Welcome back! It’s April Fool’s Day, but I can promise you that nothing in this weekly roundup is a joke!
This week we bring you:
A name change. We are semi-officially calling our roundup On Point. Like everything, there is a story behind it but we don’t think the words used to explain it will help with our overall SEO and content strategy so we are going to leave it off for now. We are working on a logo for this — we should have it done for next week!
This week’s blog post was on Ghostlab and NEXT week JP is hosting a meetup that is ALSO about Ghostlab. So many ghosts. So spooky. (Okay, it’s not really spooky at all.) If you missed it, here’s the blog post:
Read the powst
For more on the meetup, you could check with JP OR (because he’s going to be out of the office for a few days) you can go here:
We spent some time on Monday discussing The Revenant. For those of us who still haven’t seen it — here’s the Honest Trailer (hey, all work and no play makes the Bōwst team very cranky!):
We also found a good article on Front-End Style-Guides. (Because they’re awesome. And because they make life soooo much easier.) To quote the article: “Front-end style guides are becoming one of the most useful UX deliverables. They are especially important in Agile environments, where enabling more efficient design workflows is critical to keeping the fast pace of development. When developed rigorously, style guides promote consistent design practices and enforce developer adherence to specifications. A good front-end style guide should include responsive-design patterns and grids, code snippets for implementation, and strong guidelines for using each component.”
It’s dry, but it’s a good read. You can find it here:
Safari Technology Preview
Apple launched a browser aimed at web developers. Welcome to the world, Safari Technology Preview! The debut version, which shipped on 3/30, includes:
Updated IndexedDB Implementation — developers were asking Apple for an improved implementation, and they got it.
Shadow DOM — this is the first browser engine to support this new version
Support for programmatic cut and copy to the clipboard
Content Security Policy Level 2
Want the whole story? Here it is:
Want to get it? Download it here:
Microsoft is shipping the developer edition of the HoloLense so you too can help shape the future of holographic computing for a mere $3,000. In order to get your eager hands on the HoloLens, you have to apply and be invited to purchase. Prerequisites are:
Be a developer in the US or Canada
Be a Windows Insider
Be fluent in English (because the hardware and apps are currently English Only)
Want to apply? Go here:
Cookie Ascending Dispenser or C.A.D
You know how you’ve always wanted a cookie dispenser — like a Pez dispenser? Soon you can have one. We’re working with a company that allows you to design and build pretty much anything you can imagine. Including this (Thin Mints, you have met your match)!
Finally, the world is VERY excited that Tesla introduced their Model 3 yesterday.
Above is a picture we pulled from a friend’s facebook page of the line to see this thing (lines like WHOA).
Below is a photo of the actual car. We obviously ordered ours in Bōwst Blūe:
By the way, Tesla did 7.5 billion in sales yesterday. 7.5 BILLION DOLLARS. Which, whatever, is basically a Tuesday here, amiright?
As a consolation prize for NOT doing 7.5 billion yesterday day, I bring you The Oatmeal: