Good Reads For The Week: 12/02/2012

February 12, 2012

I have a great list of articles for you this weekend and I’ve altered the layout a little bit too so it’ll hopefully be a little easier to follow.

I was pleased that my Jeff Atwood post picked up some interest this week and found its way onto the front page of Dzone. It’s encouraging to get positive feedback.

I hope these lists are providing some value!

Away we go…


12 Reasons You’re Not Losing Fat

When people find out I write posts about training, health and fitness, it’s not long before the topic of losing weight comes up. In all honesty, it’s not something I’m too comfortable discussing. I know what I believe and I know what has worked for me but talking about the things people eat is up there with politics, religion and salary as subjects that can cause conflict. Thankfully, from now on I can just point people to this post by Jason Ferruggia.

Web Development

Extroverted Developer #3 – Jared Parsons

Jared Parsons works as lead developer at Microsoft on the Developer Tools team for Visual Studio. He’s also racked up a crazy amount of rep on Stack Overflow. Here he discusses his work, SO, code comments and JavaScript with the Extroverted Developer podcast lads.

Differences Between jQuery .bind() vs .live() vs .delegate() vs .on()

This is a post I could have done with many, many times. I’ve got to be honest… this subject came up a lot on one of the recent projects I worked on.

A re-introduction to JavaScript

Mozilla’s Developer Network is a fine resource for JavaScript information. This post is a useful reintroduction to a programming language that is going through something of a renaissance.

Scaling Your Javascript Applications

JavaScript MVC patterns are picking up a lot of traction at the moment. Here, Addy Osmani presents his thoughts into how these patterns can be used for creating applications. The talk covers separating concerns, keeping app logic decoupled and how to build modules that can exist on their own or be dropped into other projects.

Classic Mistakes Enumerated

Steve McConnell is the author of one of the greatest texts that exists on the subject of Software Development. This is an extract from his 1996 book ‘Rapid Development‘. This free excerpt covers some classic development mistakes covering people, process, product and technology. As with most mistakes, these are easy to read about but are not always easy to avoid!

Other Stuff

100 Tips About Life, People, and Happiness

I like lists. This is a good one.

Have a great week!

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