Isn’t it lovely to have a friend who knows everything? Most programmers know a lot but don’t really like to share their knowledge. Like in the famous joke “we need a calm person to teach a mother of two programmers how to work on the computer”. Programmers are very similar to onion: they are bitter and tear-inducing but very useful. If you are a programmer, read my new Syndicode Digest #24 – Omni onion, and think about your behavior.
- What’s the sense of humor is? If you’ll understand this complete tutorial how to install RoR on Windows, probably, you have it.
- Computers had doubled in power every 18 months for the last 40 years. Why hadn’t programming changed?
- Learn to write better automated tests: examples, common mistakes and vital questions you should ask yourself before start testing.
- Another issue about testing. This time for testing in Ruby on Rails: how to figure out why your test suite is slow? Yes, test suite performance matters.
- The main difference between MVC and Flux is the separation of queries and updates. Find out more about Flux: origin, features, and implementations.
- You know that performance is usually inversely proportional to scalability. But there are some ways out to improve scalability. Neat “supermarket’s cashier” examples are included.
- Meet the book “Category theory for the programmers” by Bartosz Milewski, converted from his blogpost series. The quote: “Category theory is a treasure trove of extremely useful programming ideas. Haskell programmers have been tapping this resource for a long time, and the ideas are slowly percolating into other languages, but this process is too slow. We need to speed it up“.
- Last month Facebook switched several of its open source projects – including React – over to the popular MIT license. Here are the reasons why.
- The scope of useful design resources, blogs, newsletters, channels and podcasts for designers and not only.
- The bonus! Marvelous examples of 404 pages for your design inspiration.
More digests from other weeks can be found in this blog.