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Web Developer Monthly September 2018

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@andreineagoieAndrei Neagoie

3rd issue! If you missed the last two months check them out here and here.

If it’s your first time here…

Being a web developer is a fantastic career option. You have many job opportunities, you can work around the world, and you get to solve hard problems. One thing that is hard, however, is staying up to date with the constantly evolving ecosystem. You want to be a top performing web developer, coder, programer, software developer, but you don’t have time to select from hundreds of articles, videos and podcasts each day.

This monthly newsletter is going to be focused on keeping up to date with the industry, keeping your skills sharp, without wasting your valuable time. I will be sharing the most important articles, podcasts and videos of the month. Think Tim Ferriss and the Pareto Principle (80/20 rule) meeting the Software Development world. What’s the 20% that will get you 80% of the results?

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This month as a web developer…

Javascript 2018

A nice little recap of what is coming up in the new version of Javascript (ECMAScript). It’s a small update so it should be easy to get caught up.

New Shiny React Things

Dan Abramov released some plans for the next step in the React ecosystem. You can check out their plan here and see how this will modernize and make React DOM better.

While we are on the topic, Dan also explained how the new Time Slicing feature will work in a way that a 5 year old could understand (maybe 10).

While we are still on the topic, React Proto has come out making some people very happy, while others just kept going on with their lives.

Oh and there is a new React Profiler you can use.

Make it faster

A great list of tools you need to improve anything performance on the web. Built by a past colleague of mine, Houssein Djirdeh, now working at Google.

Speaking of which: Progressive Web Apps aren’t going anywhere. If you want to build for the modern web, there is no excuse not to spend a very short amount of time making your apps more “progressive”.

Processes, threads huh?!

Learn how browsers work by following this great 4 part series, where you will finally understand the difference between processes and threads and all of the other steps that it takes for you to see that cat picture.

This is how you build things

Two months ago, we said that Github has removed all of their jQuery code. This is how they did it: This article shows you how a company should migrate/change/update a large code base. So many great insights here that you should take note of.

Everything you wanted to know about Node.js

A definitive guide to Node.js — This is a 95 minute read so unless you are really looking to fill your time or extremely curious (or bored), don’t bother reading it. However, it’s a great resource to keep and read a section every once in a while.

CSS = Power Button

How to force restart any iOS device with just CSS…. I’m just going to leave that there.

NPM Weight Watchers

Before you add too many 3rd party packages to your codebase, you should run it through this great little tool that breaks down how this package will affect your codebase. Then ask yourself: Do I really need this extra bloat?

What are Facebook, Google and Amazon up to?

Facebook made a little oopsie, also known as exposing 50 million user accounts. They also found a way to make money from your phone number.

Google made people really angry by doing this and this. Google then went on to say “hahah we’re just kidding everyone…are we still cool?”. Now tools like No More Google are popping up.

Amazon in the meantime just became the 3rd largest digital ad platform. Google and Facebook better watch out.

Yet another colour picker

Here is the 2349103845th colour picker. But hey, it is pretty nice!

Firefox Reality

Firefox is building a new way to browse the web: With VR. Their first release just came out. Would love to hear your thoughts on this in the comments below. What do you think?

Best Thing of the Month

A tour of JavaScript timers on the web. The title sounds like something you would read before bed that will help you go to sleep, but this was actually my favourite resource of the month. Very insightful and you will definitely come out the other end learning something from it.

Trick of the Month 🌗

This is how you go to the moon: Programmers are artists. We have to be creative. To produce something beautiful and functional. This means we have a chance to go to the moon. Seriously: SpaceX announced their new moon mission and the person going is taking artists with him. Get your applications ready.

What are your thoughts about this month’s events?

See you next month!

Thank you for reading this far. If you enjoyed this post, please share, comment, and press/hold that 👏 a few times (up to 50 times). . . I will keep doing these if there is enough interest!

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The Complete Web Developer in 2018: Zero to Mastery

and the more advanced:

The Complete Junior to Senior Web Developer Roadmap (2018)


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