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Article Publication History

Every 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 article ever published on Pony Foo — there’s 186 of them — would take you approximately a day. You better get to it!

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

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