Welcome to my PinkLetter. A short, weekly, technology-agnostic, and pink newsletter where we cultivate timeless skills about web development.
Last week, I asked what values drive you. Today, I want to double down on the topic by sharing some of my findings.
Cause you needed another nudge to start, huh?!
Yeah, this is still a newsletter about web development. But cultivating timeless skills means going meta and extracting the juicy juice of the craft. And what is more meta than values?
Currently, I defined the following buckets:
I defined values, recurring activities, and one-off tasks for each of them. For example, in the Craft bucket:
It’s still a work-in-progress, but it’s already made a huge difference.
If you decide to work on your values, remember that all ideas are brilliant.
The paradox of choice by Barry Schwartz
Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice. In Schwartz’s estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied.
A simple example of LATERAL use by Luca Ferrari
A few days ago I found a question by a user on Facebook: how to select events from a table where they are no more than 10 minutes one from another? My first answer was related to LATERAL, and this post I try to represent with an example how I understood and could solve the above question.
Embracing the fragility of the web empowers us to build UIs capable of adapting to the functionality they can offer, whilst still providing value to users. This article explores how graceful degradation, defensive coding, observability, and a healthy attitude towards failures better equips us before, during, and after an error occurs.