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Social Networks Promote To Totalitarian Internet, Again!

Back in the nineties when Yahoo was the search giant and all websites tried to bake all the possible features in the same place we felt that something is wrong and that more focused websites are better, we learned a lot during those years and people started building applications on…

Will Java 8 Kill Scala?

The most anticipated version of Java (Java 8) was released just a few days ago (18 March 2014) with a set of exciting features that is considered to be the largest to Java since the release of Java 5. The most notable developer-facing changes are: Lambda Expressions/Closures Static Methods…

About mobile application sign-ups and sign-ins

A few days ago I downloaded this brand new mobile app from Google Play! and when I started that freshly installed app, it asked me to sign up. I didn't think twice, I just switched to another app and never came back!. Obviously, Signups/ins in mobile apps are much…

My Startup Weekend Alex 2011 Experience

"An extraordinary experience with the top-notch geeks in the city and nearby cities" - That was my definition to this event "Startup Weekend" after participating a few months ago in SWCairo, I was pleased to launch Fakkarny and very excited to meet the top-notch geeks. That experience changed a lot…

The pain in the web application development frameworks around

I've been working on a big project for more than a year now and during that year I've played with many web development frameworks with different approaches to tackle modern developer problems. Honestly, I've been impressed with some of the frameworks on how simple it's designed and the elegance in…

What if apple created a search engine?

What would happen if apple was to create a search engine? They would call it iSearch Steve jobs would come and say that they have "Reinvented the Internet", iSearch -- it changed everything! Websites have to go through an approval process to be included in their search results iSearch won't…