If it is possible to make yourself into a great hacker, the way to do it may be to make the following deal with yourself: you never have to work on boring projects (unless your family will starve otherwise), and in return, you’ll never allow yourself to do a half-assed job. - Paul Graham
Inspired by the quote above, this year, I chose to focus on my front-end development skills because that is the work I find myself enjoying the most. In a sort of masochistic way, I even enjoy the tug-of-war that sometimes happens between the UX group and the engineering group. I just love the idea of helping solve people’s problems in the most obvious, direct — and beautiful — way possible!
Videos and Talks
Sometimes, the last thing you want to do after a long day of coding is code some more. Fear not! Adyy Osmani has got us covered.
If you’ve been reading my posts, you know I like to list books I want to read eventually. I’ve been doing pretty good this holiday season, reading books family and friends gave me for Christmas (I’m such a nerd!).
If your JS craving is still not satisfied, here are a few more blogs for your enjoyment.
Other Great Articles
5 APIs that will transform the Web in 2013 Find out what’s new in the new version of JS (of course, I should probably call it by its proper name, ECMAScript).
Mock Type Tools: Comparison of mocking frameworks
If you are using ExtJs, Ext Spec is made specifically to mock with that library.
Bonus: a plug-in to run your tests in Visual Studio: Chutzpah
A very extensive guide on the background of MVC frameworks and how to pick the one that will fit your needs the best by Addy Osmani (of course!)
JsFiddle: Play around whatever framework of your choice fast!
Frances Advincula writes the series Frances Fridays. Frances recently graduated with a degree in Computer Science with specialization in Software Engineering, she now works as a Software Developer for Accenture (Software). A proud geek girl, she’s sure she is the only one who can’t play video games. Follow her random musings at @FranAdvincula.