Frontend Dogma

About Frontend Dogma

Frontend Dogma is run by Jens Oliver Meiert, a former Google tech lead, an engineering manager, and an O’Reilly as well as independent author. [Personal note: I’m still unsure what voice to assume here. I’ll keep it a bit distant for now, but there’s a living, breathing being behind this site.]

Mission

Frontend Dogma aims to be a decent source for frontend development. Not spectacular, but decent: Share meaningful information; make that information easy to access (via feed, Mastodon, even Twitter); give good credit to authors and publishers (with “do-follow” links and ample social mentions).

Frontend Dogma is also a small and humble publisher of books about frontend development. The first titles are all ebooks by Frontend Dogma’s founder, Jens Oliver Meiert. Over time, Frontend Dogma will feature other authors and book types. If you’re an author writing about frontend development, get in touch for how Frontend Dogma and you could fit together.

FAQ

Do You Fact-Check and Endorse Everything You’re Linking?

No. That would neither be possible nor desirable. There are many viewpoints, even in frontend development, and people err, also in frontend development.

Can I Propose or Provide Content for Frontend Dogma?

Absolutely! Please reach out by sending an email or a direct message on Mastodon.

To propose links to be featured on Frontend Dogma, you can also try the unofficial front matter generator to—file an issue with the generated files (the Frontend Dogma repository is temporarily private).

And, as mentioned above, if you’re writing a book related to frontend development and are looking for a publisher, feel free to send an email as well.

Can I Make Other Suggestions and Contributions?

Yes! Site feedback and contributions are always welcome.

If you want to further support the project, consider Frontend Dogma’s books, or backing Frontend Dogma on Open Collective.

(On Open Collective you can also share ideas on what could be a great next feature—ideas on anything that would help your work as a frontend developer, lead, or manager.)

What About the Design of Frontend Dogma?

It’s intentionally basic and continuously improved. Just as with everything else, suggestions and feedback are more than welcome.

How Dogmatic Is Frontend Dogma?

Not dogmatic. Frontend Dogma certainly shares convictions, but it’s not about dogma and there’s no agenda.

Is There Anything Else to Know?

For its first one and a half years, Frontend Dogma had a sister site: UITest.com (2003–2022) featured “web-based tools for web development and design,” until it was folded into the tools section of Frontend Dogma. That tools section also includes UITest.com’s and now Frontend Dogma’s Site Check which, if you haven’t tried it yet, you should absolutely play around with. Enjoy!