Five Frontend Things Friday #4

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

  1. The Mindfulness of a Manual Performance Audit - Chip Cullen over on the always wonderful site says, “As product owners or developers, we probably have a good handle on which core assets we need to make a website work. But rarely is that the whole picture. How well do we know every last thing that loads on our sites?” A good read on frontend performance.

  2. Announcing Storybook 3.0 - Storybook is a really cool UI playground that you can install via NPM, it’s great to test out React components outside of your codebase. They’ve gone 3.0 and that comes with Webpack 2 support among other features.

  3. The Modern JavaScript Tutorial - Ilya Kantor created this cool site that says, “How it’s done now. From the basics to advanced topics with simple, but detailed explanations.” There are some good beginner resources out there for folks, this is a nice intro to advanced tutorial on JavaScript.

  4. CSS in JavaScript: The future of component-based styling - Jonathan Z. White, a JavaScript Engineer at Airbnb writes on his Medium blog, “By adopting inline styles, we can get all of the programmatic affordances of JavaScript.” A good tutorial on the barebones way to do this in React, why it’s a good idea, and he sprinkles in some design tips which I don’t always see in JavaScript articles - I like that he did here.

  5. Redux Logic Flow — Crazy Simple Summary - Trey Huffine on Medium writes, “It seems like every blog post about Redux is thousands of words when all that’s needed is a dead simple example of the logic process to refer to. Thus, I created this crazy simple summary.”

Keep Rising,

Kevin B. Ridgway

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