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review: If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript

by Rob Friesel

Reading this book, I am reminded first of my friend Mike. Of an evening in Baltimore at a mutual friend’s home. Of vodka consumed and books given conversational chase and perhaps not a small amount of hero-worship on my part as he accelerated into his chosen field and I languished behind a copy machine at […]

Linkdump for August 2nd

by Rob Friesel

AngularJS Pain Points 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 […]

Linkdump for May 17th

by Rob Friesel

Apple’s new Objective-C to Javascript Bridge Nigel Brooke at Steamclock Software: These APIs becoming public could be a huge boon to those of us that are interested in using JavaScript in their apps in various ways. It would be an official way to do some of the things enabled by third-party platforms (like Cordova, Appcelerator […]

Linkdump for May 10th

by Rob Friesel

How To Avoid Duplicate Downloads In Responsive Images David Newton writing for Smashing Magazine on the proposed picture element, Scott Jehl's polyfill, and some problems with the current fallback strategy. (tagged: picture element responsive design ) 5 reasons to use AngularJS in the corporate app world Oscar Villarreal: You can start by sprinkling it in […]

Linkdump for March 27th

by Rob Friesel

Programming languages ranked by expressiveness The Donnie Berkholz graph that's making the rounds. At the very least it's interesting, even if you ("I") don't necessarily agree with all the results and suspect that the data may indicate a sampling bias. (And as a friend points out, he doesn't seem to have accounted for whether/not the […]

review: Doom Days

by Rob Friesel

Doom Days is an anthology in the same spirit as Larry Niven’s The Man-Kzin Wars series or Robert Lynn Asprin’s Thieves’ World1 — a “shared world” anthology conceived by one author, but the individual (and loosely-connected) stories written by several others besides. This particular set of stories is set in a post-apocalyptic United States2 — […]

Linkdump for December 27th

by Rob Friesel

First ‘Alien Earth’ Will Be Found in 2013 Mike Wall, writing at Space.com 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 September 17th

by Rob Friesel

Responsive Web Design Patterns (tagged: responsive design RWD ) Zero Bar Fantastic short fiction by Tom Greene over at Strange Horizons. Recommended. (tagged: race science fiction fiction ) Just Enough Ruby Matt Neuburg: My way of describing Ruby is somewhat peculiar, but there is method in my madness. Most discussions of Ruby explain it “from […]