coding Archives - CookiesHQ

A photo of several plastic pastel spiders against a lavender backdrop.
June 5, 2018

Save time by squashing bugs before writing code

The earlier you find a bug, the less time it takes to fix. It'll also cost less and involve fewer people, so the sooner you can find and fix your…
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Responsive Images in HTML blog post header
February 1, 2018

Responsive images in HTML, img, srcset, sizes and friends

For a recent project, CookiesHQ had to bring to life a design that contained a lot of images. More images means more data to download when loading the page and…
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Incredibly messy house
July 27, 2017

Why devoting time for refactoring is essential

Justification for refactoring seems to be less tangible than test coverage, because many see their apps as "if it works, why touch it?". But there are many advantages to dedicating…
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Dictionary open on page titled Functional
February 15, 2017

Why we chose EmberJS to build The Filter’s console app

We're Rubyists at heart, but we chose EmberJS for one of our recent projects. We discuss the reasons behind the choice and whether it was the right choice.
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Good Sixty testing UX
September 27, 2016

Developers are interpreters in search of context

I'm not a native English speaker, and in my early days in the UK I've been, countless of times, in discussions where even if I could understand the words being…
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Initial impression of elixir and phoenix logo
September 9, 2016

Initial impressions of Elixir/Phoenix

I recently had a chance to play with Elixir and Phoenix as part of my Cookies Lab. The following is a whistle-stop tour of my first impressions.
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September 18, 2013

Act on your smelly code quickly before it bites you!

This post uses a recent discussion we had in CookiesHQ as an example. It is one of those "but why change it if it works!?" situations that you can find…
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July 17, 2013

Learning how to code with Treehouse

One of my objectives for 2013 was to learn something new. So I enrolled for a 10-week course to learn how to knit. By mid-March, my course was finished and…
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May 23, 2013

We don’t write code, we design software

When you go to networking events where you only have a few minutes to introduce yourself, I often hear developers talking about their actual craft as "I write code, and…
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