Tweets and retweets from Week #44

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4 Nov 2012

I have decided to migrate my tweet and retweet posts from my open source blog to my company blog. The truth else is that now much would not happen here and the contents of the posts are not necessarily open source related.

After reading David Golden’s (@xdg) excellent blog post on putting your social media on cruise control I decided to give a go and registered for Tumblr, IFTTT and Buffer.

Following David’s guidelines I swiftly got workflow up and running and I have been using it all week.

This weeks tweets and retweets do bear some indication of this, since it took me some time to get my processes going. The setup works marvelously, it is simply the human element – me.

So some of the tweets should have been retweets, but my interaction with the new setup, meant that this fact got lost, since I interacted with Tumblr/IFTTT/Buffer via the browser and the Tumblr/Buffer plugins and not directly with twitter. I have however now installed a Chrome plugin for twitter, meaning I can retweet in a more correct manner, without loosing history.

At the same time I have started digging through my backlog so many of my tweets are dated, but I find that quite a few of them are still relevant and interesting. Most of them does not originate from Twitter from some of all the blogs I follow – and believe me I have a long backlog of articles and stuff I need to process.

But lets get started, with a nifty little utility for assisting in development using JSON, a basic CLI tool named ‘jq’

@jonasbn: Interesting JSON commandline tool ‘jq’

In additition to the above tool, ‘JSTerm’ might prove interesting:

@jonasbn: Better JavaScript Development With ‘JSTerm’ for Firefox | Webmonkey |

The next part will have a theme to it: ‘Coding Style’, this is a coincidence, but nonetheless very interesting to evaluate more somewhat related resources at once, so I decided to surpass the ceiling for these post on 4 tweets to give a more interesting overall set of resources on a the topic of coding style.

I will start out by pointing to a presentation by Volker Dusch (@__edorian), the presentation gives a perspective on the value of code and why it is important to do code right and not spend time on all sorts of other activities, which are part of software development, but are more in the field of project activities, I might revisit this presentation and parts of it in the future, since it holds many interesting aspects.

@jonasbn: Really interesting presentation: ‘Stop wasting-time-by-applying-clean-code-principles’” #cleancode #tdd #pragmatism

Very much down the same line is a blog post by Jakob Skjerning (@mentalizer), again a hard approach to coding, but again some very interesting aspects on the core of software development, coding.

@jonasbn: RT @mentalizer: “Doing things right isn’t optional” – Making it Right: Technical Debt vs. Slop

Also in the past week I feel over a link to the Google coding guidelines for various of the languages used (C++, Objective-C, Python, HTML/CSS, JavaScript, XML and R) at Google for their open source projects. Is it me or is Dart missing???

@jonasbn: google-styleguide – Style guides for Google-originated open-source projects – Google Project Hosting

I program primarily in Perl, so the following blog post was interesting to me, it holds some good arguments on why a certain Perl practice can be considered harmful and all in all it fits in on the topic of coding style.

@jonasbn: Why I Dislike Autodie « Laufeyjarson writes…

Last but not least Michael O. Church from a very long blog post, which I could address in a dedicated blog post and I might do, but for now I will just mention it here. It is not directly relevant to the topic of Coding Style, it is more on the topic of developer mentality and management of developers, but since Coding Style is very much a developer perk, I would just list it here, for you to put things into perspective – I do not agree with Michael on all accounts, but his blog post is interesting and can at least be interesting reading for managers, and for self-reflection for developers.

@jonasbn: What Programmers Want « Michael O.Church

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