Episode 304: Our stack is HTML and CSS
This week we sit down with Guillermo Rauch, CEO of Vercel and co-creator of Next.JS. We chat about the front end development trends he is excited about in 2021 and how small improvements in performance, down to a hundred milliseconds, can make a huge difference for e-commerce sites.
The title of this week’s episode comes from a Hacker News thread where Guillermo argued that the complexity of front end performance goes beyond simplifying your stack to bare web primitives.
You can find out more about Vercel, which recently raised a $40 million round, on Guillermo’s blog, where he details what the company has planned for the future.
You can find more info on Next.JS here. It’s a very active tag on Stack Overflow with dozens of new questions a day.
Our lifeboat badge for this episode goes to paxdiablo for answering the question: What does .split() return if the string has no match?the stack overflow podcast
“What does .split() return if the string has no match?”
If I were interviewing you and didn’t know the answer to that, you could be 100% sure not to get the job.
Why? Is every employee expected to know every behavior of every edge case of every API?
Better to ask the interviewee that and see if they know how to find out, rather than assume that because they don’t have all MDN docs in their head somehow means they’re unfit for hire.