Developer superpower

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The way Heather Burns recently addressed developers in the context of privacy and data protection resonates a lot with my thoughts on website performance:

It’s imperative for developers to be conscious to not do all the things you could do just because you can.

Heather phrases it a lot more poignantly:

‘You are people of enormous power and influence over privacy on the web.

The most amazing thing you’ll do as a developer won’t be an app with a gazillion downloads. The most amazing thing you’ll ever do will never be heard about, because it will never happen.

Because you’ll have done something to prevent a scandal; you’ll have done something to prevent data from leaking; you’ll have done something to prevent people from being hurt by the abuses of their data.

That is real developer superpower.’

Watch Heather’s full talk from the CodeMobile developer conference 2019.