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  1. Ashley Williams — Why the #wasmsummit Website isn’t written in Wasm

    WebAssembly is not here to kill JavaScript. In fact, to be successful, it must not. But let me back up.

    WebAssembly is an exciting new technology that has the ambition to change how and what we program for not only the web, but everywhere. In the case of the web platform, WebAssembly’s promise has led many to declare that WebAssembly’s entrance means the death of JavaScript. This belief is not only reactionary, but deeply short-sighted, and likely to threaten the successful wide-spread adoption of WebAssembly.

    In this talk, we’ll use the WebAssembly Summit website to discuss the uses and misuses of WebAssembly on the web. We’ll explore the historical and material conditions of the web, past and present, to understand how and why the web changes and what its current trajectory is. With this understanding, we’ll explore how WebAssembly can navigate this unique moment and discuss the practical implications of the specification’s growth and better tooling as WebAssembly searches for its place in the web platform and beyond.

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  2. 1: Bootcamps vs. Learning Solo & How to Begin with Ruby on Rails - StartHereFM

    We launched StartHereFM almost a year ago because we believe in the value of online education. Along side that we saw that people new to the web development community got easily overwhelmed. There was a lot of content, but a lack of direction. Everyone seemed to know generally what they should do, but they didn’t know the order. And not knowing the order and pattern to do it can be maddening. Upon talking to people we realized that’s a big reason why a large number of people quit before they realize how fun the chosen hobby/skill/industry they want to learn can be. And we believe this applies to everything, not just web dev.

    Thus, we created StartHereFM. The vision is to be the educational roadmap for all people that are new to any career or industry. The mission is to build amazing and educational multi-media content, that is helpful and inspiring.

    And we started with web development.

    Our first podcast has really grown and we immensely enjoy the community that has gathered around it. Great people, sharing the desire to learn and become great.

    To that end, today represents a landmark as we move closer and strive towards our overall vision. We are bringing another show into the mix, a Ruby on Rails show. If you are a Ruby on Rails fan or if you aspire to learn about Ruby on Rails — please check it out. I am starting from square one and walking through everything I did to learn it and get my first client using the language and framework. It’s going to be a fun adventure, why don’t ya join me.

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  3. Scripting News: Podcast: Programmer’s Dilemma

    A quick 15-minute podcast recorded yesterday about the Prisoner’s Dilemma applied to tech. I first saw it in the Mac dev community in the early 90s. I felt we’d do better if we worked together instead of all of us trying to work with Apple. I had insight into why they didn’t want to work with us. To no avail.

    Since then I’ve seen pattern repeated many times. It’s a variant of the famous Prisoner’s Dilemma. It’s the reason the open web has trouble keeping critical mass once the big platforms came into existence. Each of us wants to curry favor with Ev or Zuck, so we can be the rich and famous ones. But it never really happens because that isn’t the way it works. We’d all do better if we worked with each other.

    No matter, there are some good stories to tell. blush

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  4. Scripting News: Podcast: How I got started on the web

    Podcast: How I got started on the web1 hr Here’s my first podcast of 2016. 5 minutes.

    My first development project on the web in 1994 was for the strikers in the SF Newspaper Strike. My programming partner, Chris Gulker, worked for the management website. He worked at the SF Examiner.

    I think it’s a useful story. The technology pulls you where it wants to go, independent of the politics.

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  5. brief podcast: Concord Outliner

    I’ve long felt that every operating system, web server and web browser should have a great outliner baked-in. If you were going to try to do that today, you’d release it under the GPL written in JavaScript. That’s exactly what Concord is.

    It’s useful anywhere information is structured and organized. Like file systems, mailboxes, chatrooms, databases, documents, presentations, product plans, code, libraries, laws, systems of laws, contracts, rules, server logs, guidelines, principles, docs, manifestos, journals, blogs, podcasts, server, clouds, etc.

    So when we set out to build a great JavaScript outliner, about one year ago now, there was always the idea that when it was complete, and relatively debugged, it would be released under the GPL.

    Today, right now, it’s ready.

    If you’re a programmer, beginning or advanced, no matter what kind of project you’re working on, this imho should be part of your basic toolkit.

    It’s a bold move, I know. Maybe nothing will happen, but I don’t think so. I think all kinds of greatness will come.

    Right now there are a fair number of services that should have outliner interfaces, Evernote, Twitter and WordPress are at the top of my list. Now that I’ve become a GitHub user (no expert, by any means) I want to be able to organize my repo as an outline, and have an outline of all my repos.

    I could use an outline editor for Google Groups. I am part of over a dozen of them. I really would like it to be just another outline in my browser-based desktop.

    We did the heavy lifting of bringing an outliner to JavaScript.

    Now it’s up to you to take it to all the places it can make a difference.

    The GPL is the right license for our goals. We want to encourage developers to add features compatibly, so that all outlines open, and can be edited in all environments. If commercial developers want to add private features to the outliner, we will try to work with them. We just want to be sure we can have a conversation about compatibility, and perhaps create revenue to fund development. If a non-commercial project emerges that breaks compatibilty, because the GPL is used, we will have the option of bringing their work into compatibility.

    And this is just the beginning. We need lots of docs, and hopefully a community will develop to work on that.

    This is an exciting moment!

    PS: I recorded a brief podcast about this release, as is customary.

    PPS: Here’s the FAQ announcing the open source release of Frontier in 2004.

    PPPS: Here’s an important 11-minute podcast about Concord and the GPL.

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