I would say we NEED jQuery as much as we need cars.
Sometimes if you want a cup of coffee from across the street, getting the car from the garage, navigating out and crossing the street only to have to find another space is a lot less efficient than a simply walking across the street.
Then again you may be making multiple stops so a car may be more efficient.
The same rules apply to jQuery. Craig Butler makes a similar points in his article Do You Really Need jQuery
“If you are not prepared to be wrong, you will never come up with anything original. ” – Sir Ken Robinson.
There will always be those who will go to great lengths to find fault with you.
You show them kindness and they show you contempt.
You have their backs in their time of need but they look the other way in your own.
You cannot change the ugliness in some people’s hearts. Whether its fear, insecurities or latent twinges of superiority, a number of factors can cause people to do evil things to anyone they perceive as weaker.
“To err is human, to forgive, divine.”
We’ve all heard that quote many times. But even in our mistakes, human beings run the gamut. On one end of the spectrum are those who are able say a heartfelt “I am sorry,” and do better. Contrition remains a redeemable quality: a salve for ill-feelings and a catalyst for progress, promoting harmony. On the other end are the habitually unapologetic, often with inflated egos. Some would rather die with false pride than be held accountable.
Perhaps the best illustration of this point is the biblical parable of the two thieves. Both did terrible things and were made to answer for their crimes. Both displayed extraordinary characteristics of petulance and hurled insults. One, ultimately realized what he was doing and made one final act of penitence and acknowledgement that proved redeeming.
Even in today’s world- one growing more hostile to virtue and often subdued by trendy false gods- the fleeting nature of life remains constant. In short, we will all die. When exactly we will go, most of us do not know the time or place. How we go (and where we end up) is not guaranteed. One question remains, which thief will you be? How will you be remembered?
There are too many darn frameworks and so little time to learn with them all!
With all the new frameworks out there, ever how people find time to really learn and dissect them all?
I imagine one can’t be employed full-time at a busy company or saddled down with any family obligations or social life.
Talking to folks about various frameworks can make me feel like I’ve been living under a rock on a remote island.
I mean, how do you truly master any thing that you’ve only surveyed or used on occasion?
Perhaps all those who I talk to about frameworks are Jacks of all trades-of-all trades but don’t really KNOW the ins and outs of the frameworks discussed?
After all, don’t you need your 10000 hours to really master of something?
Try a banana hanger.
I’m playing with Scalr, a cloud management tool as a potential cloud automation tool.
I definitely like the GUI, auto-scaling and disaster recover features, giving in an edge over Chef and Puppet.
While I am not quite sure if the day to day resource monitoring, delegation, and cloud independence is quite up to par with Rightscale, something we’re currently using at work.
But Scalr (at least the self-hosted version) is definitely a promising alternative for a bootstrapper who wants to scale.
I do like the fact I can auto-scale in a single tool, without handling that in AWS.
I’ll provide an update once I look around some more.
It might just be me but I can barely read the reviews! Try increasing the font size and adding more contrast!
I’ve been reading about enterprise modelling. It’s always good to find books to supplement your reading or that take a particular concept further.