The decision to rewrite our PhantomJS content testing pipeline yielded a dramatic 90% reduction in our content testing duration–slashing our lengthy 11+ hour testing time down to just 30 minutes! This latest pipeline development has now left us with a total build process time of just 2 hours.
Staff submissions of the week include the limitations of social media "listening" for small businesses, the top 3 essential technical skills for Project Managers, and an introductory tutorial on using Decorators in Python 3.
DesignHammer's staff shares of the week include fast food restaurant feuds, cyber insurance and the rise in randomware attacks, and preparing for Python 2's EOL.
Today's topics include the unexpected website obesity crisis—with the average web page size averaging at about 2MB you'd think that just like the majority of technology, websites would also be smaller, faster, and more efficient? Wrong! Then, avoid unnecessary doctor's appointments in the future with a unique color-changing tattoo! Lastly, an article that covers Twitter's newest, meme-inspired guerilla marketing campaign!
This week's Reader's Corner contains a collection of articles, ranging from fun to informative. Did you know that the most commonly searched question beginning with "What is" in 2013 was "What is twerking?", that and other fun facts are available for you to read in Madelyn's submission. If you want to veer towards the educational side, there are new rulings on website accessibility that may surprise you. Or, If coding is your M.O. then check out Jay's submission for an intro to Dockerfile.
Find out why you always plug your USB stick in upside down on the first try, learn more about the "vintage technology" keeping the NYC subway system alive, and check your design knowledge by seeing how many of these three AIGA branding lessons you already know.
Is it really worth it to submit patches to the WordPress team? What would HTTP Status codes look like if they weren't just numbers... but dogs instead? How can I keep up with these topics as well as other trends in web development? Find out the answers to these questions in Reader's Corner #103.
Staff article submissions will introduce you to the basic functioning of neural networks, have you questioning the industry practice of demanding free pitching for client projects, and catch you up with Adobe's new copyright regulations.
We're covering a wide variety of topics in this edition! Read on to keep up with new grammar rules, the pace of change in web development, and learn how to transform old cursive handwriting into a digital font.