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James Whittaker is a technology executive focused on making the web a better place for users and developers. He is a former Googler, former professor and former startup founder. Follow him on Twitter @docjamesw.

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Author: James Whittaker Date: 01/12/2015

We're Gonna Test Like It's 1999 (yeah try not to sing it!)

Modern software developers bear little resemblance to our forebears. We’ve forsaken their...

Author: James Whittaker Date: 04/11/2014

An Ode to Reviews

(To be sung, with respect, to the general tune of John Lennon's Happy Christmas.) So it's review...

Author: James Whittaker Date: 06/06/2013

Microsoft vs. Google: Part 1 Grassroots Innovation

This is the first in a series of posts comparing aspects of the culture of Microsoft and Google from...

Author: James Whittaker Date: 05/25/2012

Now you see it, in 20 years you won't

"Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?"...

Author: James Whittaker Date: 04/12/2012