Tag: PROGRAMMING

Readings for Lunch — [ 16 Aug 2017 ]

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Rome, Pontesisto – Trastevere (source)

PLANNING

How we do sprint planning at Made by Many

At Made by Many, sprint planning is a key ritual that the full core team attends on day one of a new sprint, especially during the Proof of concept and Go to market phases of projects.

PROGRAMMING

The best way to learn to code is to code

Learning to code can be tough. One of the biggest challenges I faced when I was learning was how to make the jump from learning resources and little practice challenges that teach you coding basics to full blown apps.

Readings for Lunch — [ 09 Aug 2017 ]

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There are 16 circles in this picture. Can you see them?
(check also all the other incredible illusions here)

PROGRAMMING

The Shocking Secret About Static Types

The popularity of TypeScript has really exploded recently. But can it be that TypeScript solves a problem that it doesn’t actually solve — at least, not to any significant degree?

SCIENCE

This weird moon of Saturn has some essential ingredients for life

Two new studies add to the mounting evidence that Titan — Saturn's moon of clouds, lakes and complex organic chemistry — could be home to life.

Readings for Lunch — [ 02 Jun 2017 ]

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Marked Up Photographs Show How Iconic Prints Were Edited in the Darkroom (source)

PROGRAMMING

70 years ago, six Philly women became the world's first digital computer programmers

Without any real training, they learned what it took to make ENIAC work – and made it a humming success. Their contributions were overlooked for decades.

WORK

The effectiveness of productive work

Ben Frain shares his secret: learning how to focus and applying that focus is the key to not only productivity, but greater happiness in general.

Readings for Lunch — [ 24 Apr 2017 ]

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Life on Earth – In case you haven't seen one yet, a baby bison… (source)

STARTUP

Is the Silicon Valley dynasty coming to an end?

Ethical lapses at some of the tech industry's biggest companies suggest a chilling reality of what really matters in the world's most rollicking economy.

PROGRAMMING

How to write a simple operating system

How to write and build your first operating system in x86 assembly language, explaining what you need, and how to take it further.

Readings for Lunch — [ 16 Mar 2017 ]

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La Habana Vieja, Cuba (source)

PROGRAMMING

Project Torino

With this project, Microsoft aims to create a “physical” programming language, that can be inclusive of visually impaired children.

THINK

Battling Perfectionism

The problem with perfectionism is that trying to do things perfectly all the time often leads to worse prioritization decisions when you take a step back.

Readings for Lunch — [ 23 Feb 2017 ]

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Beautiful amazing world (source)

PROGRAMMING

Programming with nothing

Ruby is a powerful language, but how much power does it have if you remove all of its datatypes except some small feature?

SOCIETY

Refugees’ stories told through their smartphones

For many OF the 65 million refugees worldwide displaced by war or persecution, a cellphone is a lifeline. A smartphone provides a means of staying in touch with loved ones, of keeping up with the news, or navigating their way to safety. It carries pictures of those they’ve left behind, those they’ve lost, and those they hope to find. And each is as unique as the person carrying it.

Readings for Lunch — [ 21 Nov 2016 ]

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“Springtime” – Claude Monet (source)

PROGRAMMING

Choosing Ember over React in 2016

Two main hypotheses that drove our curiosity. As we dug into each of these hypotheses, we found compelling evidence that ultimately led us to choosing Ember for both our applications.

DESIGN

The Myth of Invisible Design

One of the most persistent myths in design is that “the best designs are invisible.” But is it really so? A very interesting article that tries to explain what actually is important for the user.

Readings for Lunch — [ 05 Oct 2016 ]

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Seven Sisters Cliffs – Konstantin Dzuin (source)

CONFERENCES

Lessons Learned Building an Interactive Sheet Music Engine

Of all the talks I attended at the last SmashingConf in Freiburg, this one is the one that surprised and amused me the most. (All the videos of the day are available on SmashingConf)

PROGRAMMING

An Introduction to Writing Systems & Unicode

Via Luciano Lucio Colosio
Pretty long and detailed “introduction” to writing systems (Greek, Cyrillic, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, Hebrew, etc.) in information technology.

