Links for February 6, 2018

Rollbar: Top 10 Javascript errors from 1000+ projects and how to avoid them – I am not enough of a Javascript developer to say that I have seen most of these, but the writeups for the problems look very helpful.

Signal v Noise: Stimulus: a modest Javascript framework – my normal response would be  “yippee – another Javascript framework! NOT!”, but coming from the creator of Ruby on Rails, it may be worth a look.

Links for February 3, 2018

British Library: How to build a medieval manuscript – cool article with insight on the difficulty of creating books by hand

Bohdan Liashenko: How to promote your Github project – good info to know, but seems more like “marketing” to me

Eric Elliott: How one JIRA ticket made $1 million dollars – ideas on metrics to track to make sure that the software development being done has economic value.

First Contributions:  A project to help people get started making contributions to open source software.

Caches to Caches: My Workflow org-agenda – how to use the org application in Emacs for managing your work

Karl Voit: Organize Your Life with Org-Mode – Another person’s testimony to the usefulness of org-mode, I need to check this out..



Links for February 1, 2018

Remo Jansen: The most important thing about Javascript is accessibility. I think does make it easier for people to get started with the language. One thing that makes it more difficult to me is that Javascript tends to be only one part of designing or developing a web application (necessary but not sufficient ).

Links for January 30, 2018

The MathWorks: A series of 11 videos demonstrating MathWorks tools in a DO-178C process, starting with the requirements process and ending with the verification of the software. This video series covers DO-331 Model-Based Development and Verification, as well as DO-333 Formal Methods.

Links for January, 22, 2018

Pruned: Crypto-water computers – wow, I would never have believed this….

Built in 1936, this machine was “the world’s first computer for solving [partial] differential equations,” which “for half a century has been the only means of calculations of a wide range of problems in mathematical physics.” Absolutely its most amazing aspect is that solving such complex equations meant playing around with a series of interconnected, water-filled glass tubes. You “calculated” with plumbing.