January 30th, 2019 · 6 min read
7th issue! If you missed the last six months, check them out here.
Being a web developer is a fantastic career option. You have many job opportunities, you can work around the world, and you get to solve hard problems. One thing that is hard, however, is staying up to date with the constantly evolving ecosystem. You want to be a top performing web developer, coder, programer, software developer, but you don’t have time to select from hundreds of articles, videos and podcasts each day.
This monthly newsletter is going to be focused on keeping up to date with the industry, keeping your skills sharp, without wasting your valuable time. I will be sharing the most important articles, podcasts and videos of the month. Think Tim Ferriss and the Pareto Principle (80/20 rule) meeting the Software Development world. What’s the 20% that will get you 80% of the results?
Unless you live under a rock, or the 2019 developer version: unless you live without internet and Github, you have heard that Github now offers free Private Repositories. A blow for competitors like GitLab, but overall a great thing for the developer community. Thanks Microsoft (they recently bought Github if you have been following this newsletter… if you haven’t… well, what are you waiting for?).
Here are some free tools and assets to help you build your next project:
Woa woa woa! What is this backend talk on a Web Developer newsletter? Well, being a great web developer is all about having the full stack knowledge to make the right decisions on a project. When it comes to scaling, database replication is an increasingly important topic that you should learn. This article goes through the basics for you in a really easy to digest way. Enjoy.
According to HackerNews trends. Our zero to mastery open source community actually created a new website www.fullstacktrends.com that tracks over 30 resources like these and tells you which are the most important and up and coming tech trends to keep an eye on every month.
One of the best libraries for animation on the web just released it’s 3.0 and it is looking pretty incredible. Impress all of your friends by pretending you know how to do animations!
A nice easy summary of the basic security practices when it comes to being online on the web. There was a recent 773 million record data breach circulating the web, so you know, maybe stay safe out there.
Ever said to yourself: Wow, Git is so easy and there is nothing complicated about it! For the rest of the 99.99% of the developer community here is a nifty little tool to help you out.
Chrome dev tools now has a tool tip for CSS properties when hovering over an element, logpoints, and a new experiment may be a game changer when it comes to performance on the web: Priority Hints. Keep an eye on this one as it is going to be big.
I feel like this article didn’t get enough love, so here it is again. What are the main takeaways from the past year in our industry?
A special section that will probably not make any positive impact in your life as a developer. However, it’s still worth a little peek. Check out Google Earth Studio.
There is a reason I recommend getting started with web development first before diving into mobile development. With Flutter entering the scene now, it is becoming harder and harder to decide on what the right tool for mobile development is. I am of the opinion that if you are building a product, you should start with the web first. This article touches on some great points of why you should think the same.
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