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grunt2gulp.js: JavaScript to CoffeeScript?

So I don’t know if anyone is actively following the development of grunt2gulp.js but I decided to be a little more active in working on it. A week ago at work someone mentioned CoffeeScript and it’s a good time to check it out. I initially used it a long timeRead More

The GNU Coding Standards need an update

There was some discussion a while ago on the Libreplanet mailing list about creating a wiki called the GNU Developer Network, somewhat similar to the MDN (Mozilla Developer Network) and the MSDN (Microsoft Developer Network). I think it’s a great idea, free/open source developers need a wiki for more discussionsRead More

Systems Past: the only 8 software innovations we actually use

Systems Past: the only 8 software innovations we actually use Interesting post and he makes a good point: I find that all the significant concepts in software systems were invented/discovered in the 15 years between 1955 and 1970. What have we been doing since then? Mostly making things faster, cheaper,Read More

Response to Bret Victor’s “Meanwhile At” page Bret Victor explains how he feels about and translates the quotes that promote programming into what he thinks they really mean. The reasons to learn how to code from a young age according to the interpretation are: Your country needs a lot of code for some reason. Also,Read More

Deconstructing AngularJS Injector

I was reading through Coders at Workand realized that I haven’t done much code reading lately, other than reading through code samples in tutorials and articles. The interviews in the book suggested that code reviews and code reading are one of the most important things you can do as aRead More


follow_redirects I wrote a small utility tool for following HTTP redirects. Needed it for testing the redirects from a desktop site to a mobile site and for testing redirections when using URL shortening services. Came in handy and let me learn how to use the Python Requests library which isRead More

Generating a Culture of Code Documentation

Generating a Culture of Code Documentation This is from a presentation given at the Write the Docs conference, Cutter’s experience is that SMEs fall into three categories in roughly equal proportion: eager to help, willing to help (with guidance in the form of templates and direction), and curmudgeons. …You asRead More