How to Try the New Google Search

The rumors about Google’s redesign are true, and you can try out the new Google Search with a very simple method. 1. Go to Google.com. 2. Paste in the search bar this code below: javascript:void(document.cookie=”PREF=ID=20b6e4c2f44943bb:U=4bf292d46faad806:TM=1249677602:LM=1257919388:S=odm0Ys-53ZueXfZG;path=/; domain=.google.com”); 3. Click on “Google Search” button 4. Here we go! You are in the new Google! Enjoy...

Apple’s Mistake by Paul Graham

We saw an article written by Paul Graham of YCombinator recently, and found it rather thought-provoking. An excerpt: I don’t think Apple realizes how badly the App Store approval process is broken. Or rather, I don’t think they realize how much it matters that it’s broken.The way Apple runs the App Store has harmed their reputation with programmers more than anything else they’ve ever done. Their reputation with programmers used to be great. It used to be the most common complaint you heard about Apple was that their fans admired them too uncritically. The App Store has changed that....

What to write in a great technical documentation?

We came across this article by Jacob Kaplan-Moss titled “What to write“. The article shares some great tips on writing great technical documentation. We’ve reproduced some parts of the article and summarized some main points below which we think would be the most useful for Mashapers. Formats of a technical documentation A well-documented project needs to provide many different forms of documentation. At a high level, you can break down the different types of technical documentation you need to provide into three different formats: Step-by-step tutorials, Overviews and topical guides to the various conceptual areas of your project, and Low-level, deep-dive reference material. Tutorials Good tutorials...

SF and behind

Some pictures from SF!...

YC Startup School 2009 Compilation

  Sharing the video compilation of startup school 2009...

More Fun = Less Stress

Make your users happy!...

AirBed

I’m sleeping at AirBnB HQ… they rock hard!...

A Mashaper’s Startup School Experience

Mashaper Augusto had the amazing opportunity to attend Startup School. The following is his recount of the experience: It has been a year since I was at UC Berkeley studying International Business. This time, I came back to learn about the fabulous subject – Startups. Incidentally, I’m working on one now (check out mashape.com), and I have learnt more useful things here in just a day, than in 3 years of University. My Professors for the day were: Paul Graham – Partner, Y Combinator; Founder, Viaweb Mark Zuckerberg – Founder, Facebook Chris Anderson – Editor in Chief, Wired Magazine Paul Buchheit – Founder,...

Mashape Version 0.1 Snapshot

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Running Google Web Toolkit (GWT) & Eclipse plugin on Debian 64bit

 Here at Mashape, we are working on a dashboard in Google Web Toolkit (GWT) GWT is a very interesting project. You can find a lot of useful plugins and an active community. The main issue is that you can’t run GWT and its Eclipse plugin in a pure 64bit environment. Here’s my problem: my laptop was a pure 64 bit environment. (Trust me, it was not easy to keep it so “pure” in its 2 years of life) To run GWT on Debian 64bit, I had to follow the steps mentioned on this GWT issue forum: http://code.google.com/p/google-web-toolkit/issues/detail?id=135#c57. For your convenience, I’ve included the steps below: //...