Switching to Linux doesn’t have much of a learning curve. It has an unlearning curve.
Ever since the advent of HTML5 and ES6, the web is moving forward at the speed of the Millennium Falcon.
While the world was still in awe at Angular’s superpowers, the React phenomenon happened. And while the average corporate Java dev gets over the overwhelming pace of events, Angular2 and Polymer will be ready to refill their pile of things to be amazed at.
And that is a good thing. It means better APIs, better developer ergonomics, and most importantly, better resulting products.
elementary OS isn’t just a community. It’s a culture. And this culture has its own conventions; its own way of doing things. Continue reading “The Cult of elementary OS”
Office documents are for men. Real kids use Markdown.
After a long, long wait, Xfce 4.12 is finally here.
It doesn’t exactly have a single killer feature that would become the talk of the town. Rather, as is typical of Xfce, this release features
hundreds thousands of subtle, bite-sized improvements that make it feel more polished.
Check out the tour to know more.
One reason is that it is spreading the idea of FOSS. Because the great thing about JS is that it can be distributed in only one form: source. Since all your code is visible to everyone anyway, you might as well publish it under a libre licence. And that’s what most people do.
It’s also nice to see new-age hackers doing all sorts of spiffy stuff at npm, the namespace pollution mechanism. What’s more, thanks to npm, this new generation of developers is carrying forward the UNIX philosophy:
Do one thing and do it well.
So Mr Kejriwal is going to be CM, eh? I daresay that means a good thing for the libre software movement. He does share ideas with the FSF, from what I’ve read.