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Linkdump for August 2nd

by Rob Friesel
  • A write-up by Jaco Pretorius. I agree with him on the documentation, and I (admittedly, sadly) don't have enough experience with the testing aspect to have an opinion there, but I'd be willing to split hairs on the "overall complexity" complaint.

    Given my experience so far, I would say that the trivial things are quite trivial, and though the non-trivial things take a bit of work, none of them have blocked me for more than an hour or two. There's a bit of push/pull, but I've also only been doing non-trivial stuff with it for a short time, and I feel like each time I get stumped, I come out the other side with a much better understanding of the framework. It's opinionated, and there's "an Angular way" of doing things — but it's not always clear (at first) what that way is. And I blame the documentation for that.

  • Good overview of AOP in JavaScript by John Hann, over at HTML5 Hub.
    (tagged: AOP JavaScript )
  • Kevin Rockwood, writing at the Gaslight.co blog — with a rather nice epiphany.
  • Bret Victor.

    Lots of choice bits:

    There can be a lot of resistance to new ways of working that require you to unlearn what you've already learned and think in new ways.

    And:

    The most dangerous thought that you can have as a creative person, is to think you know what you're doing.

    Watch it. Best 30 minutes you'll spend this week.

  • Nicholas Zakas:

    And so I somewhat regrettably introduce ESLint.

    The short version: ESLint is a two-pass linter based on the Esprima ECMAScript parser with a fully pluggable rule system that supports warnings, errors, disabling rules, and custom rules. Based on the description, sounds like you want to use JSHint for the real-time linting in your editor and ESLint for your builds.

  • At LitReactor. I haven't seen all of these, nor have I read them all but… But I know that American Psycho wasn't an "actually good" movie by any definition that I know of. I would replace it with "The Shawshank Redemption" any day of the week. (Are we allowed to replace novel-based movies with short story/novella-based ones?)
    (tagged: film literature )

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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