Requirements volatility is the core problem of software engineering
Browsers doing shit in 2020
This is a great list (and if you haven’t kept up, it’s long!):
Web performance 2020
Wow, this article is great (and crazy long, kind of speaks to how complicated things have gotten):
Designing with Real Data
This article is on-point: https://alistapart.com/article/design-with-difficult-data
If our designs are so simple, then as soon as the developer starts coding the design, they already deviate from the photoshop mockup. And that’s dangerous because developers are not designers (and this developer is color-blind!).
This is a good write-up about how to understand colorblindness in the workplace and as a web developer.
Back to the Basics?
I really enjoy the point http://bettermotherfuckingwebsite.com is making. The more tools, plugins, libraries and other shit we introduce into building a website, the harder we make it on ourselves.
I attended the Syntax Conference 2017 in Charleston, SC earlier this month. The event was fantastic, well designed and planned. The sessions were very informative and topical. The city of Charleston is a great town, full of history.
Take a glance at the conference here
Front End Performance Checklist 2017
If you love optimizing like I do, read this list:
Developer Survey 2016
StackOverflow is out with their 2016 Developer Survey. Great data in there, great to see the growth and trends around the world for web developers and developers of all kinds.
Progressive Web Apps
It really is here, the ability to make your web app feel like a native app. Here are 2 great resources for getting started: