Marla Brizel

Recent Posts

  • April 01, 2016

    Block News Genius Annotations

    Recently, Genius released a product that would allow anyone to annotate any page on the Internet.There’s been a fair bit of media coverage on why such a feature harbors a potential for harassment or abuse, especially given that content publishers ...

  • October 04, 2015

    Set Up TravisCI to Watch A Rails Repository

    Continuous integration is a powerful tool.Continuous integration, or CI, has many applications. Many professional development shops will use CI to manage production deployments. Because many beginners aren’t yet deploying code to production (or ar...

  • August 07, 2015

    Redefining Failure

    What is failure?I’ve always been pretty “good” at school. This trait is pretty common amongTuring students: we’re used to working hard and we’ve enjoyed thecorrelation between hard work and favorable results. And this conceptgenerally holds pretty...

  • July 19, 2015

    Dr. Stacktrace or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    HALP.Errors are your friends.This idea was difficult for me to grasp when I first started programming. A typical block of work time would consist of the following: Write some tests and some code that should theoretically make those tests pass...

  • July 06, 2015

    Learn HTML and CSS - From A Book!

    I know, right?There exist many tomes covering all range of programming topics. But crack open a programming book and you’ll typically find, well, a textbook. For new developers, especially, programming textbooks can often be dense and intimidating...