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A brand-new framework for managing cloud and local files in Rails. Overdue!
Run through of the Laravel 5.5 release notes
A simple mac app to silence embarrassing notifications while screen sharing https://muzzleapp.com/
Wildcard certificates coming January 2018! https://letsencrypt.org/2017/07/06/wildcard-certificates-coming-jan-2018.html
Joy of Elixir is a gentle introduction to programming, aimed at people who already know some things about computers, but who have little-to-no programming experience. If you think you don't know enough about computers, well you got here already and that's enough!
All about the Elixir 1.5 and Phoenix 1.3 releases
React 16 is the first release that ships with a rewrite of the React core (previously codenamed "Fiber")
Real world React apps and their open source codebases for developers to learn from https://github.com/jeromedalbert/real-world-react-apps
Get up and running with Redux using this awesome cheatsheet and article https://github.com/uanders/react-redux-cheatsheet
A guide to learning react with interactive examples and more.
A collection of awesome design systems from around the web. There are some great ones.
Run processes in the background (and foreground) on Mac & Linux from a Procfile (for production and/or development environments)
Web Starter Kit is inspired by Mobile HTML5 Boilerplate and Yeoman's generator-gulp-webapp, having taken input from contributors to both projects during development.
A boilerplate for creating your own custom style guide https://github.com/bradfrost/style-guide-guide
Version 5 of NPM is released and it is packed full of goodies! http://blog.npmjs.org/post/161081169345/v500
New roles and permissions in the Dashboard Blog: https://stripe.com/blog/new-roles-and-permissions-in-the-dashboard
See how the exact same real world blogging platform (Conduit) is built using any of our supported frontends and backends. Yes, you can mix and match them, because they all adhere to the same API spec 😮😎.
learnnode.com and Webpack CLI Updates
For my region, Australia, Adobe Creative Cloud price is rising by over 40% of the cost of my current subscription, over $20 above the existing $50 per month I already pay. Huge increase Adobe.
Hanami is a modern web framework for Ruby.
https://facebook.github.io/react/blog/2017/04/07/react-v15.5.0.html Small update for some big future changes. What you need to know.
A run through of the newly announce Stripe Elements and how it can speed up your credit card collection in a secure way. https://stripe.com/docs/elements
A run through of the Web Developer Roadmap, 2017 Edition https://github.com/kamranahmedse/developer-roadmap/blob/master/README.md
Free and automated SSL certs for all paid Heroku dynos are now generally available, issued by letsencrypt.
Smashing Magazine is changing: a new design, a new layout, a new technical stack, a new printed magazine, a new Smashing Membership, and the same good ol’ obsession with quality content. Here’s a sneak preview of what’s coming up.
http://airbnb.design/lottie/ Easily add high-quality animation to any native app.
Back in the saddle for 2017, starting off this years run of episodes with my personal goals for 2017.
100 weekly episodes of the podcast. A run through of the podcast, what is next, plus 5 questions with some of the best people in the web industry.
https://amazonlightsail.com/ Virtual private servers made easy. Starting at $5 per month Is it better than digital ocean?
2016 Web Developers Holiday Guide
A run through of a handy site to keep bookmarked for getting you out of some git mess.
The JAMstack is an ideal way of building websites and apps that are fast, secure and simple to work with.
Upgrading to macOS Sierra will break your SSH keys and lock you out of your own servers. Here's how to not have that happen.
A run through of my history of becoming a web developer, what I did that helped, what I regretted and what I am doing in the future.
Vue.js 2.0 is out, find out about the recent changes.
A run through how performing a retrospective for the previous year, 6 months, 3 months, can make a huge difference in your personal and professional growth.
A tool to manage rack apps in development with puma https://github.com/puma/puma-dev
A CLI and OS X app for inspecting your React JS and React Native apps. https://github.com/reactotron/reactotron
A whole new GitHub Universe: announcing new tools, forums, and features. An exploration of the new features and tools from GitHub.
In Google Search, our goal is to help users quickly find the best answers to their questions, regardless of the device they’re using. Today, we’re announcing two upcoming changes to mobile search results that make finding content easier for users.
GitLab is pushing out some big and handy features that are making it a one stop shop for version control and project management. Should GitHub be worried?
A walkthrough of the headlining features in the recently released Laravel 5.3
A discussion about the path of the generalist and why you should consider following it.
Catching up with Andrew Nesbitt to talk about some of his projects including the recently launched Dependency CI.
