I started this new thing last week, Friday Links. There’s a feedback form if you’re a regular reader and want to tell me what you think of it. Otherwise, enjoy the links!
Netflix functions without client-side React, and it’s a good thing - JakeArchibald.com - A nice look at what Netflix’s experience removing client-side react from their landing page means and doesn’t mean. I’m going to be really curious to see how the JS community gets better at enabling fast initial experiences while still having full rich interactivity when the users need it.
Programming Tools and Practices
The Pragmatic Programmer - Andy Hunt & Dave Thomas - Not a new book at all, but I like to recommend it at every opportunity. It’s my favorite resource on the practice of Software Engineering and well worth checking out if you’ve never read it.
Once considered a boon to democracy, social media have started to look like its nemesis - The Economist - This is a wide-ranging take on the downsides of social media with a focus on it’s deleterious effects on our political systems. If you’re on social media and/or you care about the future of politics in your place of living, it is worth a read.