Jaron Lanier – Who is Civilization for? (& Q+A with Ulrich Kelber).
Monthly Archives: February 2021
How to Efficiently Choose the Right Database for Your Applications
Some interesting thoughts on How to Efficiently Choose the Right Database for Your Applications.
Build tools around workflows, not workflows around tools
Today I enjoyed reading Build tools around workflows, not workflows around tools. Taken with John Romero’s advice to build your own tools I feel I am on the right path with some of my current projects.
A Vim Guide for Advanced Users
Today I stumbled upon A Vim Guide for Advanced Users. Learned a trick or two, but it’s still a long road ahead for me.
I just wanted to get something that I’ve thought for many years on record, because I don’t think I’ve ever had the chance to discuss it much before, but I believe JSON web services (“REST APIs”) and web applications should deal only in two HTTP verbs, being: GET and POST. You use GET for queries and you use POST for submissions. All POST operations go through business logic for particular services and CRUDing URLs is a supremely bad idea, in my opinion. Just wanted to get that on record. Thanks. p.s for web applications you should 3xx on success, not 2xx on success; what you do for JSON web services is up to you, but for those 2xx is probably fine.
How to set up a basic jump host with SSH in Linux
Found an article: How to set up a basic jump host with SSH in Linux.
Plain Text Protocols
Some discussion about Plain Text Protocols. Who doesn’t love plain text? :)
Files are hard
A great article on the complexity of file systems: Files are hard.
Free for developers
Check out https://free-for.dev/ for a list of services which are free for developers.
10 Years of Open-Source Visualization
Some notes from Mike Bostock about what he’s learned from the D3.js project over the years: 10 Years of Open-Source Visualization.