Reading Log - October 21, 2022 (#2)

After stuffing Pocket with a bunch of articles, I've finally gotten around to going through them.


Jim Nielsen: Website Fidelity

I’ve tossed around the idea of figuring out a good way to deliver my blog in different modes as I have appreciated NPR and CNN’s very basic sites. It’s an interesting idea and challenge to provide better experiences for different users and their needs and/or abilities.

Michael Shpilt: 8 reasons startups prefer Node.js over .NET, and are they justified?

Ever since moving over to the new .NET from the .NET Framework, I’ve realized it can be faster than ever to get up and running. .NET has good templates to get you started. There are also now the minimal APIs that can make things super simple.

At the end of the day though, I feel this is kind of a personal taste thing with no “right” answer. Both Node.js and .NET are fantastic platforms to get up and running with so companies and developers should really go with whichever they’re more comfortable with. Good code can be written for either.

Frontend Mastery: The New Wave of JavaScript Web Frameworks

I remember building my first true interactive web app using PHP close to 15 years ago. Since then, the entire ecosystem has changed. Hell Chrome wasn’t even a thing back then. It’s remarkable to see the new frameworks and technologies continuing to evolve and improve. I’m pretty entrenched in React & TypeScript right now, but who knows what will happen over the next 5-10 years.

Link Blast

👨🏼‍💻 Software Development

The Proprietary Syndication Formats (Chris Coyier)

Create extensions methods to improve C# readability (Pierre Belin)

Avoiding Featurism (Brad Taunt)

Remix, React, and State (Jim Nielsen)

Announcing .NET MAUI support for .NET 7 Release Candidate 2 (David Ortinau)

Dark mode UI design best practices (Ondřej Pešička)

Why Rust? (Emil Ernerfeldt)

JavaScript (Jeremy Keith)

Stubs and mocks break encapsulation (Mark Seemann)

React RFC: First class support for promises and async/await (React Team)

When life gives you lemons, write better error messages (Jenni Nadler)

Icons Should be Complementary - Text is Always Better (Brad Taunt)

Introducing Spectre.Console (Steve Smith)

🖥 Technology

What the era of "doorbell surveillance" means for delivery drivers (Marketplace Tech)

🎮 Gaming

Can Netflix reclaim the 'Netflix for games' crown from Xbox Game Pass? (The Verge)

📈 Business and Finance

The Smash and Grab of Kroger-Albertsons (Matt Stoller)

🔬 Science

NASA's Webb Takes Star-Filled Portrait of Pillars of Creation (NASA)

⚾ Sports

Ousted Dodgers Drive Home Disconnect Between Regular Season and Playoffs (Jay Jaffe)

Lazerus: Hockey is for everyone? NHL diversity report shows how false that is (The Athletic 💰)

🎧 Podcasts

On Point: Financial columnist Rana Foroohar's lessons for localizing a global economy in 'Homecoming'

The New Bazaar: Understanding Crypto

🎵 A Song to Leave You With

The Menzingers - I Don't Wanna Be An Asshole Anymore