Thursday 13th March, 2014
Week 269 - Interesting links
Indieweb Homebrew website club meeting in London
Taken from the event page itself:
Are you building your own website? Indie reader? Personal publishing web app? Or some other digital magic-cloud proxy? If so, come on by and join a gathering of people with likeminded interests. Bring your friends that want to start a personal web site. Exchange information, swap ideas, talk shop, help work on a project, whatever…
We’re hosting this at our office next Wednesday (19th March) so please do come along if the paragraph above sounds interesting. — CR
QuickCast. Make. Publish. Share. 3 Minute Screencasts
I had a quick play with this when I was recording the screencast to demonstrate the FreeAgent transaction helper. While it certainly does what it says, I couldn’t see any real benefit over recording the screencast with QuickTime Player and hosting that on a service of my choosing (Google Drive in my case). I can see that the automatic creation of gifs could be useful, but they weren’t generated for my screencast as it was over the maximum size. — CR
A Walk Through Time With C A Mathew | Spitalfields Life
Great photos taken nearly 100 years apart and merged together. I love those where the people appear to see each other over the gap of time.
I don’t know if it’s the same artist but these are similar to the “London now and then” photos on the BBC. — CR
Test-Driven Development (that’s not what we meant) [video]
So far I’ve only watched about half of this talk by Steve Freeman, but along with the slides it seems to contain some useful insights into test-driven development. — JM
Slow Tests Are the Symptom, Not the Cause
Although I’m not sure I agree with all the details of this article, I do agree with the title and much of the sentiment within it. — JM
Transitioning Persona to Community Ownership
It’s a shame that Mozilla are no longer putting development effort into Persona and Browser ID. Hopefully the community will keep pushing it forward. — JM
Empathy: A Handbook for Revolution
I’ve previously mentioned how important it is to see things from other people’s point of view. Although I haven’t read it yet, this book and the associated Empathy Library caught my eye. — JM
The GitHub blame view has links in the left hand margin to the last commit where a given line was changed. This Chrome Extension adds a
^ link alongside those commit links so you can navigate to a blame view for the same file, but at the commit before the one where the change was made. This makes it easier to find the commits which have affected a given line of code. — JM
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