Welcome to my PinkLetter. A short, weekly, technology-agnostic, and pink newsletter where we cultivate timeless skills in web development.
Tiny code experiments are the best way to learn.
Here’s what I discovered building code2html in a couple of days:
I tried with a textarea, but the text inside cannot be styled.
Then, I tried to overlay a textarea on top of a div styled with highlightjs, but it was a mess to coordinate.
So I stole as Picasso would.
I found out that http://carbon.now.sh and http://ray.so delegate it all to http://codemirror.net, so I did the same.
But what about inlining css styles?
I tried to use node.getComputedStyle() and inline all the css but:
So I did something else.
When you click on “Copy html”:
But how to switch themes?
All the inactive themes are wrapped in
<style class="theme" media="not all">
The only active theme is wrapped in
<style class="theme" media="all">
You still can’t believe all these hacks work? (No worries, I’m there with you.)
You might be tempted to think that an orchestra conductor is a generalist and a lead violinist is a specialist.
Riccardo: I cannot stop but thinking that a full-stack engineer is a generalist and a product engineer is a specialist
You’re already doing awesome work, therefore, you should get recognized for it.
Riccardo: This is an excellent way to stop thinking about your input (I write ruby) and start thinking about your output (I increased traffic 2x).
Understanding how the group by and having clauses work can help us write more efficient sql. I want to demonstrate this with an example based on a real situation.
Riccardo: Declarative code FTW (sometimes)