Tinned Fruit Missives February 2019
With the northern hemisphere’s web developers cooped up inside because of the cold, what better time of year to stoke the fires with a good old-fashioned front-end
flame war debate?
I’m not going to labour the points made by others here. My reaction could be summarised by a deep breath and a long, weary sigh. I’ll let you make your own judgement as to what that means.
Have a great month!
January’s front-end existential crisis:
The Great Divide - Chris Coyier
“Two front end developers are sitting at a bar. They have nothing to talk about.”
HTML, CSS and our vanishing industry entry points - Rachel Andrew
The way that new front-end developers are learning how to build for the web has changed. Rachel Andrew examines the impact this is having on our industry and the way we use and discuss web technology.
Openness and Longevity - Garrett Dimon
Garrett makes the case for using the web platform and continuing to make a long bet on its fundamentals.
HTML is and always was a compilation target – can we deal with that? - Christian Heilmann
Christian argues we can get too puritanically artisanal about using web fundamentals. After all, most HTML is not hand-written, but compiled.
Some other World Wide Web hyperlinks I have enjoyed this month
Engineering Management: The Pendulum Or The Ladder - Charity Majors
The Ethics of Web Performance - Tim Kadlec
Big Win for Web Accessibility in Domino’s Pizza Case - Lainey Feingold
The Front-End Performance Checklist 2019 - Vitaly Friedman
Who is @horse_js? - Jasmine Greenaway & Burke Holland
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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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