Best. Autocomplete. Ever.

Posted in Javascript, Learning

During a recent role-playing portion of our interview training session at Square, I was trying to come up with a caricature of an interviewing engineer attempting to impress my counterpart across the table. I ended …

Consensus Over Proficiency, Blub be Damned

Posted in Javascript

My post on why I enjoy Javascript was reposted yesterday, and fueled some discussion on Hacker News on whether Javascript was worthy of the praise I was dishing. In particular, I received a comment that …

Why Javascript is a Joy

Posted in Javascript

I’m probably a bit biased – being a front-end web developer for a few years will do that – but I really enjoy writing Javascript. I’ve recently retreated from pure coding the last few months, …

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 …

Javascript DOM blocking

Posted in Javascript

Recently I’ve found myself repeating a pattern in my Javascripts that works, but I’m not exactly sure why. I’ve tried to rationalize how the underlying system might work, but it’s kind of half-assed and I’m …

Acquaintance with Rails

Posted in Javascript, Rant

It’s been a lengthy two months since I decided to sit down and try to learn Ruby on Rails. Having already been through PHP and Python (both Pylons and Django), Rails is one of those …