As an American - even though I'm not in the US right now - I can't help but use this week to reflect. I'm thankful to all of you who read this newsletter, as it gives me a reason to keep up-to-date on tools, methodologies, and trends in the marketplace. I hope that this is valuable for you, too. Thanks for reading.
- Code Pages, Character Encoding, Unicode, UTF-8 and the BOM
Scott Hanselman's creating a new series of videos: "computer things they didn't teach you in school". A great set of topics that you usually have to teach yourself the hard way.
- My favourite Git commit
How many git commits exist in the world with a message that's just a poop emoji? Too many, I assure you; here's a look at what makes a good commit message.
- GitHub makes CodeQL free for research and open source
Auditing a code base for security vulnerabilities is time consuming and error prone. CodeQL provides a semantic code analysis tool to help find vulnerabilities, free for research and open source users.
- Rails 6: the missing developer setup guide
It's been a while since I've written much Rails, and the ecosystem keeps moving forward. This is great insight into getting started (or revisiting) a Rails development environment.
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Created by Edward Thomson.
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