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Feature based development

Recently we changed the way we were working on JS Bin. Instead of pushing new features whenever it took my fancy – which could result in success or equally some kind of breakage – we’re now pushing new features under feature flags and it’s proving to be really quite powerful (and fun).

nodemon 1.0

For the past few months I’ve been working on a re-factor of nodemon. The two main drivers were to make the code base easier to maintain and to make nodemon more extendible. Nodemon is a command line utility to detect file changes and restart your application. Typically node apps, but it can restart any kind [...]

I am hiring

My small company, Left Logic is now actively hiring. Left Logic is based in the heart of Brighton, my favourite part actually: The North Laine. The company is a front end development and JavaScript specialist. I add JavaScript separately, because Node applications feature a lot in the projects we’ve worked on. Technology stack includes: node [...]

Quick & Dirty Forking

I’ve often come across a github hosted repo that was purely client side, but didn’t have a hosted demo. Maybe a simple JavaScript library, or a CSS effect, but no url that I could see it in action. I’m left with the decision do I clone the project locally and fire up my own server, [...]

A Public MIT License Resource

Pretty much every personal project I work on I try to make it publicly available – usually under an MIT license – but I pretty much always forget to include an MIT license file. There’s an Open Source Initiative with the license, but it doesn’t have the date, nor the license holder. So I’ve released [...]

A better Twitter search

If you’ve not noticed already the search in Twitter has been downgraded to 7 days history. In fact, that changed some time ago. I’ve had the good fortune to be able to ask Twitter employees directly about the history via attending Devnest and I’ve been assured the history is being kept. That doesn’t solve the [...]

Twitpic API for getting pictures out

I’ve been using Twitpic either via TwitterFon on my iPhone or Tweetie from my desktop for Twitter, but one thing struck me last night: Twitpic doesn’t allow me to get my content back out. So here’s my fix: http://twitpicapi.appspot.com/