"Code caching for JavaScript developers" by Leszek Swirski v8.dev/blog/code-caching-for-d

I'm glad Chrome finally wrote something public about their bytecode cache. This is one of the biggest inside-baseball perf optimizations that browsers do, but web developers aren't very aware of.

State of JavaScript survey: 2018 wasn't too different from 2017, so we can't say that "the next big thing is this new state management library created by a 17-year-old Vietnamese high-schooler in her spare time. "
2018.stateofjs.com/conclusion/

Maybe so, but that teenage hacker exists somewhere and is building something way cooler than another state management library.

If you're an avid open-source user who would love to help advance a project, there's a lot you can contribute whether you can program or not:

Provide constructive feedback, file bug reports, improve the documentation or help out maintaining the web & social media presence. Spread the word and recommend the projects you love to others (btw, I run Arch 😂)

Say "thank you" and tell developers to "keep up the great work". That form of contribution means a lot more than you could possibly imagine.

Accessibility is not a “React Problem”, as always the issue isn't the tool but what people do with it. You can build accessible pages using React but for that you need to understand the basics of semantic and HTML netlify.com/blog/2019/02/25/ac

Here's a thought-provoking read from the CTO of Basecamp, advocating for more sustainable, humane business as an alternative to "exponential growth."

I love this idea, but is there any way to accomplish it without the idea coming from the top of the food chain? How do you tell your boss, "We should make less money and have fewer customers today in service of a better tomorrow?"

m.signalvnoise.com/exponential

I'm really excited about Mozilla's focus on developer tools in #Firefox. My coworkers laughed when they found out I was using Firefox, because in their mind it's behind the times. Chrome is the only modern browser to them. New tools that make development easier makes it easier to show them why Firefox, and a diverse browser ecosystem in general, is important to support.

blog.nightly.mozilla.org/2019/

HTML, CSS and our vanishing industry entry points, If we make it so that you have to understand programming to even start, then we take something open and enabling, and place it back in the hands of those who are already privileged. 💯 true. rachelandrew.co.uk/archives/20

That said, it doesn't have to be all-or-nothing. At one point the speaker drew a parallel to vegetarianism, and I actually think it's a great comparison.

You can have an impact on your health, the planet, and the suffering of animals without becoming a full vegan. There's a spectrum between flexitarian -> pescetarian -> vegetarian -> vegan where you're at least having a positive impact the further you move to the right. Maybe FLOSS can be thought of the same way.

The latest drafts of the new Fedora logo are funky, legible, distinctive, and modern. It's so cool to see this redesign evolve!! blog.linuxgrrl.com/2019/02/06/

"Rendering on the Web" by Jason Miller and Addy Osmani developers.google.com/web/upda

This is a good read on the state-of-the-art in Server Side Rendering vs Client Side Rendering vs everything in between. Interesting to see that they are explicitly discouraging SSR Hydration. It was a promising technology, but it looks like in the real world it doesn't actually give many performance gains, and leads to an "uncanny valley" where sites look interactive but aren't.

since there are so many weird ux titles anyway can I just be a 'ux bassist' and then include all equipment purchases in tax?

Hot take: I think the new Slack logo is pretty good.

- It works in a variety of contexts
- It's a hash made out of speech bubbles
- You don't have to tilt it at precisely 18 degrees and place it on a white background for it to look ok
- It's four colors and not 18!

"CSS doesn’t suck" Andy Bell is remind us how amazing and flexible CSS is. Let's start celebrating. andy-bell.design/wrote/css-doe

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