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Enough with your parallax already

by Cedric Dugas on November 17, 2014

Sometime 5 years ago a web designer decided that having a header with a background image & the text on top not scrolling at the same speed would be a fun idea. Since then, parallax effects have been all the rage.

From…

Revisiting the design workflow in a scrum team

by Cedric Dugas on November 16, 2014

The Design process seems to never quite perfectly fit with scrum teams. There are many reasons for this but the most obvious one is that clients often wanna see the design well before the coding is started to have their…

Agile workflow with GitHub issues

by Cedric Dugas on January 9, 2014

GitHub is a very interesting always evolving product, it is becoming more & more the go to software to centralize (yeah I know..) your company repositories but also (and more importantly) keep track of the stuff you have to do…

Selling a side project for almost nothing..

by Cedric Dugas on November 13, 2013

Today I feel a bit dirty, I just sold WeddingDeck after putting more than 100 hours in it for a couple of hundred dollars. Would I recap WeddingDeck’s life, I think I would describe a lot of side projects out there.…

Gluing together Jasmine, Grunt, Travis CI & Github, testing front-end code has never been easier

by Cedric Dugas on July 8, 2013

Battle testing api’s, that’s a pretty common task in the testing world. Now testing the front-end code of an application, or website, that’s a bit newer. Go back 3 years ago and there wasn’t a whole lot of frameworks to…

The weird state of mobile web apps

by Cedric Dugas on May 12, 2013

There are countless of articles debating going native or HTML5 for your next mobile app. But with Linkedin recently deciding to going back to native I am really starting to ask myself if HTML5 is still part of the equation…

Yeoman and friends

by Cedric Dugas on February 26, 2013

Isn’t it every developer dream to have his own command line & scaffolding tool? Do we really save time by creating and using those? I’m not quite sure but I certainly feel fancy when I use them.

Enter Yeoman, a tool…

Death to monolithic libraries

by Cedric Dugas on February 7, 2013

If you write code for the web you have dealt with them, gigantic libraries that does everything for you in one nice package. I’m not talking about utilities libs & frameworks like jQuery and backbone. I’m talking about Lightboxes, sliders,…

The jQuery 1.9 & 2.0 upgrade awkwardness

by Cedric Dugas on January 23, 2013

In a recent study it has been said that about 50% of major websites use jQuery. It has become omnipresent and you can actually find job listings that does not list javascript as a skill but list jQuery.

You don’t…

Another year in review

by Cedric Dugas on December 17, 2012

Each year I try to do a small review of what has been going on in my dev life, but first I wanted to get out a couple of articles I written a long time ago that I particularly found…