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FAKE It Till You Make It

I’ve been studying build systems in .NET recently. I believe that automation is one of the most important pieces to any successful software project. Previously I wrote about Cake and how I liked the ease of use as well as … Continue reading 

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Top 3 Favorite Open Source Projects?

Tough question right?! Before getting into my list, some background: Sindre Sorhus came up with an interesting use for GitHub. You can fork a repo, and nearly instantly have your own AMA page using issues. Simple concept, but lots of … Continue reading 

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Texas JavaScript 2015

Last week I was lucky enough to have a great JavaScript conference in my backyard. Another edition of Texas JavaScript (TXJS) was held in downtown Austin on Friday, July 24th. I wanted to share some thoughts and notes from the … Continue reading 

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Who Wants Cake?!

I’ve been learning and trying out new build systems in .NET recently and decided to give Cake a sample. (See what I did there?) First Impressions Right away I liked how the scripts look and feel. This is quite important … Continue reading 

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Happy 10th Birthday Git!

If you read this blog, you’ve probably already heard that today marks the 10 year anniversary of Git’s first commit (of its own code). My buddy Ryan and I decided to build this really cool web site to celebrate, but … Continue reading 

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Your Old Crappy Code

If you’re not new to software, you’ve probably come across some old code of yours and thought: Oh snap! What is this? What was I thinking? I’ve done it. My friends and colleagues have done. You’ve probably done it as … Continue reading 

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Recruiting and Being Recruited

We all know that the software industry is in dire need of more developers. This means that there is also a huge market in finding and hiring those people for companies. Whether it’s an internal team, or an agency, here … Continue reading 

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My Pablo’s Fiesta Experience

My Pablo’s Fiesta Experience In case you missed it, Pablo’s Fiesta was this past weekend. As usual, it was great! In addition to meeting smart new people and seeing tons of old friends, I also learned a thing or two … Continue reading 

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10 Uses for Realtime Web Technologies

By: Brad Carleton So far, this series on Building Realtime HTML5 Apps has been fairly abstract/technical, which is great for my inner nerd. But for this final article, I wanted to focus on real life uses for realtime web technologies. … Continue reading 

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Realtime User Interface Design

By Brad Carleton This is the third installment in a series on Building Realtime HTML5 Apps. Most of the thoughts and ideas from these articles stem from my experience building, a realtime javascript framework. The previous articles focused on … Continue reading 

Posted in HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, Open Source | 3 Comments