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New job, and new career path

Some of you who follow me on Twitter may have noticed recently that I’ve been talking about working for a new company.  This week is my first week working for Salesforce.com.  I’m really excited about the move for a number of reasons, some of which I’ll go into here. As of this past Monday, I’m […]

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When to refactor, and when to slash and burn it

Image via Wikipedia I’ve said it many times before, but as programmers we tend to spendthe bulk of our time working with broken software, and we try to endeavor to make it less broken. When it’s not broken enough to keep people from using it on a day-to-day basis, you release your software. Some places […]

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Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

On the train ride to work today I was listening to “Daft Punk” on my iPhone while reading my blogs, my usual morning activity. And as my mind wandered, the song “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” came on; it’s one of my favourites, as I’m an avid electronic music fan. But since I was reading Ajaxian […]

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Mootools Fx.Index v1.0

At work I needed to perform an animation on a sprite-based image (e.g. one large image containing multiple stages within an animation, pre-rendered). Since there was no easy way within Mootools to iterate over an array of class names, I created one. I called it “Fx.Index”, but if you have a better name for it, […]

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Mootools 1.2 rocks

I’m developing an Ajax web application in Mootools. Two actually, if you consider the work I do with my day job. At work we’re using the older 1.11 version of Mootools, but in the interest of helping this great project, I’m doing my spare-time development using version 1.2. Mootools 1.2 makes it a lot more […]

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