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Side Project Sunday! Hacking on anything?

Give a quick description of what you're up to and what some recent challenges have been.

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Medea

Making electronic music in Python!

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Ben Halpern Author

Wow, neat!

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Michael Tharrington • Edited on

Super cool! Have you been using Sonic Pi? EDIT: Nevermind, I read down thread and saw what libraries ya are using!

Anyway, if you put any tunes together that you'd like to share please come over to my post and drop them in the thread if you would!

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Medea

Thanks! I will!

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Keff

Nice, what libraries are you using? I did a bit with JS some years back and was kinda cool

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Medea

nice! im using python for this, the libraries are just numpy and scipy.io
the github repo is here just in case u want to check it out

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Etienne Burdet

Raising an 18 month old. Quite some languages to learn, lot of hesitation on the tech stack. Should be done in 20 years.

(Seriously, I wish I add time for a side project, but... Life 😅)

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Ben Halpern Author

Should be done in 20 years.

20 years to prototype that software side project in a notepad. 😋

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mohamed es-sanousy

Same here, can never find time for anything else, good luck with your project it's worth it ;)

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Gulshan Aggarwal

Working on Cover Builder so that we can all generate cover image for our dev. to blogs. Would you like to join ?

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Thomas Bnt

Ooh super cool !

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Caleb Lewis

Yes, please!

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Gulshan Aggarwal • Edited on

Oh, nice. Let's connect over Discord and make some fun😎
Discord Id - Gulshanaggarwal#5950

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Nathan Hedglin

Zelda inspired browser based MMO RPG game.

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Hexecker

Nice! What are technologies you are planning to use? I'm just curious.

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Nathan Hedglin • Edited on

Just Vanilla Canvas API and Typescript. Keeping it simple for my friends that are new to game development. Backend will be node until we have to scale then probably Go or Rust. Digital Ocean for hosting.

Aseprite for pixel art and Tiled for the map editor.

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Hexecker

Great, thanks!! I'm thinking of developing some games. I don't know where to start. I have worked on NodeJS and Angular. Maybe I can copy from you.

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Nathan Hedglin

Feel free to. The project is at github.com/natescode/wands-and-swords . Literally just started but I'll have code to render tile maps soon. Feel free to DM me. I'm natescode everywhere on the web.

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Pandademic

I've been working on quite a lot , actually.
Here are few(the one's I've worked on most recently):

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Ben Halpern Author

Neat!

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Pandademic

Thanks. Btw , I released the dotfile manager to 0.1 earlier , like I planed!

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Pavel Keyzik

I'm building my personal Expense Tracking App and I was building a form with custom select, date picker and I wanted to be able do everything by using keyboard, so I had some issues with events, when you hit Enter while selecting something, and your form is submitted. The cool thing I've learned is form.requestSubmit().

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Simon Hofmann

Investigating weird behaviour of macOS for my desktop automation framework nut.js.

Once that's done I'll dabble on some UI prototype for a new project I'm thinking of.

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Jayson J. Phillips

Switching my site from Gatsby and hosted on Netlify to Remix and hosted on vercel.

Also working on programming NFC tags for an app idea

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Nikita Koselev

I've made devlake.apache.org/docs/Plugins/re... run locally. Next is to watch few hours more of the amazing "intro to Gradle" by the amazing Ken Kousen. Hopefully that will get me in shape to checkout the main Gradle project and start contributing.

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Baransel

New feeds for Just Five News

justfive.news/

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Lucca Prado

Working in some geolocation projects for my portifolio (and of course for some dev posts 🤩🚀)

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K-Sato • Edited on

worked on things I made before!

  • svelte-vertical-timeline

Svelte components for creating a vertical timeline⏳⏳

github.com/K-Sato1995/svelte-verti...

  • react-toc

Light weight react component for creating a table of contents from the given markdown text⚡⚡

github.com/K-Sato1995/react-toc

  • focus-sound

Productivity site built with svelte-kit. You can listen to ambient sounds to help u focus👨‍💻👨‍💻

github.com/K-Sato1995/focus-sounds

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Saikat Roy • Edited on

Loved your focus-sound project. That feels wondeful.

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K-Sato

Thank you ! appreciate it!

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aben

From CommonJS to ESM!

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CuriousDev

Currently I am not working on a Side Project, but I am interested to work on something together with somebody else. It should not be something big or does not have to be finished, it would be more about developing and discussing together to become better.

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DjHemath

Shall we work together? I'm about to start something that's not gonna add high value. But it'll come in handy for persons who wanna automate and track every little day-to-day things.

