Weekend Reader, Week 35
Web Dev: Stop pushing the web forward
Peter Paul Koch of QuirksMode argues that we are maneuvering the web into a dead end. Instead of trying to compete with native apps by cramming more and more features into browsers, we should focus on the web’s strengths: simplicity, URLs and reach.
We get ever more features that become ever more complex and need ever more polyfills and other tools to function — tools that are part of the problem, and not of the solution.
Web Dev: A hex editor in the browser
In sum, the story of overwork is literally a story of diminishing returns: keep overworking, and you’ll progressively work more stupidly on tasks that are increasingly meaningless.
The supported migration scenario from Angular 1 to Angular 2 will not be based on the Angular New Router (aka. Component Router) any more (it seems as the New Router has been killed as a standalone project anyways). The Angular team posted a sophisticated plan how migration will look like. It looks interesting, but as far as I gather it’s still only a plan, the bits are not available yet …
WebDev: Phoenix Framework 1.0
Online Education: A lucrative business
Online courses are sprouting out of the internet like mushrooms in autumn … I for myself have currently a subscription to Pluralshigt and to Egghead.io. But there is so much more …
The business seems to be lucrative, at least for some teachers …
(funny and provocative … see the comments)
Tweets of the week
If you actually believe creating software takes 50 programmers and 75 people in mgmt, no wonder you think a couple of reports'll be cheaper— Christin Gorman (@ChristinGorman) August 23, 2015
Trying to center something in CSS pic.twitter.com/BQfw8wq6gX— Thomas Fuchs (@thomasfuchs) August 29, 2015