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7 items tagged “niallkennedy”


HTML5 video markup, compatibility and playback. Everything you need to know about embedding HTML5 video on a page, complete with multiple codecs to cover the various supporting browsers and a fallback to Flash.

# 11th February 2010, 5:49 pm / flash, html5, niallkennedy, video


Google App Engine 1.1.9 boosts capacity and compatibility. Niall summarises the recent changes to App Engine. urllib and urllib2 support plus massively increased upload limits and request duration quotas will make it a whole lot easier to deploy serious projects on the platform.

# 16th February 2009, 8:35 pm / appengine, google, niallkennedy, urllib


The story behind Google Chrome. Superbly researched by Niall Kennedy—a detailed overview of the staff and acquisitions that went in to Google Chrome.

# 4th September 2008, 1:50 am / chrome, google, niallkennedy

Ordnance Survey OpenSpace Demo (via) Niall Kennedy threw a demo up on his site—the map seems to load a lot faster than Google Maps and the level of detail once you zoom down to street level is really impressive.

# 9th June 2008, 10:59 am / maps, niallkennedy, openspace, ordinancesurvey

Google App Engine for developers. Best in-depth coverage so far, from Niall Kennedy. I didn’t know that Guido had worked on the Django compatibility layer.

# 10th April 2008, 11:14 pm / django, googleappengine, guido-van-rossum, niallkennedy, python


Most Apollo applications will likely be repurposed web pages running inside a specialized environment. [...] Imagine your heavy, always-open web apps leaving your browser tab and creating an application-like presence in your taskbar.

Niall Kennedy

# 24th March 2007, 7:11 pm / apollo, niallkennedy

Adobe Apollo: beyond the hype. Niall Kennedy explains Apollo.

# 24th March 2007, 7:10 pm / adobe, apollo, niallkennedy