The Web Browser Address Bar is the New Command Line


#144

coding can be tough even in the best times


#145

Thanks for this.


#146

Thanks for your information,


#147

Thanks for your information,


#148

Thanks for your information,


#149

Thanks for your information,


#150

Thanks your.


#151

Thanks your.


#152

Shaun Inman made a configurable bookmarklet called Shortwave that lets you define your own mappings of little triggers to search services. http://www.shortwaveapp.com/

It’s pretty nice. I ended up making an all-javascript version to avoid the redirect through his servers, but it’s a really cool idea.


#153

I’m a little surprised at the comments, I generally don’t read the comments.

Usually those who criticize (negatively) don’t have anything good to contribute, constructive criticism however is usually a good thing.

Here is a small quasi list of types of people that have posted thus far:

  1. ‘lets bash Jeff’ ad hominem posters
  2. ‘VB’ sucks posters
  3. My CLI is bigger than your CLI
  4. ‘Anti-Microsoft’ Just for sake of it!

Bottom line:

CLI/GUI, who cares use both depending on the need.

Is the Browser the new CLI? (not really) but then it would be an interesting idea to build such a browser…


#154

10.5 cm in inches

hrmmmmm


#155

That’s a brilliant observation.

I’ll never forget the CIO who told me (I was a consultant presenting a Help Desk application that we had been hired to implement and were about to deploy at his company) - It doesn’t look enough like Google. I want it to look like google - just one line that I type what I want into.

Now, to me, google (or google’s address bar) is a huge improvement on the Command Line. I bet the same guy wouldn’t have wanted to return to the days when you had to guess what the command-line needed you to type, much like an Infocom adventure game.

That’s why Google is a huge improvement - it tries to figure out what YOU want. That’s the reverse of a command-line, where you have to figure out what IT wants.


#156

Maybe I’m a dinosaur, but I have been using PCs for well
over 30 years, and I cut my teeth programming on a hand me
down TI 99/4a home computer and Basic. The first computer
interface I have ever used was a CLI, and I have been hooked
on that particular ever since. I have experimented with
writing GUI style interfaces just to get a better understanding
on how they worked, but most of the programs I have wrote
were command line based. I often have several CLI/terminal windows open
at once (when I am using either Linux or Windows), and I
often find it easier to just type in a command, instead of
slogging my way through layers upon layers of menus.