2002-2019 : 17 years of blogging

SantaJobs 2010: once again…

Nov. 22nd, 2010 00:13 by Stéphane de Luca
Paris, November 20th 2010, for immediate release

As Apple rules have somewhat relaxed recently, I've decided to submit my visutainment SantaJobs for iPhone & iPad.

One year after the refusal, I think this time it might be accepted by Apple, as political caricatures has now being accepted on […]

Google is everywere, even where and when you don't expect it to be

Oct. 7th, 2010 11:24 by Stéphane de Luca

Lately, as I was working with a friend on android on a new way to write native app more effectively, I stumbled upon something quite surprising.
We where doing an HTTP request to a server from within the android app, to a non existent URL, in order to catch the default user-agent of the sdk.
As we u […]

Does Apple have the sense of humour? — or how you could have had Steve Jobs in your pocket for Christmas!

Nov. 15th, 2009 00:22 by Stéphane de Luca
_Paris, November 15th 2009, for immediate release_

First, I’d like to say again that I am a long fan of Apple and, especially, of Steve Jobs, Apple, Inc’s eclectic, opinionated genius, elegant visionary, founder and owner.

Now that this sincere homage has been paid, I’d like to touch on the iPh […]

AppStore : 100k apps, et après ? c'est la consolidation !

Nov. 14th, 2009 15:09 by Stéphane de Luca

Si 100k applications est sans conteste possible la traduction d'un engouement des développeurs pour la plate-forme mobile d'Apple, il convient de la moduler, ou du moins d'analyser la situation d'un peu plus près.

Ce qui séduit les développeurs, en dehors de l'iPhone lui-même, est le nouveau busine […]

Sdl at Google London

Sept. 14th, 2009 19:53 by Stéphane de Luca

Was a good day, really.

Lingua: what simple ideas could improve programming languages?

Sept. 10th, 2009 19:30 by Stéphane de Luca

You certainly don't want yet another general purpose programming language, do you? Neither I do as many programming language are available out there, ranging from full production language to "experimental" ones.

My favorite language pick mostly depends on the platform I want to target for a given p […]

I quit MobiLuck.com and go ahead for new adventures

July. 21st, 2009 17:38 by Stéphane de Luca

After supporting MobiLuck.com for more than 2 years, I decided to move forward.

If you offer a great opportunity with smart people I will be very pleased to join and help you fit that challenge; please let me know -- find my contact info on my resume

Stéphane de Luca CTO looking for a job

PS: Don't be afraid, in the real world I'm n […]

PHP supports UTF-8 characters in function names!

Apr. 8th, 2009 13:14 by Stéphane de Luca

While reworking a function that basically dumps the PHP stack when a crash occures, I came accros an interesting things I silently complain about for the past few years: why the hell I cannot write a function name with accents in there?

Well, the dream comes true in PHP 5.x, here you are, see the f […]

moo.com: printing business cards... deception![UPDATE2:resending]

Mar. 25th, 2009 23:32 by Stéphane de Luca

Recently I gave a try to moo.com, an oline service that can print business cards for you and others things.

The site looks pretty good and the user interface is quite simple. So I decided to give it a try.

I created this colourful card, a recto and a verso with a good resolution:

moo.com quick […]

Allégeance au Roi -- Louis XIV

Feb. 18th, 2009 00:38 by Stéphane de Luca

Je lisais ce soir le dictionnaire de l'Académie française en sa première édition -- daté de 1694, et je fût quelque peu surpris par l'épître, dont je vous livre un cours extrait. J'ai pris soin de le "traduire" en français de ce siècle pour vous en faciliter la lecture, citoyen !

Quand je pense que […]