Katz Got Your Tongue?

Core developper of the framework. Provides development tips and news.


  • Why I'm Working on Yarn 11 Oct '16, 3pm

    (This post is about Yarn, a new JS package manager that was announced today .) I work with Node and npm packages almost every day, on Tilde's main app, Skylight, or on one of Ember's many packages. Many have remarked upon how fast the npm registry has grown, and it's hard to imagine w...

  • Here's to the Next 3 Years 04 Oct '16, 12am

    I officially joined Engine Yard on January 1, 2008, about a week before we announced our Series A funding, becoming its twenty-second employee. I was Engine Yard's very first "Engineering" hire, and I would spend the next year working on Ezra's Merb project, finally releasing Merb 1.0...

  • Ruby 1.9 Encodings: A Primer and the Solution for Rails 24 Nov '16, 7am

    UPDATE: The DataObjects drivers, which are used in DataMapper, are now updated to honor default_internal. Let's keep this moving. Since Ruby 1.9 announced support for encodings, there has been a flurry of activity to make existing libraries encoding aware, and a tornado of confusion a...

  • Optimistic Sci-Fi 24 May '15, 8pm

    I had forgotten how much I missed optimistic Science Fiction. When we look back at the history of science fiction, the first decade of the 21st century will be remembered for an adventure into grittiness, pessimism, and exploration of the devils, rather than angels of our nature. Perh...

  • Tokaido: My Hopes and Dreams 13 Apr '12, 6pm

    As part of this project, I plan to work with people who ship common native extensions to help them build and ship binary versions of their gems for OSX without external dependencies. Luis Lavena has been doing amazing work with rake-compiler to make this process easy on gem developers...

  • An Extensible Approach to Browser Security Policy 24 May '13, 9pm

    For the uninitiated, Content Security Policy is a feature that allows web sites to opt into stricter security than what the web platform offers by default. For example, it can restrict which domains to execute scripts from, prevent inline scripts from running altogether, and control w...

  • Tokaido Status Update: Implementation Details 05 Jun '12, 3pm

    scripting framework to build Tokaido, to make it easy to share code between rvm2, Tokaido, and the Unix Rails Installer. The majority of the work I have done so far has been in researching how to properly build a portable Ruby, and working with Michal to build the solution in terms of...

  • Extend the Web Forward 21 May '13, 3pm

    When you design new APIs, you are forced to think about how the existing system can express most of the semantics. This cleanly separates what new power is genuinely needed and what isn’t. This prevents cluttering the semantics with unnecessary new magic Avoiding new magic avoids new ...

    1. Extend the Web Forward 26 May '13, 2pm

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