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Links You Don't Want To Miss (May 1)

05.01.2013
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Avoiding Burnout
Especially for developers working at startups, burning out is a serious risk. Andrew Dumont has burnt out before, and in this blog post he sets out the techniques he uses to both avoid burning out and to recover when you get dangerous close to doing so.

What Can You Do if You Don’t Want to Program Anymore?
Jeff Atwood is a beautiful man, and this week he wrote another beautifully thoughtful post.

New JS Spec “Promises” Has Some Performance Hits
You should be aware that the hot new JavaScript specification, Promises/A+, does bring some performance hits.

Magic Numbers and Progressive Enhancement
“Magic numbers” in your CSS can make for fragile designs. So how do you make them more robust?

Defensive HTML and CSS
Here's a useful discussion of how to think carefully about how pre-existing CSS and JavaScript can adversely affect applications, as well as some techniques for avoiding problems when writing HTML and CSS.

NEWS

Heroku Adds Support for Postgres with PostGIS 2.0
Rich geospatial functionality comes to Postgres on Heroku. This post from the herokupostgres blog walks through building a location-based app.

17-Year-Old Girl Wins Hackathon, and What it Means for Women in Tech
Last weekend’s TVnext Hack event awarded the only female participant at the event the grand prize for creating Twivio, which lets you watch DVR-ed television without spoiling a show’s ending when checking Twitter using the “second screen” option.

COOL STUFF

First website ever comes back online
CERN has restored for the internet’s viewing pleasure the first ever website. The link above goes to a CERN blog post about it, and here is the link: http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html