Tag: Development

Create and delete branches – GitHub Blog

GitHub is doing more and more to make their desktop client obsolete. I think that’s awesome. They’re really doing a great job lowering the barrier to entry for people to get into git. I recall first forcing myself (and my team) to get into a workflow using svn and it was a constant barrage of […]

Posted: January 10, 2013

Linkmarklet at version 0.4

My linkblogging plugin Linkmarklet has been updated to version 0.4! I lost steam on this plugin after writing the first version because I had just started writing these Asides and wasn't quite sure how far to take it. I wasn't even sure I'd continue posting them. Here we are about a year later and after […]

Posted: January 09, 2013

Introducing Contributions on GitHub

Introducing Contributions · GitHub Blog. It’s no secret that GitHub is constantly doing a ton of good. They’ve got such a talented team over there and it’s turned into one of my most trafficked sites. This most recent change is wicked awesome. I discover new developers all the time on GitHub, and updates like these make […]

Posted: January 08, 2013

50 Performance Tricks to make your HTML5 Applications and Sites faster

BUILD 2012: 50 Performance Tricks to make your HTML5 Applications and Sites faster – IEBlog – Site Home – MSDN Blogs. Performance is always a concern (as it should be). Building performant, browser-based implementations is an exciting world to live in, especially since new tools are showing up very consistently. In this talk from BUILD […]

Posted: December 03, 2012

Creative Sandbox by Google

Digital Creativity Guidebook | Creative Sandbox by Google. Wow. Quite the display of front end development.

Posted: November 27, 2012

On Being a Junior Developer

On Being a Junior Developer | Matt Sencenbaugh’s Blog. I really like this piece not because it’s great advice to younger developers, it’s an awesome reminder for those that have been doing it for a while. Part of being a professional (in my opinion) heavily relies on you never being satisfied with your skill set. […]

Posted: November 21, 2012

Change: A Two Faced Devil

ircmaxell’s blog: Change: A Two Faced Devil. There’s a lot of interesting content in this article. It goes into a number of great specifics to illustrate the problem at hand and various ways projects work to avoid or deal with it. My personal experience is mostly with client work that doesn’t usually fall victim to […]

Posted: November 20, 2012

An Inside Look at How The Omni Group Builds Apps

An Inside Look at How The Omni Group Builds Apps. If you own an Apple product that runs apps, it’s likely you’ve heard of The Omni Group. They make fantastic software and have done so longer than the majority of independent OS X companies out there. I first discovered The Omni Group after everyone touted […]

Posted: November 20, 2012

tildeio/rsvp.js

tildeio/rsvp.js. I love projects like this! Do one thing and do it well. rsvp.js is “A lightweight library that provides tools for organizing asynchronous code. Specifically, it is a tiny implementation of Promises/A and a mixin for turning objects into event targets.” And it looks to do that really well. These libraries are fantastic study materials […]

Posted: October 17, 2012

PHP Annotations Are a Horrible Idea

PHP Annotations Are a Horrible Idea | The Unraveler. I came along this technique when I built my first WordPress plugin. I couldn’t believe that a comment line would actually trigger a result in WordPress itself. I always get looked at in a strange way when introducing the concept to seasoned programmers wanting to know […]

Posted: October 17, 2012