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The latest edition of the Agency Developer Newsletter
The Agency Developer Newsletter is for web developers, and focusing on digital agencies. Keep yourself up-to-date with our weekly round-up of trending web-dev content, including articles, how-tos, tool reviews and other tips & tricks.
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🗞 News around the Web
During his talk on Wednesday, Taylor Otwell (founder of Laravel), announced his new SaaS Laravel Vapor. Vapor is a serverless management platform for Laravel apps. Click the link above to read Matt Stauffer's live-tweet session, or you can check out Freek's Perescope recording here.
This is a recount of a recent Slack security incident, by Keybase CEO Max Krohn. "The attackers also inserted code that allowed them to capture plaintext passwords as they were entered by users at the time." Woah!
💡 Tools, Tips, Resources
What your professor won't tell you about the realities of working as a programmer.
The famous JPL's Power of 10 rules apply mostly to C and compiled languages, however with a little thinking we can also understand how to use them in interpreted languages.
I quit my job, became a freelancer and in 18 months ended up running a team of 10 full-timers working with the likes of UN, PwC and other globals
TL;DR: href resources are loaded based on a trigger while src resources are loaded automatically. Not 100% accurate because CSS files get loaded automatically. The confusion between href and src is due to a historical reason in early web standards era.
The author explains the good, the bad, and the ugly of using UUIDv4 as a primary database key.
A solid set of advanced theme development techniques that you can use to reinvigorate your theme design process and, ultimately, make your workflow more efficient.
🧠 Articles, Books & Podcasts
Developer Brian Rinaldi lists off his 15 favorite front-end developer focuses newsletters. Check 'em out! Or stay tuned to The Agency Dev and I'll send you the best links anyway ;-)
Here is a long, involved-yet-highly-enjoyable Twitter thread about whether one should use title case or sentence case when writing button/link copy.
Great list of 8 tips to keep in mind if you want to be a programmer that people like to work with and if you want to avoid burnout.
There are few things that bring developers more absolute agony than the job search.
Let's delve into some of the foundational knowledge of design systems, and learn how your team can adopt them to build accessible, scalable, and consistent products.
When politicians are staging national interventions to force us to connect with each other and actually spending real money on the problem you know its a genuine crisis
Wrapping Up
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