A list of articles and books I’ve read. And liked! Also, check out my watching list.
Keeping it simple with CSS that scales by Andy Bell. Extensive read on CSS best practices and how everything has been there already and doesn’t need to be re-invented. I’m not sure if I agree with all of it, but most of it resonates very well with me. I also think more people should publish written versions of their talks.
Stateful Serverless by Swyx. Good explanation on cold start / warm start and state of serverless functions. With examples!
Today, the Trident era ends by Schepp. A historical analysis of all the innovations Internet Explorer brought on the table. I think it’s quite curious that people can develop hate towards products, so it’s nice to see that somebody praises a browser that revolutionized the Internet in many ways. And it’s not just somebody, it’s Schepp. He’s not only the best podcast buddy in the world but also a master in cross-browser polyfilling. Something that we did back in the day. Great work, Schepp!
The wrong Abstraction by Sandi Metz. Great piece on how we often do abstractions for abstraction’s sake. They come at a cost. Duplication is ok if it supports a more flexible architecture.
Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography. I read it over the Christmas holidays and remembered how much I enjoyed the iPod. I had 4 models of it, and each was super dear to me. It was truly a personal device. This book also explained why some CEOs I knew turned into assholes in 2012.
I stole the idea from Manuel Matuzovic – great idea, buddy!