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Article Publication History

Every English article ever published on Pony Foo can be found listed here

I first started developing the blogging engine for Pony Foo around mid-2012. I had just read The Pragmatic Programmer and I was looking for a challenge. I built the engine using Node.js and that’s how I got into server-side JavaScript. I really enjoyed publishing articles on a blog, even though — for a long time — nobody read what I published. Eventually people started reading the blog, and nowadays some people even go as far as to read minutiae about how the blog came to be. I find that immensely rewarding. Not long after I started blogging I decided to write a book about JavaScript Application Design, which was published in February, 2015.

Reading every English article ever published on Pony Foo — there’s 214 of them — would take you approximately 2 days. Better get to it!

  1. Conflict Resolution and Code Reviews published , under
  2. Disguise-Driven Testing: Jest Mocks in Depth published , under
  3. The Action Pattern: Clean, Obvious, Testable Code published , under
  4. React State: Choose Wisely published , under
  5. GraphQL in Depth: What, Why, and How published , under
  6. JavaScript Performance Pitfalls in V8 published , under
  7. Unhappy Path Driven Development published , under
  8. Module Design 🦀 published , under
  9. Okta, Auth0, & the Goblet of Identity published , under
  10. A Guide to Modular Design Thinking published , under
  11. An Introduction to Speculative Optimization in V8 published , under
  12. Mastering Modular JavaScript 🆕📗 published , under
  13. A Brief History of Modularity published , under
  14. A Tiny Story about Systems Complexity published , under
  15. Make All Images on Your Website Responsive in 3 Easy Steps published , under
  16. Investigating Performance of Object#toString in ES2015 published , under
  17. Interviewed at Tencent Frontend Conference published , under
  18. Null Propagation Operator in JavaScript published , under
  19. Pattern Matching in ECMAScript published , under
  20. Setting up 2FA for Node.js Applications published , under
  21. TC39, ECMAScript, and the Future of JavaScript published , under
  22. Regular Expressions in a post-ES6 world published , under
  23. Mixing Generators Into Iterators published , under
  24. Observables Proposal for ECMAScript! published , under
  25. Variables declared using const are not immutable published , under
  26. Content-Security-Policy in Express apps published , under
  27. Setting up an Angular 2 Development Environment published , under
  28. The JavaScript Standard published , under
  29. Let’s use const! Here’s why. published , under
  30. How Terrible Code Gets Written by Perfectly Sane People published , under
  31. Fourth Year in Review published , under
  32. Thousands of Color-coded Visualizations in React published , under
  33. Making Time for Side Projects: A Daily Habit published , under
  34. Announcing Practical Modern JavaScript 📚
    — and the Modular JavaScript Book Series!
    published , under
  35. Modular JavaScript launches in a week! 🚀 published , under
  36. Fixing an XSS vulnerability in marked published , under
  37. JavaScript Asynchronous Iteration Proposal published , under
  38. How I Got Into Programming published , under
  39. Template Literals are Strictly Better Strings published , under
  40. What Does a Sound Look Like? Web Audio Art! published , under
  41. Binding Methods to Class Instance Objects published , under
  42. JSON Web Tokens vs. Session Cookies: In Practice published , under
  43. Two-way Synchronization for a Web App and Git published , under
  44. The Art of a Pull Request published , under
  45. ServiceWorker: A Basic Guide to BackgroundSync published , under
  46. How Pony Foo is ridiculously over-engineered
    — and why that is awesome
    published , under
  47. The Double-Edged Sword of the Web published , under
  48. An Elastic Stack Primer published , under
  49. A Promise-Based Worldview published , under
  50. Setting Up Elasticsearch for a Blog published , under
  51. Just Married! 🎉 published , under
  52. NodeConf hits the ground running in Latin America published , under
  53. GitHub for Human Beings 🕵 published , under
  54. ECMAScript Proposal for JavaScript Decorators
    (and protocols)
    published , under
  55. The npm Meltdown Uncovers Serious Security Risks published , under
