The greatest trap of optimising web application performance is failing to understand the limitations of the tools we use to measure it, and the type of performance we’re trying to extract. …
Hey Jude, go make it bad
Take a sad song, don’t make it better
Remember don’t let her into your heart
Then you won’t start to make it better
Hey Jude, go be afraid
You weren’t made to go out and get her
The minute you let her under your skin
If you’ve ever used GitHub, you’re likely to have used its text editor. Maybe you cooked up a simple gist, or perhaps you made a simple change to an existing commit — or maybe that’s how you write all your code.
So I understand you’re looking to make a website? Well, great. It’s super easy, it’s just a sprinkle of HTML, CSS, and JS and you’re done!
Well sort of.. you must realise that these are really only the basic tools. And only scrubs code directly with vanilla CSS…
The modern web is a daunting place for the novice. Gone are the days when good ole’ HTML, CSS and PHP would get you by. This is the era of progressive web applications, there’s a whole industry spawned called frontend engineering, security has become a thing, and browsers have become…
There’s an old meme that surfaced on my facebook feed (above) not so long ago that basically sums up how (many) people perceive web development. It’s funny in that it probably should be (and who knows — maybe someday will) just that easy.
Part of this cognitive dissonance stems, I…
Why do I like tanks? I have NFI, but I do and when I needed an idea to make a game just before the second year uni-break, I thought the idea of a…
A deck of cards for a game had a lot of student’s scratching their head — even when the appropriate data structures had been drilled into them for the previous few weeks. The problem here was connecting the dots. There are many correct possible ideas here, and that in itself is intimidating for newcomers.
What does a deck need to do?
There are tradeoffs with all of the above.
I’ve been using Atlassian’s git repository software ‘BitBucket’ for quite some time but have only recently started experimenting with their pipelines feature, and it’s pretty damn impressive.
tl;dr Pipelines are not just novelty, they’re free*, and allow for some pretty cool functionality to do with your software’s build status. …