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  1. 20181023
  2. Front end devs are now big borrowers
  3. The build, borrow or buy fractal
  4. What should a full-stack developer focus on?
  5. Frustration-driven development
  6. Webworker
  7. A maturity model for front end development?
  8. Are little rewrites better than refactoring?
  9. Why discovery testing helps component-based UI development
  10. Are you Detroit- or London-school?
  11. Pyramids, ice cream cones, crumbs, pancakes and trophies
  12. TDD: ugh, right?
  13. Drifting into a test-averse culture
  14. Do you need a second brain?
  15. T-shaped knowledge is hokum
  16. Slicing and dicing the curate's egg
  17. Front-end channel on Rands Slack
  18. My own brush with the 'Spotify Model'
  19. Peter is out of the squad on principle
  20. Lean delegation
  21. Robotic front-end web jockeys
  22. You wouldn't let a marketing contractor fly an airliner
  23. Awkward stacks
  24. Managing long-term, part-time migrations
  25. A chance to be vulnerable
  26. A question for front-end engineering leaders
  27. Peering in through the window
  28. Hot takes! Any hot takes?
  29. A misty-eyed journey into the boring old days
  30. PWA super starters
  31. Marvin Minsky's opinions about CSS-in-JS
  32. Get some Webhint in your toolchain
  33. What's the web really good at?
  34. MVPs are not (always) Mini Versions of the Product
  35. The prototype gamut
  36. Walking skeletons and tracer bullets
  37. The runaway proof of concept
  38. Prototypes, proofs of concept, walking skeletons and MVPs, oh my!
  39. Chesterton's fence is not yours to remove
  40. Failing safely
  41. Sometimes, you *are* Google (maybe)
  42. Other words for 'rewrite'
  43. When refactoring isn't
  44. How GitHub switched from jQuery to, well, nothing
  45. Tog's Law of Commuting and you
  46. Tesler's Law
  47. Fundamentals schmundamentals
  48. 20,000 enemies
  49. Mindful code reviews
  50. E pluribus unum
  51. Video: How to Survive the Single Page App-ocalypse
  52. Embrace the experiment
  53. Product and agency work isn't so different
  54. Who has your back?
  55. Start with yourself
  56. Dealing with negative product feedback
  57. Small and big discomforts
  58. Rational technology choice doesn't exist
  59. Did we back the wrong horse?
  60. Movements and complications
  61. Reluctant scrum mastery
  62. A product manager stepped on my toe
  63. Over to you. Got a question about front end leadership?
  64. Are static sites the new static site?
  65. Wilful educated ignorance
  66. Hey, where's all the front-end stuff?
  67. How to create a lead time ladder
  68. Spot waste with value stream mapping
  69. Trimming your 無駄
  70. 1000 ways of testing
  71. Constructive snark?
  72. Clean me
  73. What 'make the business case' really means
  74. Software NIMBYs
  75. Developer happiness considered harmful (sometimes)
  76. How to win every argument
  77. Software archaeology and anthropology
  78. Hidden foundations
  79. Hollow artifacts
  80. UI foundations on a shoestring
  81. Platform and Foundation
  82. Ceci n'est pas un job
  83. Full stack developer? Software engineer? Rockstar Ninja Hacker?
  84. Full Yack Shaver
  85. Full-stack jacket
  86. How many full-stack developers does it take to change a light bulb?
  87. You really do have to get out of the building
  88. The trust multiplier
  89. Your role as an amigo
  90. The accidental lead
  91. Starting with why...
  92. Positioning for front-end developers
  93. Everybody wants to be (internet) famous