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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
After reviewing the version control timestamps for some popular open-source libraries, the author graphed which hours the maintainers made the most commits. Who knew Linus basically works 9-5? I figured he was a night-owl.
Chrome Incognito mode has been detectable for years, due to the FileSystem API implementation. As of Chrome 76, this is fixed. Apologies to the "detect private mode" scripts out there. (via Paul Irish)
💡 Tools, Tips, Resources
Solid methods of improving your JS. This article discusses things like TypeScript, async/await, promises, etc. Good review for a new (or re-learning) JS programmer.
@dvassallo takes us through how he uses the "best" parts of AWS, which tools to use and which tools can be disregarded. the author prefers the build-it-yourself approach instead of paying extra for scale you probably don't need.
A summary of newsletter resources related to front-end development, JavaScript, CSS and more. I'm not on this list... yet!
🧠 Articles, Books & Podcasts
Not only is BYS an excellent show about how two people can build an amazing service together, but they share insights and tips that I don't hear anywhere else. Give it a listen and tell me what you think!
This is a motherf-ing website. And it's f-ing perfect. Seriously, what the f- else do you want? (Um.. caution. Wrong words ahead!)
For more than a decade, consumer rights groups worked with technologists and companies to try to standardize the "Do Not Track" flag in browsers. But no website is paying attention! Here's what's changing..
Hacking the Freedrum sensors to trigger any sounds and visuals using the Web Bluetooth API and Node.js.
There's no charge. You can watch U.S. TV stations affiliated with the NBC, CBS, ABC, PBS, FOX, and Univision networks. It's a project run by Stanford University.
Wrapping Up
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