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Colin Devroe

Reverse Engineer. Blogger.

Ben Brooks on Hello Weather

Ben Brooks reviewing Hello Weather:

This app is without a doubt, my favorite weather app. Not just now but of all the apps I’ve tried over the years. Well done.

Ben’s enthusiasm for Hello Weather reminds me of mine for Dark Sky. An app I use every day and gladly paid for. Hello Weather uses the same backend data as Dark Sky so it is no wonder that with its slightly more whimsical aesthetic Ben is pleased with it.

Manton Reece on JSON Feed

Manton Reece, co-author of JSON Feed, in an interview with Ben Brooks:

With JSON Feed, it’s not about disrupting RSS exactly. RSS is great and widely deployed; it’s not going anywhere. But we can take what was good about RSS, improve a few things, and maybe jumpstart new tools and apps that work together. Developers use JSON everywhere now instead of XML, and Brent and I felt that maybe XML was even holding RSS and blogging back.

As I thought. These are great reasons for JSON Feed to exist.

The rest of the interview is worth reading as well.

Bashing Windows

Ben Brooks likes the look of the new Surface Book Laptop. But he says this about Windows:

Still runs Windows though.

I don’t know if Ben has used the very latest Windows 10 builds but if he hasn’t he should give it a try. I’ve already said not to bet against Microsoft but I would also say, at this point, not to bet against Windows 10. It is so so so much better than it used to be. Comparable to macOS at every level.

It used to be no question that macOS was better than Windows 10. Less viruses, better file management, easier app installs and uninstalls, polish. Now I believe it simply a matter of preference.