The Diesel gate affair is a big topic these weeks all over the world. And this week, we could see how important it is for employees to make their own decisions instead of doing whatever their boss says. In the USA, one software developer who’s at least partially responsible for writing the code to manipulate car emissions is not facing a serious charge for his work. No matter what someone else wants to get from us, we need to stand up for what’s right and we need to realize that we are responsible for what we do. Because in the end, it’s you who’ll suffer from the consequences, not your chief.
- Feather Icons are a nice set of simple, beautiful open source icons that you could user in your upcoming projects.
- Thomas Payne shares why the so much hated Comic Sans font isn’t such a bad font and typographically is great.
- This article by Mozilla describes how you can use Firefox in headless mode starting with version 55 (Windows) and 56 (Mac) and how you can use it for automated testing with webdriver.
- Troy Hunt has published another extremely big dataset of email addresses and passwords originating from a Spambot dump on his service HIBP so you can search if you’re affected.
- Jack Preston has written up a nice visual explanation of how Compression works.
- Adrian Roselli explains what’s new in WCAG2.1 and what you need to know about it to match the latest accessibility criteria.
Work & Life
- Ted Neward shares how important it is that we as developers must make reasonable and legally correct decisions in our work regardless of what our bosses tell us.
- Andrew Betts wrote an article about creating better developer conferences and tries to find better solutions.
- Fred Lambert shares how the electric car owners cut their CO2 emissions by two thirds over the past three years by switching to clean energy resources, such as solar or wind energy. Compared to gas-powered car engines this now makes quite a difference in regards to the driving emissions.