Bleeding Edge Web: August 2017
News From the Bleeding Edge
— Corey Butler (@goldglovecb)
Lightning Talk: Obtaining a Position 50 Others Could Take
— Nick Forrest
Lightning Talk: Code2College
— Matt Stephenson (@MC_Stephenson)
Lightning Talk: Visual Regression Testing with Wraith
— Matt Powers (@matt_j_powers)
— Brian Moeskau (@bmoeskau)
Parking Validation ($5 instead of $30)
Buffalo Billiards after-meetup
News from the
Browser Pop Quiz
Last check — July 25, 2017:
Browser Pop Quiz
As of August 23, 2017:
Trend: Parallel/Delegated Processing
- Shared Memory & Atomics
- Web Workers/Service Workers
- Cooperative Scheduling of Background Tasks API (Queues)
- Budget API
- Network/Bandwidth Controls
Prediction: Fat Clients & Servers
- Hardware is on steroids.
- Software is on steroids.
- Instant gratification is a norm.
Computing has historically oscillated between thin client/fat server and
fat client/thin server models. Hardware and software have piggybacked off
each other to create this effect. Both continue evolving their power,
creating a fat client/fat server model.
Prediction: Labor Split | Confusion
- UI Designers
- UX Researchers
- UX Developers
- UI Developers
- UI Engineers
Traditonal "computer science", "networking", and "data management"
continue to breach the "great frontend barrier".
Greater knowledge will be necessary to adequately use new features,
ultimately leading to mental overload. To compensate, the market will
split job duties by vertical knowledge silos within organizations.
Languages, Libraries &
- Bootstrap 4 Beta
- Stylo (Super Fast CSS)
- TypeScript 2.5RC
- npx (npm 5.3+)
HTML 5.2 W3C Candidate Recommendation
DeveloperWeek Austin 2017
- 3K+ Developer Expo (Largest in Austin)
- November 8-9 at Palmer Events Center
- Hiring Mixer on Nov 7 (free)
DevOps & Jenkins Summit
- November 17 at Austin Convention Center