Learning how to hire from Stack Overflow

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Take a look at how Stack Overflow quantifies the quality of a web developer. At first this just looks like a way to figure out what number to put into Stack Overflow’s Salary Calculator, but it’s actually saying a lot more than that. They are articulating what we should all be looking for in a development team. And the scale …

An example of Joni Trythall's flexbox cheat sheet

My favorite flexbox cheat sheet

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@JoniTrythall is responsible for creating my favorite flexbox cheat sheet. I think the mix between a decision flowchart and illustrations to demonstrate the different declartions make it really simple to look for what you’re trying to accomplish. Check it out: http://jonibologna.com/flexbox-cheatsheet

Vacation Week!

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I’m on vacation this week but that doesn’t mean I’m too cool to do a quick blog post. Below are some interest blog posts I’ve read recently. Zanshin: Learning the Art of Attention and Focus From a Legendary Samurai Archer Contributing to Chromium: an illustrated guide On how to do everything Say No to the Repository Pattern in your DAL …

Visual Studio Extension to Compile Sass

Sam Rueby CSS, Uncategorized, Web Development 29 Comments

I’m very excited to have written my first Visual Studio Extension. Prior to this, my team and I heavily relied on Web Essentials 2013. It was somewhat clunky: it compiles simple Sass files very well. However, we kept running into a few issues: It wasn’t always up to date with the latest version of Sass, making it difficult to use mixin …

JavaScript: Always Use Triple-equals When Checking Equality

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I wanted to reblog this because I didn’t realize until recently how important this is and I keep running into it. A Tweet from @dNetGuru ( Farzad E. ) shows an excellent chart of why this is important and not just nit-picking. A good reason to use “===” instead of “==” for equality testing in Javascript http://t.co/aBSXZrpKKn (via: @sdepouw) pic.twitter.com/O3PDEKC5FF — …

Beware that your SATA 3 ports might not be real.

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Years ago a built a computer from what I thought was the best parts available. I wasn’t going to use it mainly for gaming, but I wanted it to be very high performance because when I’m developing, time I have to wait is time wasted. One of those parts was the motherboard, I decided on the Asus P8Z68 Deluxe. Wow, …

Articles/Videos I’ve recently read/watched

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I enjoyed these, you might too. Life is a game. This is your strategy guide Fundamentals of Mobile Web Development – Chrome Dev Summit 2014 (Matt Gaunt) Browser Rounding and Fractional Pixels Web Design Best Practices Cheat Sheet The physics of productivity: Newton’s laws for getting stuff done

How to fix ReSharper’s bad ToDo item color in Visual Studio.

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Excuse me as I continue to post fixes to trivial but nevertheless annoying problems that I run into. So after updating to the new ReSharper EAP, this happened: I totally can’t read the NOTE in my source code. What gives ReSharper? But if you go into the Visual Studio settings, Todo items should be colored a lighter, readable blue. Alexander Kurakin …