To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.
– Leonard Bernstein
Two years ago I chose Ember over Angular as my primary framework. At the time it was a hard decision. There is a much larger community around Angular, and React was starting to pickup steam. Ember uses Convention over Configuration, which really helps our team manage larger projects.
The team over at instant2fa wrote up a great explanation on why they chose Ember over React. It’s interesting to read their take on the decision. I’m hoping this will help educate people that React is just a view layer, and Ember is so much more.
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
– Abraham Lincoln
The new reader centric version of my website launched last night. When I was setting up the new home and about page views, I needed to hide a widget. Normally there is a brief “about me” widget on most pages. This widget allows visitors who came directly to a page or article to learn more about me. Since the about page and homepage have their own dedicated areas for this information, I wanted to hide the “about” widget. Continue Reading
Apple blew everyone out of the water a couple weeks ago with the news that they were working on a new Mac Pro along with a Pro screen. I am very excited for this new machine, and I’ve been holding off on buying a new Mac desktop until I saw some major improvements. Marco Arment has now posted about what Apple must do to make the Mac Pro a real pro machine.
Marco writes about the many needs of pro users, and how broad the market is. He doesn’t come right out and say it, but I think his overall point is made clear. Just build a tower! A tower Mac would clearly solve 90% of the issues the community keeps bringing up. If Apple brought back the old Mac Pro design, and put some modern components in it, I wouldn’t be able to give them my money fast enough.
Recently I was working on a new project, where I had to stream stock data and display it on a chart. My first instinct was to setup a loop using setTimeout, but I quickly realized that wouldn’t work for my exact needs. Stock prices change so frequently, often happening several times a second. Doing an ajax call every second seemed like the worst overhead baggage I could possibly program myself into. After doing a bit of research, I stumbled upon Server-Sent Events. Continue Reading
To not give a fuck about anything, is still to give a fuck about something.
– Mark Manson
This month’s Reading List is a bit of a short one. I got sick twice in February, along with it being a short month. I know a lot of people that read a lot when they get sick. I don’t know how they do it. When I’m sick, my brain turns off, and the Netflix app turns on. Continue Reading