Article Roundup - July 12, 2019

July 12, 2019 • Article Roundup

UK ISP group names Mozilla ‘Internet Villain’ for supporting ‘DNS-over-HTTPS’
Mozilla is adding DNS over HTTPS to Firefox, and it’s not sitting very well with ISPs in the United Kingdom. DNS over HTTPS provides security around DNS queries, which currently are generally not encrypted at all. Without that encryption, someone can very easily see what websites you are visiting. In the UK ISPs are required by law to do a certain amount of filtering of the internet, and DNS over HTTPS would prevent the easiest way for them to do that. After the initial outcry, Mozilla released a statement clarifying that they did not intend to enable DNS over HTTPS by default in the UK.

The 2019 Web Developer Roadmap - A Visual Guide to Becoming a Front End, Back End, or DevOps Developer
Few people will deny that learning web development has gotten more complicated lately. This article goes through frontend, backend, and DevOps development and provides a visual roadmap on what you should learn or what you might need to know.

Transmuting Low-Value Programmer Cred into High-Value Status Illegibility
This article is all about “programmer cred” or perceived status. Have you ever heard someone talk about another developer and just stop once they say they worked at Amazon/Google/Facebook/Twitter/large tech firm? This article is about that, in a way. It’s hard to summarize the whole thing, so I recommend reading it and then taking a few minutes to think about it. Whether you agree or disagree with the author it’s good food for thought.

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