NCZOnline Newsletter - Year One
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NCZOnline Newsletter - Year One

August 2015 - July 2016

About the Book

The NCZOnline Newsletter is sent every two weeks to 2,500 subscribers and contains short-form essays about web development technologies and techniques, as well as invaluable career advice for software engineers. This book contains all of the content from the first year of the newsletter's existence, allowing you to keep the good advice and recommended books at your fingertips in an easy-to-read and search format.

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About the Author

Nicholas C. Zakas
Nicholas C. Zakas

Nicholas C. Zakas is a web applications software engineer with over 16 years of experience. He has worked on everything from small websites to massive-scale web applications. He has worked at Box as a principal architect and Yahoo as a presentation architect. He is the author of Maintainable JavaScript (O’Reilly, 2012), Professional JavaScript for Web Developers (Wrox, 2012), High Performance JavaScript(O’Reilly, 2010), and Professional Ajax (Wrox, 2007). Nicholas is a strong advocate for development best practices including progressive enhancement, accessibility, performance, scalability, and maintainability. He blogs regularly at and can be found on Twitter via @slicknet.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • The Rise of WebAssembly
  • Taking care of yourself
  • Avoiding Rewrites
  • Early Adopter Risk
  • jQuery Today
  • Understanding Influence
  • Ad Blocking on the Web
  • Service Workers
  • The fate of Object.observe()
  • Defining “Done”
  • The Value of Frameworks
  • Bad vs. Different
  • Communication Skills
  • ES6 FUD
  • Time Management
  • Walled Garden Frameworks
  • Defining the Problem
  • The Art of Delegation
  • The Extensible Web Manifesto
  • The Least is the Most
  • Distraction-Driven Development
  • Library Agnosticism
  • Progressive Web Apps
  • You Can’t Do It Alone
  • JavaScript’s Uncomfortable Adolescence
  • Explicit Over Implicit
  • Recommended Books

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