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Weekend Reading — Just an exception

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Design Objective

I Paid a UX Expert $100 to Get Drunk and Evaluate Gizmodo's Design Drinking alone is the new usability lab.

ibondare

The road to hell is paved with clear requirements and poor domain knowledge


Tools of the Trade

Anecdotes about frontend and backend engineering

The client side dev didn’t go on strike the second they realized there was no reload-to-refresh in the system they were working on.

git-style-guide A style guide for doing Git right.

Responsive Tables in Pure CSS Interesting approach that makes tables scale down using CSS's attr().

GIFs A Mac App for finding GIFs.


Lingua Scripta

errorify Sweet Browserify plugin for better error messages.

Using transpiled ES6 on Node.js and Deploying ECMAScript 6

xto6 If you have an older codebase, xto6 will transpile it from ES5 to ES6.

nexe "Nexe is a command-line utility that compiles your Node.js application into a single executable file."

horse_js

There's only one thread in Node.js, and it will get to your event when it's good and ready


Peopleware

Pairing with Junior Developers

The typical interaction patterns of a more experienced team are mystifying to someone new to all this, and it's easy for a junior developer to feel unprepared, overwhelmed, and disconnected.

Cynicism and Experience

The difference between saying "I used X and it sucked" and "I used X for Y and it didn't work out because of Z" is the difference between becoming experienced and simply growing cynical.


Startup Life

What I'd tell myself about startups if I could go back 5 years.

The people you end up wanting to work with (and help) are the ones who always try and work out how they can help you. Be more like them


Locked Doors

Hidden backdoor API to root privileges in Apple OS X Fixed in 10.10.3, but if you're still running 10.9 or earlier, consider an upgrade.

Remotely send Chrome and Node.js into infinite loops via this one weird OSX kernel bug Nobody expects the OOB packet!

GeekTyper"Hack" like a programmer in movies and games!


None of the Above

MildlyAmused

We thought the future would be flying cars but it's actually arguing with a motion sensor about whether or not your hands are in the sink.

Real or Fake Poe's law in action: real product from Product Hunt or fake product from @fakeproducthunt?

The Science of Selfies: How Pictures Help Us Claim Our Identity Here's what a selfie looked like in 1920: