Welcome to my PinkLetter. A short, weekly, technology-agnostic, and pink newsletter where we cultivate timeless skills in web development.
My Ramblings This Week
What have you been up to lately?
I spent a lot of time creating on the internet this week:
- I contributed to github/hotkey. Yeah, it’s documentation, but it still counts as OSS contribution.
- I migrated odone.io from Hakyll to Next.js. Still, a ton to do, but hey I got one foot in the door now.
- I started being more serious about co-organizing this year’s Global Day of Code Retreat in Krakow. We are excited to repeat the success we had in 2019.
- I learned djakuju and proshu and I’m looking forward to adding more Ukrainian to my dictionary 🇺🇦.
- I tweeted “I have ~35 years of experience combined in tech and diabetes and I’m not in health tech. I’m silly 🙂” and a lot of people sent me love.
- Some interesting freelancing opportunities popped up. Fingers crossed!
Elsewhere on the Web
Making setInterval Declarative with React Hooks by Dan Abramov
If you played with React Hooks for more than a few hours, you probably ran into an intriguing problem: using setInterval just doesn’t work as you’d expect.
Riccardo: I challenge you to implement it without looking at the solution.
MJML - The only framework that makes responsive email easy by Mailjet
MJML is responsive by design on most-popular email clients, even Outlook. Write less code, save time and code more efficiently with MJML’s semantic syntax.
Riccardo: Am I the only silly person who didn’t know this exists?
GENERALISTS VS SPECIALISTS: MUSIC EDITION by Jonathan Stark
You might be tempted to think that an orchestra conductor is a generalist and a lead violinist is a specialist.
Riccardo: Yep, I’m still deep into the positioning rabbit hole!