Link Bundle – May 28


What Science Fiction Can Teach Developers
Casey Charlton gives some insight as to what science fiction can teach developers. It is a very interesting read ending a the statement, “most documentation is totally and utterly worthless.”

OpenID: Does The World Really Need Yet Another Username and Password?
Jeff Atwood gives a very well written analysis of OpenID providing both pros and cons of this attempt at solving the “login explosion”. He also gives an extremely easy to understand explanation of what OpenID is and how it works in a practical sense.

8 steps to my personal Firefox setup for productivity
Eric Wendelin writes a how-to on setting up Firefox 3 for max productivity in the Java / Web Programmer arena. This is mainly a personal preference thing, but I found some pretty cool ideas here that I hadn’t seen or thought of before.

Google App Engine Announces Pricing Plan, APIs, Open Access

ReadWriteWeb gives the skinny on some upcoming announcements from Google on the Google App Engine. Included are pricing plans for usage, new APIs and no more lines… no more waiting!

Mashable’s Guide to Upcoming Web 2.0 Conferences and Events
Mashable author Tamar Weinberg brings you a guide to the upcoming Web 2.0 conferences of 2008. Get that early registration in now!