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Read on the Web: Modern JavaScript for Ancient Web Developers

  

After working for 17 years as a web integrator-now-called-frontend-developer, seeing the rapidly changing javascript landscape and its new techniques, libraries and patterns can be exhausting for an ancient/old-schooler like me. But once you get the hang out of all these new tricks, you’ll feel happy to master it all.

“Learning modern JavaScript these days can feel like a futile exercise in WTF. For those moments you’re wondering if you missed your calling as a barista, Google’s Addy Osmani has the right advice:

I encourage folks to adopt this approach to keeping up with the JavaScript ecosystem: first do it, then do it right, then do it better. […]

It takes time, experimentation and skill to master the fundamentals of any new topic. Beginners shouldn’t feel like they’re failing if they’re not using the library-du-jour or reactive-pattern of the week. It took me weeks to get Babel and React right. Longer to get Isomorphic JS, WebPack and all of the other libraries around it right. Start simple and build on that base.”

Link: Modern JavaScript for Ancient Web Developers, by Gina Trapani

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My 2017 Online Sources: Web/Tech edition

  

Last week, I was asked at work to share with the team all my current online sources of news in my work field, and I was thinking “Hey, that’s something I could also share on my blog! I never actually shared my sources, could be useful…”. And thus, this list.

For now, I am sharing only my 2017 Web-related sites and newsletters links, but I will also create another one for all my other interests not tech-related.

Enjoy!

NEWSLETTERS

RSS FEED

IT Infosecurity  and Backend sources:

Frontend sources:

Design sources:

P.S. It WILL be edited throughout the year…

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From my Feedly: Of impostor syndrome and running in circles (part 1)

  

If there is ONE subject that touches me a lot in my professional domain, it’s the infamous Imposter Syndrome. Even after 17+ years working as a web professional, I still have that impression of feeling inadequate, that I will be debunked, my credibility “attacked” for not knowing everything…and it’s STUPID! It’s a fucking useless and stupid feeling, an anxious thought that just doesn’t want to leave you alone. No amount of work you do through the years can totally erased all these dark thoughts and feelings you feel most of your time, and in my case, having been the victim of bullying throughout most of high school did NOT help at all with my self-esteem and self-confidence (fuck you all, by the way, you worthless bullies from High School! You are soooooooooooooooooo not worthed all the post-years of trauma, psychological stress and therapy sessions you brought on your victims with all your vile words and physical attacks).

So go read this article from Christian Heilmann: as you will read, even long-time professionals can feel that syndrome. We are not alone!

Of impostor syndrome and running in circles (part 1)
from Christian Heilmann http://bit.ly/1GaAP0v
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