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Increase Developer Efficiency by Establishing Conventions

Developer efficiency is largely driven by the number and type of decisions to make. That number can be reduced by establishing solid (but balanced) conventions.

Jul 15, 2020

Organize Components by Keeping Related Files Close

We've traditionally organized files by type. But that can make specific files difficult to track down, especially in an era dominated by component-driven development.

Jul 14, 2020

Simplify Components by Separating Logic from Presentation using Adapters

It's tough to know when it's the right time to break a component up into smaller components. Here's a way to approach that process that relies on more than what you see on the screen.

Jul 10, 2020

WTF is a Fixture?

A quick introduction what fixtures are in software, along with other purposes they can serve.

Jul 08, 2020

Using Web Components to Build a House, Room-by-Room

You could build a house one brick at a time. Every room could be unique. That would take a long time and it'd cost a lot of money, as houses usually do. But what if you could build a house room-by-room?

Jul 07, 2020

WTF is Component-Driven Development?

If the web is organized by pages, shouldn't we build it that way? Introducing component-driven design and development, explained through the lens of the evolution of the web.

Jul 06, 2020

WTF is a Web Component?

What are components? What makes them different from (or similar to) HTML elements? How are they being used today? Let's find out.

Jun 30, 2020

WTF is a Package Manager?

A brief description of package managers, with some examples using referencing JavaScript packages.

Jun 29, 2020

WTF is JavaScript?

A brief description of JavaScript, with a few links to dig in and learn more.

Jun 29, 2020

WTF is Node.js?

An brief introduction to Node.js, along with links to dig in further with a tutorial or course.

Jun 29, 2020
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