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JournalBook

A small but perfectly formed progressive web app. It’s a private, offline-first personal journal with no log-in and no server-stored data. You can read about the tech stack behind it:

Your notes are only stored on your device — they’re never sent to a server. You don’t even need to sign-in to use it! It works offline, so you can reflect upon your day on the slow train journey home.

Random thoughts and data on hiring from recent experience by Chris Coyier

I recently put the call out for freelance front-end devs on Twitter, and my experience mirrors Chris’s.

Not having a personal website was a turn-off. I don’t know if it matters industry-wide or not, but I’m one person with my own opinions and I’m the one making the call so it mattered here. A personal website is the clearest place I can get a sense of your taste, design ability, and writing ability.

Why I hate your Single Page App by Stefan Tilkov

A linkbaity title for a ranty post. But it’s justified.

My point is that from an architectural perspective, most single page apps are the result of making the wrong choices and missing important opportunities.

Front end and back end - QuirksBlog

This!

The difference between back-enders and front-enders is that the first work in only one environment, while the second have to work with myriad of environments that may hold unpleasant surprises.

Yes!

I feel that the subconscious assumption that a complex JavaScript-driven web site or web app will run in only one monolithic environment is the root cause of many problems front-enders see in back-end-driven web-based projects.

Bespin » Code in the Cloud

An in-browser code editor from Mozilla Labs.

favikon

A great little tool for creating favicons.

The Marble of Doom

Contribute to the pool of data by inputting how much time you've wasted watching the spinning beachball of death.

Hackday London

Hackday has a backnetwork. Nice work, Glenn. This may prove to be very handy.

BBC NEWS | Technology | Web apps tracking users attention

The Future of Web Apps gets a write-up on the BBC site.

Event Wax | Web-Based Event Organization Lubrication

It's here... Patrick and Dan have unveiled their event management system and pretty sweet it is too.

Code Igniter

An interesting looking lightweight framework for PHP.

MacSaber: Turn Your Mac Into A Jedi Weapon

Use your Mac laptop's motion sensor to get lightsaber sound effects.

Google Earth for Mac

Google Earth is now available for the Mac. Get downloading.

CoverFlow

A nifty app for OS X that allows you to browse your iTunes music by album cover.