Oh boy, it's almost 2020! I hope you have had an amazing year (decade!), and that this next one brings you happiness. Anyway, internet time.
Web links of the week
The Top Frontend Development Links of 2019
Create a React app from scratch with Webpack and Babel
Something that interested me this week
Man, last letter of 2019, how wild is that?? It's been a busy year (and decade, for that matter) for me.
I worked at
for a little more than the first half of this year, and had a great time doing it. I helped release features like the mobile editor, sections of the site on the new React stack, and the new Babel processor! As much as I loved it though, I was missing interacting with the dev community. I joined
to teach workshops, build curriculum, and work on open source. I was sad to leave CodePen, but am SO happy in my new job. The team is great, the work is fun, and I am really excited to see where this company goes!
Outside of my day job, I spoke at a few conferences like
, started writing
Stack Overflow's newsletter
made my own LLC
for my side projects, launched
making silly videos on Twitter
, started and stopped grad school, visited Hong Kong, South Korea, Spain, and the UK, started
, laser cut and 3D printed stuff with
my personal website
, and drank tons of bubble tea with friends.
This decade, I graduated both high school and college, had several jobs, lived in 7+ cities, got married, bought a house, traveled a bunch, and... drank tons of bubble tea with friends. I can't wait to see what the next one brings!
Interview question of the week
Last week I had you make the game snake! Good work
This week's question:
What is a singleton? Implement one.
Cool things from around the internet
Dear Player: I love you, let’s talk
The Hot Shop
Satisfying Custom Mechanical Keyboard Build with OLED & Knob
What did the sneaker say when it sneezed?
That's all for now, folks! Have a great end to your year. Be safe, make good choices, and end with a bang!
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