Posts from December 2010

  • Surveying contributions

    Ivanka Majic,

    If you have ever contributed to an open source project or wish you had got round to it then please can you fill in this survey? http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/36WWXCF It isn’t a quick one, but if you have about 20 minutes to spare then your response would be very much appreciated. I will publish the results on […]

  • Looking at Ubuntu Brainstorm: Idea #25801

    Ivanka Majic,

    The Ubuntu Technical Board is currently conducting a review of the top ten Brainstorm issues users have raised about Ubuntu, and Matt asked me to investigate Idea #25801: Help the user understand when closing a window does not terminate the app. In other words, figure out to signal to the user that an application will […]

  • So, you want to provide an API for the world to use?

    Ivanka Majic,

    I conducted 5 qualitative interviews with developers and here are some findings. You have two problems. The first problem is to design the API. The second is to help people learn to use it. Great API design Is consistent, predictable, learnable. You are creating an API that developers will interact with. In the same way […]