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    Interview With Nicholas Zakas of BoxNicholas zakas retina preview
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    Having people you can learn from is an essential part of being a successful developer. No amount of reading will ever fully prepare you for the ever-changing web landscape, so being able to look to seasoned and experienced mentors is vital. Nicholas Zakas is one of those people that you can look to. Read More…
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    Interview With Chris WilliamsChris williams retina preview
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    When you think about people who have made an impact in the JavaScript community, I think most people would immediately think of Brendan Eich, Douglas Crockford or John Resig. And rightfully so, as their contributions have unquestionably impacted JavaScript as we know it. Read More…
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    Interview With Elijah ManorElijah manor retina preview
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    It's truly a unique and interesting experience to watch someone transcend from one community to another with little to no issues. In this case, we're talking about Elijah Manor who successfully worked to build his reputation in the open source community while still maintaining his strong presence in the Microsoft world. He has the best of both communities at his disposal, now able to leverage his cross-platform expertise into a new life-changing role with Pluralsight.Read More…
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    Interview With Dan Croak of ThoughtbotDan croak retina preview
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    Dan Croak is the Chief Marketing Officer of the prominent development shop thoughtbot. Before he moved to San Francisco to start thoughtbot's west coast branch, Dan was a friend of mine in Boston who helped me learn the ins and outs of Ruby on Rails.Read More…
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    Interview With David WalshDavid walsh retina preview
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    Have you ever meet a brash punk kid that annoys you to no end but he's so damn talented that you can't help but want to work with him? That's how I felt when I first met David Walsh several years ago. Since then, I've seen him mature into a respected and often quoted software developer and most recently, a new dad. He hasn't lost his snark and feistiness and he continues to hone his skills daily, often sharing his best tips on his awesome namesake blog.Read More…
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    Master Developers: Christian HeilmannChristian 400
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    A developer evangelist fills an important role for a company. They serve as a communicator, a liason, a thoughful voice and more importantly, an integral part of the web development community. Few people encompass all of that as well as Christian Heilmann. Currently working as a principal technical evangelist at Mozilla, he's literally written the book on developer envangelism and offers up some insightful nuggest on his work. Read More…
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    Master Developers: Addy OsmaniAddy 400
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    A bright star in the JavaScript community, Addy Osmani has skyrocketed to prominence not only for his fabulous JavaScript articles and open source contributions but for also being one of the friendliest and approachable developers around. His blog is a treasture trove of front-end knowledge and well-worth the visit. In this post, we'll chat with Addy about how he got his feet wet in JS and bring up some tough topics relating to his work in developer relations at Google.Read More…
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    Master Developers: John ResigJohn resig wide retina preview
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    He brought us jQuery, the most widely used JavaScript library on the planet. Then he brought us Processing.js, a JavaScript port of the popular data visualization programming language. Now, John Resig is on a mission to revamp the way people learn programming as the Dean of Computer Science for Khan Academy. The man never stops (does he even sleep?) giving back to the community, and after being out of the public eye for some time, I caught up with him to find out what he's been up to.Read More…
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    Master Developers: Dave Methvin (jQuery Core Team Lead)Davemethvin1
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    Most of us are familiar with the jQuery JavaScript library, and likely use it in at least some of our projects. But how much do we know about the people who tirelessly give their time to maintaining the web's most popular JavaScript library? I recently had the chance to interview jQuery Core Team leader, Dave Methvin, and discuss how he became involved with the project and where he sees front-end development headed. He's been a contributor to jQuery since 2006, and is also the President of the jQuery Foundation.Read More…
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    Master Developers: The Ember.js Core TeamEmber js
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    Single page apps are the new hotness; everyone's trying to figure out the easiest way to build them. But it's more than just finding a couple of controls to slap together and sprinkling Ajax pixie dust on it. Building scalable and maintainable apps is serious business, which requires serious tools. Ember.js is a very serious framework for doing just that. Check out the interview I did with Ember.js Core Team leads, Yehuda Katz and Tom Dale, as they discuss what prompted them to begin the Ember project, its design philosophy, and where it fits into an already crowded library ecosystem.Read More…
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    Chatting with Obama For America's Director of Frontend Development: Daniel RyanDaniel ryan thumb
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    Whether you lean to the right or the left, there's little doubt that, if you're a Nettuts+ reader, you'll likely agree that technology is rapidly shaping politics. In United States Presidential campaigns, the web was a major platform for front-facing unification of a message, but it was also a core part of each side's internal processes. Recently, we had the opportunity to interview Daniel Ryan - the Director of Frontend Development for "Obama for America" - about the strategies, technologies, and experiences that were a part of the race to November 6. Read More…
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    Chatting With The Grumpy PHP ProgrammerGrumpy programmer interview
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    I recently had the chance to catch up with Chris Hartjes, or, as some of you may know him, ""The Grumpy Programmer." Because he recently released a new ebook on test-driven development in PHP, I wanted to pick his brain a bit!Read More…
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