I’ve been M.I.A. online since mid-November - I’ve not blogged or used my coding Instagram for over six weeks. I don’t know if this is burnout or lack of motivation or just that time of year - I felt really drained in work and generally don’t like the lack of daylight at this time of year. But now it’s new year which always leaves me energised. Here are a few links I enjoyed reading before Christmas.
- Top 12 Things That Destroy Developer Productivity, Hackernoon - Number 8 on this list really resonated with me because of the project I’m working on at work right now. If the features you build aren’t being used (no users) then this really kills motivation.
- Reluctant Gatekeeping: The Problem With Full Stack - anything by Heydon Pickering is worth a read, especially this piece about devaluing CSS within the frontend.
- The Gift of Giving Up - the ultimate result of this post is that a developer team put the user experience before their own (i.e. having a shiny new codebase to work with) which is not something you come across very often!