Friday, August 10, 2012

Upmarket Akimichi Corp.

A few years ago I wrote a test data generator that included company names.  At the time I remembered the story of Ashton-Tate, which I believe was a made-up name chosen more for its euphonics than any connection to the founders.

The name generator uses up to 3 real words and names and an optional suffix.  Working with the test data, it came up with a remarkable number of amusing, intriguing, and interesting sounding company names.

Perhaps with all the simple one-word company names already taking up the .com namespace, we will see more two-name or three-name companies in the future.

I've translated the generator to javascript and posted it here:

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Rails 4 iOS developers -- new date

New Rails for iOS course announced: Join us for the weekend of September 22-23, 2012 if you want to get a head start on your mobile solution's Ruby on Rails backend!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Rails for iOS developers Course

Need to get a backend quick for your iOS app? A weekend workshop for iPhone and iPad developers to learn Ruby on Rails: