Piatti del giorno 56
“Instead of shooting arrows at somebody else’s target… I make my own target around wherever my arrow has happened to have landed.”
- Cheap Thrills - “Real design genius lies in the ability to make something look pretty, and with gentle updates to keep it modern looking, without causing huge disruption to your whole ecosystem every couple of years.”
- Laser Cutter Cafe - Computer-guided manufacturing equipment and tea, together at last and in Vancouver through the summer.
- objc.io - A brand new web magazine for Objective C and those who love it. Issue 1 is about view controllers (h/t @andy_matuschak).
- Blocks or Delegation? - A good post on the tradeoffs of communicating results back through a block, versus using the more flexible–but ceremonial–delegate pattern.
- Best Practices for Designing a Pragmatic RESTful API - I think I’m on side with the HATEOAS assessment (promising, but a client with a well-tailored UI may never need the generality), but not really down with versioning in the URL (h/t @mdeepwell).
- It’s not about the unit tests - First, care deeply.
- The Unexotic Underclass - You don’t have to go to Africa to find difficult and ignored problems. In fact, it’s better that you don’t. (Full disclosure: I did, and in the fullness of time I see that it was more about me than them).
- Snowflakes + Avalanches - “This is a quote I picked up back in high school, when philosophical bravado was some definition of identity you could carry that built who you were through the clumsy fumbles of adolescence. Admittedly, for years, I thought it was a quote by Voltaire because like most teens, my concern was in how I sounded and not what I actually knew.”