Just Another Cluster #6

Just Another cluster

I'm gathering stuff, interesting articles, useful tools or amazing videos, and then make a list with all of them with comments for each one.

# This is issue number #6.

You can checkout the previous issues (opens new window) if you're interested.

If you find any interesting tools or articles that I might have missed, let me know @stefanbc (opens new window) and I'll share them in the next cluster.

So, here are some interesting links and articles!

  1. Code dependencies are the devil. (opens new window) This article tries to tackle the subject of dependencies and why we make them central in our applications even if they will become obsolete in a few years, as the technology advances.
  2. Orthogonality and CSS in JS (opens new window) Should JavaScript, HTML and CSS files be bundled and managed completely separately? Kept in different files and imported together into JavaScript component files? Or can we remove HTML and CSS files entirely and generate everything in JavaScript?
  3. From Sass to PostCSS (opens new window) It seems there is a new trend rising these days. Trying to replace perfectly working things with something that just came out of the oven, that is hot and you can't quit taste yet.
  4. Clean Code concepts adapted for JavaScript (opens new window) This is a very well written guide to producing readable, reusable, and refactorable software in JavaScript.
  5. Creating Fractals (opens new window) Have you ever wondered how you can create fractals in JavaScript, well wonder no more because someone actually took the time to write an article on how you can achieve that.
  6. Improve the Look of Links with the CSS Text Decoration Module (opens new window) Did you know about the text–decoration–skip and text–decoration–color CSS attributes? Checkout this article to learn more about what you can do with them.
  7. Kiss my classname (opens new window)

    Nonsemantic classnames that refer to visual styles will always be a bad idea.

  8. PostCSS: Sass’s New Play Date (opens new window) Another article about PostCSS, because it's the new kid on the block that needs attention from everyone.
  9. A Beginner’s Guide to Pure CSS Images (opens new window) Did you know you can create images entirely out of CSS? This handy guide is a great basis for anyone interested in this subject.
  10. The type snob (opens new window) A brilliant article by Pablo Stanley about how anyone can become a type snob.
  11. How to write a JavaScript package for both Node and the browser (opens new window) Not sure if this article needs any intro, because it's pretty self explanatory.

Until next time, code long and prosper!

Image credit: Guillaume Kurkdjian (opens new window)