October 2019 dev links

Easy-To-Use CSS Gradients

Creating a CSS gradient from scratch can be intimidating. But, luckily, there’s a little helper out there that takes away the trouble and makes using gradients a simple act of copying and pasting. Say hello to Gradient Magic, a gallery of unique CSS gradients with everything ranging from standard gradients to angular, striped, checkered, and burst gradients. To find your favorite, you can browse the gallery by style and color. A great addition to any toolkit! 


How to do a code review

The pages in this section contain recommendations on the best way to do code reviews, based on long experience. All together they represent one complete document, broken up into many separate sections. You don’t have to read them all, but many people have found it very helpful to themselves and their team to read the entire set.


My favorite CSS hack

There is one CSS snippet that I have been copy-pasting for 5 years. It is meant to be used when you are working with layout. Different depth of nodes will use different colour allowing you to see the size of each element on the page, their margin and their padding. Now you can easily identify inconsistencies.


The cost of JavaScript in 2019

One large change to the cost of JavaScript over the last few years has been an improvement in how fast browsers can parse and compile script. In 2019, the dominant costs of processing scripts are now download and CPU execution time.


Moving beyond console.log() — 8 Console Methods You Should Use When Debugging JavaScript and Node

Moving beyond console.log and learn the console functions you have never used for debugging!


Usage Share of Internet Browsers 1996 – 2019

Can I email

A new place to check email clients support for HTML and CSS features.


How did MS-DOS decide that two seconds was the amount of time to keep the floppy disk cache valid?

MS-DOS 2.0 contained a disk read cache, but not a disk write cache. Disk read caches are important because they avoid having to re-read data from the disk. And you can invalidate the read cache when the volume is unmounted.

But wait, you don’t unmount floppy drives. You just take them out.

The boring technology behind a one-person Internet company

Listen Notes is a podcast search engine and database. The technology behind Listen Notes is actually very very boring. 


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