# How to update a git branch OTHER than the one you’re currently on.

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Introducing CommandAllThings. Productivity scripts that allow you to easily type the wrong task running program like (grunt, gulpjs, rake, etc) and it will re-route that command to the current project’s task runner program.

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How to conver the tsc compiler to easily prototype porting a project to TypeScript by first using the tsc compiler to compile existing javascript.

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Functional Programming

A while ago I read "Out of the tar pit", which is an excellent paper written by Ben Moseley and Peter Marks. In this paper, the authors discuss different types of complexity in software and what their causes are. The second part of this paper deals with Functional Relational Programming (FRP). In contrast with the OO approach, FRP emphasizes a clear separation of state and behavior. I highly encourage anyone to download and read this

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Clojure

I’m still in the process of trying to wrap my head around Clojure. I’ve been practicing several different katas like Fizz Buzz and the Bowling Game. Another one I’ve been doing a lot lately is the Roman Numerals kata. This exercise combines both my fascination for Ancient Rome and learning a programming language. Here is the code of my latest stab at this problem: (ns roman_numbers.core (:require [clojure.math.numeric-tower :as math]) (:require [clojure.string :as str])) (def

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Esoterica

I am thrilled to announce that I have accepted the opportunity to join Scrum.org, effective early May, as Chief Operating Officer. I am grateful for the time I’ve spent at Microsoft in DevDiv, and for the chance to be a small part of shipping Visual Studio and TFS to so many developers who use those tools to make amazing things. These experiences at Microsoft have given me insights and a deep appreciation I simply would

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Esoterica

The other day I set out to create an iOS UICollectionView that allowed a user to scroll vertically through an infinite-ish list of items where the data came from a paginated back-end web service. Most of the examples out there deal with synchronous in-memory. I needed an asynchronous paginated example. I’m new enough to iOS development that solutions don’t yet roll off the wire of my keyboard, so I still google for how others attack

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Esoterica

A standard task I began placing in my projects lately is one that easily integrates with my build tool of choice (rake, psake, etc…) and when run, installs a git pre-commit hook into my local copy of the repo that will run tests before code is committ. I’ve fancied calling the task putOnAHelmet. Come checkout a small little github repo I started to keep track of various versions of this and feel free to open

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