Comparing to its predecessor, Subversion, Git stays young and fresh. More importantly, it’s a much more complex tool. Chances are that you’re still looking for good practices or better understanding of a few concepts.
Git Best Practices by Seth Robertson is a long list of… best practices of using git — recommended if you still feel a little uncomfortable working with it.
Merge vs. Rebase by Mislav Marohnić will help you understand the difference between these two, and provide you with tips on each.
Did you know that GitHub exposed public ssh keys for its users? Hat tip from Adam Stackoviak. We think it’s better to use GitHub API for such things, but it’s worth knowing there’s an alternative way.
Probably only pure vimists can take pleasure in using Vim without any plugins or .vimrc customizations. Here are some hints on adjusting Vim to your needs:
Lay Out Your .vimrc Like a Boss, because growing .vimrc can easily turn into mess. Doug Ireton proposes a nice and clean way of organizing your config.
Vim After 11 Years — Ian Langworth shares his experience: what he likes, what he learned, and how he extends his Vim. It’s such a broad topic that there’s even a sequel to the article, Everything I Missed in “Vim After 11 Years.”
Stop the Vim Configuration Madness by Alex Young leaves you with a valuable warning that there is a thin border between improvement and incomprehension of Vim philosophy.
VimShell is a nicely looking shell solution with the power of vim. If you love Vim, this project is worth checking.
We’ve got tons of frameworks, ideas and hot discussions on available paths to follow. SPA is a still fresh and hot topic with lots of white gaps on its map.
Tomasz Nazar of Gameboxed shares his experience on how they do single page apps. Worth reading, since these guys basically write only SPAs.
Preventing Backbone.sync Firestorms - if you use Backbone.js, chances are that you’ve met the issue of firing too many events. Nate Hunzaker suggests how to deal with such.
One way of learning something new is to read others’ code. Here are some amazing demos and articles:
Find Your Way to Oz — watch this and you’ll start wondering about beautiful adventure games in your browser. Just awesome.
10000 Stars will take you on a trip around the stars and planets right in the browser. Feel like Neil Armstrong!
Creating 3D worlds with HTML and CSS — another cool example how to start with FPS games and 3D world in a browser.
See you next time!