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It's the most wonderful time.. of..the year. Merry Developer Christmas everyone.
 
Excited to announce that our official dates for Google I/O in San Francisco are May 28 & 29, 2015. Whether you’re able to join us in person, online via I/O Live or at an I/O Extended event in your local community, we’re looking forwarding to connecting with the global +Google Developers community to share what we’re working on next. 

More details to come over the coming weeks; be sure to check https://events.google.com/io2015/ for the latest.
Google I/O 2015 brings together developers for an immersive, two-day experience focused on exploring the next generation of technology, mobile and beyond. Join us online or in person May 28-29, 2015.
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March 17 = agony...
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I would watch football, like ALL THE TIME, if this happened in real time. So funny! Props on how much work collecting all these clips.and coming up with phrases that match must have been. Wow.
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And the fact that most of them make sense based on what is happening in the video.
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That is one awesome graphic.
 
Humans: Just A Twig On The Tree Of Life - CLICK & ZOOM - "3.5 billion years of evolution, in one beautiful infographic. Life started with bacteria. By some cosmic chance, amino acids became DNA and proteins, which together became life. It took roughly 2 billion more years for things to get more interesting…but things got very, very interesting."

"In this graphic by the Tree of Life web project and designer Leonard Eisenberg, we see all 3.5 billion years of life on earth evolving, not through limbs and timelines, but an elegant rainbow swirl. It’s as if our whole history is a colorful bunch of balloons, all tying back to bacteria.

As you look at the graphic, realize that time radiates outward and each kingdom’s appearance is also in chronological order from left to right. What you’ll discern then is a story of origins and mass extinctions, the way life almost bided its time through the Ice Age then hit the gas through the Cambrian Explosion. It was here when the protostomes (everything from trilobites to squids) simply went nuts, and the separation of plants vs. animals as we know them arose.

You’ll see lots of ideas that didn’t work—branches surrounded by small pockets of white or an extinct species. But mass extinctions, while often ending giving rise to new diversity, barely moved the needle on existing diversity. (This graph is constantly expanding, not shrinking). And of course, you’ll see the most important age to mankind, the mass extinction 65 million years ago that killed the dinosaurs and let the mammals have their day. That one did leave a pretty huge mark—a giant hole, in fact, in the branches.

Humans? We showed up about 63 million years later as one of the last bits of brown ink on the mammal branch—the smallest drop of pigment, but more than enough to wipe this beautiful rainbow away."

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http://www.fastcodesign.com/1670898/infographic-humans-are-just-a-twig-on-the-tree-of-life
http://www.evogeneao.com
http://tolweb.org/tree

  #evolution #tree #treeoflife #infographic  
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This article is fantastic. There's a lot to take away without needing to have everyone in your company wear data collecting badges. It would be great to see this in action.
 
This is something I have consistently observed with high performance teams I work with. Teams that are well balanced (not dominated by a few members), energetic, engaged, and work face-to-face trend to b produce more effectively. Awesome to see actual data to explore these ideas!
The chemistry of high-performing groups is no longer a mystery.
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Very interesting, but not nearly as interesting if we could see the data for our own team!  Tell Kevin about this!  :D
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No mention of the burgeoning tech scene but I'll take it.
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This is such a fantastic article on education. Coming from software it's not surprising to "dogfood" your own software. This teacher "dogfoods" the education system as an adult and finds all sorts of great take aways, that, after you hear them seem like common sense. I hope my children are able to have such an interactive learning experience described within.
 
Every teacher in the modern world should read this piece, and do what the author did.
'Teachers work hard, but I now think that conscientious students work harder. '
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Look what just showed up. I'm honored to have received a development excellence award. Thanks Workiva! 
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Totally deserved it.
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I'll be presenting on Jan 21st about Gulp and an open source layer that I helped write at Workiva: wGulp.

https://github.com/Workiva/wGulp
 
You know all those best practices for web development? 
You do all of those, right? Even if you do, maybe you 
have to do them manually or your builds take a while.

Come learn how to use Gulp to handle all of these repetitive 
tasks. Even better, Workiva has open sourced a layer of sugar for Gulp so you get tons of the things you need to do, for free, out of the box.
- compile to JS (CoffeeScript, Typescript, Livescript, JSX) 
- build SASS to CSS 
- minify and bundle your code (JSPM or RequireJS) 
- linting 
- code complexity reports 
- code test coverage reports 
- generate JS docs 
- live reload during dev

We'll give a run through of Gulp, wGulp, and the Yeoman generator that will get you up and running in seconds. 
Workiva will provide food and drinks. Bring your laptops and your favorite project to upgrade your build tooling.

Please RSVP on the meetup page so we have the right amount of food http://www.meetup.com/Montana-Programmers/events/219783286/
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Teaching my daughter to make pancakes... I think she nailed it!
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Everyone, start using Service Workers! 
 
Just posted "The offline cookbook" - basically every pattern I can think of when it comes to caching & serving content via ServiceWorker. 
The offline cookbook. Posted 09 December 2014. When AppCache arrived on the scene it gave us a couple of patterns to make content work offline. If those were the patterns you needed, congratulations, you won the AppCache lottery (the jackpot remains unclaimed), but the rest of us were left ...
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Wow, looks like people REALLY want Dart in Internet Explorer! Since I added it on Oct 1st it has risen to the 8th highest requested feature next to all the web components features.

/cc +Dart +Web Components 
Welcome to the Internet Explorer Platform Suggestion Box! The Internet Explorer team is looking for feature requests from the web developer and designer community. Categories include (but certainly are not limited to) HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Performance, and Developer Tools.
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Come and vote for Dart in IE!
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Android has 84.7% Worldwide Market Share
Why exactly do some people still develop for iOS first or iOS only?

http://www.idc.com/prodserv/smartphone-os-market-share.jsp
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Because they go for the people with the disposable income and the easy targets. Its easy to sell crap to people that buy a phone as a status symbol.
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    Senior Software Engineer, 2013 - present
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