Your First App: Node.js is complete!
Oct 31, 2014
I’m stoked to announce that I’ve finished writing my first self-published book, Your First App: node.js.
The book is a full-stack application development tutorial using what is commonly known as the ‘MEAN’ stack, but with a heavier focus on the backend technologies: node.
Your First App: Node.js ~95% Complete!
Oct 18, 2014
Recommended Reading 2014
Oct 4, 2014
A coworker recently asked me about how to approach his reading list. This gave me the idea to write about books I’ve thoroughly enjoyed over the past two or three years and rank these in a preference order.
Data at the root level is invalid. Line 1, position 1.
Sep 6, 2014
Recently, I encountered a really weird problem with an XML document. I was trying to load a document from a string:
Your first app: Node.js (update)
Aug 31, 2014
I am currently writing a book called Your first app: Node.js. I am self-publishing this book through leanpub.com. You can check it out here.
Hard link in OS X
Aug 14, 2014
Under linux, I used mount --bind olddir newdir to link a source code directory from a git repository in my Dropbox folder to another public git repository.
System76 notebooks… are they worth the money?
Aug 10, 2014
On June 19 2012, I purchased a 15″ Pangolin Performance with the following configuration:
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit 15.
Reformat README.md (or other text files) to fixed width
Jun 15, 2014
Fixed width README.md? Sure.
fold README.md -w 80 -s README.md — Jim Schubert (@jimschubert) June 15, 2014
HostGator’s upgrade to PHP 5.4
Apr 23, 2014
Recently, HostGator sent around some emails saying they were forcing a PHP upgrade to 5.4 in the coming weeks. The steps provided by HostGator are basically:
Install Balsamiq, Ubuntu 14.04
Apr 6, 2014
Balsamiq for Desktop requires Adobe AIR, which is no longer supported.
Here are the steps I took to get AIR and Balsamiq to install.