Reading List: April 29 - May 6

May 6, 2022
2 Minute Read

I think I'm going to start this series of entries again. Trying to continue to share the interesting articles and stories I've read over the course of the week.

We All Knew This Would Happen - This is basically why I've stayed away from crypto. I feel like it's more speculative than anything else. I have a small brokerage fund where I invest in individual stocks, but 99% of my investments are in various different index funds. (

Why I don't miss React: a story about using the platform - I've been working heavily in React both at work and home. It's an interesting thought about the possibility of moving away from React and more to native browser APIs. (

You Don't Need A UI Framework - Josh Comeau writes about some of the pitfalls of full UI frameworks such as Material UI. While I agree with him in many aspects, I think there's more to it and I believe they have their place. A framework can make it easier to handle re-inventing some the wheels with controls, or trying to unify the look and feel of a bunch of different 3rd party control libraries. While I like to build my own stuff sometimes to learn how to things work, there is something to be said for letting a polished library handle it. You still have to learn how to put it all together. (

Why Blog? - I'm not sure how many people read this, but Chuck nails a lot of the reasons why I still have my blog and try to continue writing. (