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Greater Than Code

256: Unbreaking the Web with Chris Ferdinandi

October 27, 2021

Greater Than Code Episode #170: The Case for Vanilla JavaScript with Chris Ferdinandi

02:50 - Project Gemini and Text Protocols

Always Bet on JavaScript

07:05 - Overusing Analytics & Tracking Scripts

Be An Advocate For Your Users / Ethical Obligations

12:18 - Innovations: Making Accessibility The Default

14:48 - Ad-Tech and Tooling


Have Single-Page Apps Ruined the Web? | Transitional Apps with Rich Harris, NYTimes

32:08 - HTMX

46:30 - Frontend Development is Hard

SPA’s and Transitional Apps
Federated Multipage Apps
Micro Frontends
Phoenix LiveView
Joint Activity

Joint Cognitive Systems: Foundations of Cognitive Systems Engineering


Rein: Vanilla JavaScript + Privacy.

Jacob: The web piqued at LiveJournal. Also, encouraging devs to think about what tool would be best for different jobs.
Chris: Maintaining privacy on the web.

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