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I wrote an article for the Mozilla Hacks blog that's a brief technical introduction to ActivityPub. I also provide an intro to my simple #ActivityPub Node.js server.

"Unfortunately, low-code environments are promoted with the idea that this means you no longer need skilled development teams. Such suggestions ignore the fact that writing code is just a small part of what needs to happen to create high-quality software—practices such as source control, testing and careful design of solutions are just as important. "

I really believe the Chrome team wants to make the web competitive with native platforms. They have the incentive and resources to do it. I just worry that they're running away with it faster than any other browser vendor can keep up, leading to a browser monoculture and potentially monopoly.

"Less Snake Oil, More Context" by @surma

Solid performance advice. Focus less on microbenchmarks (which can be misleading), hearsay ("I heard X is faster than Y"), and all-or-nothing statements that don't consider tradeoffs. Also: measure, measure, measure.

This article is definitely worth a read.

JS frameworks like React and Vue are great hammers, but not every problem is a nail. A framework is no substitute for giving team members time to learn and handle tech debt.

Firefox shows you all of the axes available for manipulation in a variable font. You can also tinker and toy with each axis.

The font does, however, need to be included in a web page in order to be inspected.

Months of planning come to a head. @fronteers is considering applying for @w3c membership and appointing @rachelandrew as our paid representative - if members agree.

Since some people are talking about the “death of the URL” … again … it felt like the right time to re-post something I wrote 2 years ag on the topic including a link to research that seems to indicate people DO know what URLs are.

Please consider the environment before printing this toot.

"Develop in more than one browser. Test in more than one browser. Use more than one browser.

You are both consumer and producer. You have a say in how the future plays out."

Programming isn't about what you know; it's about what you can figure out.

Every great developer you know got there by solving problems they were unqualified to solve until they actually did it.

Oooh, or this one!

"Your intuition is incorrect! Your everyday HTML mental model is misleading."

Look, I don't want to reach enlightenment, I just want to write some components

Sometime I want to make a bot that toots lines from the Angular docs.

For example, this gem:

"The target name is the name of a property. It may look like the name of an attribute but it never is. To appreciate the difference, you must develop a new way to think about template HTML."

"We'll just drop in this component," they said. "We can just accept the defaults," they said.

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