Web Development Reading List #177: Getting Started With Components, CT-Header, And New Regular Expressions

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What’s going on in the industry? What new techniques have emerged recently? What insights, tools, tips and tricks is the web design community talking about? Anselm Hannemann is collecting everything that popped up over the last week in his web development reading list so that you don’t miss out on anything. The result is a carefully curated list of articles and resources that are worth taking a closer look at.


  • The next major release of Angular, Angular 4.0, is now available. It’s smaller and faster than it’s predecessor and ships flat ES modules.

Recommended reading: ECMAScript 6 (ES6): What’s New In The Next Version Of JavaScript

Concept & Design

Recommended reading: Designing Modular UI Systems Via Style Guide-Driven Development)

Component workshop
Nathan Curtis shares tips on engaging the entire team to kick off a design library. (Image credit: Nathan Curtis)


Tizen smartphone
Security researchers have found 40 unknown vulnerabilities in Tizen, the operating system that runs on millions of Samsung products. (Image credit: Kārlis Dambrāns)


  • In the past, we tended to teach people to use a VPN if they wanted to stay secure. But now we know that by far not all VPN services have good intentions. Some even inject advertising and privacy-leaking data into your network requests or sell your history to third parties.


Work & Life

  • Eric Karjaluoto shares why we need to slow down, and why taking pride in how busy we are is one of the worst ideas we ever had. What if the best thing you can do for your career — and life — is to press pause, set your number one priority, and then rethink your way of working?

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— Anselm

Further Reading

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