Jason Butz

Passionate about the web; enjoys JavaScript more than is probably reasonable; loves learning new things; Sr. Software Engineer @ Genesys

Article Roundup - Week of 4/17/2017

April 21, 2017 in #Article Roundup

Client-side DSP library utilizing the power of WebAssembly

The repo has a link to a video editor the author made to show the library being used. This is a really cool use of WebAssembly and the performance is very impressive.

So what’s this GraphQL thing I keep hearing about?

This provides a great overview of what GraphQL is, why it came into being, and how it solves problems. Looks like it is not a simple thing, but it has a lot of power.

Combatting unconscious bias in design

Everyone has biases, most of them are unconscious. Those biases can lead to significant user experience issues. Being aware of bias and working against it can lead to better outcomes and usability for your end-users.

Everyone is a designer. Get over it.

This is a reaction article to one posted by a Netflix engineer. The general premise is everyone is responsible for User Experience. This is a fantastic read and something everyone should keep in mind.

It’s Time To Start Using CSS Custom Properties

Support for CSS Custom Properties is pretty much where it needs to be in order to use them so long as you are targeting current generation browsers, with the exception of IE. This is a nice overview of what they are and how they differ from variables in CSS preprocessors.

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