Yet Another Newsletter LOL: 'Sup 2023?

Yet Another Newsletter LOL: 'Sup 2023?

Hey folks! It’s 2023 and I’m back from PTO. I had a great time chilling in Costa Rica recharging and enjoying warm weather. With that, another week, another newsletter. Let’s get to it!

Before we go through the usual sections, I was curious if folks are enjoying the content of the newsletter. I have had folks reach out to me to tell me they do, but at the same time, I’m still working on making it better. If you have any feedback, feel free to let me know.

Around the Web

  • I came across Intl.Segmenter recently. This could have interesting use cases for content like determining word count. I’m sure there are others but that’s what popped in my head immediately. The only downside is it’s not supported in Firefox. Having said that, you can definitely use it in Node.js and Deno.

  • Speeding up the JavaScript ecosystem - one library at a time by Marvin Hagemeister (Preact core team member). A great read on performance improvements and also a reminder to understand the language you’re using better. I also love that Marvin has pull requests for what he’s talking about that improve the various projects. ✨

  • I had Brian Rinaldi on my Twitch stream this week (see below). He wrote a really great article about serverless edge, Does the Serverless Edge Live Up to the Hype?, that I highly encourage you to give a read.

  • React Wrap Balancer looks like a really cool component for balancing text. Thanks for bringing this on my radar Josh!

Fun Stuff

I was in Costa Rica for the holidays and at one point we went on a river tour to see wildlife. There was a millipede near the steps to the river. The guide mentioned that millipedes contain cyanide to protect themselves again most predators, but capuchin monkeys use them as bug repellant by wiping them all over their fur. Another side effect is it gets them kind of stoned/drunk lol. Here’s the millipede that struck up the conversation.

A millipede

Words of Wisdom for the Week

Like the OP says, this is such a great scene from Ted Lasso. It’s fun and really gets the point across. With that, be curious and not judgemental. Also, I’m really excited for season three whenever it drops!

Shameless Plugs

I had a great time hanging with Brian Rinaldi this week on the my first Twitch stream of the year. We discussed serverless edge and even did some live coding. Here’s a highlight from the stream. The full stream will be dropping on my YouTube channel next week.

I’ve also got two great guests next week for the stream. Mark Noonan from Cypress joins me on Wednesday, and Brandon Roberts from Open Sauced, joins me Friday. Check out the full schedule and give a follow so you never miss a stream. 😎

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