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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Linkdump for May 29th

by Rob Friesel

Introducing Grunt An introduction and starter guide by Grunt's creator, Ben Alman at Bocoup. Grunt is a JavaScript-based build tool. And it looks pretty sweet. I expect I'll be checking it out in the not too distant future. (tagged: todo Ben Alman Node.js Grunt JavaScript ) Improving performance on At the Twitter Engineering blog. […]

there: I fixed Footnotify

by Rob Friesel

About nine months ago, Hans Petter Eikemo announced his Chrome/Safari extension called Footnotify which is like a “lightbox” for “Daring Fireball style” footnote links. I loved it immediately but found that it did not work for the footnotes on this blog you’re reading here. To be pedantic: they worked on the landing page, but not […]

review: Maintainable JavaScript

by Rob Friesel

Maintainable JavaScript by Nicholas Zakas (O’Reilly 2012) is a short-and-sweet little text on (as the cover says) “writing readable code”. And by “readable code”, Zakas means “code that other developers not named [YOUR NAME] will be able to read and comprehend of and ultimately maintain”. It goes beyond maintainable and readable code though–Zakas takes us […]

Linkdump for May 22nd

by Rob Friesel

Real world Clojure Wonderfully thoughtful and balanced bullet-point style post by Alex Miller at Pure Danger Tech on their experience at Revelytix with "Clojure in the real world". (tagged: Clojure Alex Miller ) Against the Grain: How We Built the Next Generation Online Travel Agency using Amazon, Clojure, and a Comically Small Team Colin Steele: […]

review: Clojure Programming

by Rob Friesel

In Clojure Programming (Chas Emerick, Brian Carper, and Christophe Grand; O’Reilly, 2012), the preface asks Who is this book for? It’s for a lot of people: experienced JVM developers, curious Rubyists, dissatisfied Pythonistas… Developers of all stripes that are looking to get introduced to, and become proficient in, Clojure. I myself have been circling the […]

Linkdump for May 15th

by Rob Friesel

Star City and the Baikonur Cosmodrome At The Atlantic. Everything awesome is happening in Russia. (tagged: Cold War Nostalgia Russia Cosmodrome Baikonur ) How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet At Gizmodo. It's long (and I'll admit to having only skimmed much of it), and it's pessimistic, but a lot of it is also […]

Linkdump for May 13th

by Rob Friesel

Dynamic Languages Strike Back Steve Yegge: slides and transcript of a talk he gave at Stanford. (tagged: Steve Yegge dynamic languages ) *JS : Low-Level JavaScript *JS is a typed dialect of JavaScript that offers a C-like type system with manual memory management. It compiles to JavaScript and lets you write memory-efficient and GC pause-free […]

Linkdump for May 10th

by Rob Friesel

JavaScript Study Guide By Chris Shiflett (via my Prismatic feed). I'm working on a similar list myself, and was glad to see something else like this out there. Shiflett's is an interesting list with some great choices. Three things that came to mind while browsing it: [1] “That’s a lot of PHP…” [2] I’ll ding […]

Linkdump for May 9th

by Rob Friesel

Good APIs Are Transparent In Their Expectations And Dependencies Ben Nadel with an insightful observation following his read of Nicholas Zakas' new Maintainable JavaScript. This make sense to me. (Also makes me want to read the book even more than I did before.) (tagged: API JavaScript Ben Nadel ) Terrible Yellow Eyes. A Maurice Sendak […]