Category Archives: Development

Detail is the enemy

Rigor is your friend. When defining the requirements for a system, its best to avoid detail and focus on rigor instead. Endless prescriptive details are the bane of good requirements. What to do or not do. Features. Capabilities. Constraints. So … Continue reading

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How to conditionally display variables with EJS

Short version: <%= user.name ? user.name : ” %> When using EJS as a template language, it can be a bit of a mystery how to concisely display variables if and only if they are defined. For example, if you … Continue reading

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Playing in the Treehouse

For the last few months, I’ve been helping a friend find a good way to learn HTML. She’s an experienced professional designer… in fact her website designs were winning awards as far back as 1994. But she finally realized that … Continue reading

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