Eran Hammer’s Response to Netflix’s “Node.js in Flames”

Eran Hammer on Node.js web framework design tradeoffs and why there is no “best” framework: If you haven’t read Netflix’s Node.js in Flames blog post you should. It is a great deep dive into debugging a node performance problem. The post includes useful tips that can help you solve similar problems. That said… My feedback […]

“Sorry, your coffee isn’t an artisanal ritual.”

Marco Arment writes about coffee lovers who look down upon Keurig K-Cups: We’re the ones who keep creating, replacing, Kickstarting, and spending top dollar on ever-more-specialized equipment, even when it differs from established products only in arbitrary or purely decorative ways that have no discernable effect on the actual coffee (except maybe prolonging the process […]

The Invention of the AeroPress

Zachary Crockett at Priceonomics brings us the story of Alen Alder’s company Aerobie and how a toy manufacturer started making coffee makers. The AeroPress was conceived at Alan Adler’s dinner table. The company was having a team meal, when the wife of Aerobie’s sales manager posed a question: “What do you guys do when you […]

Infrastructure as force multiplier

Steve Klabnik considers “Is npm worth 26MM?”: If you want to repeatably manufacture an open source ecosystem, you need capital to do so. And a firm that’s progressive enough to understand the indirect payoffs of investing in infrastructure is poised to have a huge advantage. npm’s CEO:

Yeti 0.2.27 — First-class code coverage

Less than a week since the last release and as promised, Yeti 0.2.27 has shipped today with code coverage support. Yeti 0.2.27 provides first-class code coverage reporting provided by Istanbul. Simply use Yeti with the -c or –coverage option. By default, Yeti will instrument your code on-the-fly and show a brief summary. Yeti has ran […]

Yeti 0.2.26 released

I’ve released a new version of Yeti, the test runner we use here on Yahoo’s YUI team. Since August 2013, Yeti has automated 33,661,505 tests in CI for us. Today’s release prints useful feedback to stderr when Yeti is used in CI. It also includes a fix for issue #74 (Unable to serve error) and […]

Placebo-philes

Robert McGinley Myers: For me it started with a simple search for better headphones. I think I typed “best headphones under $50” into Google, and what came back was a series of lists, like this one or this one, ranking the best headphones at a series of price ranges. I settled on a pair pretty […]