January 2020 dev links

Software disenchantment

I’ve been programming for 15 years now. Recently, our industry’s lack of care for efficiency, simplicity, and excellence started really getting to me, to the point of me getting depressed by my own career and IT in general.

https://tonsky.me/blog/disenchantment/

A Recap of Frontend Development in 2019

A look back at the top events, news, and trends for frontend and web development

https://levelup.gitconnected.com/a-recap-of-frontend-development-in-2019-1e7d07966d6c

Loading web pages fast on a $20 feature phone

Building a fast, core foundation for your site gives everyone a good experience; whether they’re on a low-cost feature phone or the latest high-end smart phone.

https://dev.to/addyosmani/loading-web-pages-fast-on-a-20-feature-phone-8h6

[GIF] Timelapse of the most popular web browser by country since 2008

Fit on a Floppy

Webpages are getting bigger and bigger. The internet is getting faster and faster but not everywhere at the same pace. A floppy is a physical reminder of filesize.

Will your website fit on a floppy?

https://fitonafloppy.website/

My Bathroom Mirror Is Smarter Than Yours

Sometime late last year I realized that I wanted my ordinary bathroom mirror to be more like the future we were promised in the movies.

https://medium.com/@maxbraun/my-bathroom-mirror-is-smarter-than-yours-94b21c6671ba#.aug7t8ypf

PostgREST – PostgreSQL database directly into a RESTful API

PostgREST is a standalone web server that turns your PostgreSQL database directly into a RESTful API. The structural constraints and permissions in the database determine the API endpoints and operations.

https://postgrest.org

SQL, Java Top List of Most In-Demand Tech Skills

But Python, now at number three, and AWS, at number six, are coming on fast, says job search firm Indeed

https://spectrum.ieee.org/view-from-the-valley/at-work/tech-careers/sql-java-top-list-of-most-indemand-tech-skills

What broke the bank

A disastrous IT migration corrupted 1.3 billion customer records. The culprit was insufficient testing.

https://increment.com/testing/what-broke-the-bank/

Linux exists only because of a happy accident

How Linus Torvalds accidentally created Linux

https://augustl.com/blog/2019/linus_and_linux_happy_accident/

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