Awesome New Features for HappyDocs.net
I’m really excited about this! If you’re not familiar with HappyDocs.net, it’s a small web app we built a while back for documenting APIs. Happy Docs makes it super-easy to document and share tons of useful info about your APIs. The system is mainly designed with REST in mind, but we’ve used it to document other types of APIs as well and find that it still works nicely. We...
The Dot is Optional →
My favorite podcast recording yet. Jonathan and Kelli talk about accessing REST APIs over SMS, wrestling with Google Chat bots, confusion about the HTML5 Audio tag, and so much more.
Experimenting with the Architecture of Ember.js →
Since I’m feeling too overworked at the moment to write my own blog post, I’ll link to one written recently by my very good friend, wherein he re-engineers the architecture of Ember.js to add a couple more degrees of separation. It’s not for everyone, as he admits, but personally, I really like the idea of separation on the client side between UI interactions and application...
GTalk and Ruby
Yesterday I had the need to create a small GTalk bot in Ruby. I started looking around and, to be honest, it was really hard to find any examples newer than 2009 or so. Even the gems are old. Sure, maybe the XMPP protocol hasn’t changed that much over the years, but Ruby has, so I thought I would make a quick note about how I finally got this working. XMPP4R-Simple won’t work in Ruby...
The Making of Octicons →
A nice little write-up of the workflow and process of creating Github’s new icon font.
MIT and Harvard Announce edX →
This is ridiculously exciting. I feel like we’re only a few years from seeing a major shift in higher education.