Build Modules, Not Examples

I’ve been thinking out loud this afternoon about how modules make Node.js successful with @ekashida, YUI’s newest team member. YUI is a powerful open-source library for developing web apps. Node and YUI both document their APIs very well. Unlike Node, we also have 250 examples to help people get started. Yet lots of people have […]

Best Trumps Easy

I work at Yahoo!, building open source software. I build Yeti, but I work alongside the team building YUI. The engineers who built this team, and continue to work on this team, are the reason I have chosen to stay at Yahoo! building Yeti: they choose what’s best over what’s easiest. You work with people […]

When PHP Actually Is Your First Programming Language

I have read a few articles about how PHP is a perfectly good first language and how it should never be a first. These articles are interesting because my first programming language was PHP† and I have been using it extensively since 2004. One thing is true: it’s really easy to get started with PHP. […]