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I abandoned Facebook and Instagram for a month

Inspired by my girlfriend and motivated by the “Digital Minimalism” by Cal Newport, I decided to quit Facebook and Instagram for an entire month. Literally moment ago I re-visited these two social media platforms for the first time since the end of 2020 to see that I missed absolutely nothing!

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What's new in ECMAScript 2021

This week’s TC39 meeting concluded with a complete list of ECMAScript 2021 features. Similarly, how I do it every year, let’s have a look at what’s coming this year. I also prepared for you a few code examples.

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Top picks — 2021 January

Optimizing image loading for the web in 2021, Webbed Briefs by Heydon Pickering, Figma crash course by Pablo Stanley, insights after being 45 years in the software industry, the state of JS in 2020, running GitHub actions for certain commit messages, HTML alt attribute vs figcaption element, 10 best practices to containerize Node.js web applications with Docker and more…

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Book review: Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport

My girlfriend and I decided to live without Facebook products (including Instagram and WhatsApp) for a month and see how it’s going. Even though we are halfway through the month, I already observed a lot of positive incomes. To fully embrace life without Mark’s Zuckerberg’s products, I decided to deepen my psychological knowledge of this tech-saturated generation, and its impact on a happy, fulfilled life.

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I won't miss you Google

Isn’t that all a little bit concerning that one company knows about your passions, salary, what you eat, where you go and what the fuck is your shoe size? It’s scary for me, so I decided to move away from the Mountain View Google bandwagon.

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Book review: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

There’s no better time than during a global pandemic, to slow down and do a little bit for yourself. It’s a great time to convert bad habits into good ones, a perfect opportunity to try a new diet, learn a new skill, meditate, or play a series of console games that we’ve been postponing for a long time. I decided to kick 2021 off with a classic self-development book.

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The revealing module pattern in JavaScript explained

Before ECMAScript 2015, JavaScript language was lacking an official module system. Lack of namespacing and protecting against polluting the global environment forced developers to design many solutions for this problem. One of them is the revealing module pattern.

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WebP and AVIF images on a Hugo website

After adding support for WebP and AVIF formats, I managed to serve to my visitors around 40% slimmer images. This pretty significant performance gain is simple to achieve using Hugo.

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