Web dev at the end of the world, from Hveragerði, Iceland

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Managing the Web Dev Crisis

A Newsletter by Baldur Bjarnason

Do you think that the web is a bit of a mess?

This newsletter is for those who think web development could do with some improvement. It’s for people who think the web needs to be better.

I’m not one to blame technology when things go wrong. I don’t call out specific frameworks or approaches to web development except in rare instances where that’s warranted. Technology isn’t to blame for our failures; it can’t fix this.

There is no silver bullet

Bad software, poor websites, and failed web apps are down to one of two things:

  1. Lack of resources.
  2. Poor management and strategy.

There’s little we can do about the former, but we can do everything about the latter. You don’t have to be a manager to improve how a project is managed because you can start by managing yourself.

Concepts, not technology

The articles I write for the newsletter aren’t usually overly technical—you won’t have to search for unfamiliar terms on MDN to understand my posts. They are often about how we think about our work, how we can improve it through structure and strategy, and how we can build on tested theories and concepts to improve our code.

If all of that sounds interesting then I think this newsletter might be for you.

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    The Author

    Baldur Bjarnason My name is Baldur Bjarnason. I’m one of those over-educated types with multiple degrees: Masters and a PhD in Interactive Media from when we weren’t quite sure what to call web development as a field. I’ve been a web developer for over twenty-five years. I’ve worked as a lead developer in the past. Lately I’ve been working as a consultant. My clients have included companies small and large, startups and enterprises, not-for-profits and for-profits.


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