Is There Life After TJ?

What is going to happen now? Nothing. We will be sad for a while, then we will move on.   Mad Men, Don Drapper discusses Kennedy assassination with kids Every once in a while a event occurs that pushes regular programming aside. If you are CNN, it happens with such annoying regularity that completely obviatesContinue reading “Is There Life After TJ?”

Dust.js: Such Templating

Last week I started playing with Node.js and LinkedIn’s fork of Dust.js for server side templating. I think I am beginning to see the appeal that made LinkedIn choose Dust.js over a number of alternatives. Back when LinkedIn had a templating throwdown and chose Dust.js, they classified it in the ‘logic-less’ group, in contrast to theContinue reading “Dust.js: Such Templating”

On the LinkedIn’s Dusty Trail

There is an old New Yorker cartoon (from 1993) where a dog working on the computer tells another dog: “On the Internet, nobody knows you are a dog”. That’s how I occasionally feel about the GitHub projects – they could be solid, multi-contributor powerhouses churning out release after release, and there could be great ideasContinue reading “On the LinkedIn’s Dusty Trail”

Design for the T-Rex Vision

Note: In case you missed it, there is currently a chance to get a free eBook of RESS Essentials from Packt Publishing. All you need to do is check the book out at Packt Publishing web site, drop a line about the book back at the comments section of my article with your email addressContinue reading “Design for the T-Rex Vision”

Sitting on the Node.js Fence

I am a long standing fan of Garrison Keillor and his Prairie Home Companion. I fondly remember a Saturday in which he delivered his widely popular News From Lake Wobegon, and that contained the following conundrum: “Is ambivalence a bad thing? Well, yes and no”. It also accurately explains my feeling towards Node.js and the explodingContinue reading “Sitting on the Node.js Fence”

Beam My Model Up, Scotty!

I know, I know. Scotty is from the original series, and the picture above is from TNG. Unlike Leonard from The Big Bang Theory, I prefer TNG over the original, and also Picard over Kirk. Please refrain from hate mail. Much of both real and virtual ink has been spilled over Star Trek transporter technologyContinue reading “Beam My Model Up, Scotty!”

Swimming Against The Tide

True story: I visited Ember.js web site and saw three required hipster artifacts: ironic mustaches, cute animals and Ray-Ban Wayfarer glasses (on a cute animal). A tweet was in order and within minutes, it was favored by a competing client side framework by Google (Angular). Who would have guessed client side frameworks are so catty?Continue reading “Swimming Against The Tide”