./Adam Dill

Adam has over 19 years of software development experience, and has spent a good part of that educating new developers. He was previously CTO at inside.com and Development Director at Maxmedia . When Adam isn't coding, he is off hiking in Colorado mountains, or practicing some pretty fly martial arts. He thinks swords are cool.


New GraphQL course; Phoenix LiveView is now available; The value of older coders; All glory to the monolith

on 2019-03-18

Tagged with: weekly

ReasonML is cool, Swift adopts LSP, Software engineering wisdom, Server side templating: who needs it?

on 2018-11-14

Tagged with: weekly

Agile is Bullshit at the DoD, Deplatformed is the new black, Lua’s architecture, easy web performance gains

on 2018-10-31

Tagged with: weekly

Open Source Spotlight: Milligram - A minimalist CSS framework

on 2018-10-24

WASM goes back to the Future, Give Lisp a chance, Microservices vs Monoliths, MongoDB RE-licenses, and Linkdump meta

on 2018-10-22

Hacktoberfest! Get a sweet t-shirt for opening 5 PRs

on 2018-10-19

Dropbox details their edge services, on replacing Redux, and the debate over Protobuffers

on 2018-10-16

Open Source Spotlight: Elm-Beam, Exploring Elm on the Erlang VM

on 2018-10-10

PyTorch makes ML easier, Minecraft programming insanity, Vue.js += 1, Grindr/Fuckr spurs open source debate.

on 2018-10-08

Open Source Spotlight: Ignite - the React Native Starter Kit

Production ready starter kits for the React Native ecosystem.

on 2018-10-03

💵💵 Java 11 - now with license fees 💵💵; Neckbeard wisdom; CA makes empty promise on IoT security

Java 11 license changes, Two discussions of retained developer wisdom, CA passes more useless laws, Dropbox drops the mic after a major Python 3 migration.

on 2018-09-29

Spotlight: Tortoise, an event-sourcing library based on the MQTT protocol.

on 2018-09-26

cat /dev/news: impossible programs, Linus vacations, BIG TECH COLLUSION!

This was a busy week for dev news, so we are trying a different format. More link dump + snark, less formal write ups.

on 2018-09-22

2.5M concurrent connections in Elixir. Readable code. Functional UI framework. Postgres 11 gets ~30% faster

How Discord manages 2.5M concurrent WebRTC connections. Long form article on writing more readable code. Scenic is a functional UI framework in Elixir and OpenGL.

on 2018-09-15

Java Dominates while Python grows, AMP sucks, Typescript helps tame JS

JetBrains 2018 developer survey, John Ousterhout discusses Software Design, ElixirConf videos released

on 2018-09-08

Open Source Spotlight: the Beaker Browser - a p2p browser based on the Dat data sharing protocol

on 2018-09-05

Is Rails Relevant? On the whining re: Elm, and Funding of OSS for fun and profit

Rails developers have babies to feed, Elm removes feature they promised to remove, algorithm interviews, and what funds open source?

on 2018-09-01

Waffle Fries as a Service; Elm 0.19; has OSS failed?; design for devs

Chick-fil-A deploys k8s for fun and proffit, Elm 0.19 compiles to very small bundles, Does OSS provide for societal good?, How to stop sucking at design

on 2018-08-25

Incentivize open source development with blockchain

on 2018-08-22

Tagged with: OpenSourceSpotlight

Design for Developers, {:elixir, :cars}, Code Review Review, Top 20 Languages

This week we cover Design and accessibility, programming your car with Elixir, a culture of code reviews, and the most popular languages among software developers.

on 2018-08-18