Does code need to be perfect?

Andreas Creten, founder of Made With Love, on different needs in code quality depending on what type of product (POC, MVP, …) you are making. Until your MVP really gets traction you can run on shitty code or even do things manually to prove you have a product/market fit. Only once you nail it and …

Spectacle CodeSlide: Present code with style

Present code with style using spectacle. Awesome way to present code, and putting the focus of the reader where it needs to be. It also lets you jump to specific lines even if they’ve already been displayed before (because code tends to jump). import React from 'react'; import { Spectacle, Deck } from 'spectacle'; import …

Easily create new CLI aliases with `new-alias`

I love stuff like this: It’s a handy little alias to create aliases for commands you just ran … an “alias-generating alias”; my inner geek rejoices 🙂 Here’s the code (add it to your .bash_profile): new-alias() { local last_command=$(echo `history |tail -n2 |head -n1` | sed ‘s/[0-9]* //’) echo alias $1=”‘””$last_command””‘” >> ~/.bash_profile . ~/.bash_profile …

Write NASA worthy code

A verifiable set of well-chosen coding rules could make critical software components more thoroughly analyzable, for properties that go beyond compliance with the set of rules itself. To be effective, though, the set of rules has to be small, and must be clear enough that it can easily be understood and remembered. The rules will …

Batch install dependencies in all subfolder-organised projects

As a lecturer ICT I have to correct the work our students make. Therefor I collect all solutions and put them in a subfolder-organised structure on disk: per student I create a subfolder and put their solution into that folder(*). $ tree -L 1 . ├── student1 ├── student2 ├── … └── studentN As – …

Bolts Framework: Tasks

[[object saveAsync:obj] continueWithBlock:^id(BFTask *task) { if (task.isCancelled) { // the save was cancelled. } else if (task.error) { // the save failed. } else { // the object was saved successfully. SaveResult *saveResult = task.result; } return nil; }]; Bolts is a collection of low-level libraries designed to make developing mobile apps easier. The first …

Video embeds for the Social

About half a year ago I’ve changed how I embed videos here on bram.us. No, I’m not embedding responsively but I’m embedding Vimeo and YouTube clips along with its poster frame (= the image you see before the video starts playing). Doing this will force Facebook and Google+ to show that image – and not …

JavaScript Bouncing Ball

One of the assignments of one of the courses I teach requires my students to let a cube fall in a Three.js environment. To teach them about how something falls I used Choc to visualize and explain the process of falling per tick of the animation. The final code is available on CodePen. JavaScript Bouncing …

CSS Animated Content Switching

A trend I’m seeing for the coming year is the rise of Transitional Interfaces on the web. A fine example is the aforementioned Fluidbox, or this interface (extract from the post linked): Sparked by the post linked — which you should read — I started goofing around with CSS transforms and transitions a bit. The …

Run a PHP script as a service/daemon using start-stop-daemon

In a recent project I needed to permanently run a PHP CLI script; it needed to run as a service/daemon. A few Google search coupons later I got my answer: use start-stop-daemon to make it work. To not manually type in those lengthy commands it’s possible to wrap these in a handy little script, as …