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The Little Book of Website Quality Control by Jens Oliver Meiert

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Foreword

Website quality is often an overlooked and underrated web development topic. I could go on about my personal philosophy, but what matters most is the person who shaped and guided my website quality ideology perhaps more than any other developer with whom I’ve ever worked: Jens Oliver Meiert.

Over the years, I’ve followed Jens through his ideas, blog posts, and books. When I finally got the chance to work closer with him, I began to really understand his philosophy behind developing and maintaining websites alongside his relentless focus on quality. We spent lots of time debating the merits of what quality meant, championing its importance, and making it work in fast-paced environments in which quality is more commonly a convenience rather than a requirement.

He was first to begin promoting the positive impact of quality on development, performance, collaboration, and overall maintenance in large web development teams. To operate at scale, the focus switched from policing to advocating for quality while centering efforts around establishing value behind tools and automation. For Jens, quality became a benchmark of professionalism and symbol of craftsmanship that still holds true today.

This little book is a glimpse into the world of website quality from the perspective of a passionate developer who strives to educate other developers and improve websites. You will learn everything from topics related to website quality, putting it in practice, and the tools to help with ...

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