Open source project ideas

Attention:  Unicorns are as real as advice in this article. As much as I hate to add an obvious disclaimer, I would hate it even more if actual juinors followed this! Now go and enjoy me breaking out of my usual serious role and have a little fun :) So you’re a junior web developer […]

Common mobile web development pitfalls

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With developers new to the mobile web ramp up on a new project, I’ve observed a number of common pitfalls and barriers that are reoccurring patterns. This is an attempt to document the most common ones to help you in your quest to build great mobile web apps. 1. Emulator != Simulator != Device Developers are […]

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 […]

Tasty Mocha Sauce

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]