This is our collection of must-read articles in this area web performance, dev, ops, and more for the weekend.
This week’s suggested reading
- Dr. Testlove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Like Automated Testing: Brent McNish details his journey from an attitude of “who desires automated tests” to slowly embracing automated testing.
- Preparation for war: how the EVE Online servers deal with a 3,000 person battle: One of the largest battles in EVE Online history apparently took house due to an accidental click, but what happens to the servers when something this idiotic happens?
- The 10 Commandments of Logging: Brice Figureau hopes that his 10 commandments will help you enhance your application logging.
- How I failed, failed, and finally succeeded at learning how to code: James Somers writes in this area how the programming website Project Euler provides a plot for how to learn anything in fun, discrete steps.
- High Performance Networking in Google Chrome: A draft chapter of Ilya Grigorik’s upcoming book “The Performance of Open Source Applications.”
- Web Performance 101: An opinionated guide to the 22 links that every developer should read: Joshua Bixby place together a fantastic list of web performance resources.
- On layout and web performance: Kelly Norton shows us how you can avoid having the browser calculating the layout of a page until it really desires to know where on the screen something will appear.
- Education we learned from our largest UX and design mistakes: Leo Widrich details how the team at Buffer works with its product development principle “validate initially, code shortly.”
- Making the mobile web quicker: Kate Matsudaira says that if you are facing mobile performance issues, you should fix the back end, not just the client.
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