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Linkdump for May 10th

by Rob Friesel
  • 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. [1] “That’s a lot of PHP…”
    2. [2] I’ll ding any list like this that doesn’t contain a Zakas book, especially Professional JavaScript for Web Developers. (Though the early reviews of Maintainable JavaScript make it sound like a worthy successor to “The Good Parts”…)
    3. [3] I think there’s more to be learned by becoming a contributor to JSHint than simply using JSLint.

    Otherwise? Looks like a great list.

  • By Danny Croft. I've heard of, and had some limited success (experimenting) with PhantomJS, but hadn't heard of CasperJS. Sounds like it may be worth a look.
  • Interview with Ernest Hemingway in The Paris Review ("The Art of Fiction No. 21"):

    When I am working on a book or a story I write every morning as soon after first light as possible. There is no one to disturb you and it is cool or cold and you come to your work and warm as you write. You read what you have written and, as you always stop when you know what is going to happen next, you go on from there. You write until you come to a place where you still have your juice and know what will happen next and you stop and try to live through until the next day when you hit it again. You have started at six in the morning, say, and may go on until noon or be through before that. When you stop you are as empty, and at the same time never empty but filling, as when you have made love to someone you love. Nothing can hurt you, nothing can happen, nothing means anything until the next day when you do it again. It is the wait until the next day that is hard to get through.

  • "the ultimate archive of cross-browser css bugs, oddities and workarounds" • Seems like the sort of thing that ought to be tracked in a Github repo if you ask me…

About Rob Friesel

Software engineer by day. Science fiction writer by night. Weekend homebrewer, beer educator at Black Flannel, and Certified Cicerone. Author of The PhantomJS Cookbook and a short story in Please Do Not Remove. View all posts by Rob Friesel →

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