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Monthly Archives: December 2014

“…they haunt it.”

by not another Rob?

“In his introduction to the collection [“Beyond Armageddon”], Miller noted that the stories shared a nostalgia for things that have been lost. “Post-Megawar stories are about an afterlife,” Miller wrote. “Survivors don’t really live in such a world; they haunt it.””

Jon Michaud, A Science-Fiction Classic Still Smolders (The New Yorker)

Remy Sharp: My five promise patterns

by !undefined

My five promise patterns:

Remy Sharp’s write-up of several patterns that have emerged from his usage of promises. By itself I feel like this one winds up reading a lot like a few other Promise-related posts that I’ve seen (and/or like an inverse of this anti-patterns post) — but his discussion around throw vs. reject is worth the price of admission.

“more than just picking a few JavaScript solutions”

by !undefined

Planning A Front-end JavaScript Application:

Thoughtful piece by Cody Lindley over on the Telerik Developer Network. Even if you don’t agree with all of his points, he definitely sketches out a good framework for how to approach the problem of getting your application off the ground.

A couple of additional points here:

  1. Don’t get caught up in the specific technologies that Lindley is using in this article. They’re just there as examples, and he doesn’t appear to be strongly advocating for any of them — just that you consider something to fill in that blank on your project.
  2. There’s a bit of YMMV going on here depending on the specifics of your situation. That being said, most of the key lessons here should be easy to adapt — give or take a couple of questions on the checklist.

Again: look past any knee-jerk disagreements you might have (e.g., API first development; e.g., no RWD for “web apps”) and draw out the larger questions.