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January 15, 2021

Front-end predictions for 2021

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If 2020 has proven anything, it’s that predicting the future is a mug’s game. With that said, here are my predictions for where front-end development is heading over the next 12 months 🙄

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January 14, 2021

How to Get Started With Portainer, a Web UI for Docker

Thursday, January 14, 2021 Teklinks No comments

Portainer is a popular Docker UI that helps you visualise your containers, images, volumes and networks. Portainer helps you take control of the Docker resources on your machine, avoiding lengthy terminal commands. Portainer recently reached version 2.0 which added support for Kubernetes clusters.

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No Meetings, No Deadlines, No Full-Time Employees

Thursday, January 14, 2021 Teklinks No comments

I started Gumroad in 2011. In 2015, we reached a peak of 23 full-time employees. In 2016, after failing to raise more money, I ended up back where I began: a one-person company. Today, when I’m asked how many people work at Gumroad, I respond with “ten or so.

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January 13, 2021

Front-End Performance Checklist 2021

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 Teklinks No comments

Web performance is a tricky beast, isn’t it? How do we actually know where we stand in terms of performance, and what exactly our performance bottlenecks are? Is it expensive JavaScript, slow web font delivery, heavy images, or sluggish rendering? Have we optimized enough with tree-shaking, scope hoisting, code-splitting, and all the fancy loading patterns with intersection observer, progressive hydration, clients hints, HTTP/3, service workers and — oh my — edge workers?

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How To Decouple Data from UI in React

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 Teklinks No comments

In Part 1, I presented an approach to decouple the data fetching/management layer from a React component that renders some UI based on the data, which would free us from being locked into any particular data library or framework. Let’s call this Approach A.

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January 10, 2021

How to Create Luck

Sunday, January 10, 2021 Teklinks No comments

My entire worldview changed when I realized that luck can be created. More precisely, you can actively create optimal conditions for lucky things to happen to you. The more I looked into this, the more I realized that this is not only not a new insight, but successful people have studied this for decades and I am just late to the party. In this post we'll briefly review the "Literature of Luck", and then I'll end with some personal thoughts on how it could be extended.

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