Month: January 2016

Readings for Lunch — [ 28 Jan 2016 ]

IMAGE OF THE DAY
A frame of the new amazing video of the Chemical Brothers (source)

BOOKS

Scala Design Patterns

My friend (and former colleague) Ivan Nikolov, has written a book with practical advice about best practices in Scala. I loved his comment: “Don't expect that I'm making any meaningful money from this. I'm just doing this to contribute to the software community”. Bravo, Ivan!

MEETUP

London Sass February

London Sass is back, thanks to the efforts of Igor Czerwinski­. The first meetup of the year will be about Patterns and Atomic CSS. Grab your ticket now, tickets tend to go extremely fast!

Readings for Lunch — [ 21 Jan 2016 ]

IMAGE OF THE DAY
Lovely illustrations of stereotypical creatives and IT “characters’ – Dmitry Narozhny (source)

STARTUP

Getting from A to (Series) B

City mapper announces their significant fundraise ($40M Series B) and the future of this absolutely fantastic application. And some mystery about robots too.

SCIENCE

Caltech Researchers Find Evidence of a Real Ninth Planet

Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, asteroids belt, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune. And then… the Planet Nine.

Readings for Lunch — [ 20 Jan 2016 ]

IMAGE OF THE DAY
One Day Young / John Lewis for FullBleed. After having two children of her own, established portrait photographer Jenny Lewis decided to start a project that reflects the empowerment of giving birth. Sticking to her strict 24-hour rule she photographed mothers and their babies at their homes in Hackney, London the day they were born.
(source)

GIRLS & STEM

Mark Zuckerberg's perfect response to the idea that girls should "date the nerd"

Facebook CEO wrote an absolutely beautiful response to a commenter on his page that encourages girls to be the heroes of their own stories.

WEB

The Website Obesity Crisis

The video of the presentation of Maciej Cegłowski at Web Directions 2015 a few weeks ago. Because web performance is the responsibility of all of us.

Readings for Lunch — [ 19 Jan 2016 ]

IMAGE OF THE DAY
“The impossibility of using more instructions to fix user design flaws.” (source)

STARTUP

Periodic Table of Tech in UK

The 146 startups, VCs, corporate investors, and accelerators shaping the UK tech industry. Key sectors include fin tech, cybersecurity, analytics, and more.

CSS

Line Menu Styles

Need some inspiration for your next website menu style and animation. Here a long list of examples (but don't forget to check the browser compatibility).

Readings for Lunch — [ 18 Jan 2016 ]

IMAGE OF THE DAY
First ever flower grown in space makes its debut! (source)

JAVASCRIPT

The Only Correct Script Loader Ever Made

Via Michele Bertoli
After exhaustively testing every script loader they could think of, the dev team at Formidable set out to build the first "correct" script loader ever made.

GAMES

ZType – Typing Game

Are you ready to spend all your day playing this addictive game? It's quite funny, especially if you want to improve your typing skills and speed.

Readings for Lunch — [ 15 Jan 2016 ]

IMAGE OF THE DAY
An Inflatable Alien Light Up Canary Wharf (source)

BRAIN

Developer Fallacies

We software developers are particularly vulnerable to making bad arguments because we identify ourselves with being logical. How very wrong we often are.

LANGUAGES

Elm in the Real World

Via Sandro Paganotti
Elm is a beginner friendly functional reactive programming language for building web frontend. And for many is the “new cool kid on the block”.

Readings for Lunch — [ 14 Jan 2016 ]

IMAGE OF THE DAY
Traffic camera captures glorious image of snowy owl in flight (source)

STARTUP

Simplicity on the other side of complexity

Via Jason Mesut
A great story. A simple concept, easy to grasp and remember. Simplicity is what lies after the complexity, when you can finally synthesise and give meaning to that complexity.

WEB

Web Standards Then & Now

Jeffrey Zeldman, on why separating structure from style and behaviour has been – and probably will continue to be – at the core of the web, and why this separation of powers matters so much.

Readings for Lunch — [ 13 Jan 2016 ]

IMAGE OF THE DAY
How starting to plan dev goals for 2016, by Una Kravet (source)

DESIGN

Content & Display Patterns

A revealing post, about the differences between Content Patterns and Display Patterns, and why in probably you want to keep them distinct (also a real case-history about the redesign of the O'Reilly website).

FUN

This is what happens when you reply to spam email

Writer and comedian James Veitch narrates a hilarious, weeks-long exchange with a spammer who offered to cut him in on a hot deal.

Readings for Lunch — [ 12 Jan 2016 ]

IMAGE OF THE DAY

A classic Christmas aftermath in London's streets 🙂

WEB STARS

~2015 in review

Sebastian McKenzie, creator of BabelJS, tells his journey started from a small town in the middle of Australia's outback and ended at Facebook HQ in London.

WEB STARS

2015 In Review

Sara Soueidan looks back at her 2015, spent between CSS and SVG, web development and articles, awards and conferences.

Readings for Lunch — [ 06 Jan 2016 ]

IMAGE OF THE DAY

A Man Feeding Swans in the Snow in Krakow, by Marcin Ryczek (source)

MUST-READ

Move Fast and Fix Things

What happens when you click on the "Merge" button on GitHub? A lot of things. Here the history how they have improved the process, behind the scenes, of one of the most used functionality of GitHub.

CSS

Best Pure CSS Pens of 2015

The CSS techniques are advancing every day more and more. Here a list of the best code examples made with pure CSS.