Weekly Links: August 5th
I’m in the middle of possibly switching to VSCode from Atom, which I switched to from Vim, which I switched to from Sublime Text, which originally introduced me to a world beyond overweight IDEs like Eclipse. So I can relate to this article, and it’s a great framework for thinking through switches. I will say, I don’t necessarily think I’ve made the best choices here. I’m not sure that since I’ve learned Vim keybindings, any of my switches have actually increased my productivity. There’s a cost to learning new tools, even when they have shiny new stuff. grumbles a bit and then goes back to chasing the shiny.
My twitter feed was blowing up with people talking about Framer X this week, a tool for designers to build interactive designs/prototypes based on React. This post is a little old but was the best summary of the concept I could find. Framer X is still in a private beta, so it will be interesting to see what happens when it goes public.
Even in 2018, not everyone is serving 3rd world businesses or gets a large chunk of their traffic from mobile. And performance always needs to be traded off against other business goals.↩