Paul Irish recently gave a talk at Bocoup with a dire warning: “The Mobile Web is in Trouble.” The general theme of the talk, somewhat apparent from the title, revolved around developers moving to native apps for performance, capabilities and discoverability. Near the end of the talk he offered a challenge–developers working on the Open […]

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Computationally Tracking Gender Balance in News Content with Open Web Technologies Last fall, the Knight Foundation granted us from the Prototype Fund to build OpenGenderTracker, a suite of open source tools for analyzing and visualizing gender representation in journalism through the examination of pronouns in bylines and news content. Bocoupers Irene Ros and Adam Hyland […]

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Last week I translated Greg Smith’s Learn CSS Layout into Spanish in an effort to bring this amazing guide to more people around the world. When I was in college, Spanish-language resources for learning about new Web Design technologies were very limited. Not only was finding them difficult, but the resources were also frequently out […]

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Mozilla recently announced FirefoxOS, an innovative project for mobile devices that uses Open Web standards to write UI and applications in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. The team at Mozilla has done an incredible amount of work connecting a version of Gecko made specifically for the mobile operating system, to Gaia, the web technology-driven UI of […]

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Learn CSS Layout is a new learning and reference site I made in my open source time here at Bocoup. Although there are lots of resources on the web for learning CSS layout techniques, we’ve had trouble finding ones we’re comfortable recommending. Learnlayout.com is an enlightening and accessible look at modern techniques for beginners, while […]

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We’re so excited that our friends Yehuda Katz and Tom Dale from Tilde will be stopping by the Bocoup Loft to deliver Introduction to Ember training April 22-24. At Bocoup, we support a wide variety of Open Web technologies. We believe in the right tool for the job, so we’re actively exploring different MV* libraries […]

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This post talks about the development of RapBot, my freestyle 80s battle rap generator. You might want to see it in action before reading on, and you can check out the source code here. For the past year I’ve been using the Wordnik API in my projects to generate random words. I’ve made extensive use […]

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Introducing Grunt v0.4 For the last nine months, I’ve been working with Ben and our team of fantastic contributors to modularize the Grunt codebase. Today, we’re happy to announce that Grunt v0.4 has been published to npm. Hold on to your hats, a lot has changed! Architectural Improvements The primary focus of this version can […]

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The Bocoup Loft is a fun and inspiring place to be. Between the technical debates and conversations amongst Bocoupers, regularly scheduled classes and meetups, and the occasional banana-themed event, 355 Congress St. is a very lively place! For the past few months, we’ve been experimenting with bringing that liveliness online via our Bocoup on Air […]

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At Bocoup, we’ve long been advocates of bringing open source practices to new communities wherever we go. That’s why we’re excited to join OpenHatch and Harvard Women in CS at Harvard University this weekend to introduce the student community to the open source process. OpenHatch is a non-profit dedicated to matching prospective free software contributors […]

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