Javascript access to Media Queries & Link dump: Connection latency, the fate of client services and more

Posted on Feb 18, 2015

Since the new year I've been doing some research about what's being going on in the front-end dev world in the last few years since I've been away from it.  The times, they are a changing, and they are a changing rapidly!  I've pulled together a link dump of a bunch of articles that I found really interesting on a range of topics, you may find some of this useful and insightful...

Link: On being a great programmer...

Posted on Feb 11, 2015

I was watching this talk on how to go from being an intermediate developer to a expert programmer, and ended up pulling out this great nugget from a gentleman named Ed Weissman:

A smart accountant once told me that the answer to “How much money did you make?” is always, “Who wants to know?” If it’s an investor, the answer is “A lot.” If it’s a customer, the answer is “A little.” If it’s the IRS, the answer is “None.”

Same thing here. The answer to “Who is a good programmer?” is always, “Who wants to know?”

To a project manager, the programmer who hits every deadline (regardless of quality) is a good programmer.

To a customer, the programmer who solves their problem quickest is a good programmer.

To a business owner, the programmer who makes them the most money is a good programmer.

On VisualForce Governor Limits

Posted on Feb 09, 2015

It's been over a year and a half since my last blog post?  The time, it flies.  There were a number of projects that kept me super busy during that time, and only recently did things slow down.  It's a "good problem to have" as they say, but it's still a problem. :S

I ran into an issue recently with a Visual Force page I was generating for a project and thought I'd post about what I found, in case it can benefit anybody else. But first...