Next on the List, vim

Posted in Computing

Painters have paintbrushes, writers have pens, and coders have…well, text editors. Real life software hackery is less glamorous than what Hollywood would believe, but an experienced developer work a set of familiar tools is still …

User-Centric Development

Posted in Front-End, Thoughts

When Adobe announced this week that it is no longer trying to make Flash viable on mobile platforms, there was a good amount of developer talk on the ramifications. In particular, some on Hacker News …

Coffeescript: Joyful and Unreadable

Posted in Javascript, Rant

I had an interesting chat with a visiting engineer today about Javascript app frameworks, specifically Backbone.js. Backbone is probably the most popular one out there right now, on account of having excellent documentation and being …

Some Thoughts on Engineering Salaries

Posted in Hiring

Today I saw an article from Hacker News about a Googler’s salary and the subsequent reaction from the community. For some, it’s a shock how fast engineering salaries have jumped in the past ~2 years; …