CLI, JS & CSS Libraries, Little Snitch, Zaps, Wilde Life

It’s been a while since I’ve done any link blogging so here you go: a bunch of useful links that I’ve had open in tabs for the past couple of weeks! (Yes, I know, I’m a horrible person for keeping so many tabs open. And yes, I do have One Tab installed but old habits die hard…) – Wes Bos is a quality instructor and I really enjoy learning from him. Command Line Power User is a free course and I highly recommend it for any developer using a Mac who might want to boost their CLI skills. It’s also very useful for developers who are transitioning from a PC to a MAC like I did.

I’m always on the lookout for new JS and CSS libraries to leverage in my work and this list, unlike many others, actually has a lot of gems! As always with these sort of round-ups you have to take the recommendations with a grain of salt.

Smashing Magazine has a great article about HTTP/2 and how you can get ready for it.

Little Snitch is a network monitor that helps to protect your privacy if you’re on a MAC. I haven’t tried it out yet (I’m gearing up to wipe my laptop and improve my setup) but it came highly recommended.

“Little Snitch not only reveals any outgoing network connection attempt to make sure that sensitive data doesn’t leave your computer without your consent. The inbound firewall in Little Snitch provides you with the same level of control for incoming connections.”

Melissa posted about how to use Zapier to help with automating your WordPress site. I don’t have a lot of zaps set up (I still use IFTTT more than Zapier) so I’m very interested to see what other people have done.

Did you find your command line tools were broken after updating to El Capitan? (Me! This happened to me!) This fix should help set you right.

I recently devoured the archive of this comic then backed their Kickstarter campaign! Wilde Life is about a normal guy who’s running away from his life and finds himself living in a most curious little town. I don’t want to spoil too much but I have to say I really enjoy how the author has used the supernatural in this comic.

CLI, JS & CSS Libraries, Little Snitch, Zaps, Wilde Life