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Techorama 2014: Nik Molnar on GitHub

At Techorama, some sessions really sprung out. I took some notes and pictures (tip for the Windows Phoners: Office Lens) so I could share what I learnt. Nik Molnar gave a great session on extending GitHub (see his slides on GitHub). He showed some of the great tools that add functionality to GitHub. If you […]

Techorama 2014: databases (Grant Fritchey)

I’m not a database guy. In fact, it’s one of the aspects of programming I least like. So it surprised some of my colleagues when I told them I was attending a session at Techorama aimed at DBAs. But the description struck a chord with me. Grant Fritchey gave a session named "Solving the Database […]

Use CDNs, but have a fallback mechanism

At Techorama 2014, Nik Molnar mentioned very shortly that you should use CDNs. CDNs, or Content Delivery Networks (or Distribution), are public repositories of javascript libraries, css files, images, etc that anyone can reference. There are lots of CDNs out there. A popular one is Google Hosted Libraries. You’ll find Angular, jQuery, jQuery UI, etc. […]

Techorama 2014

I’ve written about learning in the past, and how I’ve given up a bit on user group sessions. In my case, I learn more when I get behind my computer and write some code myself. But when Team4Talent offered me to attend Techorama, I didn’t turn it down. I know people have opinions on some […]