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  1. Code crit?
  2. Truth to materials
  3. Fancy a game of Spot the Fallacy?
  4. Tsundoku and professional development
  5. Recognising and rewarding glue work
  6. How much time should I spend writing code?
  7. Just-in-time collaboration trumps documentation
  8. Practices for communicating and upholding code standards
  9. Setting standards from scratch
  10. Determining and communicating development standards
  11. Work according to your scope of influence
  12. Balancing feature development with stewardship
  13. Coffee club or committee meeting?
  14. Do you have a 'Front-End Chapter'?
  15. The important part of the Spotify Model
  16. Are browser support policies dead?
  17. Support browser support by supporting your browser
  18. Grabbing the lead
  19. Why I no longer believe in the web
  20. Dealing with the arriviste problem
  21. Behold! An arriviste appears
  22. Stop it with the handoffs
  23. My preciousss code
  24. Which mode are you in?
  25. My employer's principles aren't my values
  26. Principle background checks
  27. Web software design principles: The Principle of Least Power
  28. Dialogue or monologue?
  29. Design principles before fancy patterns
  30. Collective capabilities over individual expertise
  31. Netflix's low-hanging fruit
  32. Take the foot off the pedal to go faster
  33. Ninja rockstar bottlenecks
  34. Conway's Law goes deeper than your org chart
  35. Conway's Law is no joke
  36. Side project gardening
  37. The side project shuffle
  38. Front end devs are now big borrowers
  39. The build, borrow or buy fractal
  40. What should a full-stack developer focus on?
  41. Frustration-driven development
  42. Webworker
  43. A maturity model for front end development?
  44. Are little rewrites better than refactoring?
  45. Why discovery testing helps component-based UI development
  46. Are you Detroit- or London-school?
  47. Pyramids, ice cream cones, crumbs, pancakes and trophies
  48. TDD: ugh, right?
  49. Drifting into a test-averse culture
  50. Do you need a second brain?
  51. T-shaped knowledge is hokum
  52. Slicing and dicing the curate's egg
  53. Front-end channel on Rands Slack
  54. My own brush with the 'Spotify Model'
  55. Peter is out of the squad on principle
  56. Lean delegation
  57. Robotic front-end web jockeys
  58. You wouldn't let a marketing contractor fly an airliner
  59. Awkward stacks
  60. Managing long-term, part-time migrations
  61. A chance to be vulnerable
  62. A question for front-end engineering leaders
  63. Peering in through the window
  64. Hot takes! Any hot takes?
  65. A misty-eyed journey into the boring old days
  66. PWA super starters
  67. Marvin Minsky's opinions about CSS-in-JS
  68. Get some Webhint in your toolchain
  69. What's the web really good at?
  70. MVPs are not (always) Mini Versions of the Product
  71. The prototype gamut
  72. Walking skeletons and tracer bullets
  73. The runaway proof of concept
  74. Prototypes, proofs of concept, walking skeletons and MVPs, oh my!
  75. Chesterton's fence is not yours to remove
  76. Failing safely
  77. Sometimes, you *are* Google (maybe)
  78. Other words for 'rewrite'
  79. When refactoring isn't
  80. How GitHub switched from jQuery to, well, nothing
  81. Tog's Law of Commuting and you
  82. Tesler's Law
  83. Fundamentals schmundamentals
  84. 20,000 enemies
  85. Mindful code reviews
  86. E pluribus unum
  87. Video: How to Survive the Single Page App-ocalypse
  88. Embrace the experiment
  89. Product and agency work isn't so different
  90. Who has your back?
  91. Start with yourself
  92. Dealing with negative product feedback
  93. Small and big discomforts
  94. Rational technology choice doesn't exist
  95. Did we back the wrong horse?
  96. Movements and complications
  97. Reluctant scrum mastery
  98. A product manager stepped on my toe
  99. Over to you. Got a question about front end leadership?
  100. Are static sites the new static site?
  101. Wilful educated ignorance
  102. Hey, where's all the front-end stuff?
  103. How to create a lead time ladder
  104. Spot waste with value stream mapping
  105. Trimming your 無駄
  106. 1000 ways of testing
  107. Constructive snark?
  108. Clean me
  109. What 'make the business case' really means
  110. Software NIMBYs
  111. Developer happiness considered harmful (sometimes)
  112. How to win every argument
  113. Software archaeology and anthropology
  114. Hidden foundations
  115. Hollow artifacts
  116. UI foundations on a shoestring
  117. Platform and Foundation
  118. Ceci n'est pas un job
  119. Full stack developer? Software engineer? Rockstar Ninja Hacker?
  120. Full Yack Shaver
  121. Full-stack jacket
  122. How many full-stack developers does it take to change a light bulb?
  123. You really do have to get out of the building
  124. The trust multiplier
  125. Your role as an amigo
  126. The accidental lead
  127. Starting with why...
  128. Positioning for front-end developers
  129. Everybody wants to be (internet) famous