Webbed Briefs – Brief videos about web technologies and how to make the most of them.

Heydon is back with a new project named “Webbed Briefs”:

WEBBED BRIEFS are brief videos about the web, its technologies, and how to make the most of them. They’re packed with information, fun times™, and actual goats. Yes, it’s a vlog, but it isn’t on Youtube. Unthinkable!

The first video is entitled “What Is ARIA Even For?”, and indicates where this is headed: tons of information, fast paced, lots of mindfarts, and quite a lot of cursing …

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AV1, the video codec of the future

Next to praising the AV1 Codec and providing conversion examples (using ffmpeg), Andrey Sitnik also gives a good overview on containers and codecs – concepts every web developer who embed video should know imho – in his post on the subject:

File extensions for video (.mp4, .wmv, .webm or .mov) barely represent containers. When you see a .mp4 extension, the only thing you can be sure about is that the MP4 container had been used to package a file. The choice of codec depends entirely on a creator: it can be H.264/AAC, or AV1/Opus, or something else.

Better web video with AV1 codec →

Awesome Talks

Great site developed by Sara Vieira (@NikkitaFTW):

Awesome Talks is an awesome list of tech talks to watch that is constantly updated by the community and is a great way to find an interesting talk to watch during downtime.

The talks are categorised, and one can submit talks themselves (if they’re on YouTube that is). Categories include JavaScript, React, React Native, Vue.js, GraphQL, …

Information overload in 3 … 2 … 1: Awesome Talks →