Because our website runs on Rails (because we wrote it that way), a couple of us attended RailsConf in Austin last week. If you were there too, thanks for helping to make it such a friendly time.
Over pot pies, I heard about a bunch of things that were so exciting they made me want to run around in circles. Here are a few:
Check out the slides, check out all those amazing links. Have fun. That'll keep you busy for awhile.
One of those links is to Squeel. Even if you don't care to know what GIS stands for, check that baby out. All I'm going to say is it makes ActiveRecord better like you want it to be; just go scroll through those examples. Word up.
Ilya Grigorik gave a super talk called Making the Web Fast(er). It's all stuff you should know about, and one bit that was new to me was the Navigation Timing stuff from the W3C. (There's one picture in there, so obviously just scroll down to that.) "This specification defines an interface for web applications to access timing information related to navigation and elements." This covers, like, everything, which is cool, and is shows up in Google Analytics, which is even better. Content > Site Speed > Page Timings is the magical incantation, and also the Performance tab will show you histograms which are a cool blue.
Seriously, though, … Meteor.
My personal favorite quote of the week, curtesy of Hampton Catlin: "Vim, or as I like to call it, 'Oops, I forgot to hit i.'"
In conclusion, I think I’m supposed to include something like BLOG ALL THE THINGS. Did I get that right? Should there be an exclamation point or something?