Readings for Lunch — [ 03 May 2016 ]

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PROGRAMMING

Why is processing a sorted array faster than an unsorted array?

Via Alessandro Cirpo Cinelli
Pretty interesting explanation on Stackoverflow of how a computer processor works when comes to processing logical branches.

JAVASCRIPT

Turbocharged JavaScript refactoring with codemods

Codemods are tools that assist large-scale, partially automatable codebase refactoring. Airbnb engineers have used them to convert their Javascript codebase to a more "modern" syntax.

Readings for Lunch — [ 11 Mar 2016 ]

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“Loving Vincent” is a movie about Vincent Van Gogh, 12 oil paintings per second, all done by over 100 painters trained in the same style. Simply amazing! (source)

PROGRAMMING

Maybe we could tone down the JavaScript

“What’s less great [about the web] is a team of highly-paid and highly-skilled people all using Chrome on a recent Mac Pro, developing in an office half a mile from almost every server they hit, then turning around and scoffing at people who don’t have exactly the same setup”.

CSS

Component Style

Is there a “right” way to style components? Danny Bowman tries to respond to this questions. Starting from the modern separation of concerns to end with CSS Modules as a possible ideal solution.

Readings for Lunch — [ 07 Mar 2016 ]

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“The last programming book you'll ever need” – Via Giordano Scalzo (source)

ART & DESIGN

3,900 Pages of Paul Klee’s Personal Notebooks Are Now Online

Via Alla Kholmatova
The Zentrum Paul Klee made available online the artist’s personal notebooks, which he used as the source for his Bauhaus teaching between 1921 and 1931.

PROGRAMMING

Feature Toggles

Via Vitaly Sharovatov
Feature toggles are a powerful technique, that allow a team to modify a system behaviour without changing code. A thorough article on how to do it in a proper way.

Readings for Lunch — [ 07 Dec 2015 ]

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Castle of Sammezzano in Leccio, Italy (source)

PROGRAMMING

The Principle of Least Power

Via Giordano Scalzo
“Any application that can be written in JavaScript, will eventually be written in JavaScript”. Written years ago, but every day more and more prophetic.

FONTS

Mallory

Frere-Jones has just released this splendid, gorgeous, amazing new typeface. Oh, if only one could collect fonts like you do with the paintings!

Readings for Lunch — [ 11 Nov 2015 ]

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Dominique Falla is an incredible artist that creates typography pieces out of pins and strings. Look at here entire portfolio here: source

PROGRAMMING

Does TDD really lead to good (software) design?

Any developer can make a mess regardless if they are writing tests or not, regardless of which Test Driven Development style they are using.

FUN

The best Apple Store rant I’ve read. Actually the best rant I’ve ever read

“I just don't understand this planet anymore.” 🙂

Readings for Lunch — [ 08 Jan 2015 ]

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You have seen the "Walkie Talkie" in the City of London, right? You know there is a garden in the roof at the top, at about 150 meters? Maybe you don't know that you can book a free visit to it. Hurry up, tickets are going out like hell: http://skygarden.london/sky-garden

PROGRAMMING

JavaScript in 2015

Via Francesco Pighi
Is it going to be a whole new world, for this language? Will it change the nature itself of the web? Read this, and you'll know it.

FONTS

The top 10 most popular fonts of 2014!

A list of amazing fonts, to get inspiration from. To buy for your next project, or simply for your personal collection 🙂

Readings for Lunch — [ 11 Nov 2014 ]

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OK, today only few people will get it… (source)

SCIENCE

Inside the ISS – 18,000 M.P.H. with Reid Wiseman

While NASA Astronaut Reid Wiseman takes us from the very back of the International Space Station to the front (nearly 200 feet) he travels almost 450 miles around the Earth.

PROGRAMMING

On the ambitious but bumpy road to AngularJS 2.0

Guardian senior developer Séb Cevey summarises and shares his views on the design of the upcoming 2.0 version of the popular web application framework.