Vincent Zhang

Engineering, Design & Productivity

Vincent Zhang

Software engineer working at MIT my startup OpenTable in San Francisco.
I read books, write about software and what I'm doing now. You should subscribe for updates.

Of the Standard of Taste

The plain english summary of David Hume's groundbreaking essay, aiming to define beauty and taste, published in Four Dissertations in 1757.
Books •  340 Views • Nov 18, 2017

Write It Down Anyway

In which I argue that the originality of the idea is overrated in the process of writing, and you should start instead.
Productivity •  355 Views • Oct 08, 2017

Testing npm packages

My approaches on testing out local changes during various stages of a package's lifecycle: building, installing, publishing and so on.
Frontend •  324 Views • Dec 19, 2017

CSS: Thicker Border on Hover

Changing the border width on hover will normally cause the element to move and affect the surrounding layout. Let's take a look at a few CSS solutions.
Frontend •  680 Views • Sep 22, 2017

Busting the Cult of File Size Obsession

A trend has been gaining traction among open-source JavaScript libraries: the obsession over who has the smallest file size. However, this is an outdated problem and we should focus on clarity instead.
Frontend •  287 Views • Sep 05, 2017