Fields notes from a software engineer
At the beginning of the next month I’ll be pulling the plug on Quasars. While it might be easy to remember Quasars as another web application that nobody used but, for my purposes, it was incredibly successful. This document both celebrates Quasars and serves as a reminder of its successes.
Patrick Brown • July 11, 2019
One of my goals for building this website was to make the best possible Safari Reader experience (how I personally consume blogs). This post documents my findings in how to optimize a blog for Safari Reader.
Patrick Brown • June 27, 2019
Assigning a static reference to a non-literal can be perilous. In this post we’ll examine why.
Patrick Brown • January 27, 2019
Years ago I was working on a very large Ruby on Rails codebase that used constants to hold lists of credit card transaction states. In this post I’ll be covering why freezing these constants is paramount.
Patrick Brown • January 11, 2019