Hacker News new | comments | show | ask | jobs | submit | nell's comments login

I'm going to say something good about this handbook for a change of tone.

Imagine an area of work that you have no idea about. Let's say Aerospace. If someone put together a set of links and categorized the stuff you need to learn to be able to work in the field, it is immensely useful since the simple listing of the things you need to learn about itself is a learning. A 0 to 1 bit flip. Though this post is not a highly curated handbook, it educates you on what you should Google about. That is a huge win by itself.

-----


Agreed, I currently do a mix of front and backend development but there is a tonne of stuff in here I didn't know about comes back to "known unknowns and unknown unknowns".

This is one hell of a resource.

-----


About a year and a half ago I started piecing together what I needed to know to get a job as a Front end dev. Spent tons of time spinning my wheels. Looking at this now that I have my first job, it would have helped a lot as far as knowing what I had to learn and how it all relates.

-----


1Password has a TTL setting to clear passwords copied to clipboards. They've thought this through. Kudos.

-----


Probably doesn't work anymore, as conradev notes[0], applications used to have clipboard access when running from the background (so after TTL expires 1password could go in, check if clipboard data was still the password and remove it even if not active) but that's not the case in ios9, only the currently active application can access the clipboard. So unless apple added TTL to clipboard items (which UIPasteboard's documentation doesn't indicate) it won't work anymore.

[0] https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10411166

-----


Good to see a startup (unicorn?) taking costs and expenses seriously.

The biggest let down to employees is running the company into the ground burning your money all the way. Good job Lyft!

-----


If solar is really that viable of an option, India should be investing a lot in this research. Power is a huge problem there. 24 hours of power supply is a luxury even in top cities. Small industries in rural parts operate around availability of power. There are a lot of wins here. And guess what, there is a lot of sunlight in major parts of the country throughout the year.

-----


There's a lot going on (note that wind is currently cheaper)

http://cleantechnica.com/tag/india/

-----


Two things to consider before pulling the yet-another-js-framework card:

1. Do you have hundreds of developers working on a big application? If not this is not for you. Move on.

2. Have you seen what it does? Is it a whole new paradigm of MV*? Do you really have to rewrite your angular/ember/react application? From the docs and code you could clearly see it is not heavy weight at all. It is simply a framework that helps you organize your code into modules especially when disparate teams are working on a single app.

This is a framework that has been tested in productions and found useful at Box for over a 1.5 years. Don't be too quick to dismiss things. I think there is a place for frameworks like this for complex web applications.

-----


If you've heard of the terms Event Sourcing, Storm, Kafka but don't really know what it means this write up explains the concept really well. Take the time to read it.

-----


Developing an app in boot2docker is questionable.

But almost always the module or service that you work on relies on other services and datastores. boot2docker can help you pull down an entire stack to your workstation and not rely on connecting to an external network. You can essentially work on Airplane mode.

-----


Or, you can architect your module/service to run the things it depends on in a self-contained manner and avoid creating a hard dependency on virtualization of Linux.

-----


L1 visas are terrible. You cannot change employers on an L1 Visa.

-----


They are better than H1 visas, because your spouse can work. Other benefits: no cap, faster path to green card.

-----


Path to Green Card is long and arduous if its a L1B which is most likely going to be the case

-----


Yes, although H1Bs aren't a great either. Most people I know who were on an L1 got their company to sponsor an H1 visa after a year or two and then change jobs a few years down the switch.

-----


Years before you can change to H1B the next year in US, but lotteries made all these all changed.

-----


I think the reason Apple didn't market this to us is iWatch and the lack of third party integration as of now. They might be wanting to show this off as part of iWatch integration or let the third party apps do the marketing.

-----


They were supposed to have tons of 3rd party apps at launch, but they found some sort of (presumedly security) bug in the release build and had to pull/prevent apps from integrating when iOS 8 launched. There was even a feature area on the iOS App Store but it was quickly removed.

This was fixed in iOS 8.0.1, but that caused connectivity problems on the 6 and 6+.

Now with 8.0.2 things are finally ready, but now the apps aren't out or approved, so things aren't ready yet. Sadly this whole thing has been kind of a mess. I remember reading some 3rd parties scrambled to get an update out for the iPhone 6 and 6+ that disabled the Health functionality since Apple was temporarily rejecting apps due to the bug. I've seen a handful of commercials on TV already.

Sadly none of this has gone smoothly. I imagine in the next week or two we'll see the 'real' roll out. Maybe they'll make a big push again when they turn on Apple Pay.

-----


Your website is blocked by websense as "Compromised Websites".. any idea?

-----


Hadn't updated WP a while ago, got a few stupid links injected (for SEO, not for phishing). Your company is likely just a bit slow in updating its filter list.

-----

More

Applications are open for YC Summer 2016

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | DMCA | Apply to YC | Contact

Search: