Meteor speaker kit –

Want to introduce other developers to Meteor? Your presentation has already been created. Check out this Meteor speaker kit.

Giving a talk about Meteor to outside groups is a great way to raise your profile, improve your speaking skills, and deepen your own knowledge of Meteor. We’ve had people give brown bag talks at their own companies, speak at meetups (Rails, MongoDB, etc), and even present at conferences.

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Astronomers Watch a Supernova and See Reruns –

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope say they have been watching the same star blow itself to smithereens in a supernova explosion over and over again, thanks to a trick of Einsteinian optics.

The star exploded more than nine billion years ago on the other side of the universe, too far for even the Hubble to see without special help from the cosmos. In this case, however, light rays from the star have been bent and magnified by the gravity of an intervening cluster of galaxies so that multiple images of it appear.


divmain/GitSavvy – full git and GitHub integration with ST3

Sublime Text 3 plugin providing the following features:

  • basic Git functionality; init, add, commit, amend, checkout, pull, push, etc.
  • inline diff viewing, including quick navigation between modified hunks and the ability to (un)stage files by hunk or by line (inspired by SourceTree)
  • GitHub integration
  • issue/collaborator referencing when committing
  • opening the current file on GitHub at the selected line
  • GitHub-style blame view, showing hunk metadata and ability to view the commit that made the change
  • git diff view, allowing user to (un)stage hunks across all files
  • a status dashboard, exposing much of the available functionality

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Polymer – build with web components

Web Components usher in a new era of web development based on encapsulated and interoperable custom elements that extend HTML itself. Built atop these new standards, Polymer makes it easier and faster to create anything from a button to a complete application across desktop, mobile, and beyond. ~ Polymer

jQuery Sheetrock

Sheetrock is a jQuery plugin for querying, retrieving, and displaying data from Google Spreadsheets. Use it to load entire sheets or leverage SQL-like queries to treat Google Spreadsheets as a quick-and-dirty JSON datastore. All you need is the URL of a public Google Spreadsheet. It requires no backend code whatsoever—everything is done in the browser. ~ jQuery Sheetrock.

A(nother) new era of WordPress – Be the signal

Jeff Waugh shares his thoughts on Another new era of WordPress. His comments on the new WordPress API interest me most:

With WP-API, you could get rid of all that PHP code, do less work on the server, and build the entire admin user interface in the browser with JavaScript. That might sound strange, but it’s how most modern web applications are built today. WordPress can adapt… again!

One of the things I love about WordPress is that you can make it look like anything you wish. Most of the sites I’ve worked on don’t look anything like traditional blogs. WP-API kicks that up a notch.

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