What we’ve been reading

Building BBC Sounds, continued...

Following on from the “How we build BBC Sounds on the web” link shared in the last round-up, here are some more articles from the series, providing an interesting behind-the-scenes look at the app’s development:

Building BBC Sounds in the API

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/internet/entries/7e65dff6-9bf1-4f98-b185-3b424939c8ce

Building the BBC Sounds mobile app

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/internet/entries/d8457290-1f7a-48ee-ae2a-cbdc69df7b68

Learn RxJS

Good resource on learning RxJS. RxJS in a nutshell is like setting up a giant marble run in anticipation of putting a marble on it. Stuff gets watched but it doesn't mean it'll happen right away.
https://www.learnrxjs.io

How we manage mental health

Thought this was a good article from Monzo about how they're trying to support people.
https://monzo.com/blog/2019/01/30/mental-health/

Forget the walking skeleton - put it on crutches

Interesting post about walking skeletons; biggest challenge with this is the communication with the client so they don't think “oh it's done now, right?”.
https://gojko.net/2014/06/09/forget-the-walking-skeleton-put-it-on-crutches/

Google Play Store now open for Progressive Web Apps

Potential future game changer as Google Play start listing PWAs on the play store.
https://medium.com/@firt/google-play-store-now-open-for-progressive-web-apps-ec6f3c6ff3cc

JAMstack

WTF is the JAM stack?
https://jamstack.wtf/


Tools that have interested us

Homebrew 2.0.0

Homebrew announces a new version, with Linux and Windows support.
https://brew.sh/2019/02/02/homebrew-2.0.0/

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