Even if you’ve trapped, you can change your programming style and reap some of the benefits of those new languages. In the last 15 years Java programming style has changed significantly.
As we get ready to upgrade our servers I thought it’d be a good time to upgrade our deployment process. Currently pushing out a new version of GitHub takes upwards of 15 minutes. Ouch. My goal: one minute deploys (excluding server restart time).
We had a conversation about the fact that the 'TDD is about testing vs TDD is about design" debate that keeps popping up, especially now in the Ruby community.
Rake tasks to run specs and tests in parallel, to use multiple CPUs and speedup test runtime.
hat's the dirty little secret of our industry; green screen apps are usually pretty darn fast. They aren't simple, though. They are designed for trained users, users who have long since added their app usage patterns to their muscle memory.
Named arguments for Ruby constructors.
Not all icons in the Finder are created equal. There are the normal file and folder icons. Then there are disk icons, which appear in the same context as normal icons, but behave differently. Then there are the proxy icons in window title bars. Then there are the quasi-alias icons in the Dock or the Finder sidebar - but even among the Finder sidebar icons, there are differences. These non-obvious inconsistencies are confusing to new users
HotKey provides functionality similar to the accesskey attribute, but has many enhancements that allow for more granular control when creating keyboard driven interfaces.
An example of the conundrum of transferring print documents to the web, one that has become legendary in some circles, is the film screenplay.
Read_from_slave for Rails enables database reads from a slave database, while writes continue to go to the master
By far the dominant reason for not releasing sooner was a reluctance to trade the dream of success for the reality of feedback.
For instance, the UI finds that a certain card is in the graveyard. It is essential that the UI sub-system does not care why the card is there, or how it got there. It is entirely a dumb client.
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FastImage Resize is an extremely light solution for resizing images in ruby by using libgd