Happy Nerd Year! In this joyful new year of nerdiness, we’re honoring our January Big Nerd of the Month, Chris Donnelly. Chris is still new to Big Nerd Ranch, but he’s made a big impact.
Last week I walked through finding and fixing My Favorite Bug. Observant readers may have noticed a multi-step process outlined by some <H3> tags. Get the Attitude, Do Corrective Maintenance, and so on. What was that?
When I started at Big Nerd Ranch, I was starved for code review. I had received very few deep, insightful comments on the code I had produced up to that point. Then the code review process at Big Nerd Ranch changed the game for me.
For Big Nerd Ranch, the last year was full of teaching, developing apps and learning from one another. We published books, added courses and—well, we’ll let the numbers speak for themselves.
Large, full-screen photos seem to be everywhere on the web. But while photos are getting bigger, so are file sizes. Image optimization with Adobe Fireworks can solve this problem.
The holidays have come to an end, but we can’t finish out the season without announcing the winners of our “My Very Nerdy Wish List” Pinterest contest.
At the end of last year’s storytelling session I mentioned that my favorite story is “Two programmers fixing a show-stopper bug over 24 hours, with the fix being a two-character change in the source code that resulted in a two-bit change in the compiled program.” Here it is.