Gary stuck around after our Vim interview to share some of his Vim setup with me. If you’ve never seen Gary use Vim, this is a must-watch. The guy moves at the speed of thought. 🏃♂️
Here’s a sneak peek of our upcoming episode of The Changelog (plus bonus videos) starring Julia Evans, Drew Neil, Suz Hinton, and Gary Bernhardt!
In my 15+ years of web development, there are very few things I can say are unequivocally a good idea. It almost always does depend.
Storing timestamps instead of booleans, however, is one of those things I can go out on a limb and say it doesn’t really depend all that much. You might as well timestamp it. There are plenty of times in my career when I’ve stored a boolean and later wished I’d had a timestamp. There are zero times when I’ve stored a timestamp and regretted that decision.
Why do people complain so much about CSS? There’s memes and jokes about CSS… there’s all sorts of tooling for CSS… On our Frontend Feud episode when we asked, “Name something that frontend devs complain about”, CSS was the #3 answer, which was pretty high up the list.
So it seems like it is a thing that people struggle with, complain about etc. I’m just curious, why do you think that is?
In which I pick on Jamstack a bit to make a larger point that we still haven’t found that Silver Bullet and we’re not going to so let’s put our thinking caps on, make sound choices, and pick the right tools for each situation.
I wanted to surface this just in case your podcast queue is stacking up and won’t have a chance to listen to our Working in Public episode before September 1st. Hear all about it 👇
It’s easy to forget that there’s a human on the other side of that
<textarea>. So we tend not to give people the benefit of the doubt on the internet. This post is a gentle reminder of that fact and how active awareness of it would go a long way toward making it a more enjoyable place for all of us.
I thought it’d be cool to get
mix test and
mix format running on pushes to the changelog.com repo, so I gave GitHub Actions the old college try. After (not too much) futzing around on my own, I figured I’d have more success by getting an expert to help out. Good call be me! 😆
We had an excellent interview with Beth Dakin and Ronak Shah from the Safari team about what’s new and interesting for developers in Safari 14. There were so many good moments that I figured a round-up post was warranted. ICYMI (or don’t have time for the full convo), here’s the highlights from my POV.
Turns out everyone’s favorite macOS package manager has an official cask for managing fonts. Who knew?!
After José’s announcement yesterday I just had to get my hands a little dirty and kick the tires.
Jam session! I sat down (metaphorically) with Phoenix’s new LiveView feature to see if I can integrate it into our admin to provide a Google Docs-esque experience for podcast co-hosts.
This is my first long-form video where I work toward a goal with no clue how to actually get there. Please let me know if you dig this style in general and/or if you have any advice on the particulars.
Dan Abramov and Dave Thomas got me thinking. Why did DRY come to mean “Don’t cut and paste”? I have a few thoughts on the subject…
Results are in for the 2019 State of JS survey. I’ve been digging through charts to see what I can see. Here are 7 insights that jumped off the page to me.