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@domenic
domenic / promises.md
Last active Jan 18, 2020
You're Missing the Point of Promises
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This article has been given a more permanent home on my blog. Also, since it was first written, the development of the Promises/A+ specification has made the original emphasis on Promises/A seem somewhat outdated.

You're Missing the Point of Promises

Promises are a software abstraction that makes working with asynchronous operations much more pleasant. In the most basic definition, your code will move from continuation-passing style:

getTweetsFor("domenic", function (err, results) {
    // the rest of your code goes here.
@banksean
banksean / mersenne-twister.js
Created Feb 10, 2010
a Mersenne Twister implementation in javascript. Makes up for Math.random() not letting you specify a seed value.
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/*
I've wrapped Makoto Matsumoto and Takuji Nishimura's code in a namespace
so it's better encapsulated. Now you can have multiple random number generators
and they won't stomp all over eachother's state.
If you want to use this as a substitute for Math.random(), use the random()
method like so:
var m = new MersenneTwister();
@yossorion
yossorion / what-i-wish-id-known-about-equity-before-joining-a-unicorn.md
Last active Jan 17, 2020
What I Wish I'd Known About Equity Before Joining A Unicorn
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What I Wish I'd Known About Equity Before Joining A Unicorn

Disclaimer: This piece is written anonymously. The names of a few particular companies are mentioned, but as common examples only.

This is a short write-up on things that I wish I'd known and considered before joining a private company (aka startup, aka unicorn in some cases). I'm not trying to make the case that you should never join a private company, but the power imbalance between founder and employee is extreme, and that potential candidates would

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# Hello, and welcome to makefile basics.
#
# You will learn why `make` is so great, and why, despite its "weird" syntax,
# it is actually a highly expressive, efficient, and powerful way to build
# programs.
#
# Once you're done here, go to
# http://www.gnu.org/software/make/manual/make.html
# to learn SOOOO much more.
@aras-p
aras-p / preprocessor_fun.h
Last active Jan 17, 2020
Things to commit just before leaving your job
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// Just before switching jobs:
// Add one of these.
// Preferably into the same commit where you do a large merge.
//
// This started as a tweet with a joke of "C++ pro-tip: #define private public",
// and then it quickly escalated into more and more evil suggestions.
// I've tried to capture interesting suggestions here.
//
// Contributors: @r2d2rigo, @joeldevahl, @msinilo, @_Humus_,
// @YuriyODonnell, @rygorous, @cmuratori, @mike_acton, @grumpygiant,
@cryzed
cryzed / fix-infinality.md
Last active Jan 15, 2020
A set of instructions on how to fix the harfbuzz + Infinality issue and restoring good-looking, Infinality-like font rendering.
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Disclaimer: Please follow this guide being aware of the fact that I'm not an expert regarding the things outlined below, however I made my best attempt. A few people in IRC confirmed it worked for them and the results looked acceptable.

Attention: After following all the steps run gdk-pixbuf-query-loaders --update-cache as root, this prevents various gdk-related bugs that have been reported in the last few hours. Symptoms are varied, and for Cinnamon the DE fails to start entirely while for XFCE the icon theme seemingly can't be changed anymore etc.

Check the gist's comments for any further tips and instructions, especially if you are running into problems!

Screenshots

Results after following the guide as of 11.01.2017 13:08:

@jlong
jlong / uri.js
Created Apr 20, 2012
URI Parsing with Javascript
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var parser = document.createElement('a');
parser.href = "http://example.com:3000/pathname/?search=test#hash";
parser.protocol; // => "http:"
parser.hostname; // => "example.com"
parser.port; // => "3000"
parser.pathname; // => "/pathname/"
parser.search; // => "?search=test"
parser.hash; // => "#hash"
parser.host; // => "example.com:3000"
@gaearon
gaearon / slim-redux.js
Last active Jan 13, 2020
Redux without the sanity checks in a single file. Don't use this, use normal Redux. :-)
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function mapValues(obj, fn) {
return Object.keys(obj).reduce((result, key) => {
result[key] = fn(obj[key], key);
return result;
}, {});
}
function pick(obj, fn) {
return Object.keys(obj).reduce((result, key) => {
if (fn(obj[key])) {
@jamtur01
jamtur01 / ladder.md
Last active Jan 11, 2020
Kickstarter Engineering Ladder
View js-the-weird-parts-notes.md

JavaScript, the weird parts

link to notes https://git.io/vgpKc

about Sher Minn

  • front-end web engineer
  • funemployed, but joining Viki.com in a week
  • recently spent 3 months in NYC at the Recurse Center
    • retreat for programmers
    • where people go to be better at what they do
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