Jekyll vs. Hugo

While static websites was the beginning of the Internet, aka www, modern static website generation is just getting started. Why static site generator? Static site generators are a great choice for blogs and other content that do not require dynamic content pulled from a database. Hey, this is how the web used to be. Simple…

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HTTP /2 anti-patterns

The web has changed dramatically over the last decade, yet the backbone of the web – HTTP, hasn’t been changed. HTTP/1.1 has got various limitations and web developers have always worked around those, Performance issue in terms of bandwidth utilization Performance issue in terms of resource consumption in client and server Web design and maintenance…

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Webpack 2

Webpack is my current module bundler. Webpack 1 wasn’t able to parse ES2015 modules, so Babel would convert them into CommonJS. I really hated this workflow. Webpack 2 can parse ES2015 modules, and is able to eliminate dead code based on which modules are used. Dead code removal, aka tree shaking, is reason enough for…

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Google Earth VR

Google Earth VR lets you explore the world from totally new perspectives in virtual reality. Stroll the streets of Tokyo, soar over the Grand Canyon, or walk around the Eiffel Tower. This virtual reality app lets you see the world’s cities, landmarks, and natural wonders. You can fly over a city, stand at the top…

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Cross domain AJAX request

Cross domain AJAX call strikes fear to any front-end developer who had the misfortune of having had to do it. There are no shortage of discussion concerning cross domain AJAX. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5750696/how-to-get-a-cross-origin-resource-sharing-cors-post-request-working http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10636611/how-does-access-control-allow-origin-header-work This guy goes through all this trouble to explain how to make cross domain AJAX call only to state that cross domain AJAX…

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