Let's get connected over twitter. I live @djhemath in twitter.

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CuriousDev

Please keep in mind, that I am currently looking for some kind of possibility for talking or writing about coding stuff. I do not have the time to invest into any kind of "side project" at the moment (do not want to disappoint people, when I would have to stop contributing). If you feel like any kind of exchange would help you and you would enjoy it, then I am interested. This is also for everybody else reading this. Also can anybody recommend any online tool for this kind of collaboration, like writing or calling should be possible and easiest would be with browser?

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DjHemath

Ammm, my comment was about to be a root comment. But somehow it ended up as a reply to your comment. And I didn't notice. :-|

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CuriousDev

Ok, no worries!

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Dustin Brett

Another week playing with my "OS" in the browser. daedalOS

Latest bug was my wallpaper stopped working for Astronomy Picture of the Day and I eventually figured out that "Picture" of the day can sometimes actually be a video. My decision for when this happens was to load the YouTube thumbnail as the wallpaper.

github.com/DustinBrett/daedalOS/co...

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Maddy

Writing an article for my blog

techwithmaddy.com/

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Caleb Lewis

What's the article about?

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Maddy

How to replace a JPA Entity with a DTO in Spring Boot. Coming out tomorrow. 😁

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Caleb Lewis

Good luck!

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mephi

What do you mean by replace? The topics sounds very interesting, I'm looking forward for the article.

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Maddy

Here's the link to the article: techwithmaddy.com/replace-persiste...

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C. Plug

I'm trying to automate stuff for the thing I publish online. So far I have automated the downloading process of the app built elsewhere to avoid deployment mistake (I must put them in very specific directories on my filesystem to deploy them.) Right now, I'm trying to trigger build process of my static site (I use Jekyll) on git push.

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Eric King

I'm building a personal dev-oriented task/activity tracking tool as a way of learning about Blazor Wasm PWAs, and running a SQLite database inside the browser cache. So far it's quite fun. app.trackor.dev/

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Saikat Roy

Really Cool idea. Loved it.

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Melbite blogging Platform

Yes, Creating a markdown editor that converts markdown styles to normal text behind the scenes, have a look at it melbite.com/new and give a feedback on the website.
Planning to opensource the code.

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DjHemath

Working on a tool that helps persons like me to handle day-to-day tasks digitally. Something like bringing Todos, Financial managements, Reminders, Contacts, Projects, etc., in a single place.

The main goal is not to scale up, but to learn industry standard technologies and architectures.

Haven't created any repos or started coding. Currently designing things. And researching a lot (really lot) about industry-first things.

Join me? I'm here @djhemath in twitter.

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Michael Fomenko

Watching lectures on Convolutional Neural Networks.
And working on some of my projects:
Undo-framework: github.com/michaelfmnk/spring-undo
Game - guess Ukraine Oblast (regions) by shape: michaelfmnk.github.io/guess-ua-by-...

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Bertil Muth

A language for describing simple behavior, hierarchical state machines and workflows.

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Bertil Muth

Interesting, thanks for sharing. I‘ll have a look at it - at first it looks a bit like what PlantUML is doing, in case you know that. My project focuses mainly on the execution of the behavior.

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drsensor

Cool! Let me know when it's open. My past project focus more on the semantic analysis to avoid invalid/non-deterministic state-transition. As for syntax, I took inspiration from drawing language like PlantUML, graphviz, and state-machine-cat. The only difference is that the arrow can be either reversed or bidirectional.

Off   <-> On    @ Toggle
Close <-- On    @ Exit
Off   --> Panic @ Exit
Enter fullscreen mode Exit fullscreen mode

This simple change in arrow syntax make it easy to refactor and prototype a state machine.

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Bertil Muth

The very first version of Act, my state machine library, is now online on Github. See the following post.

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K (he/him)

Friends of mine do events. They need a small app to scan tickets to make sure people who come with pre-sale tickets don't use copies from friends. Right now they simply write down all the ticket numbers manually, but this takes too much time.

I'm building it as a web app with Preact and Bootstrap.

I found a JS library that scans QR-codes and barcodes with a smartphone camera, which works kinda okay, but it's a bit slow on barcodes.

For the backend, I'm currently looking to deploy on IPFS or Areweave (whatever works best) and a distributed database, probably gonna use OrbitDB or PouchDB/CouchDB.

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Souk Syp.

