Robin Winslow

19 posts by Robin Winslow

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Command-line usability: A terminal user’s thought process

by Robin Winslow on 8 September 2017

I’ve been thinking about the usability of command-line terminals a lot recently. Command-line interfaces remain mystifying to many people. Usability hobbyists...

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Simplifying local development: The ./run executable

by Robin Winslow on 5 July 2017

Canonical’s webteam manage over 18 websites as well as many supporting projects and frameworks. These projects are built with any combination of Python, Ruby,...

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Our open source websites

by Robin Winslow on 31 May 2017

Nowadays free software is everywhere – from browsers to encryption software to operating systems. Even so, it is still relatively rare for the code behind...

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Keynotes from my first PyCon – friendly and inspiring

by Robin Winslow on 7 October 2015

Last weekend I went to my first Pycon, my second conference in a fortnight. The conference runs from Friday to Monday, with 3 days of talks followed by one...

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Python learnings from PyCon

by Robin Winslow on 7 October 2015

The weekend before last, I went to PyCon UK 2015. I already wrote about the keynotes, which were more abstract. Here I’m going to talk about the other talks I...

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Prepare for when Ubuntu freezes

by Robin Winslow on 28 September 2015

I routinely have at least 20 tabs open in Chrome, 10 files open in Atom (my editor of choice) and I’m often running virtual machines as well. This means my...