Tom MacWright talks skepticism on single-page applications and asks the question “what if everyone’s wrong?”. I found myself agreeing with a lot of his takes.
Improving scoped resources with plugs and pipelines.
The how, where, why and when the remote-working Basecamp team communicate. So much of this document resonates with the way I love to work.
This Open Learning MIT class claims to teach students about topics seldom covered by Computer Science courses. It’s jam packed with useful information and well deserving a bookmark for both experienced and entry-level developers.
How the dumb little receiver dongle saved me from losing my mind
Marco Arment responds to rumours of a Pro Mode for Macs with another case for adding low-power mode. I’d love to see this.
A great technical blog post that explains the inner workings of the BitTorrent protocol in an easy to understand way.
It’s that time of year again 👨💻🎄
The ups and downs of modern group communication from the company that pioneered modern chat for business.
Organising SwiftUI code with @State and @Binding
Office hardware and preferred software. A lot has changed since last year
How to group Jekyll posts (by year or month) with minimal effort
How to start a remote Rails console (and other interactive commands) via Capistrano
Things I’ve learned after 8 weeks of parenthood
A bit late in the year for this, but John Siracusa talks through Jony Ive’s departure from Apple with a cool comparison to a surprisingly deep animated short from Netflix
It’s time to say farewell 👋 🚂
It’s been a busy month
Preparing for the apocalypse.. and terrible computers
I had planned on writing my own blog post summary of the conference, but Frederick pretty much nailed it. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Technical Debt by Sroop was my favourite.
Molly does well to summarise a broken on-call system and what her company are doing to combat it.
A few of my favourite Ruby codebases
After years of hard work, UK split tickets are now available on Loco2.
In which I start playing with SwiftUI.
At the request of my eyeballs, you can now switch to a dark version of the website.
Emma Hunsinger on the artistic and romantic suffering she underwent while learning to draw horses. Prepare your feels.
If you follow tech news you’ll no doubt have noticed Apple’s yearly World Wide Developer Conference announcements making the rounds this past week. Here are some of my highlights.
This isn’t a “hello, world!” post
Recommended reading for both software developers and managers/stakeholders. Martin Fowler explains why high quality software is cheaper to produce and visualises the impact of internal code quality.
Hardware, Software, Underwear.