Archive for August, 2012

Over at float:left, Andy Appleton wrote that Backbone Has Made Him A Better Programmer, and while I agree with much of what he said, I have to look back and say that no, it isn’t Backbone that’s worked for me– it’s Coffeescript and Haskell. Coffeescript conquers one of the major source of pain in Javascript […]

16Aug

A plea for help with ergonomics

Posted by Elf Sternberg as Uncategorized

I am a gorilla. That’s what my dry cleaner (who also does my alterations) tells me.  I have very long arms, “gorilla arms,” she calls them, and that means that every “off-the-rack” sport coat I buy is two sizes too big.  That’s the first size where the arms are long enough to look right.  I […]

09Aug

A new tool: grunt-couchapp

Posted by Elf Sternberg as Uncategorized

In my never-ending quest to make software development easier,  I have developed grunt-couchapp, a very simple interface that can initialize a CouchDB, drop the DB, and update Couchapps.  It’s fairly simple, you just specify the database and the path to the node.couchapp app, and… that’s about it.  A demonstration app is included (it’s just an […]


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