Articles by Brandon Duncan
I’m sure everyone reading this post is cognizant of Mozilla’s recent record breaking download day for the latest version of the Firefox 3 browser! Over 8.3 million downloads in the first 24 hours, a feat that will find mention in next year’s edition of the Guinness Book of World records!
Our team was hard at work to deliver an updated version of our LinkedIn Firefox Companion that’s now compatible with Firefox 3. We also took this opportunity to scale some new features and squash some minor bugs. Not only that, we’re excited that we were one of the featured add-ons recommended by Mozilla.
- LinkedIn Developer Network
This past week, I was invited to and attended the Google I/O conference in nearby San Francisco. Not only did I attend some sessions covering Google technologies, but I also spoke to the developer community about LinkedIn’s OpenSocial integration.
For the inaugural year of the conference I thought Google did a good job organizing and structuring the sessions around high-level areas such as Social, Mobile, AJAX, etc. I’m a big believer in learning by doing so it was great to see the speakers incorporate example code and live demos. One of the sessions I found most interesting was about Google Guice, a dependency injection framework. It takes advantage of annotations in Java 5 to do away with all the hairy XML files those of us who use Spring are familiar with.
Well, this is the first time I’m blogging on our corporate blog and I’ve got to thank Mario for roping me into this. Today, I’d like to announce LinkedIn mobile for any Web enabled wireless phones that use the wireless application protocol (WAP). What that allows you to do is access LinkedIn from any mobile device ranging from your Blackberry to iPhone (more on that in just a second).
For those of you who can’t wait to take LinkedIn with you on your mobile devices, here’s how you access LinkedIn on your iPhone or other WAP enabled devices. All you have to do from your mobile device is log into