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Rob Becker
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Pretty handy new tooling for Dart coming out of +Workiva 
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I can set that up if you like +Ole Martin Gjersvik​. Message me.
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Here's a great article on software engineering for your reading pleasure.
This started off as a project postmortem. It quickly morphed into a caffeine-induced fever rant, supplemented with life lessons picked up from various projects and readings. It was later refined, censored, and packaged for general consumption. Some of the original fever rant may have snuck during editing. Warning: These are the opinions and views of an Extreme Pragmatist and not necessarily the views of Workiva.
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Sweet... put this into an android or ios smartwatch and things start to get interesting...
Build simple interactions between nearby devices and people.
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Some great description of the progression of a software developer here.
 
That's a must read for everyone in the tech industry. 
We work in a strange industry. There is a much higher need for developers than can be satisfied by new developers coming into the field. This is a …
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This book was very insightful for me https://pragprog.com/book/ahptl/pragmatic-thinking-and-learning The hallmark of an experienced software professional is that they're always learning.
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For people looking to learn how to develop for Android, I have found no better place than the Udacity Android Nanodegree.
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Here's a great write-up on how to set up CI and git push to deploy for server side Dart apps to GCE. 
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Dynamically load package contents with Dart's new Resource class
tldr: In Dart 1.12, you can now dynamically load the contents of files/assets from package dependencies. The new Resource class is currently implemented in the VM, with dart2js support coming in a future release. Motivation Dart applications are rarely just...
tldr: In Dart 1.12, you can now dynamically load the contents of files/assets from package dependencies. The new Resource class is currently implemented in the VM, with dart2js support coming in a future release. Motivation...
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Interesting. I am not sure how I would use it, but interesting
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Looks like I'll need to give this a try for sure!
 
New tool alert: OpenSTF (https://openstf.github.io/) could change how we do multi-device testing. Try it out! (it's free)

It's a tool that lets you remotely control multiple devices from a browser in real-time, including full support for open/sync URLs on all devices, taking high-res screenshots (yay!), running shell commands, remote debugging, reverse port forwarding and a LOT more. It'll even write your code for you. Okay, maybe not quite that..but still! It's powerful. I've been tracking the project for a year now and am super excited it's finally ready and open-source. Having tried out many of the mainstream cross-device tools today (everything from GhostLab to BrowserSync), this really is the swiss-army knife many of us have been waiting for. Because of the way it's been written, you can also use it with existing tools, so plugging it into BrowserSync is feasible.

I met with Simo Kinnunen and Günther Brunner of CyberAgent, the developers of OpenSTF in Tokyo this week and had a chance to talk about the project. Their tool allows you to do cross-device keyboard, mouse and multi-touch (!!) interaction (very useful for mobile webapp testing), manage a complete inventory of your devices with visual representations of them all (makes it feel like a REAL device lab) and supports everything back to Android 2.3 (it of course supports Android M too). OpenSTF also works on mobile meaning you can control from an iPhone or iPod touch and screencast (check out the screenshots).

You can use OpenSTF with both Chrome DevTools and Android Studio. It also works fine with Firefox OS and Android Wear. OpenSTF doesn't currently fully support iOS, but the architecture behind it should work with any OS. There may be a way to get it working through something like iOS WebKit Debug Proxy but that's for another day. On the performance front, Simo and Gunther are using HTML canvas for rendering the realtime view of devices (surprisingly very very smooth). I saw no drop in frames when testing it. They may also look at WebGL rendering to see if this can get even better. There's way too much this tool does to cover in this post, but I'm digging it so far.

You can watch a recording of the OpenSTF talk from Chrome Tech Talks in Tokyo this week over at https://youtu.be/VUmA1vCaOA0?t=9369 if you're interested in some demos.

Give it a spin and let me know what you think :)

I'm planning on getting OpenSTF setup for our team at Google London sometime soon.
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"By the time we get them in Edge you'll likely see Web Components everywhere. :-)"
Translation: IE will be the last to implement web components?
At least Microsoft has committed to supporting and implementing them.
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I've been wanting this for a long time! Present your Google Slides via chromecast with speaker notes and control from your computer.
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What a cool climbing gym at the liberty science center!
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Did you see this? Apparently these crazy abstract playgrounds are all the rage and Missoula is going to be getting some. http://missoulian.com/news/local/missoula-s-goal-an-awesome-park-within--minute-walk/article_1699feca-59da-5293-a29a-999f9ba5ac1c.html
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