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Martin Krause
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5 Articles every WebDev should read this week (#47)

ES Proposals

A website for keeping up to date with ECMAScript proposals.

A Custom CSS Reset

For a long time, I used Eric Meyer's famous CSS Reset. It's a solid chunk of CSS, but it's a bit long in the tooth at this point; it hasn't been updated in more than a decade, and a lot has changed since then!

Understanding why our build got 15x slower with Webpack 5

A while back, we encountered an odd problem. All of a sudden, building our front-end went from taking a few seconds to taking a few minutes. We felt this most acutely when starting our front-end development server. Incremental changes were still fast, but if you needed to stop and restart the server, it took forever.

Etsy’s Journey to TypeScript

Over the past few years, Etsy’s Web Platform team has spent a lot of time bringing our frontend code up to date. It was only a year and a half ago that we modernized our Javascript build system in order to enable advanced features, things like arrow functions and classes, that have been added to the language since 2015. And while this upgrade meant that we had futureproofed our codebase and could write more idiomatic and scalable Javascript, we knew that we still had room for improvement.

7 Ways to Improve Node.js Performance at Scale

In this article, we will consider some practices that you should adopt to scale your Node.js servers. Your servers will then be able to handle high traffic workloads without a degraded user experience.

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