Internal Tidbits: Links, Resources, Tools
By Steph Skardal · November 13, 2013
Here at End Point, we have a broad range and depth of knowledge in many areas of web development, both server side and client side. This shows itself in form of many internal emails. Whenever I get an internal email with some tidbit of information I'd like to read later on, I file it in my Internal folder to read about later. That folder is overflowing now, and I wanted to take some time to clean it out and share the contents in blog form.
- Jon also shared a link to Coding, Fast and Slow: Developers and the Psychology of Overconfidence. This is an article about estimating projects, which is so inherent in our work.
- Phunk told us about the file finder tool in github: if you go to a repo in github and click "t", it activates the file finder and you can find files by fragments of the filename. Holy cow – I'm just reading this email now and tried it out for the first time!
- Jon shared a link to Git Best Practices by Seth Robertson.
- Jon (side note: This Jon "character" must send a lot of emails!) told us about explainshell.com, which is a handy web tool that outputs the help text for the command and each argument. Below is an example of the output.
- A couple of weeks ago, one of our developers sent a request looking for a free or inexpensive application which gives clients the ability to generate rough wireframes for a new web app. The responses included draw.io and balsamiq.
- Jon shared a The Developer's RegEx Survival Guide: 15 Rules for Making Sense of Regular Expressions. This has a lot of great tips.
- Finally, another developer recently asked for a zip code location software or service. Some options that came up were Ultimate Locater, Bullseye location software, Geosprawl, Google Maps and zip-codes.com.
My Internal folder is now clean and I'm ready to hear about more great tips & tools from my coworkers.