  56. JavaScript Proposal for weak references: WeakRef published , under
  57. Making a Simple Site Work Offline with ServiceWorker published , under
  58. All Aboard the ES6 JavaScript Train published , under
  59. Proposal: “Statements as Expressions” using do published , under
  60. Proposal Draft for .flatten and .flatMap published , under
  61. ECMAScript String Padding published , under
  62. Understanding JavaScript’s async await published , under
  63. ES2016 Features & ECMAScript as a Living Standard published , under
  64. The Controversial State of JavaScript Tooling published , under
  65. Asynchronous I/O with Generators & Promises published , under
  66. Third Year in Review published , under
  67. JavaScript Developer Survey Results published , under
  68. JavaScript Developer Survey published , under
  69. Making a Progressive App with ServiceWorker published , under
  70. ServiceWorker, MessageChannel, & postMessage published , under
  71. ServiceWorker and Progressive Networking published , under
  72. Subscribing to Pony Foo published , under
  73. ServiceWorker: Revolution of the Web Platform published , under
  74. ES6 Overview in 350 Bullet Points published , under
  75. Securing Your Web App in 3 Easy Steps published , under
  76. Keeping Your npm Dependencies Immutable published , under
  77. Inlining Critical CSS for Dynamic Web Apps published , under
  78. Using the JavaScript Charting Library published , under
  79. SVG and the DOM, or “The Weirdest Bug I’ve Ever Encountered” published , under
  80. Pony Foo Gets a Face Lift published , under
  81. ES6 Promises in Depth published , under
  82. ES6 Modules in Depth published , under
  83. ES6 Strings (and Unicode, ❤) in Depth published , under
  84. ES6 Object Changes in Depth published , under
  85. ES6 Array Extensions in Depth published , under
  86. ES6 Math Additions in Depth published , under
  87. ES6 Number Improvements in Depth published , under
  88. ES6 Reflection in Depth published , under
  89. More ES6 Proxy Traps in Depth published , under
  90. ES6 Proxy Traps in Depth published , under
  91. ES6 Proxies in Depth published , under
  92. ES6 WeakMaps, Sets, and WeakSets in Depth published , under
  93. ES6 Maps in Depth published , under
  94. ES6 Symbols in Depth published , under
  95. ES6 Generators in Depth published , under
  96. ES6 Iterators in Depth published , under
  97. ES6 Let, Const and the “Temporal Dead Zone” (TDZ) in Depth published , under
  98. ES6 Classes in Depth published , under
  99. ES6 Object Literal Features in Depth published , under
  100. ES6 Spread and Butter in Depth published , under
  101. ES6 Arrow Functions in Depth published , under
  102. ES6 Template Literals in Depth published , under
  103. ES6 JavaScript Destructuring in Depth published , under
  104. A Brief History of ES6 Tooling published , under
  105. React, JSX and ES6: The Weird Parts published , under
  106. Server-side React Layout & Side Effects published , under
  107. Universal Routing in React with ES6 published , under
  108. Universal React with Babel, Browserify published , under
  109. Polyfills or Ponyfills? published , under
  110. Things you can do with native DOM published , under
  111. Git and GitHub Hacks published , under
  112. Why I Write Plain JavaScript Modules published , under
  113. Dream of Browser Test Automation? published , under
  114. README Driven Development published , under
  115. Low-Budget Hosting Tips published , under
  116. Maintaining Open-Source Software published , under
  117. Pragmatic Semantic Versioning published , under
  118. Fixing Performance in the Web Stack published , under
  119. Let’s talk about Web Performance published , under
  120. Leveraging Constraints published , under
  121. Blogging and OSS — Food for Thought published , under
  122. Fast-forwarding the Web Platform published , under
  123. Composable UI published , under
  124. Testing JavaScript Modules with Tape published , under
  125. The Progressive Web published , under
  126. Priorities published , under
  127. Designing Front-End Components published , under
  128. The Great Web Module Compendium published , under
  129. Leveraging Immutable Deployments published , under
  130. Immutable Deployments and Packer published , under
  131. Server-First Apps are a Good Idea published , under
  132. Baking Modularity into Tag Editing published , under
