Monthly Archives: November 2009











I like this ‘thought piece’ from Revolution magazine on APIs and the future. http://www.revolutionmagazine.com/news/947967/open-source-answer/ The article’s “pros and cons” paragraph is particularly interesting, and the section about the importance of ‘abstracting’ the API from how the underlying service really works was important to me when designing the Tesco.com Grocery API. […]

Nice thought piece on APIs from Revolution magazine


(Update: Edited for increased clarity!) When I was in Tesco Watford store on Saturday looking at their range of USB hard drives, two thoughts struck me: These disk drives had become amazingly cheap in terms of Gigabytes per £Pound I’d rather buy an additional drive rather than delete anything to […]

It’s cheaper to Record than Delete.