Colin's Weekly Roundup - 2/1/2013

I'm always on the lookout for exciting ideas and new technologies to broaden my knowledge of web development and design. Each week, I'll be posting links to articles on development, design and other miscellanious information that I find interesting. What follows are the highlights of the links I've recently discovered. I hope you find them as useful as I did.

Design / Frontend

Sneak Peek Into The Future: Selectors, Level 4

Redesigning Google: how Larry Page engineered a beautiful revolution

Parsely.js – Javascript forms validation

Understand the Favicon

Rapid and Responsive: UX to Prototype with Bootstrap

Designing a responsive, Retina-friendly site (Part 1)

Development / Backend

Magento StackExchange is now live (it’s like StackOverflow, but Magento-only)

More than you ever wanted to know about “this” in JavaScript

Zend Framework 2.0.7 and 2.1.0 Released

Method calls on primitive types in PHP

Rethinking string interpolation in PHP

Using Artificial Intelligence to Write Self-Modifying/Improving Programs

Performance / Optimization

Let’s do a bunch of simple stuff to make websites faster

Front-end performance for web designers and front-end developers

Linux / System Management

Homeland Security: Disable UPnP as tens of millions at risk

How we moved our data center 25 miles without downtime

A $35 thin client? Testing the RaspberryPi as a thin client on a Server 2008 terminal server

Linux Terminal: pidstat, know everything about your processes

General / Miscellaneous

Microsoft’s “Children of the 90s” IE ad is a nostalgic trip back in time

Google+ surpasses Twitter to take number 2 social network after Facebook

The joys of having a Forever Project

Ubuntu bug #1

About the Author

GoogleColin O'Dell first started programming on an old Apple II-e at the age of 8. Within four years, he mastered several BASIC variants and sold his...


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