Less mobile, more everything

I’m going to say something controversial. Wait for it – I don’t want to use my mobile exclusively. I believe mobile devices are at an extreme disadvantage in many situations due to screen size, context, and most importantly input methods. They excel at consumption, and consumption alone. I am going to continue to use my […]

Supercharging your Grunt workflow

Over the last few months, my previous team and I at Zynga has been working hard on a more granular, JS-based alternative to Jasy. Without further ado, meet the Instant Play plugin collection for Grunt: Grunt Dependency Resolver (npm, github) Grunt Cruncher (npm, github) Grunt Vendor Mutator (npm, github) In today’s post, I will talk […]

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Tasty Mocha Sauce

This blog post is cross-posted on the Sauce Labs blog. Check it out for more awesome sauce! Mocha Sauce is a bleeding edge project that connects Mocha with Sauce Labs. It started as a fork of mocha-cloud (a project that unfortunately doesn’t seem to be maintained any longer), but now lives on its own and […]

by Reid Rosenberg

Better hardware for better devs

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 […]

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Jasy, the ultimate web tool

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 […]

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Gadget zombies

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 […]

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 […]

On creating great products

People who know me are aware that I have been, and still am a long time supporter of the open web stack, and I have talked a dozen times about how HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript is the only way to produce apps, sites and games that run cross-platform, accessible to the widest audience possible. Now […]