🎨 A new syntax highlighter for sreetamdas.com
I'm writing out today's newsletter slightly late: I got to visit the Jagannath Temple in Puri. We hadn't been able to go for a couple of years now (something related to a global pandemic maybe?) so it was a surreal experience! We had to leave super early in the morning (by 5AM) to reach in time, so I spent most of my afternoon catching up on sleep. 😅
I started trying out shiki for syntax highlighting on sreetamdas.com — it's a much more VSCode accurate syntax highlighter than the much-more-common-choice prism-react-renderer, so I'm very excited to see how it's gonna turn out! You can track my progress in the pull request. 😄
📚 To read
The Future of CSS: Cascade Layers (CSS
@layer) The "cascade" in CSS often can suddenly work against us, and we might end up with pieces of code overwriting each other, selectors getting heavier and heavier, a few
!importantmodifiers here and there ... you know the story. A look at a new CSS language feature coming to help us.
Herding elephants: Lessons learned from sharding Postgres at Notion The behind the scenes of the culmination of months of focused, urgent teamwork to tackle sharding Notion’s PostgreSQL monolith into a horizontally-partitioned database fleet.
Fishing phishers — CodeSandbox Phishing in CodeSandbox is a never-ending game: a simple web app that tries to fool you and get your credentials, such as Google / Facebook / Yahoo usernames and passwords; and it's easily shareable! Here is CSB's story about how their side evolved over the past year.
“Get Off the Floor” and Other Career Advice from Microsoft, Looker, Reddit & Twitter Interview with the VP of Engineering @Twitter, with 8 lessons that he's learnt over the years—from highs and lows
👀 Some more cool stuff
- The very first Eleventy 1.0 Beta Release
- 7 tools we built on Notion instead of buying
- Seed Funding for Remix I am keen to see how this new trend of Open-source + VC funded projects move!
That's all for now, have a great week! If you're in India and over the age of 18, please get vaccinated asap :)