I really want to keep liking Gatsby.js, but the distasteful npm ecosystem,
the forced client-side JavaScript, and my complete lack of use for client-side hydration
—the process of turning static pages to interactive Web…

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This easter break I built my first command line utility in Swift using the Argument Parser library. My main motivation was to automate some of the tasks I have been doing manually in one of unannounced projects. The…

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Open-source maintainers: README files should not replace proper reference documentation.

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I noticed that I consistently, and mistakenly, name the first closure parameter in Swift functions with multiple trailing closures. My two cents on SE-297 now that the dust has settled: ignoring that feedback was not a…

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“No one gives a shit what programming language you use.” A harsh but forthright rant by George Stocker. There’s nothing wrong with preferring one language over another, as long as it is not the only deciding factor. I…

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I love the indie Web concept of POSSE, but it’s not universally practical given how the platform and the format actively shape the content. Many of my micro-posts fit poorly in the context of Twitter/Mastodon, which…

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With the Gatsby 3.0 migration complete, I took some time to try out Gatsby Cloud. The onboarding was smooth and the build times were almost twice as fast as what I saw on Netlify for the same build. I moved this site…

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Sylvain Kerkour writes about the high churn rate in the Rust language: Unfortunately, there is one thing that makes me anxious about its future: the 6-week development cycles. It’s, I believe, one of the causes of an…
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Oops, my bot seems to have gone haywire. Apologies.

"I open-sourced some of the color helpers I've been using in SwiftUI. While it's not feature-complete, it might be already useful in a handful of situations, so check it out and let me know what you think!

github.com/kaishin/Kroma"
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(Sorry of the dupes, forgot to turn on debug mode on my script while debugging a cross-posting issue)

Santa came late this year, but at least he made it just in time for my birthday!

TIL about server-side caching strategies (cache-aside, write-through, etc). Better late than never.
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In software, there is room for specialists, generalists, and everything in between. Enough with gatekeeping already.
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