Link of the day: America, America, by Jonathan Kirshner

For a long time, the Decline of the United States of America has been called out by political pundits, historians and politically-leaning-to-the-left people. At first never taken seriously by the public, but…after three decades of gaining more detractors and “proofs” of its failings, we may actually be at the vedge of a collapse from the inside.
The Americans are so polarized between two extremes, it hurts to see all of this through the different lens and visions of the medias (be it traditional or digital medias).
Anyway, starting this Friday, we will see how it goes…

By Jonathan Kirshner


From my Feedly: Web bloat isn’t a knowledge problem


And another interesting article from Christian Heilmann, on the current bad status of the Web Development work field, where most experienced developers are exhausted, tired to fight against a philosophy of “shipping fast, deliver now, quality later”, and also…because of tech privilege!

No, I am not against innovating and I’d be the last to pretend that the web stack is perfect. But I am also tired of seeing talented developers being burned out. We have a 1–2 year average retention span of developers in companies. This is not sustainable. This is not how we can have a career. This is not how we can become more diverse. The ugly brogrammer is only in part our own biases and faults. It is a result of an unhealthy work environment based on “release fast and break things”. We broke a lot. Let’s try to fix it by fixing what people use, not telling them what they should be using.

from Christian Heilmann http://bit.ly/2i4bU9N