Mark and Gordon discuss the goto fail bug, editing environments, and the magical properties of beards.
This week Ben Talks with Kyle Bragger of Elepath, Inc on the nature of online community building, advertising vs subscription revenue models and the importance of continued creative output (and actually releasing it to the world).
In this episode, Ben and Joe take a look at the Haskell version of Noodle, a zsh history analyzer.
We cover some interesting Haskell nuggets in the implementation. If you&;d like to see more, we recommend Learn You a Haskell (for great good!). You…
Gordon and Mark discuss static
UITableViews, possible solutions for faking 3rd party APIs, and beta distribution.
In this video, Chris shows off his highly-efficient programming workflow.
Ben and Chris discuss shell optimizations, advanced vim operators, using Dash for fast documentation lookup, and configuring Alfred to make darn near everything keyboard-dr…
Ben and Joe discuss several different types of coupling in code.
While watching, you’ll learn about three different types of coupling: Pathological Coupling, Global Coupling, and Control Coupling.
Ben and Joe discuss why abusing nil is unfriendly to your fellow developers, and dive into some of the other ways of representing nothingness.
This week on Giant Robots, Ben chats with Tony DiPasquale on utilizing Arduino engineering to solve 0th world problems.
Last month we looked at using Arduinos to monitor bathroom usage at thoughtbot so employees could check bathroom availability at their desks. After we had a working prototype, power consumption was too high resulting in only a day of usage. It was also very expensive to reproduce if we wanted to expand our sensor network.
First, I took an initial look at each project to establish a quick (if superficial) opinion of each project’s health. After that, I dove deeper into each project, paying extra attention given to the projects that set off the most warning flags during the initial phase.
Mark and Gordon discuss language differences between Ruby and Objective-C, custom View Controller transitions, and perform a crucial experiment to find out if you can still download Flappy Bird.