- Foam: Six Months Later
Hello. It’s me, Artist Formerly Known As Lead Maintainer of Foam. You may remember me from such hits as “feverishly astroturfing a community around an early-stage open source project and then disappearing into the thin air without any kind of acknowledgement that anything had ever happened.”
- Semantic Versioning Will Not Save You
2 Mar 2021
The widely used Python package cryptography changed their build system to use Rust for low-level code which caused an emotional GitHub thread. Enthusiasts of 32-bit hardware from the 1990s aside, there was a vocal faction that stipulated adherence to Semantic Versioning from the maintainers – claimi…
- Speed is the killer feature
25 Feb 2021
Do you remember your first time using a modern smartphone? A vibrant screen that responded instantly when you tapped replaced cramped keyboards. You could sign your name, drag and drop apps around the screen, and even spin the giant Price is Right wheel to set your alarm. In 2007, this felt like a the future. There's a reason it was called 'the Jesus phone.'
- TypeScript Function Syntaxes
Kent C. Dodds
The syntax for various functions and function types in TypeScript with simple examples.
- All your input are belong to me – 3rd party web security
25 Feb 2021
Hello readers! Today we are going to discuss another (not just adtech) madness: 3rd parties and their security. To make a long story short, modern web apps contain a lot of code (“tags”…
- The small web is beautiful
Summary: I believe that small websites are compelling aesthetically, but are also important to help us resist selling our souls to large tech companies. In this essay I present a vision for the “small web” as well as the small software and architectures that power it. Also, a bonus rant about microservices.
- Music To Program To
27 Feb 2021
Programming is deep work. Tuning out distractions is key, and music is one of the most effective tools at your disposal.