Posts Tagged “javascript”

Generating Jekyll posts using Drafts and Working Copy »

I put together a script that will take a draft, grab the title and body and then prompt you for front matter data before sending the completed post off to Working Copy. It’s specific to my site, and purposes, but it should be fairly straightforward and easy to adapt to your needs.

When you first run the action, it’ll ask you for your repo name, posts path and Working Copy x-callback-url token. This info will be stored in Drafts and used to write out the correct file.

Site categories and tags are expected to be space delimited and are split out and mapped over to parse them into the proper format.

Post dates are pre-populated with the current date and that same date is combined with the draft file to generate the file name that’s specified when first running the action.

Updating to the latest version of git on Ubuntu »

A fantastastic read by Eric Elliott on what to stay on top of in the ever-changing JavaScript ecosystem in 2017.

Personally, I’ve been focusing in on React, Redux and the tooling ecosystem surrounding both. I can’t wait to see what else next year brings.

I’ve been reading quite a bit this year as well and have particularly enjoyed:

  • Functional JavaScript by Michael Fogus: iTunes Amazon
  • Learning JavaScript Design Patterns by Addy Osmani: iTunes Amazon
  • React: Up and Running by Stoyan Stefanov: Amazon

Currently reading

I’ve been reading a lot lately (mainly on my phone when I catch a spare moment). I’ve picked up several books on front end development and am currently digging in to JavaScript: The Good Parts by Douglas Crockford. I’ve been trying to dial in on an area of focus when reading about development and, for now, I think I’m settling in on JavaScript and a bit of Python. In addition to Crockford’s book I’m planning on reading a book on Ember.js and the framework’s documentation.

For now, my backlog looks like this:

  • JavaScript: The Good Parts
  • Scalable and Modular Architecture for CSS
  • Building Web Apps with Ember.js
  • Head First Python
  • Flask Web Development