Weekly Digest 28/222

Interesting articles to read

Holograms, light-leaks, and how to build CSS-only shaders.

Get a shiny WebGL look without actually using WebGL. In this article we take a look at how CSS blend modes unleash the potential of cool compositing effects without the need for JavaScript

Avoiding <img> layout shifts: aspect-ratio vs width & height attributes

By default, an <img> takes up zero space until the browser loads enough of the image to know its dimensions

A Previous Sibling Selector

Some great videos I watched this week

Demystifyingish SVG paths

Cassie Evans chats to Jake about SVG paths, and what that mess of letters and numbers actually means.

by Google Chrome Developers

Cassandra in 100 Seconds

Apache Cassandra is a wide-column store NoSQL database designed to scale globally with extreme speed and reliability. Try it out for free with the serverless AstraDB

by Fireship

How to emulate CSS user preference media features

You can use DevTools to emulate user preferences like device orientation, light/dark themes, color contrast, reduced motion and more. DevTools is your best friend in building user adaptive interfaces.

by Google Chrome Developers

gzip file compression in 100 Seconds

Gzip is a file compression tool and popular Linux utility used to make files smaller. Learn how file compression works in 100 seconds.

by Fireship

dribbble shots

Outcloud — Cloud Storage Dashboard

by Amirhosein Panahi

Travel App Design

by Hasnur Alam Ujjol

Music Streaming Web App

by 11Daniyal


Picked Pens

This site “has” a Dark Side

by Jhey

Pure CSS Desk Fan

by Jhey

Podcasts worth listening

MobiTech — Graph Theory — from maths to MaaS

This episode of our MobiTech podcast is all about graph theory. The hosts Sarah, and Mahmoud, talk to their colleagues and Björn and Daniel, about how we understand graph theory and how graphs and algorithms like Dijkstra’s algorithm can be applied to plan users’ routes from A to B. Sounds interesting?

Syntax — 70,000 Serverless Functions with Kristi Perreault of Liberty Mutual

In this supper club episode of Syntax, Wes and Scott talk with Kristi Perreault of Liberty Mutual about why they’re using serverless functions, what languages they write in, managing security and montoring, and Kristi’s journey into tech as a career.

Call with Kent — Thinking process when reviewing code

Code review is an important practice and increases code quality as well as develops your dev team. What’s your thinking process when starting to review a new pull request?



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Marco Biedermann

Marco Biedermann

Full-Stack JavaScript Engineer with focus on React, Redux & Node.js and passioned about Open Source working @Mobime based in Berlin, Germany marcobiedermann.com