November 2019 dev links

Developers and Open Source authors now have a massive amount of services offering free tiers, but it can be hard to find them all in order to make informed decisions.

This is a list of software (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, etc.) and other offerings that have free tiers for developers.

https://free-for.dev/#/

What interface component would you use for selecting from a large set of options? For most designers, checkboxes come to mind. But a long list of checkboxes is intimidating to users and can cause them to abandon your form. Not only that, but checkboxes are not efficient or easy to use because they take up space, increase the number of visual elements, and offer small tap targets.

https://twitter.com/JimMcKeeth/status/692596120464150528

I use the Chrome Developer tools pretty much daily, but there are a few things I wish I knew earlier

https://dev.to/lpellis/things-you-may-not-know-about-chrome-devtools-53k6

Here’s one of the best essays I’ve ever read about why progressive web apps are important, how they work, and what impact they have on a business: PWAs are powerful, effective, fast and app-like. It’s hard to imagine a mobile web property that could not be significantly improved via PWA implementation. They can also potentially eliminate the need for many “vanity” native apps that exist today.

https://ymedialabs.com/progressive-web-apps

I think about and enjoy very boring CSS stuff—probably much more than I should do, to be honest. One thing that I’ve probably spent too much time thinking about over the years, is CSS resets.

https://hankchizljaw.com/wrote/a-modern-css-reset/

https://arnaud.at/emoji

Large file size results in larger download times and parsing times. It’s simple as that.

https://dev.to/adrianbdesigns/improving-css-performance-and-file-size-an-in-depth-guide-4mb5

We migrated 75 petabytes of internal data stored in nearly 7,500 Oracle databases to multiple AWS database services

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/migration-complete-amazons-consumer-business-just-turned-off-its-final-oracle-database/

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *