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The Cost Of JavaScript In 2018

Addy Osmani: Building interactive sites can involve sending JavaScript to your users. Often, too much of it. Have you been on a mobile page that looked like it had loaded only to tap on a link or tried to scroll … Continue reading

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What Made Darth Vader Visually Iconic

Always great stuff, by The Nerdwriter: About two years ago I started watching Star Wars with my children. Whilst watching the first movie (Episode IV) I kind of found Darth’s role quite disturbing. He was just floating there in the … Continue reading

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carbon-cli – Carbon, from the CLI

carbon-cli is a CLI tool which interacts with the aforementioned Carbon, allowing you to create beautiful images of your source code. Installation per NPM/Yarn, or run it directly using npx npm i -g carbon-cli Usage is quite simple: carbon -f … Continue reading

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Swoole – PHP asynchronous programming framework

Swoole is an high-performance network framework using an event-driven, asynchronous, non-blocking I/O model which makes it scalable and efficient. It is written in C language without 3rd party libraries as PHP extension. It enables PHP developers to write high-performance, scalable, … Continue reading

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CSS shape-outside Experiments

I like these pens by Kristopher Van Sant using shape-outside to wrap text in a shape. Take this heart for example: CSS Shapes Experiments → πŸ€“ Back in 2006 (!) I created a small site/tool named β€œThe Box Office” to … Continue reading

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Vision-free MIT Cheetah

Cheetah can now run blind amongst a few other new tricks: Also notice how small this thing has become when compared to three years ago 😱

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Components and Concerns

Jeremy Keith, on Separation of Concerns and how that comes into play where one’s dealing with Component based design: My point is this: Separating structure, presentation, and behaviour is a good idea. Separating an interface into components is a good … Continue reading

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Fixing common performance problems in React Navigation

If you’re using React Navigation in your app(s) you might have noticed these two issues the folks over at November Five have written about: On a few screens – specifically those with lots of components – we started noticing a … Continue reading

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Clearfix: A Lesson in Web Development Evolution

A lesson in webdev history by Jason Hoffman: The clearfix, for those unaware, is a CSS hack that solves a persistent bug that occurs when two floated elements are stacked next to each other. When elements are aligned this way, … Continue reading

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JavaScript engine fundamentals: Shapes and Inline Caches

Mathias Bynens and Benedikt Meurer: As a JavaScript developer, having a deeper understanding of how JavaScript engines work helps you reason about the performance characteristics of your code. I especially like the part where they take a look into an … Continue reading

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