Next up: Low Power Computing

Obviously.

We knew this would be coming. Isn’t there any seasoned developer like me who doesn’t think that in the last two decades things have gotten out of hand? Most of the Web is dynamic for no good reason and recent tech-fads such as NodeJS or the Container/Docker Craze with its convoluted and bloated build, deploy and runtime requirements have taken resource consumption up to eleven. And certainly not just serverside. Just look at Googles favorite end-user VM Chrome and its energy requirements.

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Meet Deno, the new Node

Deno is a new implementation of a runtime environment by the original creator of Node. v1 came about roughly a year ago and it’s basically a redo of Node with all the insights gained and the newest proven technologies at its core. Deno is implemented in Rust and sports TypeScript as a native and first class citizen. By default Deno has no local access, it has to be given explicitly which is the right way to secure things. It has integrated tooling such as a bundler and a formatter and it loads external components via URI, so it’s basically SOA-ready by nature.

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Lit & Kor

As an application platform the modern Browser is finally becoming more managable. MS IE and even the new one, MS Edge, are history, most Browsers are now based off the Blink Rendering Engine, meaning Chrome, with Safari and Firefox being modern exceptions that none-the-less offer most contemporary web-features. As a consequence it is now increasingly more feasible for contemporary web applications to use modern methodologies, such as Web Components and JavaScript Template Literals for building WebApp UI Components and updating the view.

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Svelte

While true Web Components are on the rise and the Google Polymer Project has ended its lifecycle and web component efforts are now continued with the super-light lit library, classic VDOM and PWA toolkits are still in wide use. The big three – React, Angular and Vue – have contenders, some of which have gained wider attention and have their own solid set of fans and hipster advocates. One of these libraries is Svelte, a build-time PWA library and toolkit with quite a large set of non-trivial libraries built for and on top of it.

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WordPress 2021

WordPress hat gewonnen – so viel ist klar. 39,5% der obersten 10 Millionen Websites im Internet werden jetzt von WordPress bereitgestellt. Das ist ein 4% Zuwachs in nur einem Jahr – der größte Zuwachs seit Begin des Projekts. Einen nicht geringen Anteil daran hatte auch das in der Pandemie gewachsene Interesse von einzelnen, auch eine eigene Stimme im Web zu haben und auch selber im Web zu verkaufen. WooCommerce, das eCommerce System für WordPress, hat ebenfalls soliden Zuwachs erfahren.

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Inkscape

For more than a decade now my Vector Graphics Tool of choise as been the Free Open Source Software Tool Inkscape. And for good reasons too. Premium grade SVG editing features, zero-fuss cross-platform functionality and tools and extensions in abundance offer anything you’d want for professional vector-graphics work without strange subscriptions or bloated slow GUIs. Check it out.

Professional Web Analytics

One does not have to suck up to Google & Co. or try to apply some magic SEO-Snakeoil in order to be diligent about professional web performance and search-engine friendlyness. Google doesn’t like people trying to trick them into higher pageranking and they are fast at retaliation and downmodding ranks a few thousand points when it comes to that.

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Interesting Reads

Here is a selection of blogs and magazines on the web, IT and digital media industry in general. Some are not directly tech related but are very educational and enjoyable none-the-less. This is my personal selection that I consider worthwhile reading. Enjoy! … Disclaimer: May be filled up with things I forgot further down the road. Oh, and there a few podcasts there as well. This is the web and we’re digital, so no problem, eh?

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