Move Slowly and Fix Things

Move Slowly and Fix Things

As software continues to invade our lives in surreptitious ways, the social and ethical implications are increasingly significant.

Our work is HEAVY and it’s getting heavier all the time. I think a lot of designers haven’t deeply considered this, and they don’t appreciate the real-life effects of the work they’re doing.

Solidarity — The CLI for Developer Sanity

Solidarity — The CLI for Developer Sanity

Solidarity is a command-line tool that lets you check your machine’s environment against a project’s expected environment, and warns you if you’re missing something.

Something Is Wrong on the Internet

Something Is Wrong on the Internet

As someone who grew up on the internet, I credit it as one of the most important influences on who I am today…The culture, politics, and interpersonal relationships which I consider to be central to my identity were shaped by the internet, in ways that I have always considered to be beneficial to me personally

But…

Someone or something or some combination of people and things is using YouTube to systematically frighten, traumatise, and abuse children, automatically and at scale, and it forces me to question my own beliefs about the internet, at every level.

There is so much to think about here that we barely understand. The intersection of machine-learnig, automation, learning, and culture seem to be producing something very dark here that is on the tip-of-the-tongue but we can’t quite name it yet.

Elixir Web Development 101: Collaborative Todolist With Realtime Updates

Elixir Web Development 101: Collaborative Todolist With Realtime Updates

Yet another todo app, but this time using elixir and phoenix to make it collborative with real-time updates!

Introducing Downshift for React

Introducing Downshift for React

downshift 🏎 is the primitive you need to build simple, flexible, WAI-ARIA compliant React autocomplete/typeahead/dropdown/select/combobox/etc (AKA “item selection”) (p)react ⚛️ components.

Tha article calls out two interesting patterns for building reusable components that I’m seeing more of:

  1. The “Function as Child” (or render callback) pattern.
  2. The “Controlled Props” pattern.