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Monthly Archives: February 2011

Linkdump for February 18th

by Rob Friesel

Jdrop – JSON in the cloud By the venerable Steve Souders. Anyone doing web development with mobile devices in mind should check this out. The premise is simple: real-world testing on real-world devices, then push your data to a cloud for retrieval and analysis on “saner” machines. (tagged: mobile performance javascript browser webdev Jdrop ) […]

don’t get lost in the sea of tags

by Rob Friesel

Ever feeling lost in a sea of not-exactly-ordered tags when you enter git tag at the command prompt? It seems that a common tagging idiom in a lot of git repos is to tag important milestones or releases. Some repos use <major>.<minor>, others <major>.<minor>.<version>, still others <major>.<minor>.<version>.<patch> (and so on?). And as those repos get […]

Linkdump for February 13th

by Rob Friesel

Lessons From the Slush Pile: Your Cover Letter and You at Inkpunks — could have been sub-titled: "the less-is-more approach to writing cover letters" (tagged: writing publishing ) Against Chrome: A Manifesto at 3quarksdaily — An interesting and thoughtful essay making the rounds this past week.  Worth at least a look, even if you don't […]

the pleasures and perils of JavaScript’s promiscuous comparison operator

by Rob Friesel

Spoiler alert: toString has its mitts in everything. This all started when we saw a candidate put the following into an exercise we had given him: if (arrayToTest == ”) Our first thought was well that seems wrong… And though it seems like something that shouldn’t work, it did–when the array contained a single item, […]