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Hey, reader 👋

I'm Maxi—a Staff Software Engineer who has been trying, failing, and sometimes succeeding at scaling frontend applications for the past 15 years.

I believe that the key to building scalable and maintainable frontends is to develop your software design and architecture skills. The good news is that there are lot of great design and architecture resources out there. The bad news is that most of them are not written with frontend engineers in mind.

That's why I'm writing Frontend at Scale. Every two weeks, I'll share with you my favorite resources and some of my own thoughts on the challenges of building large frontend applications. My hope is that you'll use these tools to level up your career as a frontend engineer, stretch your architecture muscles, and build better software that lasts longer.

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September 18, 2023

Sharing State with Islands Architecture

Strategies for communicating between interactive components using Islands Architecture, with examples using Astro and React.

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September 10, 2023

Fast from the Start

The cost of JavaScript, my top tips for measuring and optimizing performance, and how wasps can help us ship faster websites.

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August 27, 2023

Failing Fast with Prototypes

Prototyping, reactivity, the golden era of CSS, and giving technical books a second chance.

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August 13, 2023

Go Deep, Then Go Broad

Technical depth, technical breadth, the fundamentals of software architecture, and a model for drawing diagrams that actually make sense.

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July 30, 2023

Good Abstraction, Bad Abstraction

Abstractions, design patterns, DRY, WET, and boring architecture.

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July 16, 2023

It's All About Complexity

Complexity, principles for scaling frontend applications, the risks of micro frontends, and more.

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