February 2016 Review
My collection of articles / tips / tricks / talks / screencasts / code snippets that I’ve found interesting throughout the course of February. Enjoy!
Truly impressive. Give it some time to load, took me a while to boot Windows 95. 🙂 I then proceeded to play an entire game of Solitaire.
Jack McDade shares some tips on how to speed up install times for composer packages and npm installs.
I started using this dark theme for Chrome Dev Tools and I’m definitely liking it over the default light theme. I also started using this extension for syntax highlighting code in the browser (currently using github theme). Update: Now using this extension because it has support for Pretty Printing (unminify-ing) minified code. Pretty code is pretty.
An unfortunate event for one serves as an important reminder for the rest of us. Back up your data and be ready for the worst! This can happen regardless of the provider, so make sure you are ready with your backups!
Just started using this. An excellent, zero config, local development server with live reload out of the box. Literally just type in
live-server in your root directory and you are up and running. It will watch and live reload all your html/css/js files. FRICKING AWESOME! Sass support would have been awesome (no plans for this: see thread), but you can always combine your build tools to work with live-server.
Discovered through his deconstruction video of the hilarious trumpdonald.org website.
An excellent overview of important information regarding HTTP/2.
Glad to see some appreciation for jQuery still exists in today’s state of Web Development.
From the developer:
Some people will ask me: “Why you did that?”
Well, a friend asked me “What PHP can do?”. I thought about that awhile and the idea came up. With PHP7’s performance improvement now it’s possible to emulate some systems and, come on, that’s funny!