Monthly collection of things that got me
I was reading “Patterns for Managing Source Code Branches” (which in itself is a great piece) when I saw MediaWiki’s discussion about moving to GitLab. Guess what, they used Fowler’s article as a basis for definitions in the discussion. It’s curious how some persons' outputs instantly become almost a “standard.”
Uncle Bob explained SOLID yet again. What got my attention was how simple was his explanation.
No, I didn’t switch to JuliaMono font, but please check it out if you need a font with an enormous range of characters.
And take a look at draft for extending HTTP
SEARCHmethod’s semantics. Perhaps, one day we will forget about
This tweet perfectly captures my feelings about new Google redesign.
Yesterday I stumbled upon this video by Curtis McHale:
It shows a very specific productivity workflow for iOS, but the curious thing is how much of it is automated by glueing together different apps via shortcuts. More eloquent writer could conjure the whole essay, but my thoughts so far are:
- I, “lots-of-code” person, wouldn’t come up with such workflow. My routine automation tend to be one-to-one connections, whereas presented shortcut covers many apps.
- UI-based automation mechanisms are limited but provide inspiration via affordances (see also).
- Having a native OS mechanism enables the widest possible audience.
- Services with apps shouldn’t limit integration capabilities only to web APIs; custom URL schemes are perfect for local app-to-app interactions.
It’s in Russian and it’s bad xD
Jeez, this was hard. Rerecording, cleaning up, cutting bits, and constantly, constantly hearing yourself in the process. And I didn’t even try to do anything fancy, just plain screen cast with editing out all the “eeeehm”. I’ll probably have to do the same in English, and the very thought terrifies me: it was painful enough to hear me speak in my native language. Guess how horrible will be that with the accent.