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Making SDKs a Value-Added Experience

Written by Lorna Jane / Original link on Nov. 16, 2020

I've been working with SDKs quite a bit this year, simple ones that wrap a bunch of API endpoints. The best bits of these SDKs isn't just the delightful developer experience of using the clunky endpoints with the elegant SDK wrapping them. I mean, it is, but I already wrote about consistent and Del…


DevContainers, VSCode and GitHub Codespaces

Written by Lorna Jane / Original link on Nov. 15, 2020

I've seen quite a bit of chatter later about the GitHub Codespaces feature lately, and I have beta access to it so I thought I'd share my first impressions and make some notes of what I've tried that might be useful to others.First up: you can prepare for all this without getting access to Codespac…


Ubuntu Command for Mic Mute with Pulsemixer

Written by Lorna Jane / Original link on Nov. 12, 2020

One of the major problems I run into with video conferencing tools is how many of them are not at all accessible. I'm a keyboard-only user so if I need to hover a pointer in a particular area of the screen and then click an icon to mute ... then I can't do that. And if you mute me when I join becau…


Keyboard-only Web Browser

Written by Lorna Jane / Original link on Oct. 22, 2020

I haven't used a pointing device in over a decade, and I get a lot of questions about how I navigate the web using only the keyboard. The short answer is: Vimium and funnily enough, it's a productivity tool rather than an accessibility tool. Curious? Let me show you around!Vimium is available as a…


Combine Multiple Field Tags in Go

Written by Lorna Jane / Original link on Oct. 21, 2020

I work a lot with JSON APIs in my Go projects, so almost every struct has some field tags on it to translate AccountID into account_id and that sort of thing. Then one day I needed to load data from config using mapstructure and it took a few attempts with the search engine to find the syntax I nee…


Adding Tables of Contents to Markdown

Written by Lorna Jane / Original link on Oct. 18, 2020

Once any document gets over a certain length, a table of contents can be useful. I have a favourite markdown table-of-contents tool but it usually takes me a trip to the search engine to remember what it is! (tl;dr: github-markdown-toc )This tool generates a neat, nested table of contents based on…