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A Netflix Web Performance Case Study

“tl;dr: There are no silver bullets to web performance. Simple static pages benefit from being server-rendered with minimal JavaScript. Libraries can provide great value for complex pages when used with care. Netflix is one of the most popular video streaming services.”

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Facebook’s Related Articles Fact Checker

Facebook’s Related Articles Fact Checker

I saw this on facebook for the first time today. Could have been around for a while, I don’t know. I appreciate it though. Saves me doing it myself and how often do I end up at Snopes.com anyways.  

Playing Scattergories with Grayson

Me: Something you keep hidden, starts with an “s” Grayson: Does “cake” start with a “c” or an “s”? 🎂 for the win!

Alfred Mac OS X Dark Mode Workflow

Alfred is great, I’m absolutely reliant on it. Everyone has their workflow lists and maybe I’ll do mine sometime, but here’s a quick one: alfred-dark-mode

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The Glimmer Binary Experience

“A bit over a year ago, Ember.js got a major overhaul. In a tight collaboration between LinkedIn engineers and the open source community, we replaced Ember’s rendering engine with a new library, Glimmer VM, that improved performance and significantly reduced the size of compiled templates.”

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Higher-Order Components

“A higher-order component (HOC) is an advanced technique in React for reusing component logic. HOCs are not part of the React API, per se. They are a pattern that emerges from React’s compositional nature.”

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Guys, REST APIs are not Databases

“One of the common mistakes developers make regarding REST API’s is to treat them as databases. They’re not! Visit any web framework documentation and at some point you’ll bump into a magic way of mapping database CRUD operations of ORM models with REST API endpoints.”

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