Daily Reading from August 08, 2009

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  • The APIs for the Sun Cloud: Wiki — "Well thought-out RESTful API. Includes API versioning through headers. Great reference to use when designing an API. "
  • The Case Against the Case Against Google — "the company was so intent on protecting its cash cows—it derives most of its revenue from two products, Windows and Office—that it was blind to opportunities in new markets. Microsoft couldn’t make a Web e-mail system like Gmail, because that ..."
  • Culture — "Reference Guide on ourFreedom & Responsibility Culture These slides are meant for reading,rather than pr "
  • Revisiting the Software Design Manifesto (and what's changed since then) — "My recent article on technical debt and its positive uses generated a fair bit of controversy. One of the topics that raised heated debate was whether I had conflated technical design with product design, because I made the admittedly counter-intuitive ..."
  • The Delusion of the Perfect Product | VentureBeat — "There is more to a startup’s success than just its agile approach to product and customer development. There is the entrepreneur’s clarity of vision – a customer driven approach to defining the market and simplicity to the business model. The ..."

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