Top picks — 2021 January
It is crazy how difficult it is to serve well-optimised image to the end-user, considering supporting image format, screen density, preferred operating system appearance mode and picture’s container size. Hopefully, the web platform will come with some less ridiculous-looking solution at some point, but for the time being, we have to follow every single advice given by Malte Ubl.
I love Heydon Pickering for his expertise in web development and his sense of humour. His new idea is another masterpiece — a vlog that is not on YouTube. It is all about web and accessible only on the canonical website (nope, you cannot embed his videos — brilliant idea). I instantly subscribed this website using my RSS reader.
Pablo Stanley created another fantastic resource to help you to master Figma. For the time being the part about the Auto Layout is ready. More to come in 2021: Illustration Systems, Animation & Prototyping and also Components & Systems. This is probably the best resource to pick up more advanced parts of this tool.
Recently retired Joel Goldberg shares few insights and bits of advice to people new to software development after being part of this crowd for over 45 years. I love the most “Focus on the Fundamentals” but this post is full of undervalued knowledge for fresh software engineers.
One of Stephen Covey’s seven habits is, “Seek First To Understand, Then To Be Understood.” This maxim has helped me more than any other advice to become a good listener and teammate. If you want to influence and work effectively with others, you first need to understand them. Actively listen to understand their feelings, ideas, and point of view before you begin trying to make your own thoughts known.
The results are here. I love this annual roundup of results from this survey. The growing popularity of TypeScript, GraphQL and
async/await is not a big surprise for me. The overall score for decorators shocked me, though. Please have a look. I am sure you find a lot of exciting things there.
A quick tip by Ryan Chandler about running (or not) GitHub Action based on a commit message. Typical “TIL” write-up, short and informative.
Images on the web can be described using
alt attribute on an
img tag and using
figcaption element inside
figure element. Elaina Natario explains the difference between these two methods. Handy front-end read.
Liran Tal and Yoni Goldberg put together this resource for all Node.js developers who contenerize their applications. There is a lot to learn from this post. Tips cover subjects like picking the right image, through correct handling of kernel signals to advanced secrets management.