A lot of sites load extra content along the top and in sidebars, to keep you on the site longer. It'd be trivial for Twitter to hide trends or who to follow, but there's no incentive to do it. I don't need the distractions though, so I wrote a Chrome extension to remove them!
Becoming an Erlang developer has not always been easy, but over the last couple of years I've learned a few ways to tame the beast. It doesn't need to become any other language, but there's definitely room for improving the developer experience!
Imagine you woke this morning to find out someone you trusted had posted an embarrassing photo of you online. Wait, dozens, posted over several years! These were times when you were frustrated, sad, or being goofy in a moment that was never meant to be shared with the world. What would you do?
The phrase "future-proofing" makes me cringe as a developer. It's natural, especially as you gain experience, to see a few steps ahead. But this can lead to a tendency to over-engineer solutions, in order to make things easier later. Avoid that tendency any earlier than necessary!
Is it silly that a t-shirt and some stickers motivates thousands of developers to contribute to OSS during Hacktoberfest? Hey, the stickers are cool and the shirt's comfortable! Anyway, I'm not ashamed to admit it's worked on me for the third year in a row. :)
I continued working on "Hide Comments Everywhere" this weekend. It's been fun learning and building. Try it out and let me know what you think! Here are a few interesting things I learned this weekend.
I finished writing an extension for Chrome to hide comments. Can't do something like this without learning something new though! Here's a few of the more interesting things I learned last week.
There have been a number of times when using Erlang that I've found myself concatenating a list of binaries and strings. I usually resort to manual conversions one way or the other... and I think you'll agree they're both pretty ugly. Here's a short snippet to make it easier!