Monthly Digest February 2020
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I hope you're all well in this bizarre world full of viruses.
This month was surprisingly busy, and I have some personal news to share next month. For now, though, I'll have to keep it quiet. 🙈 (I'm super excited)
So, let me share some tech stuff!
# Did we(b development) lose the right direction?
New year – new talk season. Yesterday I gave a new talk for the first time at FrankenJS! 🎉 "Did we(b development) lose the right direction?" questions if the best practices we're following today are that good?
There is no recorded version of the talk yet, but you can already peak at the slides.
# Three excellent articles to read
- In-Browser Performance Linting With Feature Policies
- Tools and developer habits
- How Tracking My Excuses Helped Me Stop Making Them
# Three useful projects to have a look at
- HeroIcons – A set of free MIT-licensed high-quality SVG icons for UI development
- Fastify – Fast and low overhead web framework, for Node.js
- one-on-one – A template for a weekly 1:1 repo
# This month I learned
- The macOS screenshot area is draggable [macOS]
- How to quickly fail bash scripts using set [Bash]
- button elements offer attributes to change form behavior [HTML]
# This month's devsheets
- Shareable text fragments in the web [web]
- Ordinal numbers with
excludemagic word/signature in git [git]
# A talk to watch over lunch
Patrick McKenzie is a developer, founder and entrepreneur. His talk "Your first 60 days" gives valuable advice on how to start a company. But that's not all – lots of his ideas also apply for monetizing side projects. Highly recommended!
# A quote to think about
The quickest way to ruin the productivity of a small company is to have it adopt the practices of a large company.
# A song that makes you stop coding
And that's it for the content of February 2020, friends! 🎉 👋
Have a great March (and stay safe)!
And if you have any feedback about this newsletter, please let me know.