For much of this holiday weekend, Liz and I have been holed up in the apartment working on our respective projects. I’ve spent a great deal of time coding the past two days. Well… maybe not coding per se. I haven’t built a ton of new functionality just yet. Mostly, I spent a lot of time reading up on things (and also trying to get a few different technologies to play nice with one another).
In particular, I got a better handle on multiple cursors, how to select multiple items, and how to use the command palette (and reduce my use of the mouse). I also got introduced to a variety of helpful tools like Emmet,
Prefixr and Fetch. Although for my purposes, I think I need some more brushing up on the fundamentals, before I dive into shortcuts.
Near the Johnson Space Center in Clear Lake, Texas, a group of programmers enter line after line of near-perfect code for NASA. Known as the “on-board shuttle group,” these coders make the software that handles over $4 billion in equipment – where a miscalculation that’s 2/3 of a second off can put the space shuttle 3 miles off course. Charles…