Top picks — 2017 July

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Authentication in Node.js

https://youtu.be/yvviEA1pOXw

Not any new, but very helpful to understand authentication process between the client and node server. Randall Degges explains everything really clearly step by step.


If you have a disability, what’s the hardest thing about browsing the web?

https://twitter.com/captainsafia/status/871056480799162368

Very insightful discussion on the twitter under Safia Abdallas tweet. Eye opening comments present that accessibility is a big concern of an internet nowadays. Some helpful people summarized this discussion into meaningful categories.


The Fullstack Tutorial for GraphQL

https://www.howtographql.com/

I’m not a back end developer and I normally don’t think about the API design to work nicely with front-end part of a project. Very recently I entered the world of Node.js development seriously and I embraced things like REST API, requests, responses, headers etc. A moment after that I came across this amazing resource about GraphQL. I understand it! It is superb! Can’t recommend this series of free tutorials enough.


Flash & the future of interactive content

https://blogs.adobe.com/conversations/2017/07/adobe-flash-update.html

Steve Jobs was right — there is no future for Flash content on the web and Adobe just confirmed that. I took them a while. The official notice provides a date — end of 2020 — when Adobe Flash support will be absolutely discontinued. Companies like Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Mozzilla put few words for their products users as well.

Figma 2.0: Now with Prototyping and Developer Handoff

https://blog.figma.com/figma-2-0-now-with-prototyping-and-developer-handoff-1b309a5d025c

I heard of Figma for a first time just few months ago and today I came across another big news about this product! The biggest competitor for my beloved Sketch just hit a version 2.0. The development pace of this company is impressive. Brand new prototyping mode is definitely a handy feature having it built into the same tool that we use to design beautiful things. Developer hand-off is a massive time saver (from front end developer perspective). You can watch a quick presentation of both new features on great videos made by Scott Tolinski (prototype mode and dev hando-ff). I’m looking forward to play around with new features and you will definitely hear more about it from me shortly.