Dec 7, 2016
May 14, 2016
This post exists because I wish someone had sat me down and told me half of these things on Day One of using React Native.
Feb 12, 2016
Today I’m going to back up a couple steps and focus on conditioning a big red alarm bell to go off in your head when you’re wading into dangerous territory. So that when someone asks you about your front-end technique, you can look them straight in the eye and reply with firm conviction and a pure heart, "Well it's not perfect, but I do my best. My CSS? It's SUCSS."
Feb 7, 2016
The governing equations of aerodynamics are actually pretty intuitively simple, but actually solving practical engineering problems is way too fundamentally difficult for all but the simplest of problems. Engineering is about useful approximations though, and the first step of discretization, the process of turning an exact but unsolvable problem into a bunch of immensely easier approximate problems, is to generate a grid on which to solve the problem.
Mar 26, 2015
I’m working hard to learn both RSpec and Cucumber. The verdict is out. I like the idea of Cucumber for happy path behavior testing and RSpec for unit and functional testing. The reality with Cucumber though is that I find I spend a lot of my time constructing regular expressions and pretty abstractions. Here’s a great example of when I start to feel like I’m headed down the wrong path.
Mar 16, 2015
In which I try to communicate the regrets that surfaced last weekend when I plugged in my old laptop and sifted through a decade-old folder called
Feb 11, 2015
I need to track time on my current project, so I started using the timetrap gem. It's pretty great. Quick and easy! Except my workflow becomes: 1. Open a new terminal window 2. Type two or three characters 3. Close the terminal window, which starts to seem silly kinda quickly.
Jan 27, 2015
I recently wrestled with the ostensibly simple task of dropping some rotating spheres from a promo video onto a splash page. There were late night rewrites and hard-learned lessons, so I'll walk you through what it took to make this happen.