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Joshua Rubin
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Do you ever see something new and think, wow, so this is the future? Watch this, we've made it (still no flying cars, hover-boards or robot housemaids though).
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True. Still more of a toy the way it's been demo'd. Like a GoPro camera gone social.
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It’s a sad day for the web. +Opera will no longer be developing its own rendering engine (Presto) and will instead be switching to WebKit (along with Safari and +Google Chrome).

I can't argue their business reasoning. I also can't say that I did anything to prevent this as developing for +Opera  was always an afterthought. However, their strict adherence to web standards always pushed the web forward.

Unlike, for example, Internet Explorer, a bug in a site I developed when used with +Opera was almost always a bug in my site (not adhering to standards) and not a browser quirk. This made it a fantastic testing tool.

Homogeny among web rendering engines will not promote standards based development, it will only encourage development for that engine.

Good luck to +Opera as it moves forward. We will miss you Presto.
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Never struggled with tar, awk and sed on the other hand…
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Ah, the real purpose of the web has finally been unearthed
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LOL catz.
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Thought you would like this Jon :)
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Why I love developing for Internet Explorer (9 in this case):

Working on a form that I thought I was complete, I just wasted a whole night with these issues:

1. IE9 does not support the input placeholder attribute (IE10 now does). OK, fairly easily fixed with a polyfill, but still, really annoying.

2. IE9 does not support CORS (Cross-Origin Resource Sharing) which was a hard requirement for this form.

Except that it kind of does.
Except that it uses a special ActiveX control (XDomainRequest) to do it that is different than the standard XHR (AJAX, XMLHttpRequest).
Except that jQuery does not abstract this automatically.

OK, so there are jQuery plugins to add this capability.

Except that for POST requests the Content-Type header can't possibly be set on XDomainRequest, so the server sees a test/plain request.

I actually had to change SERVER SIDE code to support stupid client side browser bugs.

WHAT. A. PIECE. OF. ...
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This is a great overview of why coding style matters. It discusses some rational decisions supporting some choices made by John Carmack, founder of Id Software (he even comments on the article directly). All of the zveloCat team should read this.
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Linux is an acceptable launcher for Emacs? Maybe, but now Emacs is an acceptable launcher for Vim.
Cloning this repository: git clone git://gitorious.org/evil/evil.git evil cd evil. Add this repository as a remote to an existing local repository: git remote add evil git://gitorious.org/evil/evil.gi...
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LOL: The "big plate" featuring the San Francisco 50 minus 1ers and the Baltimore Black Birds
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Wow, all this talk and Godwin's Law does not appear to be holding?!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Star_Trek_into_Darkness
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin's_law
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LOL! Title Nazis! D'oh... there goes Godwin's Law.
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Ok, after my late night rant about IE, I couldn't not post this awesome commercial (for IE). It still sucks though.
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  • zvelo, Inc.
    Software Engineer, 2010 - present
  • Rubix Consulting, Inc.
    President, 2006 - 2012
  • eSoft, Inc
    Software Engineer, 2007 - 2010
  • Verbal World, Inc.
    Software Engineer, 2006 - 2007
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