Frontend Fuel - Issue 7

News

A huge security issue was recently tweeted, then the guys twitter exploded. Fun times for Apple. https://twitter.com/lemiorhan/status/935578694541770752

Skynet finally arrived when Google’s AI built an AI that outperforms any created by humans. https://futurism.com/google-artificial-intelligence-built-ai/

Google is shutting down Chrome Apps in favour of Progressive Web Apps for app-like pages. https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/12/google-shuts-down-the-apps-section-of-the-chrome-web-store/

General Reading

Pinterest created a PWA for its mobile experience. Addy Osmani gives a detailed breakdown around its performance. https://medium.com/@addyosmani/a-pinterest-progressive-web-app-performance-case-study-3bd6ed2e6154

Looking for a book to read over Christmas. Here are Reddit’s favourite programming books. https://redditfavorites.com/books/programming/

24 Ways is back again. Here an excellent explanation of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. https://24ways.org/2017/wcag-for-people-who-havent-read-them/

How to create Neural Networks in JavaScript using deeplearn.js. https://www.robinwieruch.de/neural-networks-deeplearnjs-javascript/

Tutorials

CSS Grid in 5 minutes! https://medium.freecodecamp.org/learn-css-grid-in-5-minutes-f582e87b1228

Podcasts

Frontmatter Podcast this week featuring Kyle Simpson (author of You Don’t Know JS series). https://leanpub.com/podcasts/frontmatter

Presentations

Q&A session with Kyle Simpson around lots of JavaScript topics [1h 32mins]. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC8AQuuszOo

FFConf 2017 videos have been released. Playlist of all 8 videos (+ previous years too). https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXmT1r4krsTo5KtThq4dATD_ctsV8mdJQ

Tools

CSS bookmarklet that reports bad html using pseudo content. http://heydonworks.com/revenge_css_bookmarklet/

Tool for generating responsive image code (also a way to automate it using Cloudinary’s API). http://www.responsivebreakpoints.com/

Use myjson to store some JSON and serve it to your app for testing (CORS and SSL enabled). http://myjson.com/

Record and share terminal sessions quick and easily. Text based so copy / paste compatible. https://asciinema.org/

Demos

Like 24 Ways only for WebGL code experiments. https://christmasexperiments.com/experiments

Impressive Japanese directors portfolio featuring some fantastic transition animations. http://taotajima.jp/

Events

Machine Learning for Muggles / London / 11 December 2017 https://www.meetup.com/London-JavaScript-Community/events/244731462/

London Accessibility Meetup #9 / London / 19 December 2017 https://www.meetup.com/London-Accessibility-Meetup/

FrontEndNorth / Sheffield / 19 Jan 2018 https://frontendnorth.com/

UpFront Conf 2018 / Manchester / 16 March 2018 http://lanyrd.com/2018/upfrontconf/

RenderConf 2018 / Oxford / 28 March 2018 https://2018.render-conf.com/

Front-end North-East / Newcastle / 5 April 2018 https://2018.frontendne.co.uk/

International JS Conference / London / 11 - 13 April 2018 https://javascript-conference.com/en/

Off-topic

There are always winners and losers when it comes to investment, but you have to feel for this guy who sold 1,700 Bitcoins of 22p each in 2011. Today they would be worth around 19.5 million pounds. https://mobile.twitter.com/gregschoen/status/70261648811761665?lang=en

Ever wondered how to store your Lego? Well now there’s a whole guide on how to do it. http://brickarchitect.com/guide/