I've been happily using the Jekyll static site generator for this website for almost 7½ years now, initially motivated by the excellent GitHub Pages service. Jekyll is awesome, since it gets you started easily without a lot of worrying about how to setup lot's of different things.
I spent some time today and hacked together a simple Jekyll plugin to automatically generate a service worker with Google Workbox, with minimal overhead / effort. I had previously used the jekyll-pwa-plugin, which is awesome, but it's doing a bit too much for my taste:
Before the conference the YGLF crew wanted to learn more about the speakers, so they had asked them #3FrontendQuestions related to their topics at YGLF and engineering experience. This is what I responded during the interview.
I just realized that this is going to be the very first blog post of 2018 that I write myself - versus bugging someone else to write a blog post. It's been quite a busy year for me already, plus I was sick a lot, and so was my family. Anyways, here's something I've been meaning to send out for a while. And while the title mentions React explicitly, this is by no means limited to React, but probably affects a lot of code out there, including a lot of Node.js code bases, where this impact is even more severe.