I’ve been working as a consultant for over fifteen years. I’ve seen tectonic shifts in browsers, the rise of MVC frameworks and the subsequent cult of Functional Programming, and I’ve seen so, so many tech stacks come and go.
Ruby on Rails has really good static translation support through I18n but if you need to store your dynamic content in multiple locale versions there’s no built-in support in Rails. So what do you do? As always it depends on your use case. One way...
Variable fonts has been around for quite some time already, but it has become a real interesting technique to use now when it has recently become available to use in the most popular browsers. So what can we do with it?
Is it just me or is every new framework or library selling itself as “blazing fast”? There are a lot of things you can optimize for in software, but it seems like performance always gets top billing. There’s a whole profession dedicated to it: you’ll find performance consultants in every language, from browsers to ops to back-end to front-end and everything in between. There’s a lot to learn and they’re really good at what they do. There are tons of N+1 queries to optimize away, caches to persist, bytes to shave off downloads, and memory allocations to… uh, not allocate, I suppose