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Posts (6)

Web Dev. changes since 2020

7/6/2022

In web development, each year might feel like a decade. New tools, frameworks, services keep popping out at a freightening rate. We haven't blogged much since 2020, and now as we revive the platform, it's a good time to look back and see what changed in the industry over the past couple of years.

Disappointment in Go

6/15/2022

Some reflections on my week of experience learning Go. It's far worse than I expected and I'm not going to continue.

WEBP is awesome

9/9/2019

I have long ignored the presence of WEBP format. Yeah, sure, it would be good to have site images 10% or 20% smaller... – I thought. Considering WEBP had abysmal browser support back then, I didn't even bother to check it in more details. Boy, was I surprised yesterday!

React Notes II: hooks are a big deal!

11/1/2018

React hooks are gonna be a dealbreaker. Here I overview the releases of React, predatings hooks. Then I compare React and Vue and show why hooks are a better unit of composition than the lifecycle events. The final point is to see how all this is related to the FP paradigm.

React Notes I: a framework or a library?

3/5/2018

React is officially a "library" but has been repeatedly called a framework. Who's right and what is this tool, really? The article evaluates arguments of all sides, compares objective facts, and shows why, eventually, it's more than a purely pedandic question.

Async patterns and scoping

11/3/2016

Andre Staltz gave a great talk at GOTO Copenhagen 2016. He generally touches a lot of topics in his talks. In this one, among the other things, Andre mentioned a possibility of mixing Monadic and Streaming IOs. I'll take the opportunity to elaborate this one a bit. One post won't be enough but shouldn't we start somewhere?