Weekly Web Roundup - 01

Arden de Raaij on January 05, 2018

The year has barely started and everything is already on fireπŸ”₯. Luckily there's more going on than the crippling vulnerabilities in our CPU's. In... [Read Full]
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This is some great stuff! There's always something you miss in the firehose of information coming our way and this filled in a few more of those gaps for me.

I also totally agree on reading fiction before bed. It can really help switch you mind over to a more restful state (too punny?). Comic books can work here, too. And I've started using my ancient 1st gen Nook because it's got no backlight and my eyes really thank me.

Hope you keep sharing these posts!


Thanks for the kind words, now I'm already convinced I should continue my weekly roundups! Writing this post was really nice because I actually paid proper attention to what new articles I wanted to read and share. Usually I just click a link on twitter when I'm distracted from what I'm supposed to be doing which isn't a very productive way of gathering information. Now I listed everything and took some time to sort / go through them at the end of the week. I should probably find a way to divide that a bit over the week but I feel it's been beneficial already.

Comics are definitely possible too, but indeed there's that light thing! I mostly use my phone for reading with the brightness all the way down and the color on night mode. It doesn't seem to effect my sleep. Are you reading anything interesting at the moment?


Oh man, I agree 100% about Facebook and React. I had been introduced to React via here and a number of other sites before realizing it was associated with Facebook, and was astonished to say the least. Honestly, it seems like Facebook's forte by far is everything they do and sponsor and create that isn't actually their main product :P (I suspect the programmers of Facebook-the-site-itself have similar opinions, honestly.)

RE classes and ES6, I feel like the biggest thing in my book is: they're nifty, they're definitely a sweeter-than-most level of syntactic sugar, use them if you want and skip them if you don't, but the biggest thing is to just make sure that people who are introduced to them and are using them--both newbies to OOP and not--realize that they are atypical of what many (most?) other languages do with classes. For folks who have done Java and other similar ones, I can get the appeal--and dis-appeal as well--of the class system in JS; but for people who haven't had languages that deal with them in a typical manner, JavaScript's class system is... not a great way to learn something when your future encounters of it are going to behave pretty differently.


It's impressive isn't it? As far as I know, they're not a huge core team but the way they engage with the community is just solid. I sort of imagined an army of unapproachable engineers hidden away in the basements of Silicon Valley and instead they're these cool, open people who actively seek out the community. It's not as big and scary as people might imagine.

What you're saying about classes confirms what I've been writing down so far, so that's quite comforting! I don't have much experience with class based languages, but I'm reading a lot right now and I'm starting to understand why the JS interpretation of classes is not really what classes are in general.

Thanks for the comment and info on classes, greatly appreciated! πŸ™Œ


I'm subscribed 100% can't wait to read more. Awesome read.


Thanks Ben, it's appreciated! For the next time I'll make sure the article is edited as well. I've got a close friend who proof-reads and checks all my articles if he has the time. I'm learning that my written English has taken a hit the past decade πŸ˜…


Thanks, I should've included your article about mining! I'll round them up for the next week ;).

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