Software! Math! Data! The blog of R. Sean Bowman
The blog of R. Sean Bowman

Posts with tag “web”

April 18 2016

I wanted a link checker for my site my new static site, and I couldn’t find one that used metalsmith or gulp. The closest thing I found was some code on stackoverflow, but even it had some problems. So, using that answer as a template, I wrote my own very simple but functional link checker. But is it even worth adding Gulp to the toolbelt? Spoiler: no. Gulp is crap, make does everything I need and more, and is easier and better. I stopped using Gulp.


February 09 2016

I have been writing some Javascript lately, mostly in my free time. Don’t ask me how I got started – Javascript is not my favorite language, let’s say, and I don’t do a lot of web stuff these days. But it’s been interesting to check out the landscape. There are more “frameworks” than you can shake a stick at, the language itself is evolving pretty quickly, and there are lots of cool things you can do in the browser that weren’t available even a couple of years ago.