Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A New Format Coming

I'll admit, I've been pretty lax on my blogging as of late.  This has been due to a number of reasons / excuses that I won't bore you with.  Regardless, it's a part of my life that I'm working on getting back into the habit with.

One issue that I always had with blogging was the time aspect.  A commentary post would take me 2-4hrs to write and post while a code one could take me 8-24hrs depending on the size and depth of the material.

Starting this week, a new format of code-related posts will begin to trickle onto this blog.  I'm dubbing these Code Shots since they are going to be terse and more focused on the code them the blocks of text surrounding them.  This format makes a lot more sense when you 1) the samples are simple and short and 2) most of the people who read this blog can read code.

Expect some Code Shots on topics ranging from Html5 to JavaScript and even inter-language interop.

Stay Tuned!

- J


  1. This sounds like a fantastic format to allow for easy and short 'burst' posts focused on code. Can't wait!

    This also gave me the wild thought, what would it be like to have crowd-sourced code review built in? Embed the snippet, anyone can comment on selected lines, comments are shown together grouped with the context LOC.

    Just like the code review abilities on github, except embedded in a blog post. Interesting.

  2. Thanks. I have a lot of things lined up for this format. Some items will be little snippet references that I've kept around for a while and others will be scenario based.

    As for the crowd-sourced code reviews...I love the idea but have to think of ways to implement it. This basic blogger account isn't enough but I can spin up one of my domains to build it out better. I'll have to think of it.