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Amazon, Google Deliver Instant Gratification to Shoppers

Earlier this week, Amazon and Google announced updates that will continue to shape consumers’ path to purchase. The services — respectively called #AmazonCart and Google Shopping Express — are the latest in a series of developments bringing shoppers new dimensions of instant gratification. #AmazonCart, the more incremental of the updates, is a partnership between Amazon and Twitter. After pairing their two accounts, a user can...

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Conquering the Empty Canvas in Appmaker

Last week in San Francisco, mozillians from around the globe gathered for the Mozilla Foundation All-hands meeting. We sat in circles, discussed, agreed, disagreed, agreed to disagree and just plain got stuff done. It was an awesome experience and I talked to a lot of great folks about how to introduce new users to Appmaker. When building a new app, the Appmaker designer presents us with a blank app and a poorly sorted list of...

OverDrive Library eBooks Now Work with Kindle FreeTime

OverDrive, the leading distributor of ebooks to libraries and schools, announced today that ebooks borrowed through OverDrive’s network of libraries can now be used on Kindle Fire tablets using Kindle FreeTime. OverDrive has supported Kindle devices for several years now, but only through ordinary means, not by using Amazon’s kid-centric Kindle FreeTime app that lets […]

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Jim Mlodgenski: Trigger Overhead

I recently had discussions with some folks about triggers in PostgreSQL. They had two main questions. What is the overhead of putting a trigger on a table? Should a trigger function be generic with IF statements to do different things for INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE? So I created a simple test to verify some assumptions. First, I created a simple table and made it UNLOGGED. I didn’t want the overhead of the WAL to possibly dwarf the...