Pain pill or vitamin is a question you sometimes ask about a product. Here's an updated list of common tech pain points in search of pills. Or, better yet, starting points to narrow and refine into a real problem statement.
Trying to get that Spotify end-of-year look with CSS blend modes? Check out SVG filter effects. A little more intense than using a pre-packaged CSS blend, but who doesn't love RGBA per-channel manipulation?? Una Kravats talks feColorMatrix specifics.
For Agile development, we strongly prefer story points over hours as an estimate metric because of our individual past experiences with these and others (like "ideal days"). But the spirit of science demands that assumptions be tested. Here, Joshua Kerievsky shares the results of an experiment at Industrial Logic in which they see what happens when they switch back to hours estimates.
Heads up, Node nerds. If you have Node.js projects out in the wild, there's a lot you need to know this month. Major OpenSSL vulnerabilities mean that you may require upgrades. Among the more notable changes: "Please note that our LTS 'Argon' release line has moved from v4.2.x to v4.3.x due to the security fixes enclosed. There will be no further updates to v4.2.x." That might be the shortest-lived LTS release of all time!
This week, we announced that we've added Thomas to the team. He will be heavily involved and working with our Revelry Ventures and startup studio partners, leading our founder and executive coaching services and managing all social and community initiatives.