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Velocity, Variables, and Voice Actors

January 20, 2016

Curation is vital to how I operate on a daily basis. I learn most of what I know through articles and videos shared via email and Twitter. So, I’ve decided to give back and start my own weekly curated link list. There’s no definite theme yet other than mostly web development; I’ll refine it more each week.

Links

Meteor Guide

I’ve been building apps with MeteorJS for almost a year now. In that time, it has become clear that a major limitation of Meteor is that it isn’t opinionated. There is no “Meteor Way” to build apps. Meteor Guide is a step in the right direction, offering Meteor developers a common way of handling popular problems.

Velocity-React

I’ve only recently started looking into UI animation. Though I haven’t had a chance to actually use VelocityJS yet, this integration with React makes me excited to give it a try. Making animations from scratch can be less than thrilling, and I’d be happy to do away with it.

Why I Left Gulp and Grunt for npm Scripts

Though I haven’t used GulpJS much recently, I have used it often in the past and recognize its utility. I find it interesting that a step backward toward NPM seems to actually be taking a step forward.

What’s the Difference Between Class & Prototypal Inheritance?

Eric Elliot has been blowing my mind lately. He’s very good at explaining important and complicated Javascript topics in a way that an intermediate developer can understand. You should absolutely catch up with his Master the Javascript Interview series.

Variables: The Backbone of CSS Architecture

I get an unusual amount of pleasure out of having ultra-maintainable CSS. This article highlights one way that thoughtful CSS can greatly improve the process of developing and maintaining a project.

LostPass

If you use LastPass, you’re definitely going to want to read about this vulnerability (and maybe consider using a different password manager). I love when programmers take controversial action for a good cause.

DailyVee

If you’re an entrepreneur, you should be following Gary Vaynerchuk. He isn’t a web developer, but he’s one hell of a businessman and he loves to share his knowledge (for FREE). I highly encourage you to watch the first episode of DailyVee and see whether you’re interested in more.

How the Voices Behind Your Favorite Games and Show Are Inventing Live D&D

I’ve never tried to hide the fact that I’m a geek. In fact, I basically started my web development career on that fact. Well, nothing is much geekier than Critical Role. It’s D&D with fantastic voice actors, and it’s easily my favorite show right now. Read this Polygon article to learn more.

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