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Linkdump for August 24th

by Rob Friesel
  • "Superheroic JavaScript MVW Framework"

    I'd heard of AngularJS before today but I hadn't actually checked out their site before. While we're on the subject of "minimum viable snippets"… wow: what a landing page.

  • @fogus:

    An important point about #3 is that under no circumstances should the Minimum Viable Snippet be a “Hello World” example. You can do better, but it might require some thought.

    The comment thread is interesting as well. The notion of an MVS is definitely a provocative and polarizing suggestion, and though I agree with Rich Hickey that minimal information begets minimal results, well… you need to start somewhere, both in researching a language, and in marketing the language you're working on. An MVS is not "everything you need to know" about a language (that's hopelessly naïve), but first impressions are important whether we like it or not. (First impressions are, arguably, a nominal solution to what Barry Schwartz calls "the paradox of choice".)

    (tagged: none)
  • Irene Ros wrote up this excellent guide to documenting your RESTful API. (Though the patterns here are useful for documenting an API of any kind, if you ask me.)
  • Chris Eppstein's big fat overview of what's new and/or improved in Sass 3.2. I know a lot of folks excited about the @content directive, but for me it's the %placeholder selectors. A big win all around.

    I'll say this though: you may want to audit what you've got first. (Those * html hack warnings you were getting before? Those are errors now.)

    (tagged: SCSS CSS Sass )
  • Gorgeous interactive Drake Equation calculator by the BBC. Features a couple of presets, but feel free to twiddle the dials, as it were…

About Rob Friesel

Software engineer by day, science fiction writer by night. Author of The PhantomJS Cookbook and a short story in Please Do Not Remove. View all posts by Rob Friesel →

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