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Are you a craftsmen focused on skills? How about a problem solver focused on the opportunities? Are you willing to take responsibility for a principle and become an activist? This mind-blowing video will force you to question what you spend your time doing and why.
Static Analysis Tools
Alistair McKinnell and Jason Cheong-Kee-You gave a great talk last night at XP Toronto on Commonality and Variability. The big takeaway was you should be using static analysis to find code smells and make them visible to your team. I've compiled a list of the best tools currently available for modern Ruby projects.
Saved for reference. I'm sure we'll ask some of these questions in our next job interview. Thanks to my friend Darcy for doing all the hard work for me.
More and more evidence that native apps are overkill for most problems.
A great argument for putting your open source projects on an individual account instead of on an organization account.
Probably the best starting point to build context on the vendor prefixes issue.
Another take on the vendor prefix issue, this time an interview with Tantek.
I keep looking for this when I need it. Saved for reference.
You might think client side MVC is the only way to build websites these days but you'd be dead wrong. 37signals shows time and time again that simplicity and developer happiness are the only things worth optimizing for.
Physical media of the best kind.
I'd like to try building a small app in this.
This new programming language seems to have lofty goals, but it also seems frickin' badass. Bring it on!