This performant front-end archicture article it’s an excellent high-level technical overview of the entire process for showing a web page, from downloading resources to rendering and prefetching.
Performant front-end architecture
Front-end testing tools
On Twelve Days of Front End Testing, Amy Kapernick shows twelve testing tools that cover several aspects of front end testing, such as visual regressions, accesibility, performance, etc.
React lifecycle diagrams
React lifecycle diagrams – pretty useful to understand the sequence in which every method is invoked when a React component is created or updated. Check the official docs on React.Component for more details.
Goodbye controllers, hello request handlers
Request handlers are a different, simpler way to structure a PHP app leveraging the
__invoke()magic method to create truly single-responsibility classes.
Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes – BBC News
A beautiful example about how design choices can have a tangible impact on people’s lives: Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes – BBC News
It’s time to head back to RSS?
Wired posts about the resurfacing of RSS as an option to social and algorithmic feeds and the unlikely yet hopeful persistence of an emblem of the open web – It’s time to head back to RSS?
Why some apps use fake progress bars
Why some apps use fake progress bars — a brilliant example of how psychological factors influence design, trading efficiency and speed for trust.
Is there a limit to scientific understanding?
A brief piece on the limits of science, the inadequacy of understanding science as a simple "building": "phenomena with different levels of complexity must be understood in terms of different, irreducible concepts"
Goodbye Uncanny Valley
An exploration into what happens when you are able to create visual stories that are indistinguishable from reality: post-truth, post-cinema, theoretical photorrealism.