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Sunday, August 14th, 2022

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Checked in at Riddle And Finns. Seafood feast! — with Jessica

Thursday, August 11th, 2022

Let websites framebust out of native apps | Holovaty.com

Adrian brings an excellent historical perspective to the horrifying behaviour of Facebook’s in-app browsers:

Somewhere along the way, despite a reasonably strong anti-framing culture, framing moved from being a huge no-no to a huge shrug. In a web context, it’s maligned; in a native app context, it’s totally ignored.

Yup, frames are back—but this time they’re in native apps—with all their shocking security implications:

The more I think about it, the more I cannot believe webviews with unfettered JavaScript access to third-party websites ever became a legitimate, accepted technology. It’s bad for users, and it’s bad for websites.

By the way, this also explains that when you try browsing the web in an actual web browser on your mobile device, every second website shoves a banner in your face saying “download our app.” Browsers offer users some protection. In-app webviews offer users nothing but exploitation.

Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

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Checked in at Jolly Brewer. Wednesday night session 🎻🎶 — with Jessica

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022

Checked in at Jolly Brewer. Wednesday night session 🎻🎻🎶 — with Jessica map

Checked in at Jolly Brewer. Wednesday night session 🎻🎻🎶 — with Jessica

It’s Time to Build a Progressive Web App. Here’s How – The New Stack

Much as I appreciate the optimism of this evaluation, I don’t hold out much hope that people’s expectations are going to change any time soon:

Indeed, when given a choice, users will opt for the [native] app version of a platform because it’s been considered the gold standard for reliability. With progressive web apps (PWAs), that assumption is about to change.

Nonetheless, this is a level-headed look at what a progressive web app is, mercifully free of hand-waving:

  • App is served through HTTPS.
  • App has a web app manifest with at least one icon. (We’ll talk more about the manifest shortly.)
  • App has a registered service worker with a fetch event handler. (More on this later too.)

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022

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Checked in at Dover Castle. Tuesday night session 🎻🎶 — with Jessica

Monday, August 1st, 2022

Checked in at The Park Crescent. New Monday evening session ☘️🎶 — with Jessica map

Checked in at The Park Crescent. New Monday evening session ☘️🎶 — with Jessica

Wednesday, July 27th, 2022

Checked in at Jolly Brewer. Wednesday evening session 🎻🎻🎻 — with Jessica map

Checked in at Jolly Brewer. Wednesday evening session 🎻🎻🎻 — with Jessica

Sunday, July 24th, 2022

Checked in at The Bugle Inn. Sunday afternoon session ☘️🎶🎻 map

Checked in at The Bugle Inn. Sunday afternoon session ☘️🎶🎻

Checked in at cafe Rust. Birthday brunch — with Jessica map

Checked in at cafe Rust. Birthday brunch — with Jessica

Friday, July 22nd, 2022

Checked in at Wingrove House. A room with a view. — with Jessica map

Checked in at Wingrove House. A room with a view. — with Jessica

Monday, July 18th, 2022

My comments to Competition and Markets Authority on mobile browser competition - Alistair Shepherd

A thoughtful response to the current CMA consultation:

The inability to compete with native apps using Progressive Web Apps fully—particularly on iOS—also has a big impact on my work and the businesses I have worked with. Progressive Web Apps are extremely accessible for development, allowing for the creation of a simple app in a fraction of the time and complexity of a native app. This is fantastic for allowing smaller agencies and businesses to innovate on the web and on mobile devices and to reach consumers. However the poor support for PWA features by Safari and by not allowing them in the App Store, Apple forces app development to be difficult, time consuming and extremely expensive. I have spoken with many companies who would have liked an app to compete with their larger competitors but are unable to afford the huge costs in developing a native app.

Get your response in by Friday by emailing browsersandcloud@cma.gov.uk.

Wednesday, July 13th, 2022

Checked in at Jolly Brewer. Wednesday session map

Checked in at Jolly Brewer. Wednesday session

Tuesday, July 12th, 2022

I don’t care how you web dev; I just need more better web apps – Baldur Bjarnason

The problem I’ve regularly encountered in my work is that I don’t get to do my job the way I think is best for both me and my employer or client. The employer, who isn’t the web development expert, almost always has a clear idea of what real web development is supposed to look like: Single-Page-Apps and React (or React-like frameworks).

An intimation that it wouldn’t be the right solution for this particular problem is taken as an admission of incompetence.

I’ve experienced this. And I think this observation is even more true when it comes to recruitment.

Saturday, July 9th, 2022

Checked in at Armada Hotel. One last session — with Jessica map

Checked in at Armada Hotel. One last session — with Jessica

Checked in at Clery's. Lovely tunes! — with Jessica map

Checked in at Clery’s. Lovely tunes! — with Jessica

Friday, July 8th, 2022

Checked in at Clery's. Next session — with Jessica map

Checked in at Clery’s. Next session — with Jessica

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Checked in at Friels Pub. First session of the day

Thursday, July 7th, 2022

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Checked in at Clery’s. In a big session — with Jessica

Wednesday, July 6th, 2022

Checked in at Clery's. Next session — with Jessica map

Checked in at Clery’s. Next session — with Jessica