were going to do the first half before Watney contacts NASA. Having the SOL logs be in video format is a great idea.
If you haven’t read the book you should. Although be warned it does have some language.
I really enjoy well made videos focusing on people within our industry and this one is great.
I’d love to be able to create these, but just as Chris said in the interview, every one is connected by the computer and it’s not easy to video someone across the country.
Behind the App is a new documentary style podcast series about iOS app development. It has the feel of the popular Serial podcast and sets a new bar for other tech podcasts.
I’m personally excited about this and I’m hoping it starts a shift to a more polished style. Instead of the typical, here’s our guest, now we’ll talk for an hour.
Interviewed, by Mubashar Iqbal, is a new site to list people that have been interviewed on podcasts:
I listen to a lot of podcasts, and noticed that some folks were appearing on a few of them. They would often talk about the same subject (a new startup they launched for example), but from a slightly different perspective.
After I noticed this, I tried to find other podcasts that these people appeared on. This turned out to be very difficult.
I decided to try and make this easier, and the idea for Interviewed was born.
This is such a great idea and a nice way of keeping up people you are interested in and seeing all the old interviews they’ve done. I’m also listed for the few podcasts I’ve been on over the years.
I’m still very much a beginner photographer but looking to improve. This post on creating better phone photos has a lot of inspiration:
Behind the emergence of a these incredible mobile photos are countless amazing photographers who – everyday – redefine and push the limits of this new art. And so – we asked the world’s best mobile photographers just how exactly they create art with their phones.