In the past couple of months I have been really noticing some of the great work on Codepen. I feel like my eyes have been opened to the value that a site like Codepen has to offer. Not only can you mock up concepts and share them between friends and co-workers, but Codepen is also a great outlet for creativity.
The last couple of custom Drupal themes I created called for a very simple grid system to be included in the project. For example, lets say we needed to work off of a grid of 12 columns. Normally we would need to go through and take the outside width of the parent container and divide each column up by this width and set each column by hand to get the exact width of each column in our grid.
Lately I have been writing a lot of C++ on Linux and have been really enjoying it. I love the flexibility of jumping right in on the terminal, writing my code, and compiling all from one spot. As my writing continued and my program evolved I realized that I needed some worker threads to process some pretty expensive computation that I did not want hogging my main thread.
Over the last year or so the Drupal projects I have been involved with at work have required the need to work with a lot of video files being maintained in Drupal. Well, as you can imagine the larger the files we are maintaining the greater the strain this puts on our host to serve the files.
If you have spent any time writing Object Oriented PHP or Drupal PHP you will know that there are many instances where it can be handy to know exactly what you are dealing with at a specific point in your code. For example, possibly you are troubleshooting an issue and cannot figure out why a variable is not acting as it should, or maybe you are writing logging routines to make sure all of your exceptions are logged for future troubleshooting.