Katz Got Your Tongue?

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


  • 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...

  • 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: 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...

  • 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
  • I’m Running to Reform the W3C’s TAG « Katz 07 Dec '12, 10pm

    I’m Running to Reform the W3C’s TAG December 7th, 2012 Elections for the W3C’s Technical Architecture Group are underway, and I’m running! There are nine candidates for four open seats. Among the nine candidates, Alex Russell, Anne van Kesteren, Peter Linss, and Marcos Cáceres are run...

  • Python Decorators in Ruby 13 Jan '14, 10pm

    Paddy3118 , Posted July 14, 2009, 12:46 am Hi wycats, A guiding principal of Python is that the language should strive to be readable. It is why many, many, (many), requests to add syntax modifying features such as macros are rejected. The idea being that when you read one Python prog...

  • Everyone Who Tried to Convince Me to use Vim was Wrong 09 Jun '12, 3pm

    @Chris Jones: I’m sorry to be the guy that has to do this, but you need to take a step back and realize that you sound like one of the “vim masters” from the article. I was once feeling the EXACT pains Yehuda described (probably the same ones drj once felt too), and you are pretty wro...

    1. whiskey_disk 12 Jun '12, 3am

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