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This month in WebDev – Stefan's monthly digest

stefanjudis profile image Stefan Judis Originally published at stefanjudis.com ・4 min read

Hello friends!

I'm about to wrap up the week for a two-week vacation, and I can't wait to hang out in a cabin in Denmark. Apart from that, I finally made it to finish my website rebuild with Eleventy. And I'm so happy about it. I tweeted some details about it if you want to learn more. Let's dive into some web stuff, shall we?

A web-vitals custom element

If you haven't played around with custom elements, you should have a look. They're like jQuery plugins without jQuery. To implement web performance metrics in my rebuilt site, I wrote a quick web-vitals element. Load it from unpgk.com, place it in your pages and start showing web performance metrics.

Web-vitals-element example

CORS, CORS, CORS!

Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) is every developer's favorite subject (not). Even after all these years, CORS is (are?) a hurdle for me. ✋🏼🔥 CS Visualized: CORS, written by Lydia Hallie, is an outstanding article on the topic. It includes many animated explanations, and I don't want to know how long this article took to create.

Three excellent articles to read

Three useful projects to have a look at

This month I learned

You can find more learnings (128 in total 😎) in my "Today I learned" section.

This month's devsheets

You can find more #devsheets on Twitter.

A talk to watch

Over the last month, I spent a lot of time with GraphQL, and I'm sold! While I'm still figuring out best practices Sasha Solomon's talk "200 OK! Error Handling in GraphQL" made some core principles "click" for me. I highly recommend it!

Cover "200 OK! Error Handling in GraphQL"

A quote to think about

The best JavaScript coding style is to have no style.

A particular coding style used to be very important to me. In total, I must have spent hours (if not days) adding and removing spaces. Luckily we're over that and I couldn't agree more with Nick DeJesus.

A song that makes you stop coding

Time of your live video snapshot

Green Day's "Time of your life" made me time travel when it came on the radio. The video is from 2009. Oh my... time flies.


And that's my favorite content of August 2020, friends! 🎉 👋

Have a great September, and stay safe!

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DevRel at Contentful. In love with web performance, new technologies, and accessibility – all the good stuff ✌️.

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