event-stream vulnerability explained

If you work with JavaScript at all, you probably saw a ton of noise yesterday about a vulnerability in the event-stream npm package…

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How I Convinced Our CTO to Switch From CoffeeScript to ES6

Aha! is a Rails monolith. Although we have embraced front end technologies, such as webpack and React, Rails is the glue that holds…

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My Sublime Text Setup Revisited

Three and a half years ago (wow, time flies) I wrote a blog post detailing my Sublime Text configuration. Over that time, I’ve tried out a…

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Why Your Email App Sucks

2.5 years ago, I wrote a post about the state of email apps for Mac that surprisingly got a little popular on Hacker News. At the time…

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Why You Should Not Major in Engineering

My college algorithms class was the final weed-out course in the computer science program. It covered advanced topics like computational…

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Why Doesn't Every App Autosave?

Every user knows the frustration of composing a long, thoughtful document or email only to experience a last-second crash or power failure…

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Just Open Sourced: Log Search Built on Google BigQuery

Maintaining useful application logs is an challenging problem, especially when dealing with tens of gigabytes of new data every day. When…

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Perfecting a Smooth Scrolling Experience for Large Tables

Depending on who you ask, the is a quintessential cornerstone of web development old and new; an outmoded curiosity from a time where CSS…

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Writing Tests for Rails: Continuous Integration

Around this time last year, I wrote a series of posts on writing tests for Rails apps using rspec and Capybara, beginning with the…

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How Engineers Want to Work with Product Managers

Engineers want to build the product. They do not want to manage it. So, you can see why a good product manager is an engineer’s dream come…

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