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Next month I have the pleasure to speak at Full Stack Europe in Antwerp. My talk explores what I like about Svelte. I'll review Svelte & SvelteKit in general, and highlight the bits I like most, and why I believe Svelte is worth investing in.
In addition to the talk, I'm preparing an educational resource: Svelte by Example. Inspired by Go by Example, I want to create a succinct, gentle introduction to Svelte & SvelteKit to peak your curiosity.
It's still ways from finished, but I'd love to get some early feedback. If you're interested, reply to this mail and I'll send you a preview link.
PS: If you want to attend Full Stack Europe in October—which I highly recommend!— use this link for 15% off.
PPS: Svelte (/svɛlt/ adjective) means slender and elegant. The perfect description for the framework.
On the blog
🎓 Explore the other side & learn a new language — You'll grow more as a developer by learning another paradigm than specializing.
🧪 End the day with a failing test — Always have a next action. Some quick advice to stay in flow.
📝 Pull request descriptions — Your coworkers and future you will thank you. A spin on writing is thinking.
🪱 Project management advice from Dune — My new mantra.
🔢 Tabular numbers — On tabular numbers. How to use them in CSS & Tailwind, and more importantly when to use them.
It's been a while since the last newsletter, so this is only a selection. Lots more to read on the blog!
On the web
🗿 The grug brained developer — "complexity is spirit demon that enter codebase through well-meaning but ultimately very clubbable non grug-brain developers and project managers who not fear complexity spirit demon or even know about sometime"
📺 Aaron Francis at Laracon US 2023: Publishing your work — I've attended this talk twice this year and it hit just as hard the second time. Happy to see it available online. Start watching already!
📰 Stop treating all of your content as news — On the information architecture of personal websites.
On the couch
📸 If you like playing around with photography apps on iOS, Stops is a breath of fresh air. Very basic feature set, but it uses it's own color quantization engine which gives your photos a lot more personality in the age of computational photography.
📺 Across the Spider-Verse is and probably will be my movie of the year. Really enjoyed the first two seasons of Dave (haven't watched the third yet). Amazing character development. Another show recommendation: The Bear. Especially season 2, what a masterpiece.
🎹 This geeky music post from Freek on his latest album & synth collection.
On the horizon
This month my main focus is launching Svelte by Example. After that, I want to return to blogging regularly, and pick some open source work back up. I'm behind on maintenance, and have a backlog of new major versions and new package to work on. Oh, and I want to try to make this newsletter a monthly thing again. No pinkie promise though.
Fun times ahead!
Until the next issue,