EventedArray: a JavaScript conveyor belt

Sushi by
Steve Petrucelli

This post takes a quick look at EventedArray, a small Array-like JavaScript data structure (written in CoffeeScript) that allows you to register callbacks on accessor/mutator operations and also create fixed size buffers. All examples are in JavaScript. Read more about EventedArray: a JavaScript conveyor belt…

Get Functional with Underscore-Contrib

UnderscoreJS

TL;DR - Fogus and Jeremy Ashkenas published the underscore-contrib repo recently which is loaded with functional JavaScript goodness based on the popular underscore library. I walk through a few examples of how I use it in the hopes you’ll get interested in working out new ways to solve your own day-to-day issues. Read more about Get Functional with Underscore-Contrib…

Hacking up sites with Middleman

Middleman

TL;DR - I’m going to walk through how I rebuilt this blog using a static site generator. In the first half I walk through my decision for moving to a static site. You can skip down to the tech talk if you want. Read more about Hacking up sites with Middleman…

Heroku and your demo: It's great till it isn't

Heroku

In my previous blog post I linked to a demo application hosted on Heroku. Heroku is great, as you can use their free hosting to quickly get your demo up online using a variety of technologies. Unfortunately I ran into a few issues related to traffic spikes and bad weather. The cloud is great, until it’s not. Read more about Heroku and your demo: It's great till it isn't…

Backbone.js and You

Spine

I’m currently working with the amazing folks at Arc90 on a pretty hefty project. It’s a great working environment that really stresses collaboration and learning, with weekly code and design reviews. We’re starting to use Backbone.js on a number of projects, so a quick talk was organized to explain the ins and outs to everyone. Since I had worked on some previous projects using Backbone, they asked me to do an intro. Read more about Backbone.js and You…

Protip: URL Parameters with Nginx & PHP

Firefox

If you’re using nginx as your webserver and need to pass URL parameters to your PHP front controller then some adjustments to your configuration file are necessary: Read more about Protip: URL Parameters with Nginx & PHP…

For Programmers: The Best of edw519

Programming

A while back on Hacker News, a.k.a Ed Weissman posted his collection of tips and advice for programmers. It was amazing stuff. Read more about For Programmers: The Best of edw519…

My little friend z

WOPR

I’m a command line interface kind of guy, which is funny since I do everything on Macs. Then again, I first embraced PCs with an Apple IIe, which was a CLI only experience.

One little tool I’ve had installed for a while is z by Rupa. It’s a nice little shell script that keeps tabs on the directories you’ve been cding in and out of and then lets you quickjump to them using a simple regex. So instead of remembering a long path like: Read more about My little friend z…

Occupy Wall Street - Design Edition

Occupy Wall Street

My fellow worker bees over at Gabardine.com decided to flex their design chops by lending a hand to the folks downtown at Liberty Square. While Occupy Wall Street gives us a much needed civics lesson, and the 1% continues to skim the cream off your bank accounts, Scott Grant took some of the DIY signs from the occupation and re-made them as snappy posters. Read more about Occupy Wall Street - Design Edition…

How to: Convert site to PDF with wkhtmltopdf and wget

Desktop Publishing

A friend of mine emailed me the other day with a quick question: “What’s an easy way to convert an entire site to PDF? Are there tools for this?”

Why yes, yes there are. In fact, it’s pretty easy to do if you’re on a Mac or Linux OS using wget and wkhtmltopdf: Read more about How to: Convert site to PDF with wkhtmltopdf and wget…