5 AMA questions about css frameworks, server side frameworks, jquery, node and improving your skills.
A run through a beautiful site/article on how to create a website from the front-end developer/designers perspective that is well built, easy to read and the processes behind how to do it. http://jgthms.com/web-design-in-4-minutes/
https://github.com/facebookincubator/create-react-app Create React apps with no build configuration.
The coach helps you find performance problems on your web page. Think of the coach as a modern version of YSlow. The coach will give advice of how your page can be faster.
THE PLATFORM THAT GETS BACK TO BASICS October is a free, open-source, self-hosted CMS platform based on the Laravel PHP Framework. A simple and modular CMS that grows with you, with a precise and beautiful interface that comes as second nature.
A run through the latest Rails 5 release. Release Notes: http://weblog.rubyonrails.org/2016/6/30/Rails-5-0-final
A native application using the OS X sandbox security model which delivers all Docker tools to your Mac.
For many of us, building apps is a team sport. With any team, getting all the people, processes and tools in sync and working together can be a challenge, and this is especially true with software development. Heroku is solving this issue with Heroku Teams.
Valet is a Laravel development environment for Mac minimalists. No Vagrant, No Apache, No Nginx, No /etc/hosts file. You can even share your sites publicly using local tunnels.
https://firebase.google.com/ "The tools and infrastructure you need to build better apps and grow successful businesses".
http://www.reactboilerplate.com/ Quick setup for new performance orientated, offline–first React.js applications
Nitrous.io - Build apps faster Professional developers use Nitrous to create, snapshot and share development environments in the cloud
A run through GithHub's new pricing structure. Is it good or is it bad? Will it suit you?
Heroku Review Apps now Generally Available! Get the low down on how review apps can benefit you.
Foundation for Emails 2 has already changed the email workflow for thousands of people with a revamped CSS codebase, Inky markup to ditch tables, and a powerful workflow to stay D.R.Y. It makes coding HTML emails, well, easy. Today we are releasing Foundation for Emails 2.1 which further optimizes your workflow and speeds up coding. There are a couple new Inky components and more ZURB Stack magic to simplify your HTML email development and make you an email pro.
Spark provides the perfect starting point for your next big idea. Forget all the boilerplate and focus on what matters: your application. Created by Taylor Otwell, the creator of Laravel.
A run through of Craftcms and why you should check it out for your next project.
A walkthrough of the newly released Foundation for Emails by Zurb.
The problems with building software using the MVP Methodology https://medium.com/@pixelstack/m-v-nope-6450b2758bd2#.msfk0lrx9
A handy .vimrc generator to build out your ideal .vimrc configuration file - http://vim-bootstrap.com/
MailChimp is saying goodbye to Mandrill, your favourite transactional email service, what you need to know is all covered in this episode.
If you are into React or Redux, these cheatsheets are for you https://egghead.io/react-redux-cheatsheets
Check it out at http://bradfrost.com/blog/post/performance-budget-builder/
In this episode we check out Wilfred, a local boilerplate manager to allow you to get your projects started quicker.
Checkout Wilfred at https://github.com/michaelowens/wilfred
Asking for help can be harder and more complex than you think. But it should not scare you. In this episode we tackle how to ask for help, overcome fear and get the answer you need.
This React thing, people are going nuts for, so what is it? Get the 101 on React JS.
A brief walkthrough of Continuous Integration, how it can benefit you, improve your QA and more.
A run through of the top 5...ish must know rails 5 features
Your simple weekly getting things done workflow. Plain and simple.
50 episodes of the Coder Catchup Podcast, a retrospective, whats coming + a Big Announcement
Discussing how you can secure your websites for free, boost SEO and moving the web forward.
A walk through of why you should be having a good long look at VIM as your text editor of choice.
A review of Lea Verou's incredible book, CSS Secrets and why you should buy it, now, right now, stop what you are doing and just buy it.
A big roundup of Drupal 8 and Foundation 6. Two massive players in open source.
Jaymie Jones explores the one simple secret to getting things done and it is surprisingly simply, easy and effective.
A casual chat with Jordan Gardiner about his 10 day trip to San Francisco meeting with Google, Twitter, Facebook, Xero, Atlassian and more.
Detectify is a SaaS based website security scanner that will help you stay safe. We audit your site’s security so you can focus on web development.
What is a platform as a server and why do I keep hearing of this PaaS thing?
git tips, saying no, rails remote conf and more
It is hard to pick a server to host a website or web application on, so lets run through some of the major options.
Keep your repo fresh with one command.
Task runners are ruling the web and you should at least know how and when to use these tools.
A run through on how to make sure you keep homebrew working after upgrading to OS X El Capitan
We are crafts people, so we need to make sure we study our craft, hone it and continue to keep fresh with it.
