Good Reads For The Week: 20/02/2012

February 19, 2012

I have some more interesting posts for you this week, covering fitness, development and a few other things.


Ten Tips To Help You Live A Longer, Healthier Life by Charles Poliquin

Lists like these are pretty easy to digest and take good things from. There’s nothing groundbreaking to take from it but it’s good, solid advice that is easy to forget about in the day to day of life.

A Surefire Way to Learn the Clean by Jon-Erik Kawamoto

This is a great post from T-Nation. I’ve been leaving the big lifts for a while now and the clean is one that I’m only just getting into trying more and more.

A Guide to Your First Kettlebell by Marianne

I was given a kettlebell as a recent birthday present. It was ‘only’ 25kg but it’s a killer to workout with. The weight is brutal and definitely put me in my place. I’ve done some experimenting with it and there’s so much interesting stuff out there from guys like Steve Maxwell and Dan John. This is a great introduction from Marianne.

There Is No Tomorrow by Smitty

Awesome motivation from one of the best in the business.

6 Secrets for a Supreme Squat by John Gaglione

The squat is another of the big lifts that I have been using for a few months now. In the beginning, I found it pretty intimidating but as long as you respect the weight there’s really no need. For me, it’s one of the greatest all round single exercises out there.

Web Development

CoffeeScript: A Roundup for Beginners by David Cochran

There’s been a lot of buzz about Coffeescript in recently months and to be honest, a lot of it has passed me by. If you’re anything like me, this is a great place to really dig into it and see what it can do. Either way, add it to your toolbox in case it ever comes in. Great stuff, David.

31 Weeks of Windows Phone Metro Design by Arturo Toledo

I find the ideas and principles behind Windows Metro interface and design pretty awesome. Grokking the basics of Windows Phone development is high up on my ‘to-do’ list and this series is the perfect introduction from one of Microsoft’s senior UX designers.

JavaScript Closures Explained

Closures are everywhere in Javascript these days. Derek Greer presents a detailed look into the ideas around them.

Essential JavaScript Design Patterns For Beginners

Addy Osmani has updated his essential Javascript design patterns work. Cheers, Addy!

A huge collection of Steve Jobs talks

Pretty much as it says on the tin.

Kinect SDK Media Controls

The release of the Windows Kinect SDK was perfectly timed as I recently upgraded my development machine to Windows 8. I’ve been digging in to it’s working and found this to be a useful introduction to using the kit.

The Future of JavaScript – take a peek today!

The next version of JavaScript aka “Harmony” is right around the corner and the V8 development team recently released a look into some of it’s new features.

Have a great week!

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