MongoDB 1.8 Full of NoSQL-y GoodnessMongo DB 1.8 is here! The main new feature is enhanced write-ahead journaling of operations, which will reduce crash recovery time. After a crash, Mongo can can restart without needing to repair the collections. Other major new features include support for covered and sparse indexes and incremental map/reduce. MongoDB 1.8 is a followup to MongoDB 1.6.
New Chrome Logo Less ShinyGoogle has unexpectedly announced the new Chrome logo. At first glance, the new Chrome logo seems to be a minimalist take on the original. Critics of the original logo took issue with its almost cartoon-like appearance. Love it or hate it, it's unlikely that Google will be the last major company to move to a more streamlined logo design.
Thunderbird 3.3 Alpha 3 Files Into TownCode named 'Miramar,' Mozilla's third alpha version of Thunderbird 3.3 is available for download. Much like Firefox 4, this incarnation of Thunderbird is based on the Gecko 2.0 rendering platform. The new version of the open-source email client enables tabs to be reordered. Setup is easier than ever with a newly-imagined account creation wizard. Over 100 bugs have also been fixed.
Why User Experience Cannot Be Designed
An in-depth discussion of what really creates UX. Thanks Rahul Aggarwal for the great link!