Comments on “Life above the Service Tier”

I have read Life above the Service Tier a few times now. Its a very good paper, one that really changes your perspective, but I wish it was better. If you work on web applications and you haven’t read this paper I recommend that you go read it now — but do come back.

I agree with the overall reasoning and the conclusion.

So one obvious way to correct the thin client architecture is to implement a true MVC framework on the client side… That means that all “Presentation Flows” must occur within the currently ­loaded web page… So one workable model is the Single Page Application (SPA).

First let me get some minor complaints out of the way.

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Lego robot preview

It’s been too long since my last post. The trouble is that I have too many projects started. So I’m going to announce one of them in the hopes that it motivates me to wrap it up. It is actually something that I’m working on with my kids. It’s a Lego ladder climbing robot. It climbs a free standing K’NEX tower. Here’s a picture of the latest version.

Lego Climbing Robot

A more detailed write up and video will follow.

I also have some software related posts started that I plan to finish soon.