Archive for the ‘XI to Eye

Stop Worrying about Vendor Prefixes: XI to Eye

The rise of web standards made authoring CSS easier than ever. However, the browser vendors wanted to move quicker. Their solution was to implement features before the standard was finalized…

Help, My Test Is Failing: XI to Eye

Here’s the situation. You’ve written your tests. You run your test suite one last time before checking in, and just when you think you are done, you see the big…

Rails vs. The Client Side: XI to Eye

Two completely different ways have emerged for using Rails as the back-end to a rich client-side JavaScript application:

The 37Signals “Russian Doll” approach, used in Basecamp Next, where the server…

Project Estimation: XI to Eye

Estimation. Every project does it. Most projects dread it. In this short video, we’ll explain why estimating complexity is easier and more manageable than estimating time, and why points are…

Writing Readable Code: XI to Eye

As web developers, we read code all day. Many of us have used style guides to govern how we structure our code. In this video, I talk about what guides…

The Boring Software Manifesto: XI to Eye

Over the years the term “agile development ” has been co-opted to mean something it’s not.  ”Agile” does not mean the ability to change things at the last minute. In…