Discover Dev News with every new tab you open - thanks to daily.dev! [Week 35/20 in Review]

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Hello πŸ‘‹πŸ».

Welcome to my "Week in Review" series. Each week I will share what I discovered, learned, and tested with you.

Besides the fact that I celebrated my 6,000 follower milestone, a lot has happened in the last week. Especially the hype around daily.dev is the topic of my today's issue.


Highlights

Last week I reached my 6,000 follower milestone! Awesome. So much has happened since the beginning of the year on Twitter for me. I am very happy that I can entertain 6,000 people on Twitter and share my knowledge with them. You guys are great!

A big thank you to Chris for this mega picture! I still can't believe it. Mega.

Here is the making-off to it:

Another highlight of the last week for me was the many feedbacks on my open-source tweet. A lot of you got in touch and shared your open source projects with others. Thanks. I discovered some cool new tools which I will try out.


Daily.Dev

In the last few days, but also already weeks ahead, I keep seeing tweets mentioning, praising, and sharing the daily.dev. Not least because of the cooperation with Hashnode, the free and open-source browser extension enjoys great popularity. Why is it so popular, what makes it so special?

On the website, we read "Discover Dev News with zero effort". That sounds promising. A few clicks later and the extension is installed. Now with every new tab, I see article suggestions from all kinds of resources (Alligator, Apollo Blog, DailyJS, dev.to, Digital Ocean, and many more). With a free account, you can also add bookmarks and comments. And did I mention that you can create your own lists of articles (Premium)?

It feels good to have the latest news from the industry presented with each new tab. I don't have to find the news, they find me. :D The extension is great and I recommend everyone to try it because it costs nothing.

What do you think of the extension? Do you use it too? What do you like best?

πŸ“— Books

I currently read "We Are All Leaders: Leadership is not a position, it's a mindset" by Fredrik Arnander.

What are you reading? Share your recommendations in the comments below. πŸ™πŸ»

  • Last week a few freelancers in my network shared their invoicing tools with us. Crater and Invoice Ninja were two of them. is The open-source invoice apps for freelancers & small businesses look both interesting. Which one do you use for your business?
  • Do you read eBooks on your Kindle, or with iBooks? Do you use Instapaper or Pocket as your read later list? You can save your favorite tweets and threads from Twitter too (with @readwiseio save thread once you are signed up)! Then Readwise is for you. Sync your highlights with Readwise, get daily emails including your highlights, and remember what you've highlighted. Grow your knowledge over time.
  • Handle cookies like a pro in your React apps with react-cookie.
  • Does 0.2.5 satisfy the ^0.3.5 SemVer constraint? At the beginning of my career, I was not always sure if it matches. Thanks to this semver-check tool I learned it pretty quickly. It's like regex101.com but for SemVer.
  • Create beautiful color schemes within seconds on coolors.co.
  • Are you working a lot with videos? Are you tired of having huge video files on your disk? Compressify helps. Compress video files by 20-60%
  • In our projects, we use picsum.photos to get random images during development. If you are interested in how they created the site check out their source code. It's open-source.
  • "Invest as little as $10 in private startups and earn a return if the startup succeeds." is what republic.co promises on their website. I have not used it and I am curious if one of you does.
  • When I started taking Social Media seriously, I had to first update and sync all my profiles across multiple platforms. This was a tedious task. I hope dev-pack solves this issue in the future.
  • I've got some more Alfred Workflows for you! One for bundlephobia and another one for goodreads. Both work great.
  • If you ever run into the "Error: Command failed: alfred-link" issue, I got you covered. Here's what I did to resolve it.
  • I've never thought of this before, but renting a domain could be actually a thing. upfordomain gets you started. Would you rent a domain?
  • fzf - A command-line fuzzy finder
  • Build a website in 5 minutes with building blocks and Softr.
  • Wanna know how to add a CI to your Frontend with GitHub Actions?
  • Do you use styled-components? If yes, styled-theming is probably for you. Easily create themes and variants for your next app.
  • Many of you may already know Santiago. He shares valuable insights on Twitter and I love every tweet of him. His threads are full of insights, tips, and tricks. You should follow him if you don't already. Anyway, he shared his twitter-giveaway script with us on GitHub. Awesome and thanks!
  • In the last couple of days, I had to add several animations to our application with react-transition-group and CSS animations. At one point I needed to figure out how to "Restart a CSS animation". Interesting learning. What do you use for animations? react-spring? Let me know in the comments, please.
  • Looking for some easy to copy React hooks? Check out usehooks.com.
  • In my last review, I mentioned the release of TypeScript 4.0 already. Here is once again an overview of the latest features.
  • whenipress: A tiny, powerful and declarative wrapper around keyboard bindings in JavaScript

🐦 Tweets of the Week

πŸ“Ί Video of the Week

(Bruno Raljic with Arvid Kahl)

This is it for week 35/2020.

See you next week - thank you. πŸ‘‹πŸ»

Stefan


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Bruno Raljic's photo

Hey Stefan, nice wrap-up of the week. And again, really a lot of different content. Nice, keep up the good work.

Thanks for sharing my video with Arvid! I'm glad you liked it

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Bruno Raljic's photo

Stefan Natter maybe ToC, because it's a longer list and to present upfront what to expect

and maybe reduce the number of tweets in the tweet of the week section, it takes too much space

Stefan Natter's photo

Thanks Bruno Raljic. I'll take this into consideration for the next review.

Prateek Aher's photo

I can only read so many posts from dev.to, Medium, and Hashnode combined in a day. I don't need another blog recommendation service (right now). I think the extension is cool for other users though.

I'm currently reading Eloquent JavaScript by Marijn Haverbeke and To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee.

That's a lot of awesome content in one post Stefan Natter. Its a treasure for sure.

Stefan Natter's photo

Hi,

thanks for sharing your feedback with me. Yeah, it's not easy to keep up with all the news circling around on the internet.

I've added both books on my list. Thanks for the recommendation.

:) I am glad I entertained you with this article.

Chris Bongers's photo

Wow, this makes the week look so long haha, feels like i'm missing out on so much! Thanks for the wrap-up

Stefan Natter's photo

Hehe :D Thanks Chris Bongers. Yeah, a lot happens these days within 7 days. :)

Sometimes it's hard to catch up. How do you manage this?

Chris Bongers's photo

Stefan Natter I don’t really! I miss a lot, but look alot at twitter lists and collections like this

Edidiong Asikpo's photo

This is definitely an amazing wrap up Stefan Natter. Congratulations on reaching 6k followers.