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Monthly Archives: December 2012

Linkdump for December 27th

by Rob Friesel

First ‘Alien Earth’ Will Be Found in 2013 Mike Wall, writing at with a prediction for 2013. Please read it hand-in-hand with Caleb Scharf's post: "'Earth-Like' Planets May Be Anything But, Astronomer Argues". (tagged: exobiology astrobiology astronomy ) Debunking Responsive CSS Performance Myths Ilya Grigorik. tl;dr: not all stylesheets are blocking, and here's how […]

Linkdump for December 24th

by Rob Friesel

Huddle/PhantomCSS More awesome stuff you can do with PhantomJS: CSS regression testing. An integration of js-imagediff with PhantomJS and CasperJS for automating visual regression testing and test coverage of Website styling to support refactoring of CSS. (tagged: testing CSS PhantomJS JavaScript ) Complexity Analysis of JavaScript Code Ariya Hidayat, on the JSComplexity tool. The briefest […]

Linkdump for December 20th

by Rob Friesel

IE10 CSS Hacks Louis Lazaris at Impressive Webs. I'd somehow missed this — that Internet Explorer 10 was not going to support conditional comments. (Probably because I don't pay enough attention to IE-related news?) Conditional comments were only ever "the least hacky" way of dealing with ID's quirks — and though "a hack is a […]

review: ClojureScript: Up and Running

by Rob Friesel

An (apocryphal?) tale:1 when Brendan Eich unveiled the original JavaScript (nee LiveScript, nee Mocha) prototype at (then) Netscape, it was a Lisp.2 It was only at management’s insistence that the language received a C-like syntax, and even then it was mostly to have some kind of syntactic parity with Java (with which it was supposed […]

Linkdump for December 17th

by Rob Friesel

Using Google Spreadsheet as a database At dataist. tl;dr: Here's how to set up your Google Spreadsheet. Here is how to publish the data as ATOM. Here is how to transform the ATOM data to JSON. Now go ahead and feed that into your data visualization library of choice. (Albeit, you may need to munge […]

Linkdump for December 14th

by Rob Friesel

Joy of Clojure: Annotated Bibliography (tagged: bibliography programming Clojure ) Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 7 (Windows) In case you need to worry about this sort of thing: here's the MSDN doc that breaks down the differences between "real IE10" (on Windows 8) vs. the Windows 7-compatible IE10 "Release Preview". tl;dr: Unless you're dealing with […]

Linkdump for December 6th

by Rob Friesel

jQuery.Deferred is the most important client-side tool you have Matt Baker, writing at the Wealthfront Engineering blog. The title is a little bit linkbaity, but I'm pretty close to agreeing with it: if you're using jQuery in your web project, the Deferred object is one of the most powerful tools that the library offers, and […]