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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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When a Mars Simulation Goes Wrong

“The drive to the little white dome on the northern slope of Mauna Loa is a bumpy one. Mauna Loa, the “Long Mountain,” is a colossal volcano that covers half of the island of Hawaii. The rocky terrain, rusty brown and deep red, crunches beneath car tires and jostles passengers.”

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CSS Paint API

“CSS Paint API (also known as “CSS Custom Paint” or “Houdini’s paint worklet”) is about to be enabled by default in Chrome Stable. What is it? What can you do with it? And how does it work? Well, read on, will ya’…”

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Grid

“CSS Grid is a two-dimensional layout system created specifically to tackle grid-based user interfaces on the web. Grids are fundamental to the design of layouts.”

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