MonthAugust 2014

You’re using an outdated browser, please use Chrome

Going through, stumbled upon this nice source code:

<!--[if lt IE 7]>
<p class="chromeframe">You are using an <strong>outdated</strong> browser. Please <a href="http://browsehappy.com/">upgrade your browser</a> or <a href="http://www.google.com/chromeframe/?redirect=true">activate Google Chrome Frame</a> to improve your experience.</p>
<![endif]-->

Just out of curiosity, what would people heavily using IE do, if they’re offered Chrome. Ignore, or upgrade their IE?

Great article on software development sins from Ionel Cristian and great quote on technical dept:

Management fear risks. Juniors fear getting in intractable situations or just don’t know how to solve it better. Seniors with cozy positions fear embarrassment – it’s already cozy enough and the golden shackles are so shiny.

Why risk looking like a fool and give management reasons for downgrade or lose that minuscule 1% salary upgrade.

But you, yes you, you can take it in your own hands. Fight for change or you’ll remain miserable and deal with “legacy” code forever.

How to convince management to change and fix the damn debt? Depends on the situation, but it’s mostly a matter of ruthless politics. Make campaigns, invent reasons, gather support.

IONEL Cristian, technological debt

One day I’ll remember it, one day…

gunzip < database.sql.gz | mysql -u user -p database

JavaScript Regexp 101.

Great article on JavaScript Regular expressions from 2014.

One of the best speeches about selling