https://thunderboltlabs.com/blog/2013/11/19/efficiency-with-sublime-text-and-ruby/ An excellent set of core ST tips. I learned a couple really handy things even though I've been using Sublime Text for over a year.
This is in response to Why Meteor will kill Ruby on Rails. A pretty big claim, for sure. Now, Meteor is worth checking out, but Josh didn’t name any of the reasons why I and a whole lot of others choose Rails. So here we go. It was its built-in support for these got me interested: CRUD (Create / … Continue reading Meteor Won’t Kill Rails Anytime Soon
Twelve Years Later, Joel Spolsky’s early posts are still relevant. Browse through his posts circa 2001 and you'll find a ton that are still amazingly relevant (and not just the Joel Test): Your typical architecture astronaut will take a fact like "Napster is a peer-to-peer service for downloading music" and ignore everything but the architecture, … Continue reading Confessions of an Architecture Astronaut — Taking a Lesson from Napster
AngularStrap is a nice library for bringing Twitter Bootstrap into AngularJS. The idea is to make the Bootstrap features, like tabs, easy to use and control from Angular. However, AngularStrap documents the tab feature with an example that I don't think I'll be using too often: it stores the tabs' html content in a variable, … Continue reading Simple Tabs in AngularJS with AngularStrap
After a full day doing exaustive real-world tests, I was surprised to find that the "High-CPU Medium" EC2 instance type is the best value for my work. I have a lot of interesting data to post, but here's a first simple chart for now Shorter bars are better. The blue bars are time to complete … Continue reading Chart: The best value for processor-intensive tasks on Amazon Web Services
Web fonts are an interesting mix of technology and intellectual property licensing. I'm almost surprised that we, as a culture, have managed to pull it off, overcoming all the hurdles. But there are now several companies and methods to use typefaces on websites. I checked out the current options. I've been looking for a new … Continue reading Getting Baskerville on a website – price and licensing options
Git is powerful, and Github is its killer app. I use them for all my projects. That being said, Git is more difficult than it ought to be, but until now I couldn't put my finger on why I was doing some mundane Linux command line work when I had my flash of insight. I've … Continue reading My Problem with Git: No Abstraction
Some of the best-designed and officially featured WordPress themes aren't built to handle mid-volume traffic. Just one incoming link from a semi-popular page can take your server down. A New Blog for a Web App Everything started out smoothly. Like thousands of developers do every day, I set up a new WordPress installation to support … Continue reading The Hidden Dangers of Beautiful Themes
Today's announcement adds to the alphabet soup of Amazon's AWS offerings. Here's my first draft at diagramming the billing side: I'm a fan of AWS, but there is definitely a steep learning curve to it. There are so many neologisms and so much complexity; it reminds me of Amazon's Kindle offerings vs. the iPad.