Five Frontend Things Friday #2

Here are five things in the Frontend Engineering world, that I found interesting…

  1. JSConf EU 2017 Videos - JSConf is always a high-quality conference with great speakers. Check out their youtube playlist (more videos added daily) of the recently completed EU 2017 conference.

  2. Rearchitecting Airbnb’s Frontend - spoiler alert migrating a large codebase from Rails to SPA (single-page-app) based on React. Great talk of product side decisions, and performance for a SPA.

  3. How we built Twitter Lite - more big players jumping into PWA (Progressive Web Apps) scene. Worth a read to see what they chose to use, and why.

  4. Writing Tidy Code - from Harry Roberts (CSS Wizardry). Been following Harry for a long time, and he always has excellent advice. Love getting into the weeds like this one, in one’s craft. Some would argue that this is silly minutia, I would disagree. If you think of your job as your craft, these things matter.

  5. What the heck is the event loop anyway? - speaking of your craft. Do you know how the JavaScript Event Loop works? If you’re one to think in terms of first principles, this is an excellent talk to watch. Philip Roberts talks about his journey in understanding this core part of JavaScript.

Keep Rising,

Kevin B. Ridgway

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