RFC Weekly - a summary of things that I find interesting. It is an indulgence; its the weekly update that I would like to receive. Unfortunately no-one else is producing it so I figured I best get on with it. Hopefully someone else will also find useful.
There are a growing number of resource available to help you get up and coding as quickly as possible. I previously mentioned Hyper-Dev by Fog Creek.
Both of these offerings can get you developing in a matter of seconds – skipping past all the configuration and setup of a new development install. So both seem well suited to class learning – especially if you are the teacher – just prep everything up and away you go.
Were as Hyper-Dev is aimed more at providing a scratch pad for quick prototyping and then evolution into production (I’m rather worried that they are pushing the prototype into production thing – always a worry).
Katacoda goes down the learning route – providing a number of course structures straight away. Certainly worth a look to see what they have if you are learning a new language or system.
I’ve long been an advocate that if you want showcase your talents, then open source projects are a great place to do it.
The Humanitarian Toolbox is a good project to look at. It aims to provide technological tools to help humanitarian organisations in their work. I’ve not looked at the code, but the aims are good.
Great article discussing the differences between Bootstrap 3 & 4.
Looks like some interesting changes – if nothing else the change in the grid sizes – one to watch out for.
Bootstrap 4 is still in Alpha (released 27th July 2016) – so likely to be more changes to come.
A Chrome extension to assist with the debugging of Angular 2 Application
I believe this used to called Batarang.
It is intended to augment the Chrome developer tools to assist with Angular 2 development. I’m probably a few months off playing with Angular 2, so one for the future todo list.
A site by Google showing developers how to take advantage of client side functionality to turn a mobile website into something closer to an offline app.
It looks to take advantage of HTML5 features like offline storage. Good first step into making your mobile website a better experience for the user.
Again a quite week.
I had hoped to complete my series on Asp.Net Core – upgrading from RC1 to RTM. Unfortunately technology is conspiring against me (feel free to remind me of the bad workman blaming his tools – I can take it). Good chance I’m going to have to rebuild my laptop (never something I enjoy doing).
I have also been working on an animated advert for RFC – something to use on LinkedIn & Website homepage. I’m struggling to get the audio to work any sense. This is very much down to me doing a DIY effort with the wrong tools (a lot of Powerpoint). Good chance that it will never see the light of day.