I preordered a PocketCHIP and so should you! Seriously buy it now. Think GameBoy Color & Rasperry Pi put together and pre-built for $50 + s&h. The PocketCHIP runs linux, has a touchscreen and keyboard and runs PICO-8 which is a super cool retro fantasy console which you should just buy now and play with today. I also bought PICO-8 so I could play with it today (really last week) and start building a game. All the games are written in Lua (a language I don’t know but looks similar to Python and seems to just make sense) and it has sprite builders and music editors built into it. It’s a really cool thing and I’ll be playing with it when I get it in June.
Last week’s training Friday at Code Koalas I spoke on frontend performance. As you probably know websites these days are super bloated and slow. I gave a quick talk based off of Josh Koenig’s session at Drupalcon
My first teaching on Friday was about Header elements in HTML, you know like
h1,h2,h3,h4,h5,h6. All my information for this presentation was off mdn like where I get most of my information.
At Code Koalas we have brought back company lunch & training Friday’s a couple of weeks ago. Everytime I make a presentation I’ll post it here.
Paragraphs is a pretty great module for making landing pages or reusable components that get thrown in multiple spots on a site. I’ve been using it for probably 6+ months and we’ve used it on multiple pages in production. this session made me realize some thing I could do to do it better.
Offline capabilities is great, it’s awesome to be able to load your site while on internet then be off internet and it still work. Also using React. See full talk on Drupalcon site.
I figured I should learn the proper way to make a Drupal 8 theme so I can make other people do that! See the thing on the Drupalcon site
PHP 7, it’s new, released last fall and makes life better. PHP 6 never happened it was just PHP 5.3. This talk was by Larry Garfield of Platform.sh
This talk was really good but I totally failed at taking notes for it.