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A Recap of Frontend Development in 2019
A look back at the top events, news, and trends for frontend and web development over the past year
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JavaScript is what they call "single-threaded." We all feel a symptom of that regularly in the form of performance jank and non-interactivity on elements or entire sites. If we give JavaScript lots of jobs and it gets really busy doing them, then it's not doing other things, like, say, handling our event handlers quickly.
Why so negative zero? JavaScript has two zeroes and they‘re both the same and different.
While cybersecurity is often thought of in terms of databases and architecture, much of a strong security posture relies on elements in the domain of the front-end developer.
React’s context API is awesome. As someone that looked at Redux as a junior developer and instantly felt defeated, learning about context was a relief. Lee used it in his apps, quickly forgot about Redux, and never looked back.
That is, until he heard about the supposed performance problems with the Context API...
One area where the web has traditionally lagged behind native platforms is the perceived “slickness” of the app experience. In part, this perception comes from the way the UI responds to user interactions – including the act of scrolling through content.
CSS drawings are normally compositions of shapes that result in a vectorial-looking image. A cartoon character like Homer Simpson doesn't fit in that category, which makes drawing it in CSS a challenge.
For beginners
JavaScript is cool, but how can a machine actually understand the code you've written? As JavaScript devs, we usually don't have to deal with compilers ourselves. However, it's definitely good to know the basics of the JavaScript engine and see how it handles our human-friendly JS code, and turns it into something machines understand!
Hello from the server side
A compilation of Node.js advice in strategic topics like testing, DevOps, clean code, modern toolbox, monitoring and more