A collection of links we've found useful and informative over the last week. A good mixture of current affairs regarding tech, design, and relevant articles.
Design of the week
- SOLAR POWERED WEBSITE. Yeah, locking that all caps. Low Tech Magazine focuses on low tech solutions to high tech problems. There's a lot to love here, aside from the self-hosted site that might go down in lieu of sun. it looks amazing and old school, and the content is generally well written, interesting and relevant. Kudos all around.
Tech of the week
- In the world of React, the general consensus seems to be that Context API is the more modern way, as opposed to Redux. But hang on a second, and dive into why Redux is more relevant than ever.
- In a "beam me up Scotty" moment, we've stumbled on the fact that CSI and 24 was right all along. The future is finally here™. How about using ML to generate high fidelity images from low res ones. Here's a thorough write up on the subject, courtesy of Google Research. Enhance! All the while, Adobe is likely trying to send a million of their evangelists around trying to say that this has been build into Lightroom for a long time already.
- A library of React UI components bringing native desktop experience to the web:)
- Stitches to the rescue. In order to explain how you can style you components with confidence, we'll simply copy-paste their own description: "CSS-in-JS with near-zero runtime, SSR, multi-variant support, and a best-in-class developer experience." Cool.
- Notion is a stronghold in the Feed suite of services that we rely on fully to run our business. It's particularly interesting to learn how they migrate to Next.js.
- And finally, an anecdote from the twittersphere. 9 simple steps on how to use databases in the most common server less environments. Cool indeed.