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Including an interesting bit on Simpson’s_paradox.

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As described by John Gruber:

Amazingly clever new app by Frank Krueger. “Calculator” just doesn’t do the concept justice — think Soulver crossed with Markdown crossed with an interactive shell. No explanation will do it justice, you need to look at the examples to get it. The iOS and Mac versions can even share documents via iCloud.

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Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.

“Responsive design is bad for performance.”

“User agent detection is bad. Don’t segment the web.”

“Hybrid apps don’t work as well as native apps.”

“CSS preprocessors shouldn’t be used because they create bloated CSS.”

If you create for the web you’ve no doubt heard at least a couple of these statements. They’re flung around with alarming frequency.

There is a fundamental problem with this line of thinking: it places the blame on the technique instead of the way the technique was implemented. Generalizing in this way discredits the validity of an approach based on poor execution, and that’s a very harmful way of thinking.

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Modern tools for the front-end engineer.

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Why, hello!. I’m Yeoman - a robust and opinionated client-side stack, comprised of tools and frameworks that can help developers quickly build beautiful web applications.

Looks promising:

  • Scaffolding (HTML5 Boilerplate, Twitter Bootstrap, AMD / RequireJS, tests…)
  • Build process with auto-compilation (CoffeScript, Compass), minification, optimization (HTML, images), generation of app cache manifest…
  • Package management yeoman install jquery FTW
  • Auto-Lint
  • PhantomJS unit testing
  • Built-in preview server

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Christian Heilmann on how twitter is not an adequate place to have an argument.

References a great TEDx presentation by Jay Smooth: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Discussing Race. I like the part where Jay explains that being a good person is a constant exercise, like maintaining good hygiene is, and not a single step to perfection.

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A competitor to Less.app, which works only on Mac OS X but does have funnier reviews.

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Sublime Text 2 is a nice cross-platform code editor in the verve of the famous Textmate. Zen Coding is an editor plugin for fast HTML/XML editing, e.g. write div#container.clearfix>ul.goals>li#item$*3>a[href=#], hit tab and it generates the whole HTML for this. Hit tab again and it will place the caret inside the list’s links…

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