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5 Alien Articles of the Week Worth Reading πŸ‘½πŸ“–

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Hello to all of you! I've been doing a lot of reading lately so I thought why not share the knowledge. Here are my favorite bits from the last week...ish. These are the articles posted outside Dev.to, hence the moniker "alien". πŸ‘½

1. It's not me, Google, it's you - from GA to Fathom

For those of us who're tired of Google monetizing the hell out of people's data. If you want to keep track of the analytics without using GA, check out this article by Jeff Geerling. It talks about Fathom, which is gaining popularity very quickly. We all know that Google sells our data and our site's user data to third-party businesses, and many of us are starting to realize how bad this can be in the long run. This is where Fathom comes in. With Fathom, you don't have to agree to share any data with those third-party apps, because every user tracking data will be stored in your own website only.

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2. 5 Tasks You Didn't Know Could be Done with Pure HTML and CSS

This article by August R. Garcia shows us just how powerful pure HTML & CSS can be when used right. It's a short read, but many of us might be unaware of these things, so it's definitely worth checking out. It also talks a little bit about how CSS frameworks can add unnecessary bloat and complexity, which you can read more about here. Now go ahead and be an HTML ninja!

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3. Performance vs Readability

In the world of software development, team changes takes place constantly. People come and people go, but the code stays, so it becomes super important to maintain both the readability and performance of our code. But there are times when we have to sacrifice one for the other. This article by Riccardo Polacci can guide you on when and what to prioritize, depending on the needs of your project.

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4. How to create a beating heart with pure CSS for your Valentine

So Valentine's Day is just around the corner and you want to do something special for your Valentine. Why not put your coding skills to good use? Check out this article by Dimitris Kiriakakis. He uses his CSS skills to create a beautiful beating heart.

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5. A not-to-do list for beginner programmers.

As beginner programmers, most of us are prone to making silly mistakes during our learning process, some more so than others. This can sometimes lead to frustration and delay in mastering new skills, which can be easily avoided. I've made my fair share of rookie mistakes, which is why I can appreciate this article by Srivats1212 on Reddit, covering easily avoidable beginner mistakes. I'm sure you will too.

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Let me know what you think!

What are your thoughts on the above mentioned articles? And what all have you guys been reading? Tell me in the comments please! I would also love to know what are your favorite dev blogs. Good day! ❀

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Thanks!

The article about fathom is very interesting. It seems very promising and it's only going to get better feature wise, self hosting sounds even reasonable, especially because it has a low footprint. An interesting tool to keep an eye on. I'm not surprised it's written in Go. In the last couple of years it seems like a lot of application servers are being rewritten in Go :D

Regarding HTML... I totally didn't know there was a progress/meter widget 😱

 

You're welcome.
And i am glad to see you found something from this article. πŸ˜„

 

Awesome, number 2 was new to me!

I really often ask why someone uses the css framework they use and one of the common arguments are variables.

 

Hehe it was new for me too πŸ˜….

 

Didn't know about Fathom before this post. Liking it. Wil check it out :)

Thanks for sharing your story πŸ™ŒπŸ»

 

Glad to see you find this article useful. πŸ˜„