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Roll Your Own HTML5 Web Components with Vanilla JS
I did a talk at CodeMash I entitled “The past, present, and future of web components”. This article is about the future. The W3C web components specs are the bright and shiny future of web development. The code example I’ll be presenting is so (currently) impractical that you can’t even...
Rethinking Our Approach to Teaching Programming
Since January, @too_mitch and I have been teaching a Ruby On Rails course at Northern Kentucky University. It’s been a challenging and rewarding experience, and it’s prompted me to rethink our approach to teaching students how to program. The Problem With Traditional Programming Education It wasn’t long into my first...
5 Signs Your Business Needs Custom Software
Sometimes it can feel like huge corporations have all the advantages. But if you’re a small- to medium-sized business, you can give yourself a competitive boost with technology. In fact, investing in custom software development might help you solve a tricky business problem, boost your productivity or create an entirely...
We're Presenting At CodeMash!
Chris Nelson Fri, Jan 10 1:45PM - 2:45PM Zambezi Room Component-Oriented: The Past and Future of Web Development Swing a stick in a crowded room full of web developers. You are almost guaranteed to hit someone who has worked with an MVC framework, and can probably name both a client...
Mitigating Risk Through Technical Spikes
Our customers frequently come to us with an idea and, under tight time constraints, we need to validate that we can develop a component using a technology that we’re not entirely familiar with. It is impossible to keep up with all of the technologies out there and at Gaslight we...