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Shawn Drape
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Welp, shoulda seen that coming. At least they were monitoring the situation, which is great to hear about from the Microsoft browser team.
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Yeah Google has been pissing me off, so I don't blame MS. Plus, who would even care if IE got a Dart runtime. IE sucks. I did vote for the idea though.
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My interpretation? TypeScript won, and the idea of client side development having a choice dies for another decade. Very disappointing.
 
tl;dr: Dart for the web is now focused on compiling Dart to JavaScript, and we have decided not to work on embedding the Dart VM into Chrome. We are also announcing that Google Ads is committed to Dart and they are building their next-gen web interfaces with Dart.

Focusing Dart for the web on just compiling to JavaScript is the right thing to do for our users and the web. Developers can focus on a single way to build, test, and deploy their Dart apps to the web. The Dart team can focus on solving our users' most requested features such as Dart-JS interop and better debugging across all browsers.

We continue our strong investment in Dart VM for server, embedded, and mobile.

We have a strong path forward, and very strong customers inside of Google. Thank you for all the support, and we can't wait to see everyone at the Dart Developer Summit!
We work with many teams, inside and outside of Google, that use Dart every day to build business-critical apps. Their feedback is consistent: they love working with the Dart language, libraries, and tools, and they compile Da...
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Developer productivity and performance of the end product are both very important, and in each GWT exceeds raw JS.
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Thing is, I can see the appeal of an Android device that doesn't use Google services. I prefer them, but not everyone does and there is a market for those who enjoy the flexibility of Android but would prefer to have other services make up the bulk of the experience. Perfectly fine.

But everything they've mentioned is replacing an app. They aren't talking about replacing Google Play Services, which they will have to do in order to succeed. Apps will be stuck to the API level supported by Amazon's services. New APIs will have to be implemented if they want to keep up to date with the Android AOSP and allow developers to target both Google Android and Cyanogen/Amazon Android. And they don't have a plan for that.
 
Emphasis below is mine.

"Blu says it will launch the first Cyanogen phone that will be stripped of Google’s suite of mobile apps. While Samuel Ohev-Zion, Blu’s CEO, says all the details have not yet been worked out, he envisions a phone that will use Amazon’s app store, the Opera Web browser, Nokia Here for maps, Dropbox and Microsoft’s OneDrive for cloud storage and Spotify for music. It would also have Bing for search and Microsoft’s Cortana as a replacement for Google’s voice assistant. “When these other apps are deeply integrated into the phone, most of the time they perform better than the Google apps,” says Ohev-Zion."

Gotta love when the Internet gets its collective panties in a wad over what a terrible plan the folks at Cyanogen have, when it's pretty clear the guy suggesting replacement services is the CEO of an entirely different company. 

Also, lets not act like you were ever going to buy a phone from Blu in the first place. 
A brazen startup has a very real shot AT busting up the world's smartphone duopoly.
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I disagree that only phones matter, especially when we're talking about the weaknesses of the platform as a whole. But we're getting pretty far from the main argument so let's agree to disagree for now.
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I'm seriously entertaining replacing my MacBook with a Surface Pro 3. I may be broken.

(I also wonder how Microsoft's marketing department sleeps at night while calling the Surface, sans Type Cover, a laptop replacement)
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I need a new computer sooner rather than later. My current personal machine is from 2009 and it shows in every possible way.
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....yup, pretty much.

hat tip to +Matt Mastracci 
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Wow, #SlingTV  doesn't even have the decency of waiting until I hit their web site to tell me to go away for being Canadian.
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I have 3 polls out of 10 in my feed right now!

Why?
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I recently +1'd a couple of polls
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More people are making polls
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Coincidence. Hug Occam and move on.
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Found at Mozilla's Community Centre in Toronto. Couldn't help but take a photo 😄
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A great behind the scenes look at #CompressorHead  and the team behind it. And yes +Colt McAnlis and Brian Grady, consider this my vote for season 3.

#SixSeasonsAndAMovie  
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+Colt McAnlis Yea!!! You'll have to move to Hollywood.. Rockabye,,,you could like have Statham, or Diesel play you !! Writes its self..Or are you gonna try and get your SAG card..  ~(8^(!)~
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Uncomfortable truth: the audience for luxury anything use iPhone predominantly. Not to say that there aren't Android users with a taste and income for "the finer things" but they don't exist in the numbers required to support a luxury good on their own.

If you're an Android user who wants an Android exclusive premium item look to Kickstarter, not Tag Heuer. And expect to fork out a lot up front.
 
The iPhone is the key to the luxury smartwatch market, both for the Apple Watch and +Android Wear.
Google, Intel, and Tag Heuer are uniting in a mighty alliance to push Android Wear dramatically upmarket with a new smart timepiece from the Swiss watchmaker. Its price hasn't yet been announced,...
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You always have to dig deeper into articles like this, especially those that are designed to be provocative.

In this case, the Verge makes their argument using suspect data. 

Most of their stats are about the United States which is problematic. Most phones in the US are carrier subsidized, so iPhone sales are not simply based on how much money consumers have.

Another example: One of the articles they link to gets it's data from the advertising network Chitika.

From the article: Even Chitika admits that its results “are not comprehensive.
http://fox8.com/2015/01/22/iphone-or-android-smarter-richer-people-use/
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The code caching is a great idea, reminding me of +Dart and its VM snapshots.
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Coding Your Face Off

Now we're talking!
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Oh, very cool.
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  • Delta Hotels and Resorts
    Application Developer, 2009 - present
  • Shawn Drape Computing
    Sole Proprietor, 2009 - 2012
  • Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
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A Christian web developer who focuses on social/cloud interaction re: corporate productivity.
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I'm a Toronto-based software developer working primarily on cloud-based intranet systems. I work primarily on a Java stack with GWT, Groovy/Grails, and/or Struts 2 although at this point I wish I could deny the last one.

I am also an on-again/off-again martial artist of 7 years, with a 1st dan black belt in Haidong Gumdo.

I am a passionate gamer and like many I can attribute the love of games, and video games in particular, with my desire to become a software developer. Somewhere near the third year of university I decided that video game development was never a strong enough passion for me, and so I turned to look at enterprise work as a short term goal. I also assumed I would just work for a few years and then head back to school for my masters; working a real job has a way of kicking you back to reality though. ;)

I'm currently working on projects which enable enterprise employees to communicate socially while not scaring the crap out of their bosses with security risks. I've entertained the idea of starting a startup as well, if for no other reason than to convince myself my ambitions aren't dead. Who can ever tell where life will lead them though?
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  • Queen's University
    Computer Science; Software Design Spec., 2004 - 2008
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