24 April 2014

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On Alex R. Young over 1 year ago.
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Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.

I'm trying out an experiment on DailyJS called Sponsored Content . Rather than offering traditional advertising placement I thought it would be interesting to allow people to pay to get articles on the site. That almost sounds like the worst kind of payola scheme imaginable, until you realise that:

I'd like to pay people to write high-quality content for the site, which requires money

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On Alex R. Young over 1 year ago.
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Generate money to free up my time so I can create more sites like DailyJS

Let's say you make an API or service that's relevant to JavaScript developers -- perhaps an error notification service, or supercharged CDN. By paying me to write about your service, you'll get a tutorial and prominent placement on the site. I see it more as a combination of genuinely useful content and advertising than simply yet more ads blasted into eyeballs.

The author of the first commercial …

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By Assaf of Labnotes over 2 years ago.
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Always be testing Opinions are a good place to start, but always test your assumptions. You'll be surprised what you learn (via @ patio11 ):

We decided that in the amount of time we took to debate the technique we could have made an A/B test to prove it right or wrong. The original page had some long form sales letter techniques, but the copywriting wasn't as strong as it could be.

NPM appreciation day The DailyJS on packaging with npm and Rick Olson…

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By Joey of Global Nerdy almost 3 years ago.
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DailyJS

DailyJS is the most regularly updated blog on JavaScript out there. As its name suggests, it's a blog that features a new story about JavaScript or a JavaScript framework or library every day (or almost every day, anyway). There's a lot going on here: a tutorial series called Let's Make a Framework (where you do just that), another series called Code Review in which they examine the code of many popular JavaScript frameworks and libraries to see …

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On Alex R. Young almost 3 years ago.
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…used by Jekyll. I'm planning to use prettyprint with DailyJS instead of Pygments.

Post Stubs

Stub posts can be quickly generated like this: $ pop post "Awesome Post" Post created: _posts/2011-07-24-awesome-post.md

It includes example YAML front-matter, in case you don't like typing it or forget the format.

HTML5

I want people to be able to get writing with Pop in no time at all, so I've been researching how to generate a flexible site that …

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On Alex R. Young 4 years ago.
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We've had a few guest posts on DailyJS. They're good because they bring in new audiences, based on the author's audience. Even regular programmers have an audience — if someone has a few hundred GitHub followers that can be as useful as hundreds of Twitter followers. You don't have to reach a rockstar hacker to have some impact.

Work Like a Bastard

I love writing but after 7-9 hours work programming, spending another 1 or 2 hours writing can be tough. If you can't …

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On Alex R. Young over 4 years ago.
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Back in November I started a new JavaScript programming blog called DailyJS , with help from Ric Roberts and Justin Knowlden . I post almost every day about interesting developments in JavaScript — techniques, tips and library/tool reviews.

I recently toiled over a lengthy review of JavaScript Performance Rocks! by Amy Hoy and Thomas Fuchs — a book that has taught me a lot despite my years of JavaScript experience.

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