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Web Development Reading List #112: Updated Edge, Performance Monitoring, and How to Stay Relevant

Web Development Reading List #112: Updated Edge, Performance Monitoring, and How to Stay Relevant

What’s going on in the industry? What new techniques have emerged recently? What insights, tools, tips and tricks is the web design community talking about? Anselm Hannemann1 is collecting everything that popped up over the last week in his web development reading list2 so that you don’t miss out on anything. The result is a carefully curated list of articles and resources that are worth taking a closer look at. — Ed.

Last week I was talking about avoiding working all day and night. But Erik3 actually added a valid point to it: For you as an employee, it’s not always easy to turn off devices and just not respond to requests of your manager. And many companies still have the thinking of “we pay you salary, so we pretty much own you”. This is not true and we all need to educate people4, including our managers, to respect that. Because work without joy is not efficient work. And we need some downtime to deliver good work and enjoy our work.

Microsoft Edge5
First major update to Microsoft Edge (and Windows 10) is out today. Evergreen browser.

News Link

  • A new Microsoft Edge Release is out6, now supporting picture, CSS initial and unset values, extended srcset, the [download] attribute, SVG external content (wohoo, you can use use now with external resources), and WebRTC.

General Link

Concepts Design Link

Tools Link

  • cloc10 is a tool that counts blank lines, comment lines, and physical lines of source code in many programming languages. Very helpful to create statistics for your project.
  • It didn’t take long until someone brought a browser on the new Apple TV. Actually, it’s a very simplistic browser for tvOS using private API (aka UIWebView) and you need to build it manually with some tricks to get it running but it’s amazing how smooth it works11.
  • This series of articles covers a lot of cool things you can do with PostCSS: The PostCSS Deep Dive12.
  • Get a clue on how to use the new Firefox Developer Memory Tool13 to analyze your website’s memory usage. It splits your JavaScript into coarse types and gives you deep insights.

Privacy Link

  • Julia Powles recognized an interesting thing14 at one of the biggest tech events. Companies want to have more and more personal data to serve personalized products and services. The prevailing, unquestioned view was that our cities, homes and bodies will automatically be better, smarter and faster if they’re connected. But no one could actually tell why, how and what this will mean, in real, practical, day-to-day terms to people’s lives.
  • Facebook just got forced to stop tracking internet users in Belgium within 48 hours15 by a court, showing how serious the judges were on their decision. It’s interesting to see this happening after the Safe Harbour law is not in place anymore.
  • I bet no other rule has set the tech industry so much into trouble recently than the fall of the Safe Harbour law. As a consequence, Microsoft will open data centers in Europe16 to follow the guidelines.

Web Performance Link

  • Paul Lewis built Big Rig17, a performance measurement tool that you can either use in the CLI or as a browser dashboard.

JavaScript Link

CSS / Sass Link

Work Life Link

  • You’re not one of these cool, young developers out there? Here’s the thing: James Victore shares the secret of how to stay relevant24 in one of his famous Burning Questions videos.

Go beyond… Link

  • Now local businesses in Crickhowell are turning the tables on the likes of Google and Starbucks by employing the same accountancy practices used by the world’s biggest companies, to move their entire town “offshore”. What first might sound a bit weird, actually puts again some light on how broken our tax model currently is, and how unethical so many big companies are, avoiding taxes wherever they can. I can only hope that so many small companies follow this example so that countries need to change laws.
  • We all love to complain, but it’s not good for us on several levels. The only one who can make a difference is you25.

And with that I’ll close for this week. In case you like what I write each week, please support me with a donation26 or share this resource with other people. You can learn more about the costs of the project here27. It’s available via E-Mail, RSS and online.

Thanks and all the best,
Anselm

Footnotes Link

  1. 1 /author/anselm-hannemann/?rel=author
  2. 2 https://wdrl.info/
  3. 3 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2015/11/web-development-reading-list-111/#comment-1285325
  4. 4 https://medium.com/the-wtf-economy/common-ground-for-independent-workers-83f3fbcf548f
  5. 5 https://dev.windows.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/platform/changelog/desktop/10586/?compareWith=10240
  6. 6 https://dev.windows.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/platform/changelog/desktop/10586/?compareWith=10240
  7. 7 http://www.coglib.com/~icordasc/blog/2015/11/corporations-and-oss-do-not-mix.html
  8. 8 http://www.gerrymcgovern.com/new-thinking/less-content-marketing-more-quality-content
  9. 9 http://alistapart.com/article/from-pages-to-patterns-an-exercise-for-everyone
  10. 10 https://github.com/AlDanial/cloc
  11. 11 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIDTh9bVRas
  12. 12 http://webdesign.tutsplus.com/series/postcss-deep-dive–cms-889
  13. 13 https://hacks.mozilla.org/2015/11/firefoxs-new-memory-tool/
  14. 14 http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/nov/09/web-summit-vision-smart-world
  15. 15 http://www.afp.com/en/news/belgian-court-gives-facebook-48-hours-stop-tracking-internet-users
  16. 16 http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/259656-microsoft-opens-uk-only-data-center-following-eu-ruling
  17. 17 https://aerotwist.com/blog/bigrig/
  18. 18 http://regex.learncodethehardway.org/book/
  19. 19 https://adactio.com/journal/9775
  20. 20 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGwjgmAqNRo
  21. 21 http://bytearcher.com/articles/how-to-delete-value-from-array/
  22. 22 https://stormpath.com/blog/angular-xsrf/
  23. 23 http://codepen.io/thebabydino/full/pjxVWp/
  24. 24 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAu5taT4Hhs
  25. 25 http://further.net/complaining/
  26. 26 https://wdrl.info/donate
  27. 27 https://wdrl.info/costs/

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