Tinned Fruit Missives December 2018
As a former social scientist, I’m naturally sceptical about surveys, at least until I see a nice visualisation, and then I completely believe everything I see. Brains are funny, aren’t they?
But as always it’s the questions that are left out of the survey altogether that are the most revealing. That’s an exercise left up to the reader.
Have a great month!
A Netflix Web Performance Case Study - Addy Osmani
Addy’s back again with a lesson for all web product teams. Landing pages and apps have two very different purposes and need different - but coordinated - front end strategies. The technical info here is useful, but it’s also a healthy reminder that even the big tech companies can make performance blunders if it’s not being measured or observed.
Refactoring an inherited codebase - Chen Hui Jing
And at the other end of the team size scale, here’s a case study of a front end ‘refactoring’ (rewrite) carried out by one person. I enjoyed the approach here, and the performance gains, but I do wonder about the ongoing maintainability of the rewrite for others in the team…
Some other World Wide Web hyperlinks I have enjoyed this month
No Haunted Forests - John Millikin
Escape From the Feature Roadmap to Outcome-driven Development - Alice Newton Rex
How to Keep Your Job As Your Company Grows - Steve Blank
The All Powerful Front End Developer (Video) - Chris Coyier
Why Doctors Hate Their Computers - Atul Gawande
event-stream vulnerability explained - Zach Schneider
Creating Effective Job Adverts - Stevie Buckley
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Tinned Fruit Missives is a monthly newsletter about web product development and front-end practices published by Jim Newbery, an independent coach and consultant from Edinburgh in Scotland.
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