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Top picks — 2021 July

The return keyword in javaScript explained, encoding of POST request data demystified, GitHub Copilot and the fair criticism of npm audit.

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Book review: Factfulness by Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund

How is that possible that chimpanzee outperforms bunch of C-level executives in a simple test about global trends? But, of course, there is not necessarily something wrong with CEOs, CFOs and CTOs of well-known organisations because this issue applies to all of us — we are a bunch of ignorants stuck with the massively distorted vision of humanity.

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Book review: Anything You Want by Derek Sivers

Please do what you like doing and help others to make their life easier — this is what I define as a happy professional life and a golden rule for creating a lucrative business. The founder of CD Baby followed the same ideology. This project, built out of a passion for music, became a multi-million dollar company in few years.

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Top picks — 2021 June

Intro to React 18, Pluralsight to Acquire A Cloud Guru, Introducing Astro, WebKit Features in Safari at WWDC21, Next.js 11, Deno and more…

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My favourite podcasts 2021 edition

A few of my friends asked me for podcasts recommendations in the last few weeks, so I decided to list my current favourite shows, a little bit like I did back in 2015.

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CSS Container Queries — a revolution for responsive web design

There’s no other feature that web designers have asked for more than being able to style elements based on the size of their parent. Luckily, thanks to smart people like Miriam Suzanne, there’s great progress on the native implementation of CSS Container Queries.

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Autostart tmux on Alacritty launch

After using Hyper for a long time, I recently tried Alacritty for the first time and I decided to switch almost instantly. At the time of writing this post it doesn’t support multiple windows — no biggie for me because tmux can solve this limitation quickly

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