For the last three and a half years I have held a variety of roles at Adobe and these were some of the best years of my career so far. Years ago, I wrote a post asking what the next step would be for a lifelong developer. At the time, I didn't have an answer. It had always been a dream of mine to work for Adobe (and Macromedia and Allaire before that), but I never knew what they'd want with a ColdFusion developer like myself. Thankfully, they did.Continue Reading →
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Lately I have been giving a lot of thought to arbitrary decision-making and it's long term effects. In each day, both personally and professionally, we are asked to make a large number of decisions ranging from large and impactful to small and relatively innocuous. In many cases, our decisions are somewhat arbitrary, based on limited knowledge or research. This is both necessary and unavoidable. We simply do not have the time to adequately research every decision that has to be made and a choice must be made, so we make it.Continue Reading →
I actually enjoy reading people's year in review. I see it as a great exercise in acknowledging your own accomplishments and where you could have improved while setting goals for the year to come. Along those lines, 2013 was an eventful year for me. Professionally, my job changed twice which caused me to change my own efforts and focus outside of work. Personally, I continued my focus on improving my health and fitness, but changed it up a bit.Continue Reading →
In addition, we published three new articles this week:
Matt Baker discusses rules for applying functional programming principles to CSS so it can more effectively scale.
Functional CSS (FCSS)
Seth Vincent shares his strategy for deciding when to choose between npm, Bower and component for client-side dependency management.
Choosing Between npm, Bower and component
In addition, we published three new articles including one by the author of Ractive.js, a new framework that received a lot of positive attention when it was released a few weeks ago:
Ractive.js Expressions and the New Wave of Reactive Programming
Alan Greenblatt shows an example of how you can use CSS Regions to more easily build responsive layouts.
Responsive Content Using CSS Regions
Krasimir Tsonev discusses a couple of useful features in Sass but also discusses their current limitations.
Two Useful Sass Features and Their Limitations