Over the last week, I asked the ladies of our community to show me what they have been making on Glitch, and the response has been — as I anticipated — outstanding. From first-time bots with a political message to a progression of learning how to make art with code, women are expressing themselves with code in awesome ways, and it’s an honor to have them doing it on Glitch.
Take a look for yourself!
In the summer of 2017, a lively open source licensing debate was happening: the React framework had become one of the most popular frameworks in existence, but was React’s open source license open enough for developers to trust it? Developers were worried whether they could use it without legal repercussions from Facebook, the primary maintainers of React.
The complexity arose because, while the React project adopted the popular and well-known BSD free software license, they also adopted an additional, unusual patent grant which worried developers.
As an educator, engineer, and follower of many of the same kinds of people, I am hyper-aware of how learning to code is a struggle for the whole spectrum of experience of developers in the field, myself especially! We all have our own ways of combatting or succumbing to impostor syndrome, but at the end of the day we work in a very demanding industry that requires constant learning and evolving. Where does one start?
Honestly, I couldn’t tell you the answer to that.
Those of us who have been programming for years like to reminisce about when building the…
Computers are fast. And we make computers. So why are we not fast like the fast computers we make? It’s an interesting problem that Silicon Valley has been trying to solve for a long time, and one of the solutions we’ve come to see from its leaders is the idea of human efficiency through the eschewing of decision-making.
I was reading tweets on Twitter about blogs on LinkedIn™ and ended up logging into LinkedIn™ to read this blog post about how leaders in Silicon Valley wear the same outfits every day and how we should too, for human efficiency.
Last week was a busy week for us on the Glitch team, and it looks like it was also for you: our stellar users who have been making such incredible stuff with Glitch over the past several days!
Tracery is a tool that writes generative grammars, which leads to inevitable fun when applied to Twitter bot implementations. I’m super impressed by 🅱🏋®🔛’s documentation on this Tracery-powered bot and, thanks to them, you can remix it and get your own Tracery bot running in mere minutes!
We’re big fans of Slack here on the Glitch team, especially since most of us are distributed and I, personally, need a vehicle for constant emoji communication. We’ve set our Slack team up with apps — and, most importantly, custom emoji — to optimize our workflow. But one of the most subtle features in Slack we appreciate is perhaps one of the best parts of the platform: Unfurling.
“Unfurl” is what Slack calls it when you share a link into a channel and something special happens. These days, it’s usually a little snippet from the site, or a thumbnail image…
Believe it or not, there was a time when all computer screens were the same size and building interfaces for all devices was an efficient task — typically needing one design and one implementation. Look around today and there are devices of all shapes and sizes, being used in and out of the office, and people are depending on these devices to accomplish all sorts of tasks while on the go. There is a rich, yet dangerous, history to this movement that claims to help users and bring the Web to all users
Every day is a winding road. — Sheryl Sandburg
Facebook reminded me, today, that exactly two years ago I decided to end one journey and head off on another journey. An employment journey.
When you are a web developer with a job, you sometimes end up in situations where you are able to become a web developer with another job.
This journey is small I know, but it’s not yours, it is my own. — Jennifer Jean Schiffer
Two years ago, I decided to go on that adventure. I ended my adventure with my employer at the time, and made…
If an NPM module is published in the forest
And no one is there to prevent its unpublishing
Do all web developers become trademark experts?
“We don’t mean to be a dick about it”
said the red Power Ranger*
trying to explain
why the Rangers’ vehicles
decided to form a dick
instead of the Megazord
They have unpublished
that were in
you were probably
we don't mean to be a dick about it
Jenn Schiffer is a thoughts-haver, poem-writer, and art-maker.
Building with React has been great–not just because it makes sense to me (having used it for a few weeks), but because I’ve been using it for a few weeks. It’s become useful to me, inherently since I’ve been using it. …
the first ever hot dog made of C.S.S.