Fat content Have you measured the size of a Web page on your app? Did you know “a single tweet page on Twitter has about a 15,000-to-one ratio of garbage to content”.
Options An interesting way to look at technical debt: Bad code isn’t Technical Debt, it’s an unhedged Call Option.
So that makes refactoring like buying an option too. I pay a premium now so that I have more choices about where I might take the code later. This is a mundane and obvious activity in many aspects of business—although not, it seems, software development.
Boxed Box – CSS Framework. A CSS framework based on box-sizing: border-box and display: inline-block. If you don’t care for IE6/7, this is a better way to construct your layout.
Fail at scale Another illuminating peek at how Netflix handles high volume fault tolerance.
Easy How to not be a sexist software developer. A pull request.
Must read The Mythical Team-Month. Do small teams go faster, why, and who should you hire?