Bits for the Weekend – 16/03/18

Want to learn what CUI is and how it works? Keen to become a debugging pro? Then read on!

Daniela Patterson


16 March 2018

Bits for the Weekend is a bi-weekly roundup of links we’re sharing and discussing in the office. Keep up with the daily buzz and follow us on Twitter.

Looks like we might have jinxed it the last time. Winter is still cheekily refusing to let go of us, but it’s all good, as long as you have some quality reading at the ready for the time spent indoors. Become a debugging pro, spare some thinking time and energy on CUI (not sure what that is? Well, then you’re going to have to read on), or get productivity tips from designers from places like Google, Argo or OKFocus. Happy Friday!

Debug like a pro!

In this article, Yotam Kadishay shares 10 of his best Javascript debugging tips with Console, so that you can start debugging like a real pro! If you have some of your own foolproof debugging tips, don’t be shy — share!

The rise of the conversational interface

This experimental, interactive article by Paul Campillo explores the future of talking computers, virtual conversations, and the conversational user interface — CUI. CUI has the potential to redefine how we interact with technology, and that’s equally provocative and inspiring. But can it eventually send us off onto the journey of the ultimate human experience?

2018 and beyond on the crypto market

A piece by Pierre Rognion for both newbies and veterans of the crypto space. Give it a read if you’re keen to learn more about decentralized exchange protocols, coinbase, how crypto affects geopolitics, what the predictions are for the near future, and much more. Oh and just out of interest — how many inside jokes did you manage to spot in this reiteration of The Last Supper?

CSS Puns & CSS Jokes

This is a pretty delightful little collection of CSS puns and jokes curated by Saijo George. Which one is your favorite? We’re really struggling to pick! Chuck Norris? Harry Potter?

Magic in the password world?

The most common hacking attack is having your password cracked, right? What if we told you that you can eliminate your password login for WordPress entirely and replace it with a Magic Code that pairs with your mobile app? Yup, that’s what Magic Password can do. Magic Code is temporarily generated and valid only with your unique configuration, so it’s super safe. It’s also quick and simple. A total +1, will try.

Have you read all there is to read about GDPR?

By now, we’ve all probably read countless articles about GDPR. But with its implementation looming, it won’t hurt to read some more, just to make sure everyone is a 100% clued up. If you’re a developer, this article will definitely be helpful for you.

2018 Global Developer Report

The GitLab 2018 Global Developer Report examines the overall attitudes and perceptions on the state of culture, workflow, and tooling within IT organizations. Its key findings offer an interesting insight into DevOps culture, collaboration, transparency as well as communication within IT teams.

Stefan Sagmeister of Sagmeister & Walsh

Get some productivity tips from world’s top designers!

Everyone struggles with productivity from time to time. We’ve collated some of our tips in this article on our blog, but we’re always looking for more ideas. In this FastCoDesign piece, you can get so much productivity inspiration from world class designers that no matter your preferred working arrangement, you’ll definitely find something applicable to you.

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