James K Nelson — How can I use CSS-in-JS securely?
CSS-in-JS libraries took over the React ecosystem by storm. The flexibility and practicality of using tools like Styled Components or Glamorous for managing the styles of React components is now a given. Although, as a wise man once said, “With great power come great responsibilities”: CSS-in-JS comes with its lot of potential security flaws. So read on, and don’t forget to never trust user input.
Tobias Koppers — Advanced Frontend Optimization (with Webpack)
Although not a proper article, this impressive slide deck is a gold mine for fine-tuning Webpack configurations for performance. Tree shaking, Code Splitting, inlining, Server Side Rendering, you name it, it’s all there!
Henrik Joreteg — Betting on the Web
The team at Starbucks just released a preview of their upcoming PWA. One of the dev in the team reflects on the Web as a future-proof platform, and how PWAs will (possibly) become the new go-to platform, leaving native apps behind. Interesting and optimistic piece about what what the future of the Web (and IOT, and mobile) may well be!
David Robinson — The Incredible Growth of Python
Stack Overflow reflects on the incredible growth of Python, based on their (tremendous) data. As a developer, it’s always interesting to have a look at global trends on languages or frameworks.
Electron Webpack Dashboard
Want to feel like you’re working at NASA while having a look at your build process? Want to impress your colleagues with a shiny, Minority Report-like dashboard while keeping in check your bundle size? Who would’t — I mean, look at this:
The folks at Formidable forked the respectable Webpack Dashboard and made a stunning UI using Electron: feel free to try it out!