Why is software so expensive?: I don’t usually enjoy reading Dijkstra. Some of this basically says “software is hard for other people because they aren’t me.” But more and more I do think that his point about understanding the basic principles of a system and continously defining them is the thing that experienced, successful developers do and others don’t.
I’ve been working on /app, the new interface to Mapbox. A lot of time has been spent tweaking the interface, but I’ve recently been user-testing it and making sure that it can handle data visualization tasks. Hence the focus on data.
Created awesome-geojson as a catalog of tools, data, and things that work with the wonderful GeoJSON map data format.