10 September 2015
Node.js 4.0.0 just got released! The jump from 0.12.x
to 4.0 is a huge one, especially since it incorporates lots of changes that happened
over at the IO.js project. So far, I haven’t experienced a lot of issues with it, and it
quickly became the one version that I use as default on my system. However, there are some
hickups here and there. Here I try to collect some issues with Gulp.js and first aid
solutions. There are few and they might be out of date quickly.
09 September 2015
Incremental builds are a good way of speeding up your build iterations. Instead
of building everything again with each and every iteration, you just process
the files that have changed.
07 September 2015
Another nice addition to
vinyl-fs that will end up in Gulp 4 is the possibility
of having “passthrough” source streams. This basically allows
gulp.src to be
writable. So what does this mean for you?
04 September 2015
This was the first contribution I’ve ever made at GitHub, belonging to the original
learn.jquery.com website. The original article is now offline, but saved here for the future.
03 September 2015
One really cool feature on the Gulp 4 roadmap is the inclusion of native
sourcemaps. A commit roughly two weeks ago at the vinyl-fs
package makes this possible now. Instead of using the
package directly, you can use a flag in
gulp.src. Gulp takes care of the rest:
26 August 2015
Okay, lovely people, this is huge for me. I’m actually in the midst of writing a
book. It’s called “Front-End Tooling with Gulp, Bower and Yeoman”, and it’s
– you guessed it – about front-end tooling with Gulp, Bower and Yeoman. Actually
I’ve been writing on it for the last 9 months, and now it has reached the phase of
going public for the first time. It’s in the so called “Early Access Program” from
Manning (MEAP), where you can buy it before it goes to print, helping me pointing at
all the mistakes I make. Or do some slap on the back because it’s so good.
24 August 2015
In 2012 I saw one of Lea Verou’s talks for the first time. And if you every had the opportunity of seeing her, you know that you are in for a treat. Her unique way of teaching all those nifty CSS tricks is not only entertaining and engaging, but also a huge motivation for your own work. Every time I returned home from one of those conferences, I tried recreating those tricks and secrets (as she calls it) at home. Using her interactive slides I managed to recreate a good deal of what she’s shown, but sometimes I wished I had some sort of documentation ready. Well, this is now available with her book “CSS Secrets”.
13 August 2015
Some sort of follow-up to my first Medium article – PostCSS Misconceptions – this one deals with the terms pre- and post-processing in general. Well illustrated and with a verdict.
12 August 2015
The first time I wrote something for my new Job at Ruxit.com. We spent about three weeks to push the site’s loading performance to a possible max, without us having the possibility to reduce the page’s weight. This is the write-up of our endeavour.
11 August 2015
I tried out Medium as a publishing platform recently. The result is a short rant on how people few PostCSS. While I love the tool and use it everyday, I do want to make clear what’s it all about. Have fun reading.