Links: November 2018

mermaid – “Generation of diagrams and flowcharts from text in a similar manner as markdown.” – that is cool. Go play with their live editor.

Lighthouse custom audits tutorial – Being able to add new audits to Lighthouse is great, now they need community around “Lighthouse Plugins”.

Cross-language Performance Profile Exploration with speedscope – Make one good visualization/exploration tool, that can import data profiles from many sources.

Firecracker MicroVM, From Amazon – The idea of extending the unikernel idea just enough to run generalized software, that is a trend we will continue to see more of.

Designing Headers for HTTP Compression – The ideal header never changes.

Oxipng – Multithreaded replacement for Optipng.

HTTP/3 Explained – Protocol land is an interesting place to be exploring ( see HTTP/2 priorities ).

Calibri and Cambria fonts for Mac – For those “missing fonts” days on Mac OS.

Test Page for HTTP/2 prioritization – Good way to test for and illustrate the importance of a good priority system.

Web Framework Benchmarks, Round 17 – Would be nice to see a combined list, that took the rankings from each separate test, to see what would take the overall top spot.

What’s in My Bag, 2018 Edition – Always interesting to see what other people are carrying around. I need to check out a few of those, might be worth adding to my own bag.

Some notes about HTTP/3 – I’m curious to see how load balancers and firewalls are going to deal with QUIC/HTTP/3.

PHP RFC: Preloading – Make PHP code “permanently available” as part of the server start up. Should be helpful for really hot parts of a code base.

Squoosh – Web based image optimization.

HTTP/3 – What was previously called HTTP over QUIC is now called HTTP/3. My initial reaction is that this is a good move.

XSStrike – An XSS scanner, on my list of tools to try out.

Amazon AWS IP Ranges – So many IP addresses.

carlo, web rendering surface for Node applications – uses Puppeteer to communicate with your already installed Chrome browser. Might be an alternative to Electron.

Package your Node.js project into an executable – given the size of NPM dependencies, I wonder how big this gets.

Browser’s implementations of HTTP/2 priorities are worse that I could have imagined (Chrome and Firefox at least try) – Some have put more thought into priorities than others.

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