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Safari native apps

iOS: Safari Queue

Safari Queue

We’re looking to go from good to great on our iOS app, Safari Queue, by continuing active development to add the most-requested features. Thank you to everyone who has used, rated, and reviewed Queue, and look for continual updates in 2015.

Android: Safari Queue

Android users are encouraged to join our  Google+ group to follow development and get access to the early beta builds in January. Product Manager Bill Levien put together a preview video to show our progress to date. The Android app will definitely not be a lesser clone of the iOS Queue; this is a fully realized Android application that we think you’ll love.

Safari To Go

Though we’re focusing our mobile team on the Queue app series, we haven’t forgotten our users on Safari To Go. We’re planning some much-needed maintenance work on Safari To Go in the beginning of next year.

Search refinements

You’ve told us you want more control over searches, and we’re listening. We’ve added more sorting options (by date-added and popularity within Safari), and comprehensive documentation on our search query syntax if you can’t find what you’re looking for:

Search query syntax

We’re passionate about search technology. Lead Architect on search, Mike Sokolov has written a number of articles on Solr, Lucene, and search engine ranking theory.

Planned for early next year will be a robust interface for further filtering by topics, publishers, and other facets.

Small teams welcome

Photo by MadLib Manchester Digital Laboratory

Safari is better with a buddy. You’re encouraged to add 2-10 coworkers to your account through this signup form. We’ll work with you to take advantage of end-of-year training budgets, and prep your team to be ready for 2015. Set up your Safari team.

Got a bigger team? Get in touch!

Recommended by the Safari team

We’re always checking out the new content feeds to find the most interesting books and videos on the service. Some recent favorites from the Safari team:

Live and direct

For the first time ever, we’re offering the ability to add live-streaming access to nearly every O’Reilly conference in 2015. Included in our new Livestreaming package:

  • Velocity 2015: Web Operations and Performance: The essential training event and source of information for web professionals from companies of all sizes.
  • Strata + Hadoop World 2015: Where big data, cutting-edge data science, and new business fundamentals intersect—and merge
  • OSCON 2015: O’Reilly’s signature open-source conference covers a staggering array of topics: identity, security, privacy, performance, mobility, architecture, scaling, storage, data, and foundational thinking.

Live-streaming events from your home or office amounts to a huge savings in productivity and travel cost, with all the benefits of learning about topics that are often too new for books or training videos. More details on the Livestreaming package and other membership options on our pricing page.

Best of the Safari team blog

Every year, we encourage our team to write 30 blog posts in the month of November. This year was our strongest yet, and I’m proud of the diversity of viewpoints and backgrounds represented.

Our core focus is always on technology, so don’t miss our coverage of computer science and ecommerce fundamentals; a deep-dive into specialty skills in search and reference; insight into workplace culturehiring, and happinesshard-won experience in Python web development; commitment to quality softwareexperimentation in tooling, and continuous process improvement; seeing into the horizon of HTTP; and doing strange things with hardware.

To be notified of future posts, follow our newly-revived blog RSS feed.


Design Patterns SeriesHead First Design Patterns cover

We featured seven posts on object-oriented design patterns, based on Head First Design Patterns, one of the most popular books on the subject.

Design patterns are a fundamental concept in software development, applicable to any programming language. Even if you don’t use design patterns explicitly in your organization or project, understanding these core concepts is a key part of professional software engineering.

  1. Dive in to Design Patterns
  2. The Observer and Decorator Patterns
  3. The Singleton Pattern
  4. The Command and Adaptor Pattern
  5. The Façade and Template Method Pattern
  6. The Iterator and Composite Pattern
  7. The State and Strategy Pattern

More on the blog

Beyond November, we’re continuing to post content on topics such as Business, Tech, and Design. Check out three good reads for Product Managers, designing a self-managed team, and overcoming the sunk-cost fallacy.

We want to hear from you

One of the best ways to reach us is via the @safari Twitter account. The product and technology team (and often the CEO) respond personally to every question or complaint. For more complex queries, we have a variety of customer support channels that’ll get you the help you need.

Happy holidays from Safari!

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2 Responses to “New in Safari: November and December 2014”

  1. RuelSpot

    Teamwork is essential in any endeavor… I wish you the best with future updates regarding the iOS app for Safari.