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For Snook

“‪Happy to chat about this. There’s an obvious disclaimer that there’s a cost to css-in-js solutions, but that cost is paid specifically for the benefits it brings; as such it’s useful for some usecases, and not meant as a replacement for all workflows. ‬”

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​Organic food worse for the climate

“Organically farmed food has a bigger climate impact than conventionally farmed food, due to the greater areas of land required. This is the finding of a new international study involving Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, published in the journal Nature.”

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Loop quantum gravity

“Loop quantum gravity (LQG) is a theory of quantum gravity, merging quantum mechanics and general relativity. It is a theory of discrete, quantized units of spacetime because, according to general relativity, gravity is a manifestation of the geometry of spacetime.”

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Vehicle Miles Traveled

“In recent quarters, Andre Harboe has been doing good work in our office on creating and using some unique, or offbeat, economic indicators, or at least in terms of regional or state economies.”

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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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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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