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Week 22 of 2022

Weeklies are my notes of things not big enough for a blog post but worthy of being mentioned and linked to. Find all of my Weeklies at /weeklies.


I loved this talk from RailsConf 2014. In this talk, Sandi works on the Gilded Rose Kata to refactor a messy and complex if/else procedure into a collection of small objects. I really like the way she goes through the steps explaining and making it easy to follow.

This interactive web typograhy tutorial is an advert for their paid materials but as an educator myself I was really intrigued by how it was created. The tutorial will walk you through step-by-step converting a plain HTML text content into a more readable and appealing piece by adjusting the white space, font, font sizes and so on.

Communicating the changes and new features to your users is crucial – how else would they learn about them and make the best out of the tool you're building? But writing and publishing changelogs can also be a good way to communicate momentum and progress, to your investors or potential audience. Karri wrote a great piece about how they at Linear write changelogs.

Monorepos or splitting into multiple smaller ones? That seems to be a hot discussion topic in the software world. Robin wrote this really nice, detailed article about monorepos in Javascript/Typescript world, how to architect them and how to manage them through git and continuous integration.

Links to our content is shared all around through social media and different chat applications. What the outcome looks like to the user, is managed by the website creator through Open Graph Protocol meta tags. Different platforms use them differently (and not every platform uses each one) and in this post, Salma goes through what affects the Slack preview and how you can make your blog posts or web pages stand out in the best possible way when someone shares them.

It's time to say goodbye to Internet Explorer as it's lifecycle comes to the end on June 15th, 2022. A journey that started in 1995 and has touched so many of our lives, is finally coming to a well-earned retirement.