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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Linkdump for April 29th

by Rob Friesel

The Myth of America’s Tech-Talent Shortage Jordan Weissmann writing for The Atlantic. And/but what I want to know is: Who are these companies that are clamoring to hire people on an H1-B because it's supposedly cheaper? The "indentured labor" line reads like a bit of a boogeyman to me, and though I'll buy the bit […]

Linkdump for April 27th

by Rob Friesel

Crafting a README By Chris White, writing at the Engine Yard Developer Blog. Most of this should seem like common sense, but I'm also glad someone went to the trouble of writing it down. He mentions Markdown in the blog post, but I'd really try to underscore that point: that Markdown really ought to be […]

Linkdump for April 22nd

by Rob Friesel

Agile in name only James Turner: In contrast, a company that’s agile in name only will cling to a distant release date and a laundry list of features, but still insist on short sprints and closing stories. (tagged: Agile ) shame.css Harry Roberts: You’d be forgiven for thinking the point of this whole exercise is […]

Linkdump for April 15th

by Rob Friesel

Simplifying For The Wrong Reasons At Meng To's blog. The writing is a little choppy in spots, but this post is thoughtful and the message rings loud and clear: simplifying your interfaces is great, when you're actually simplifying; but if you're not careful you wind up just making something that's sterile and/or confusing. This isn't […]

happy birthday, Boo!

by Rob Friesel

A year ago, A. woke up me up from this strange dream about guerrilla pizza marketing to tell me that “it was time to go”, and a couple hours later, Emery Stephen (“Boo”, to us) was born. That’s a picture A. took of him yesterday.1 I’ve got one last picture to take of him today, […]

inaugural BurlingtonJS meet-up

by Rob Friesel

Last night as the inaugural BurlingtonJS meet-up at the Office Squared space. As an attendee, I would call it a success. We had two fantastic speakers: Agilion’s Pete Brown (@beerlington) who gave a good intro to Ember.js (summarized thusly); and Draker’s Ian Metcalf, who demoed an attempt at building a Prezi alternative using Backbone.js and […]

Linkdump for April 9th

by Rob Friesel

Animation in AngularJS At — looks like first class support for animations is well under way as part of the core AngularJS library. (tagged: animation AngularJS JavaScript ) Building a strong foundation for Vermont’s technology future Interesting piece by Pete Brown (writing over at Beerlington) on the local Vermont tech scene and really building […]