Here are 5 of the most important things to consider and do while in a team.
Testing the Rode smartLav+ as well as some updates on the podcast.
How to keep your ruby projects free from potential security issues with 3rd party gems.
A run through of the Docker 1.8 Release
jQuery is not buried yet, but its not a bad thing, jQuery is fantastic, as the old camp/hiking saying goes, if you don't need it, don't carry it.
The 7th news roundup!
Bootstrap Version 4 has been released, well the alpha at least and it is exciting!
The Best Front-end Prototyping Tool out there! Codepen! http://codepen.io/
Linters! It is all about the linters. Linters analyse your code either in real time or when you would like them to run. They evaluate your code and let you know if you are not following best practices or if you are making some kind of violation.
13th of August GitHub released the all new GitHub for Desktop.
A round up of Griddler 1.0, some huge changes to Mandrill that you need to know about and one super awesome but tiny library, Stretchy by Lea Verou.
drupalconsole, the drush killer? Drupal development is going to get much nicer with this tool.
Jaymie Jones runs through his experiences as a newbie learning and using react in the wild.
What got you started in web development? What was your first "ah ha, I get this" moment in programming? What got you interested in Rails? Do you think there's value in a frameworks like Django, or even a CMF like Drupal 8? Does your day job allow you to contribute back to Open Source? If so are there set hours you can dedicate to that, and to what projects?
bootstrap's @mdo this week announced that bootstrap 4 will be in SCSS, and version 5 will likely be in PostCSS. firstly, what are your thoughts on bootstrap moving away from LESS to SCSS? secondly, what are your thoughts on PostCSS?
In this episode Jaymie Jones talks about 3 great alternatives to WordPress.
A run through of why laptops are the best choice for web developers
A run through the new Heroku dynos that are now generally available. https://www.heroku.com/pricing
Why creating a good readme makes a world of difference, a must have for your projects.
A run through of Foundry by the designers at Thoughtbot and a look at Logster, an awesome real time, searchable log system for your rack applications.
Jaymie Jones discusses Burnout, what it is all about and how it can affect you.
A quick announcement about my first gem which may be helpful on your new or existing projects.
The first news episode of Coder Catchup! A brief run through of Stripe's newly released iOS App for Dashboard for iPhone which as it sounds, is the Stripe Dashboard and more for your iPhone.
Check it out at https://stripe.com/dashboard/iphone
A run through and review of the Rails Audit Gem - Runs multiple audit and review tools to ensure quality and security of Ruby (on Rails) projects
A short talk with Jordan Gardiner, a web developer soon to be fresh out of university (college), his experiences and thoughts on his career so far, entering community hacking events, as well as his love for Laravel.
A quick run down of Lumen and what it means for API development.
A run through of the top 10 web development podcasts, from the well known to the not so well known.
Top 10 reasons why Drupal is awesome and you should check it out for your next project.
A quick run through of BEM, the css methodology
The Ruby/Rails gems that I use on a large number of projects with some high level overviews of what they are.
A bunch of sass based libraries to help you design your front-end, super lightweight, amazingly flexible and well thought out. Bourbon, Bourbon Neat, Bitters and Refills
A run through of the CSS Flexbox property and how it will make your life much better when developing for the web.
A quick run down on all the awesome stuff at Emberconf 2015
A review of the Proteus gem by Thoughtbot that sits on top of multiple prototyping/building tools making it quicker and easier for you to get started.
Who doesn't like a great guide or playbook to follow. This episode is all about the best guides and playbooks available.
Want to get things done, actual work, using the Pomodoro Technique can work and is worth a try.
The constant showdown, Drupal VS WordPress, what is the better cms? Where do they rise up and where do they fall down.
A run through 3.5 of the major front-end CSS Frameworks, Bootstrap, Foundation (for Apps, For Sites) and Thoughtbots (Bourbon, Neat, Bitters, Refills)
How to become a better developer, this is a non-technical talk/re-talk of a presentation I gave at Drupal Gold Coast in 2014.
My workflow for various projects, what tools I use and when I use them, why I use them and why I suggest you look at using some of these tools and workflows as well.
A quick overview of Stripe, why you should be using it and just how all round awesome it is.
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Just rattling off some thoughts on my experience of getting things done, finding the time to work on side projects, learning new technologies and more.
A run through of content management systems, what to choose and when, all in under 20 minutes
Today I give a quick run through of railsdiff.org and how it can be a handy tool when performing rails upgrades.
A super short introduction into what the podcast is about (this is my first podcast, and my first episode ever, so be gentle)