Top picks — 2022 August
This chat is a fascinating conversation between two mature software engineers about the “agile” ways of working nowadays and why so many people misinterpret them. I became a fan of Allen after this interview. After listening to this interview, one of the great resources worth checking is Allen’s “Heuristics for Effective Organizations: A continuously evolving list”. It may be controversial to business-oriented people, but it is worth sharing with your colleagues.
I learned a ton from this short (1 minute) speedy CSS tip by Jhey Tompkins. The
overlay value for
overflow, some cool CSS scroll snapping magic, and more. I need more content like this in my life.
Based on the Island Architecture, framework agnostic Astro, SSR-ready page generator just hit stable release 1.0. It is an excellent option for everyone looking for a tool to generate a static website, using the content from wherever you want and with a low learning curve because it works just fine with the tooling you already know and love.
Stefan’s blog is incredible. He posts many little TIL-like posts about all sorts of programming-related topics. This little post is a perfect example — a quick read that makes a big difference in your day-to-day life.
Recently I have been exploring a lot of CSS scroll-snap properties. This thing is much more powerful than I thought. This talk by Adam is a well-organized knowledge about everything you have to know about CSS scroll-snap. It is around 40 minutes of presentation, but it took me about 2 hours to watch because it is so information-dense.
A new version of Deno is massive because it has experimental support for npm modules. This feature will open a gigantic gate to people keen to migrate their scripts from Node.js to Deno (like me). The new init command is also a sweet add-on. Aso, the new HTTP server API is shockingly fast. Excellent release overall.
The Crawlee is a new Node.js crawler by the team behind Apify. It looks like a super versatile option packed with many useful options like proxies, TS support, helpful CLI and plenty more.
Oven, the company behind Bun, has raised $7m in funding led by Kleiner Perkins.
In this article, Jen Simmons from Safari & Webkit team explains the power of
:has pseudo-class. Some of the examples in this article are mind-blowing. Excellent summary.