Better hardware for better devs

by Reid Rosenberg

If you are responsible for the equipment of your development team, you should read this. If you’re not, read it anyway and hand it to your boss. Chances are that if you ever talked to a few software developers, you heard them complain about the work equipment. Have you ever heard a concert pianist complain […]

Loosen up, websites!

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What do Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and CNN have in common? They’re filling my screen with white, blank voidness. We, who build the web, have failed at creating interior design (read: web design) that match the exterior design and architecture of our properties (read: screens in various sizes). In 2012, we might be on the right […]

Jasy, the ultimate web tool

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This article was also posted on http://code.zynga.com. Head over to read more about our technical marvels! Never heard about Jasy? Worry not – you are not the only one. Jasy is a web tooling framework (read: fancy JS build system). If Grunt is a cherry, Jasy is a wonderful cherry tree. In fact, Jasy is […]

NerdyConcerts.com, or: When it doesn’t exist, create it

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I am really not sure how I got this done, but hey, here it is: Today, I am announcing the launch of my latest web project NerdyConcerts.com. If you’d like to read about web development, stop here. If you’re up for something completely unrelated, continue reading! Why nerdy concerts? As it turns out, I am […]

Gadget zombies

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I love my cellphones and tablets. I thoroughly enjoy my Mac Mini, serving as a home entertainment server. I take my Kindle with me every time I’m travelling. I am definitely a gadget and technology enthusiast. I don’t have other eccentric costly hobbies – my spendings all go into technology. But recently, I have come […]

Painting the DOM to Canvas with Domvas

I’m happy to announce a new pet project of mine: Domvas. Domvas implements the missing piece that connects the DOM and Canvas. It gives to the ability to take arbitrary DOM content and paint it to a Canvas of your choice. That dialog that is a pain to layout in Canvas but needs to be […]

Getting productive with Sublime Text 2

I’ve been supercharging my development workflow in the last couple of days, and quite a few of you have asked me on Twitter to write a summary on my choices. Most of it centers around the excellent Sublime Text 2 text editor. Sublime is highly extensible through a Python-based plugin API, and by itself is […]

The journey of journeys – Project “Epic Journey”

There are many approaches to connect people with games, and my own employer Zynga is an expert with many, often very successfully. The following concept is different. Radically different. I want to build a game that is social to the core. A game that is so social it creates friendships, strengthens them, and make people […]