My readings in 2015 week 21

  1. In-database R coming to SQL Server 2016. Data analysis is getting more important and more popular; it is great to hear that SQL server is going to support R.  Personally I am very interested to learn more about R, hoping to opportunities to learn it soon.
  2. JavaScript: The Good Parts.  Every JavaScript developers should read this book.  And this post “JavaScript: The Extra Good Parts” is to add more good things to this list.
  3. It is a great sharing to understand how Google crawls JavaScript on your site.
  4. 30 CSS select you should memorize know.
  5. I recently want to do a sharing session for Resharper shortcuts; and found these 2 posts – “My 8 Favorite ReSharper Shortcuts” and “8 ReSharper shortcuts everyone should know” are really useful.
  6. At-Rules of CSS from CSS tricks.
  7. Convention tests: verify your coding convention by tests.  I hope this will be wrapped in a more user-friendly library downloadable through NuGet.
  8. Very impressive simple demo to show animate-plus javascript library, which allows to animate CSS properties and SVG attributes; I will definitely give a try.
  9. Just want to standardize the display of result message after post back.  Find this post “Pop from top notifiation” from CSS Tricks.

Enjoy your long weekend for Memorial day!


My readings in 2015 week 20

  1. If you don’t know what source map is, read this post; if you don’t know how to use with browsers, read this post as well.  This post will show you how to debug your JavaScript with cross-browsers source map.
  2. Sometimes I would like to return couples of values and i don’t want to create a class/struct to hold them.  Then i will use Tuple as return type.  In future C#, Tuple will be getting more powerful, read this post.
  3. Definitively GitHub is one of the most popular source repositories that people used right now for their project.  Now you can integrate GitHub with VS2015, read this post to get details.
  4. This tool, Vorlon.JS provides remote debugging and testing your JavaScript in any client.  View the demo here.
  5. Here is the list for CSS 4 selectors.
  6. I used Agile more than 5 years; I recently read a post title “Is Agile Development a Failing Concept?“, and for my curiosity, I immediately read that post; basically author talked about people claimed they are doing Agile is not doing Agile correctly.  There is a follow-up post to bring a new idea “GROWS”.
  7. Understand the differences between img and figure tags in HTML5.

My readings in 2015 week 19

Skipped last week.  Very busy with my current project to meet the deadline.

  1. I like to learn about AI including face and speech recognition; If you have the same interests as me, you can try out this API provided by Microsoft for these AI functionality.
  2. Nameof operator: a new feature of C# 6.0.
  3. Our world is changing so fast, smart TV is getting popular? And Firefox started to support this area, read this post How TV Functionality Leverages Web Technology.
  4. I think accessibility is important for any public service webs; now there is a tool aViewer to help to achieve this.
  5. Read this post, An In-Depth Overview Of Living Style Guide Tools; if you started to create your own style guide.
  6. CSS Reporter helps you to understand CSS specificity on your page.
  7. It is always good to know more technique to position your elements on your web page.  Read this post to know how to use CSS table property.
  8. BEM at scale: learn experience for real life problems
  9. SCSS Lint: to keep your CSS/SCSS clean and readable.
  10. An Introduction To Graphical Effects in CSS, learn how to apply gradient to your background image.
  11. Read this post to know more about Microsoft Edge, new browser for Window 10.