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On Being A Journeyman Software Craftsman: Test-first and Test-driven conversation with JB Rainsberger

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.

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ignore the code » The Pitfalls of Switching

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

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Duels of the Planeswalkers: The Magic Engine : Daily MTG : Magic: The Gathering

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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jasonm's parallel_specs at master - GitHub

Rake tasks to run specs and tests in parallel, to use multiple CPUs and speedup test runtime.

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HotKey : Programmable keyboard shortcuts for Prototype

HotKey provides functionality similar to the accesskey attribute, but has many enhancements that allow for more granular control when creating keyboard driven interfaces.

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Handling Keyboard Shortcuts in JavaScript

Despite the many JavaScript libraries that are available today, I cannot find one that makes it easy to add keyboard shortcuts(or accelerators) to your javascript app. This is because keyboard shortcuts where only used in JavaScript games - no serious web application used keyboard shortcuts to navigate around its interface. But Google apps like Google Reader and Gmail changed that. So, I have created a function to make adding shortcuts to your application much easier.

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Relevance Blog : Insurance on Rails

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.

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A List Apart: Articles: Unwebbable

An example of the conundrum of transferring print documents to the web, one that has become legendary in some circles, is the film screenplay.

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Scrippets

With Scrippets, you can add boxes of nicely-formatted script to your blog. It even works in comments.

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Constructor - atomicobject.rb

Named arguments for Ruby constructors.

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sdsykes's read_from_slave at master - GitHub

Read_from_slave for Rails enables database reads from a slave database, while writes continue to go to the master

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sdsykes's fastimage_resize at master - GitHub

FastImage Resize is an extremely light solution for resizing images in ruby by using libgd

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Phanfare Blog: Andrew Erlichson » Freemium did not work for Phanfare

Freemium is a bad marketing plan for any premium business that hopes to be the differentiated provider.

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When you succeed with Free, you are going to die by Free « blog maverick

There will always be a company that replaces you. At some point your BlackSwan competitor will appear and they will kick your ass. Their product will be better or more interesting or just better marketed than yours, and it also will be free.

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Highslide JS - JavaScript thumbnail viewer

Highslide JS is an open source image, media and gallery viewer written in JavaScript.

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iui - Google Code

iUI is a framework consisting of a JavaScript library, CSS, and images for developing iPhone webapps.

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