What I'm Reading
(Pulled from the Pocket API. Some titles may be wonky!)
Making Data Viz Without SVG Using D3 & Flexbox
Excerpt: "Bye bye tricky alignments. A few months ago, my co-worker Matt and I were collaborating on a project. I had been building a stacked bar chart in D3.js, and was seriously struggling to get the bars to stack on top of each other nicely and to animate from the bottom of the graphic instead of the top."
Get Started with Rust, WebAssembly, and Webpack
Excerpt: "I’ve been seeing a lot of really cool #wasm (WebAssembly) stuff on Twitter and Hacker News lately, but I didn’t know much about what it is exactly, or how to start using it. Because it is so new — only being enabled in Chrome last March — up-to-date guides are few and far between."
Excerpt: "Overview Demo Getting Started Docs Spec Community Roadmap FAQ WebAssembly 1.0 has shipped in 4 major browser engines. Learn more WebAssembly (abbreviated Wasm) is a binary instruction format for a stack-based virtual machine."
React Native at Airbnb: The Technology
Excerpt: "This is the second in a series of blog posts in which we outline our experience with React Native and what is next for mobile at Airbnb. React Native itself is a relatively new and fast-moving platform in the cross-section of Android, iOS, web, and cross-platform frameworks."
Excerpt: "This is a small explainer that I built for a talk on web fonts and performance. Before we talk about what font-display is, let's talk about the lifetime of a web font."