Team Testomato is always on the hunt for interesting news about what’s going on in web development and the tech industry. We’ve pulled together another team roundup of our favorite finds from last month to share with you!
An interesting programming rant (with great plumbing visuals) about the risks of using queues as a permanent solution for slow apps or overload. While queues can be a useful way to deal with temporary overload, they are not meant to be used as a long-term way to “optimize” performance.
If you hadn’t already heard, Google is now tagging websites that it considers to be “mobile-friendly”. Amit Agarwal of Digital Inspiration has put together a short guide to show you all the options that available for checking whether or not your website makes the cut.
An awesome step-by-step CSS tutorial from Line25! Learn how to create a series of flat design style breadcrumb navigation links without the need for using background PNG images.
Feel like your brain is overloaded? Dump it from time to time. Colin Nederkoorn of Customer.io shares his technique for achieving a successful braindump to free up space and get everything that’s in your head out.
The Internet Security Research Group, a consortium founded by Mozilla, Akamai,Cisco, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, IdenTrust, and researchers at the University of Michigan have announced a new initiative to offer free encryption certificates to improve internet security.
Let’s Encrypt plans to submit the ACME protocol to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to be recognized as a free standard.
You can view the full protocol specification on Github, here.
A CSS framework and a set of React components that can be used to implement Google’s Material design. Material-UI is available as an npm package. Use browserify and reactify for dependency management and JSX transformation. The CSS framework is written in Less, so you’ll need to compile that as well.
If you’re interested in contributing, you can check out their repo on Github, here.