I have been enjoying some coverage in various magazines and blogs and will be sharing some of the features here.
React DOM – Best TypeScript Books and Tutorials
React DOM, the React newsletter, featured Pro TypeScript in their list of the best TypeScript books and tutorials. They said:
Pro TypeScript starts at the very basics of TypeScript, introducing TypeScript and all its major features. It starts with object oriented programming and compilers going through everything in between. This book covers everything you need to consider while building and running a TypeScript application. Pro TypeScript even goes into design patterns, best practices and adding automated testing to your TypeScript app.
Pro TypeScript is a great book for both beginners and advanced TypeScript developers. This is a book that is very through and is ideal for those that have no prior experince or knowledge of TypeScript. Pro TypeScript is a practical guide to TypeScript that will take you closer to becoming a TypeScript Professional.
What Pixel – Top Ten TypeScript Books
The What Pixel top ten TypeScript books features Pro TypeScript in the top spot. They said:
But Steve also explains specific design patterns and best practices for writing quality TypeScript code. Each chapter builds upon the last and you never feel like you’re left out to dry on your own. – What Pixel
SC Magazine – Best Email Security Solution
Glasswall’s Email Security solution has won “Best Email Security Solution” in the SC Magazine Awards.
ZenHub on Medium
ZenHub used a little quote in their article “How to use GitHub for agile project management”.
If a developer is interrupted with a question, it could put their work back by hours for each interruption. This is because of the amount of stuff they are holding in their immediate memory while they are working on a feature. They will have parsed lots of code in the area they will be working on and will have projected their changes in their mind before they start coding and the interruption will impact their focus on this information.
Once interrupted the developer may decide to batch other interruptions like email into the break — but this elongates the gap and makes it more likely that the information will be squirrelled away into harder to access places.
Clojure for Data Science
Henry Garner gives a quick mention to some of my opinions on pie charts in his Clojure for Data Science book.
Class Four: Those Who Survive
Duncan P. Bradshaw has immortalized me in the zombie novel, Class Four: Those Who Survive. I am not one of those who survive!
“Class Four: Those Who Survive, is a total blast of a novel from beginning to end and, like its predecessor, is one of the better interpretations of the zombie apocalypse” – Ginger Nuts of Horror
Beginning Data Science with R
Manas Pathak mentions my take on pie charts in this introduction to data science and the R language.
Natali Vlatko talks about #NoEstimates and mentions some of my thoughts on the subject (along with those of some of the #NoEstimates thought leaders).
“Fenton advises that to eventually work without estimates requires a building of trust that may not already exist, therefore you shouldn’t be aiming for #NoEstimates without it. He feels the anger that has been thrust upon the topic has come out of a misunderstanding of the framework, with people interpreting the phrase ‘some teams have found that they don’t need to use estimates’ as ‘YOU must stop using estimates’.”
Rob D Moore
Rob Moore mentioned my Unit Testing Epiphany article in a post discussing Ian Cooper’s “TDD Where Did it all Go Wrong” talk.
“Ian suggests that the original TDD Flow outlined by Kent Beck has been lost in translation by most people. This is summed up nicely by Steve Fenton in his summary of Ian’s talk (highlight mine)…”
Franky kindly recommended my InfoQ book, TypeScript for C# Programmers.
“Great book that in less than hundred pages, explains to me how to code in TypeScript. I feel so comfortable already I will add TypeScript in my next web project, and I will strongly recommend this book to everyone.”
Ryan O’Neill reviewed my free TypeScript Succinctly ebook, available from Syncfusion.
Microsoft gave a shout-out for my free TypeScript Succinctly ebook, available from Syncfusion.
“The e-book is specifically aimed at .NET developers, based on version 0.9 of Typescript.”
Corrado reviewed my free TypeScript Succinctly ebook, available from Syncfusion.
Fokko’s View on ALM
17th June 2013
Fokko Veegens kindly mentioned my articles on unit testing after speaking at SDN Conference.
“…During my talk at the SDN conference, I told about misconceptions regarding unit testing. Some people were looking at me with a frown when I told this. I would like to refer to the blog of Steve Fenton who wrote about this subject and I rate his post on this topic quite high.”
2nd October 2012
I was quoted in an article in .NET Magazine on the new TypeScript language:
8th June 2012
I talked to Charlie Cowen at NewVoiceMedia on how Team Elite delivered a brand new Salesforce Telephony Integration in one week.
Read the full article on The NewVoiceMedia blog….
7th February 2012
I was honoured with a citation in the Chicago Tribune for my thoughts on Pie Charts in an article about an even more hideous variant, the beach-ball chart. You can read the full article on The Chicago Tribune….
Maca is Rambling
7th August 2011
I was very pleased to get a double-mention in an article about the best jQuery 3D effects plugins, with Three Dee and Image Parallax both getting a mention. You can read the full article on Maca Is Rambling….
3rd June 2011
The chaps over at NCover posted a link to my blog on NCover exclusions, which described how to exclude stuff from your code coverage reporting.
Web Design Ledger
22nd October 2010
The Web Design Journal published an article on 10 Fresh jQuery Plugins and Tutorials and features my Mega Select List. You can read the full article on The Web Design Ledger.
1st Web Designer
6th August 2010
I received a great write up on 1st Web Designer for my jQuery Constant Footer plugin. They said… “I love plugins that aren’t spread out. They do only one thing, but do it as good as possible. And jQuery.constantfooter is one of those plugins”.
6th May 2010
Save Delete published an article on the 20 best and useful jQuery plugins of April 2010 and features my Infinite Scroller. You can read the full article on Save Delete.
On 16th December 2010, I was also lucky enough to be featured in the Save Delete 75 Most Useful jQuery Plugins Of The Year.
28th April 2010
Smashing Magazine published an article titled “40 Useful jQuery Techniques and Plugins” and my Two Sided Multi-Selector plugin got a great mention.
You can read the full article on the Smashing Magazine website.
22nd March 2010
W3 Avenue published an article dedicated to the Two Sided Multi-Selector jQuery Plugin, which you can read in full on the W3 Avenue website.