Astro Demo Video
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The other day, I mentioned Astro as being the potential next great thing. Here's a video that shows you why. Not mine, but from a podcast. https://go.raybo.org/4cRg
File Converter
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Free for 25 conversions per day and pretty handy, this site converts an insane amount of formats. Pretty handy.
Modern Unix Repo List
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I really like this list of alternative Unix commands. Didn't have lots of them available in zsh, but I did have and enjoyed using bat for displaying code nicely.
Webhint
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Looks like Lighthouse is got some competition from Microsoft with it's own performance and accesibility tools called Webhint. Who doesn't love a Narwhal? Are you using these tools to check your site?
Optimising for high density displays
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A nice writeup or how to prepare your images for high density screens.
ES2021 Features
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ES2021 has been approved. This site has a nice short and concise list of examples of what's new.
Temporal-JavaScript's new Date API
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Finally, a date object an API that makes sense. The upcoming JavaScript temporal API. Here's a write-up from Axel Raushmayer.
SolidJS
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A React Killer? We'll see, although solid has a lot going for it in terms of performance, I think the problem is the similarity to React. Why would someone switch from React...for a few k or milliseconds. However. Only time will tell, but still keep an eye out on this one.
JS is Weird
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This is such a fun test ( I can't believe I'm saying that). Don't worry about the score (srsly, don't try to get a good score), but try to think about what's happening. I think the best part is the explanations at the end of the test.
Animista
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Another one of those cool sites that helps you build animations with a modern interface. Get the animation and code after you play.
JS1024
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This is an annual event for JS developers who love pain (I mean a challenge). Try to make something cool in less than 1024 bytes (1k). It's like when someone asks me if I want to get up at 5am to go to the beach and see the sunrise (no thanks). I feel like I have enough of a hard time doing anything in infinite K.
HTTP Code Generator
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This code generator for HTTP requests will help you build and give you the code for different HTTP requests.
Wikipedia QL
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Scrape Wikipedia through a query language and receive the results as JSON objects that you can use on your projects. Wikipedia has so much data you might end up using this one.
npm audit: Broken by Design
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npm has a false positive approach that creates a 'boy who cried wolf' problem. This great article from Dan Abramov is a deep dive into why that's a problem and potential fixes.
Gradient Designer
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This is quite possibly the best gradient editor I've ever seen. It lets you create multiple layered gradients using a GUI.
Explain Shell
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This cool site gives you an explanation of a series of shell commands. You can roll over the explanation to highlight and send the link of the explanation to someone else.
Emmet Live
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If you love Emmett, you'll love this VSCode Extension. It lets you type in an Emmet expression and shows you a live preview as you modify it.
QR Code Builder
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Nice little QR Code builder for giving people your WiFi Details. Would be great to print out for your Airbnb, your business or just on top of your router.
Flowchart Designer 3
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I'd been looking for a great way to create flowcharts, and I came across Flowchart Designer 3, which was just what I needed for some simple charts. There's a free version with a$7.99 upgrade for some more shapes. It works just as you'd expect. The arrows automatically connect the nodes, which then move with as you adjust other notes, items auto align to a grid and it's easy to enter some labels. Plus it lets you save as a transparent PNG or PDF. I do wish it would let you save SVGs directly from the app though.
Warp-The terminal of the Future
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Just saw the terminal app of the future called Warp. True innovation on the terminal. Real time collaboration, auto-complete, multi-cursor. Built with Rust. I can't wait to give it a go.