The state of front end tooling starts by mentioning Peter-Paul Koch‘s suggestion that we Stop pushing the web forward, then dives into a very thoughtful insight into when, why, and how we should consider adding new layers of complexity to our daily workflows. It’s a short read, so well worth it.
A revolution is hard to recognize when you are in the middle of it; usually you need history to look back and see how it started, what happened, and evaluate the outcome. So, calling Service Worker a revolution might be premature, but I have no problem imagining our future selves looking back and seeing it as just that…
And speaking of Service Worker…
Thanks, Jake! :-)
And speaking of DevTools, I’m looking very forward to this upcoming improvement to Chrome DevTools’ Inspect Element…
Okay, just one more from DevTools, an extremely thorough full-stack performance review using Chrome DevTools’ Timeline.
Think you got ES6? Have a go at this ES6 quiz then…
Dudley Storey offers two great new intro articles for HTML5 Fullscreen and Dialog. I really like that
dialog will automatically be positioned above any other content on the page (no
z-index battles here!) and that it automatically comes with a
Two articles on WordPress security from wpmudev:
- First, 12 Ways to Secure Your WordPress Site You’ve Probably Overlooked, which starts with basic, should-be-commonly-known stuff, then delves into some pretty strong-handed techniques, before finally offering individual products and solutions.
- Next, WordPress Security: Tried and True Tips to Secure WordPress, which covers a lot of the same topics from the first article, but also a couple new ones; if you’ve read the link above, this is still worth a quick skim.
And finally, reader Mike Wallagher, inspired to try to speed up his own WordPress installation, forwarded his case study, dropping his page load speeds from 4.23s to 1.33s!