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Monday, November 28, 2011

Rule the browser creating google chrome extensions

SchipulCon 2011So i guess its a little late but I gave my first real talk at a conference... I think i may have gone too technical and I was so nervous if you decided to turn this into a drinking game ever time I said like or um you are probably likely to get alcohol poisoning but practice makes perfect I guess. I wanted for everyone to see how easy it was to get started creating google chrome extensions so this video could probably be called a crash course and hello world all rolled into one. I created a mind map you can use to navigate around and ive made all the code used in the video available on github so you can download the code and follow along. you can get the code from here its the

Git Repository (Source Code)

or Download the Zip


And all that remains is me talking like a total nerd for an hour about programming an extension so heres the video If you have any feedback for how I can improve my speaking or any comments on the code I would love to hear from you or just bother me on twitter im @cartercole

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Google Wave Sunsetting in 2012

So Google has finally announced exactly when it plans to kill wave. It seems to be in alignment with their recent push to show a cohesive design in all their products and taking a much more focused vision... i mean they are shutting down google labs... crazy. so anyways heres the email

Dear Wavers,
More than a year ago, we announced that Google Wave would no longer be developed as a separate product. At the time, we committed to maintaining the site at least through to the end of 2010. Today, we are sharing the specific dates for ending this maintenance period and shutting down Wave. As of January 31, 2012, all waves will be read-only, and the Wave service will be turned off on April 30, 2012. You will be able to continue exporting individual waves using the existing PDF export feature until the Google Wave service is turned off. We encourage you to export any important data before April 30, 2012.
If you would like to continue using Wave, there are a number of open source projects, including Apache Wave. There is also an open source project called Walkaround that includes an experimental feature that lets you import all your Waves from Google. This feature will also work until the Wave service is turned off on April 30, 2012.
For more details, please see our help center.
Yours sincerely,
The Wave Team
© 2011 Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043
You have received this mandatory email service announcement to update you about important changes to your Google Wave account.

talk about it cry i mean we use it all the time at my office so i guess we will be setting up our own wave server... i never got into building one of the plugins (othello) but w/e