Roundup: Fast JSON serialization, visualizing bird flights, terraforming 1password, a new service design book, a new Nintendo Switch programming language, and JS party tricks
Jan. 29, 2018
Fast JSON API serialization with Ruby on Rails - Andrew W
Personally I've always preferred jBuilder templates over Active Model Serializers but the performance gains from this new gem from the team at NetFlix is probably going make me a convert.
If Birds Left Tracks in the Sky, They'd Look Like This - Tom S
The title says it all, but in particular, the Starlings photo remind me of the machine war - Battle of Zion - from in the Matrix
Terraforming 1Password - Charlie E
I think Terraform's awesome, I'm also massively wedded to my 1Password accounts so it was nice to have all my favorite things brought together in this enjoyable blog post. I was pleasantly surprised at how simple their architecture was too.
This is Service Design doing - Boris D
A follow up to a service design classic, the book that recently came out is accompanied by a website with a collection of service design methods available as a free download! We've also just received a copy of the book itself, which I very much look forward to reading in the following days.
Easy to learn programming language for the Nintendo Switch - Elena T
It's becoming more apparent that the Nintendo Switch is here to stay. Even more so now that Nintendo have announced they're looking to extend the life of a Switch to 6 years. It's a promising new area and it's great to see new tools being developed for it. If you're curious about how to start developing for the Switch, there's a new language coming out in the second quarter of 2018 called Fuze. Seems to be packed with awesome features to help you setup your own game.
JS things I never knew existed - Elena T
Did you know you can name
Track of the week - Elena T
Welcome the weekend with a feel good song! I've been humming this for a couple of days.