  133. Cross-tab Communication published , under
  134. Second Year in Review published , under
  135. I’m Building Stompflow! published , under
  136. Are Regular Expressions Stateful? published , under
  137. Measure, Optimize, Automate published , under
  138. My CampJS Experience published , under
  139. Stop Breaking the Web published , under
  140. Adjusting UX for human visitors published , under
  141. Free sample: JavaScript Application Design published , under
  142. Critical Path Performance Optimization at Pony Foo published , under
  143. The Conventional Front-End published , under
  144. A Gentle Browserify Walkthrough published , under
  145. JavaScript Quality Guide published , under
  146. A BrowserSync Primer published , under
  147. Building High-Quality Front-End Modules published , under
  148. Choose: Grunt, Gulp, or npm? published , under
  149. How To Avoid Object.prototype Pollution published , under
  150. Taunus: Micro Isomorphic MVC Framework published , under
  151. CSS: The Good Parts published , under
  152. Modularizing Your Front-End published , under
  153. Shared Rendering with Rendr published , under
  154. Head First Public Speaking published , under
  155. A Less Convoluted Event Emitter Implementation published , under
  156. Angle Brackets, Synergistic Directives published , under
  157. Angle Brackets, Rifle Scopes published , under
  158. You don’t need a TODO app published , under
  159. My First Gulp Adventure published , under
  160. How to Design Great Programs published , under
  161. Gulp, Grunt, Whatever published , under
  162. Email Sending Done Right published , under
  163. A Year In Review published , under
  164. Rehearsal: Record program output published , under
  165. Architecture of ECMAScript 6 Modules published , under
  166. Is WebDriver as good as it gets? published , under
  167. 9 Quick Tips About npm published , under
  168. JavaScript Variable Hoisting published , under
  169. Where does this keyword come from? published , under
  170. Get Between the Covers of Build First published , under
  171. Package Authoring with Paqui published , under
  172. Fun with Native Arrays published , under
  173. Grunt Tips and Tricks published , under
  174. Angular WYSIWYG published , under
  175. Event Emitter: Obey and Report published , under
  176. Your Tab Views Suck published , under
  177. Spritesheets, Grunt, and You published , under
  178. Ditch Windows, Become a Polyglot published , under
  179. We don’t want your Coffee published , under
  180. Continuous Development in Node.js published , under
  181. Deploying Node apps to AWS using Grunt published , under
  182. The Angular Way published , under
  183. Lean Development Principles published , under
  184. Upgraded Asset Management published , under
  185. Teach Yourself Node.js in 10 Steps published , under
  186. Modularizing Node Applications with Express published , under
  187. Getting Over jQuery published , under
  188. Tech News Reading Hints published , under
  189. Monitoring Production Grade Node Applications published , under
  190. Organizing your CSS with Bootstrap published , under
  191. CSS For Dummies published , under
  192. Uncovering the Native DOM API published , under
  193. The Micro Library Phenomenon published , under
  194. Learn Regular Expressions published , under
  195. Understanding Build Processes published , under
  196. Recommended Reading published , under
  197. The Web Wars published , under
  198. Taming Asynchronous JavaScript published , under
  199. The Architecture of Productivity published , under
  200. A Note on Everyday Usability published , under
  201. Pragmatic Unit Testing in JavaScript published , under
  202. Managing Code Quality in NodeJS published , under
  203. Introduction to SEO and Content Indexing published , under
  204. Defensive Design published , under
  205. Information Hiding in JavaScript published , under
  206. JavaScript Is Awesome published , under
  207. Implementing OpenSearch published , under
  208. Paging in the Wilderness published , under
  209. Publishing Node.js Packages with npm published , under
  210. Continuous Integration, and Automated Deployments published , under
  211. Asset Management in Node published , under
  212. JavaScript JavaScript JavaScript published , under
  213. Single Page Design Madness published , under
  214. Pony Foo begins published , under

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