Productive cooking of AngularJS Plugins with ice cream – TGIF (43)

posted by Lena

Thank Grohl, Gauss, Glob, Galileo and Science it’s Friday! The week’s (almost) over, and these are our reading recommendations, curated for you by Julia and Lena, for your weekend or a lazy afternoon. Enjoy!

Open Source

On the business value of open source: “If you said 20 years ago, that there would be this huge thing and everybody would work for free and they would give things away for free, you wouldn’t have believed it.”

Sascha Brink is writing an AngularJS Cookbook to help you speed up your work process when using the framework. 85 percent are already done and ready to be read and you yourself decide, what you want to pay.

Our amazing Hoodie-Community-Member Stephan wrote a grunt-semantic-release plugin this week, and you should check it out (you can also find it on GitHub).

PouchDB 3.0.4: Night of the Living Attachments

Apache CouchDB 1.6.1 is out. This and more news in the new issue of the CouchDB Weekly News, September 04, 2014


Not exactly useless, but not really practical either: “The uncomfortable” plays with the semiotics of original items while re-imagining them in an uncomfortable way.

What to keep in mind when designing responsive logos and icons for web applications.

Interesting and useful web design statistics, nicely put together in an infographic.

The Web and Development

The story behind a new picture element, that shall make the web faster.

Don’t have plugins installed you don’t use, hide your login and limit login attempts are just a few of the vital wordpress security tips.

“I think I realised after a while that what I saw in other people who I thought had a plan was passion. Perhaps the passion I didn’t know how to direct earlier on.” – Plans

Just like we’re flexible in the tools and processes we pick to get our work done, personal productivity should be subject to review regularly. – 10 Things I do every day to stay productive

A minimal, ui-focused programming language for web designers: uilang

The Tech World and Culture

Researchers at Indiana University analyze in project Truthy the way, in which information and misinformation spreads on Twitter and becomes viral. Last week, they could do their work on stories about themselves.

“You can’t build an inclusive, friendly place on exclusionary, insulting language.”

The behaviour of some readers while commenting on articles about women’s issues makes some editors wonder, whether online anonymity should be an option rather than the default.

The problem with ‘I’m entitled to my opinion’ is that, all too often, it’s used to shelter beliefs that should have been abandoned. It becomes shorthand for ‘I can say or think whatever I like’ – and by extension, continuing to argue is somehow disrespectful. – No, you’re not entitled to your opinion

I have to decide what’s more important: sharing my opinion and putting my family at risk, or staying quiet and keeping safe; making a point or letting my silence speak for me. – Followers

The Business

At AirConf 2014, a panel of people talked about engineering vs. entrepreneurship and if you can be a boss and keep on coding.

Somebody who is good for your team is not necessarily somebody you want to be friends with. It’s tempting to look for both, but it’s the wrong metric for the success of your company and is ultimately unsustainable. – This is why you never end up hiring good developers

This is important: people shouldn’t have to be forced into ‘outing’ themselves as having a mental illness to avoid team building rituals. – Hidden dangers of Team Building Rituals

This post is really aimed at any Alice Bartletts out there who are waiting for someone to give them permission to fix their own workplace” – Tampon Club

We <3

The best of knowledge still comes from childrens books.

Hatching baby ice cream sandwiches are just a part of the summer of ice cream sandwiches.

Who says comics aren’t good to learn anything? Not us! But in case you need some more convincing: “Textbooks can explain science, but comics can make readers care about it.”

Zaria Forman makes quite amazing pastel drawings of nature scenes to make us believe, that every little action makes a difference.

10 ways to be a better male feminist

Optimizers, latecomers, no-shows: Since smartphones became more and more common, it seems impossible to make plans and stick to them.

writing is a way ‘to think through what it means to be in this world. I definitely write to reach other people, but I write for myself first.’– Roxane Gay: Meet the Bad Feminist

Have a nice weekend!