Viewing by month: June 2012
Posted on Jun 25, 2012
Some weeks seem to be all about tutorials, others all about announcements, but this is one of those weeks that is all about new and updating libraries. Of course, there are still plenty of tutorials and announcements but with interesting announcements including AngularJS 1.0, BackboneUI, Southstreet and a number of others, the new libraries this week are impressive.Continue Reading →
Posted on Jun 22, 2012
For a little over a year, I have been fortunate enough to be a part of a small dedicated group of people at CodeBass Radio. CodeBass started as a project and site about coders with an interest in audio and music, started by Vicky Ryder, Ben Farrell and James Allen. Eventually it began broadcasting as a “radio station” over the Internet focused on music and shows for developers. While some of the current shows still have a developer focus, most are now just great music shows hosted by someone in the developer community. I am constantly amazed at the amount of work and dedication that is required from the team - especially Vicky. This is definitely a labor of love, and it shows. If you are curious, here’s some information about how the station is run.
Back in March of 2011, I joined forces with Bob Silverberg, who was already broadcasting on CodeBass Radio as Bob’s Basement to start a new show called Vitamin Sweet. Vitamin Sweet broadcasts every two weeks and focuses on newly released music. Being someone who loves music and buys a lot of it, I thought this fit well. It has, though it turns out to be a lot of work (and somewhat costly) to find a show’s worth of newly released songs every two weeks. Thankfully, my dedicated partner on the show, Bob Silverberg, handles the difficult aspects of managing our broadcast - I just pick songs and call in. Nonetheless, I have really enjoyed and am proud of having played a small part in CodeBass Radio.
As it happens, we are broadcasting an all new Vitamin Sweet (recorded live) this morning at 10 am Eastern. Whether or not you can listen this morning, I hope you’ll help support this effort by your fellow developer community and spread the word. Thanks!Continue Reading →
Posted on Jun 21, 2012
If you have a content site like a blog, for example, integrating social sharing buttons have become a necessary evil. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy Twitter as much as the next guy (I tolerate Facebook while grudgingly participate in LinkedIn and some others) but cluttering your page with a variety of buttons for sharing is usually an eye-sore but necessary if you want people to find and share your content. However, the lack of visual appeal is only one of the potential problems with these buttons. The other is that they all rely on third-party scripts being loaded that can potentially block the loading of your content.
Posted on Jun 18, 2012
This week is seriously filled to the brim with tutorials, many focused on new HTML5 and CSS3 features and a number on various frameworks. I am attending An Event Apart Boston today through Wednesday, so if you happen to be attending, please say hello.Continue Reading →
Posted on Jun 11, 2012
This week's picks feature some interesting new tools and libraries including jQuery++ and Bunyip, some good discussion of client-side storage from Pamela Fox, a CSS style guide worth checking out from Alex Young and a new issue of the Appliness digital magazine - among many others.Continue Reading →