Nicholas C. Zakas

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Nicholas C. Zakas is a front-end consultant, author, and speaker. He worked at Yahoo! for almost five years, where he was front-end tech lead for the Yahoo! homepage and a contributor to the YUI library. He is the author of Maintainable JavaScript (O’Reilly, 2012), Professional JavaScript for Web Developers (Wrox, 2012), High Performance JavaScript
(O’Reilly, 2010), and Professional Ajax (Wrox, 2007). Nicholas is a strong advocate for development best practices including progressive enhancement, accessibility, performance, scalability, and maintainability.

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Not too long ago I moved this site from a custom setup on Amazon Web Services (AWS) to Netlify[1]. My AWS setup was a bit cumbersome, consisting of a Jenkins machine that pulled from a private GitHub repository, built the site using Jekyll[2], and published the result to S3. The benefit of this setup over using GitHub pages was that I could schedule posts to be published later. Jenkins was run...

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High Performance JavaScript

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The Principles of Object-Or...

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Professional JavaScript for...

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Maintainable JavaScript

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Understanding ECMAScript 6

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Understanding ES6

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The Problem with Native Jav...

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“If you have cancer or AIDS, you are a victim who is bravely fighting a horrible disease. Society regularly labels these people as brave, courageous, and heroic. They are incredibly strong and we cheer them along in their pursuit of health (several members of my family have had, and beaten, cancer, and they are undeniably heroes). If you have chronic fatigue syndrome, though, society views you as weak, as emotionally inferior and constitutionally lacking. People tell you to “snap out of it” or “it’s just depression,” as if you could just decide to be healthy and it would be so. Even people you think love you still harbor secret opinions, “well, he is a bit of a hypochondriac.” These are the people we ridicule on sitcoms: the kid who needs an inhaler, the teenager with food allergies, all labeled as “weak” and pitiful. Not victims of unfortunate circumstances like those fighting a “real” disease, but people who have chosen to be weak, and therefore, deserve ridicule if for no other reason than it might snap them out of it.”
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