How Animoto writes CSS March 31, 2015

We started caring about authoring great CSS much later than we’re proud to admit. It’s a language that has a low barrier to entry and feels simple, but even the best front-end engineers will write it poorly when nobody’s looking. I’ve done it. You’ve done it. Unfortunately, that means CSS gets out of hand very

JSON auto-object-instantiation and why it sucks February 11, 2015

JSON auto-object-instantiation is a term I made up to describe a particular feature in the ruby JSON library. The feature doesn’t really have a name, but I had to call it something for this blog post! I would hope that the name is self-explanatory for anybody familiar with the feature, but in case you’re not