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Removing jQuery from GitHub.com frontend | GitHub Engineering
We have recently completed a milestone where we were able to drop jQuery as a dependency of the frontend code for GitHub.com. This marks the end of a gradual, years-long transition of increasingly decoupling from jQuery until we were able to completely remove the library. In this post, we will explain a bit of history of how we started depending on jQuery in the first place, how we realized when it was no longer needed, and point out that—instead of replacing it with another library or framework—we were able to achieve everything that we needed using standard browser APIs.
work  weekly  javascript 
11 days ago by bfulop
Design Thinking Is Fundamentally Conservative and Preserves the Status Quo
Although it is often advertised as a method that is as innovative as the solutions it promises to produce, it bears an uncanny resemblance to an earlier model of problem-solving, celebrated in the 1970s and 1980s for the superior solutions it was supposed to produce. Called the “rational-experimental” approach to problem solving, it was a simplified and popularized version of the scientific method, in much the same way that design thinking is a stylized — some say “dumbed down” — version of the methods designers use.  It, too, was enthusiastically embraced by managers and policy makers, and was invoked to reshape practices in firms and government.

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They turn the everyday ability to solve a problem into a rarified practice, limited only to those who self-consciously follow a specialized methodology.
weekly  design  thinking  fad  fraud  dystopia 
12 days ago by twwoodward
Google and Facebook Didn't End Data Privacy - The Atlantic
Location data was particularly voluminous, with Android smartphones conveying a user’s position in space more than 300 times in a 24-hour period—even if the user has turned off location history in the device’s Google settings. The study also shows that the “incognito” mode in Google’s Chrome browser, which promises to hide a user’s information from websites while browsing, still makes it possible for Google to connect those supposedly hidden visits to its own, internal profile of a user.
privacy  data  tracking  weekly 
18 days ago by twwoodward
67 Open Source Modal Window Plugins Made with jQuery, JavaScript, CSS, and more!
The ultimate list of open source modal / dialog windows built with jquery, javascript, css, and includes mobile popup plugins to help with your onboarding ux.
work  weekly  javascript  css  html 
18 days ago by bfulop
datedropper jQuery UI datepicker plugin
datedropper is the smallest and powerful jQuery UI datepicker that provides a quick and easy way to manage dates for input fields.
work  weekly  javascript  library 
21 days ago by bfulop
Coffee delivery drone patented by IBM - BBC News
A coffee-delivering drone that can detect when people are tired and bring them a drink has been patented by technology company IBM.
weekly  drone  ibm  productivity  dystopia 
21 days ago by twwoodward

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