Building The New Facebook With React and Relay

With the new Facebook design that got anounced just a few days ago, this video by Ashley Watkins is worth a look: Ashley discusses some of the technologies and strategies powering FB5, the new facebook.com. Topics covered include Facebook’s approach to CSS-in-JS, data-driven dependencies, phased code downloading, and more.

Introducing Federated Modules in Webpack 5

Want to share code dynamically between web applications but don’t want to use libraries or custom Micro-FE frameworks. Check out what’s in store for you with Webpack 5 and how federated modules will fundamentally change how you view web applications. Webpack 5 Module Federation: A game-changer in JavaScript architecture →Webpack 5 and Module Federation – […]

“Designing Intrinsic Layouts” by Jen Simmons

Twenty-five years after the web began, we finally have a real toolkit for creating layouts. Combining CSS Grid, Flexbox, Multicolumn, Flow layout and Writing Modes gives us the technical ability to build layouts today without the horrible hacks and compromises of the past. In this hour-long talk captured live at An Event Apart DC 2019, […]

How to refactor complex if-statements

In this video, which is a part of the Mailcoach video course, Freek shows us how he refactors a complex if-statement. A technique which I nowadays also like using myself – especially in a React Component’s render method – is to use early returns: instead of nesting if-statements and using else-statements, the function body uses […]

Why new diseases keep appearing in China

Again a very interesting video by Vox, especially in these COVID-19/Corona times: why is it that this new disease emerged from China and not from another country? As of early March 2020, a new coronavirus, called COVID-19, is in more than 70 countries and has killed more than 3,100 people, the vast majority in China. […]