Here at Ning, we love hooking stuff together in weird and wonderful ways, resulting in eccentric-but-useful marriages such as eBay & Google Maps, Ajax & kittens and the coffee machine & Diego’s brain.
There are many reasons we refer to Ning as a Playground, but the freedom to experiment is a key one. This is why I jumped for joy when we released our Backup & Restore features last month: they’re giant Undo/Redo buttons for your apps. While we do a lot to make it easy for users to jump into building and customising apps, the idea of tweaking complex code is still a daunting one. If you know that any mistakes can be undone in a couple of clicks, it makes it more tempting to be adventurous with your code (and we like adventurers).
People love the cute. We’re all over the turtle-like performance of it at the moment. Give us an hour or so and I’ll post with an update.
UPDATE: we’re working on a plan to bring a faster, better, and cuter Cute Overload @ Ning up later today. We really appreciate the support ~ you all rock.
UP UPDATE: oooo, this is going to be fun…
Tip: if you are not easily impressed, in high school, or a technical person, skip this post. You guys already know everything here. But for other folks that aren’t big into the code, you might find the ease and simplicity of this fun little plaything a great place to start your foray into code.