Articles tagged 'Programming'
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Mar 29, 2014
Fonts and external scripts can be a real performance killer for modern websites. This is the white-screen of death for front-end web development. Anytime a page is blocked for 0.5 or more seconds due...
Jan 11, 2014
Here’s an article I read a couple days ago about the founder of Udacity and his struggle with very low success rates for online courses.
Nov 29, 2013
When I started reading this article called CMS Trap, I had no idea what the hell he was talking about. As I pushed through, I began saying ‘yes’ more and more, and by the time I was finished I had to...
Oct 29, 2013
Peter Norvig is a big name in computer programming. I stumbled across some of his code and was struck by how he could often accomplish in 4 lines of code things that might take me pages.
A bit more searching led me to a course taught by Peter on Udacity Design of Computer Programs
There were a number of places where I was absolutely blown away. Almost always it was a case of me over-engineering the problem (usually with unneccesary OOP) where his simple data types and list comprehensions nailed it.
Oct 28, 2013
OpenResty is a bit of an enigma. I first heard about the project a few months back when reading about some benchmarks of various web application platforms. OpenResty was WAY ahead of all the others...
May 11, 2013
“I want the world to be made of hooks” -Andrew Plotkin
Feb 06, 2013
This post caught my eye: Why you need a home lab to keep your job.
Your boss won’t pay for training, so your partner has to put up with servers at home
What intrigued me, as a web developer, was not...
Aug 20, 2012
I’ve been learning Haskell. It’s been a very interesting experience to learn to think in the Haskell way, but I have been unsure whether it will actually have any practical benefit in my day to day...
Apr 15, 2012
The pattern you already use
MVC has long been the defacto standard for building web and desktop applications. There are many variations on the theme, but I think the acronym is missing one component...
Dec 07, 2011
This past weekend my co-worker, Jon, and I participated in the Global Day of Code Retreat, an event that focuses on two things: Test-Driven Development (TDD) and Pair Programming.
Neither of which...
Dec 21, 2010
I’m a command-line guy at heart when it comes to programming. It seems much more organic to know what every project file is doing and how each one contributes to the whole. Which files might break things...
Nov 25, 2010
It’s been bugging me for a while that I didn’t understand the method behind jQuery’s function chaining. So I built the smallest functional version of it. I call it aQuery (for andy, or awesome).