Made a minimal QR Code management system with scanner in PWA with Next js and Supabase in two days. Delivered and used in production as an internal tool. The client needed a quick solution for event tickets. 2000 tickets generated so far. 😬

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Kostas Sar

I recently uploaded on Github a Python side project inspired by a Hack the Box challenge!

It's called G-loc and it located the target user's activity on Google Maps, Google Photos and YouTube using their email address.

I'm open to feedback if anyone takes a look! :)

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James Palermo

I'm working on a Python project to plot historical weather data in various ways. It pulls in the data just fine, it parses the json stuff, and technically can output graphs.

Challenge? I cannot for the life of me figure out how to get the stupid parts to work together, got so frustrated. So I'm currently outside doing some astrophotography.

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Joel

Started writing a little Jekyll plugin to interface with an instance of the imgproxy image manipulation service. Figured my little blog would benefit from more photos and imagery that are maximally optimized for the web.

Wrote a little blog post about a few initial learnings and gotchas re: Jekyll plugin authoring too: joeloliveira.com/2022/05/30/jekyll...

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Ashutosh Sharma

I started one small project last Friday to Automate a manual process. Its complete and running it smoothly now. I learned Python for this and enjoyed alot doing this.

The process was to upload news articles on Instagram, it getting uploaded to this profile instagram.com/gossip_it_up/

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Vinícius Siqueira

I'm still new to this development world. But trying to improve a little every single day. After a long time looking for courses to create new projects, I decide to get easier projects but try to make them all on my own and as most perfect as I can. Now I'm trying to create a "Ultimate" Todo React App with React and Firebase with authentication and database. And, in the process of learning I'm trying to select some topics to create posts here in dev.to

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Stephen Belovarich

Updating my personal site after ignoring it for two years only to find the dev server completely broken so I configured a new dev server with Vite and now hot module reloading is lightning fast. ⚡️⚡️⚡️

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Victor Nwanguma 👨‍🚀

I checked your site it was fabulous, please I was wondering if you could share the source code, thank you.

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Roman

I’m creating my own portfolio!

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Ben Halpern Author

Nice! Show off when done.

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Roman

I will! I’m half way their!

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Max F. Findel

I'm tinkering with a service to create email aliases for free 🦙 That way you can use a different email address for every service and disable them when they start spamming you 📨

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Richard Cooper

I trying to refresh my opensource project, which i abandon for my stupidity. I separated this project by two ones, cause it contained a lot of unnecessary stuff, 99% now i'm polishing repository, so it will look great again.

I will never abandon any project ever. it was sooo stupid.

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Parker Waiters

I'm working on some personal webdev automation flows — mostly for myself, but I'll open source anything that seems re-usable.

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drsensor
  • karaoke webapp from .musicxml but it sing by typing
  • Rick Roll site builder
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Caleb Lewis

what are the types of Rick Roll sites will the builder build? 🤔

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drsensor

It will build a site that play musical tone of "Never Give You Up" by Rick Ashley + custom lyrics with fake url preview. The song is played from .musicxml file.

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Tarek Hassan

Making a curated list of all developer tools categorised by layout generators, color pickers, animation tools, etc.

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Amine

Making a module for drupal CMS which interact with database to facilate developpement of website like travel agency like the search module for ticket or houses.

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Wouter van Marrum

Hacking my blog page together and fighting with Reactmarkdown! Trying to get out of my comfort zone and getting used to do more in frontend.

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Mostafa Said

I'm currently working on a web app for a media production company. I'm really excited and my mind is full of ideas 🤩

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Diego (Relatable Code)

Still working on a pokemon related app to track what you catch for a way of playing called a "Nuzlocke". Working on saving the data to supabase. Been pretty cool playing around with it.

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codeyStein

Starting out mini design software to practice my React :D

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ZigRazor

Actually i work for 2 main projects:

GitHub logo ZigRazor / CXXGraph

Header-Only C++ Library for Graph Representation and Algorithms

CXXGraph

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Join the chat at https://gitter.im/CXXGraph-Community/community

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Introduction

CXXGraph is a small library, header only, that manages the Graph and it's algorithms in C++. In other words a "Comprehensive C++ Graph Library" An alternative to Boost Graph Library (BGL).

We are Looking for...

We are looking for:

  • Site Developer for the development of the CXXGraph site ( for the moment on GitHub Page );
  • Developers and Committers, also at first experience, we will guide you step by step to the open-source world!

If you are interested, please contact us at zigrazor@gmail.com or contribute to this project. We are waiting for you!

Roadmap

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✔️ First Optimization Apr 4, 2022
📝 Add Benchmark for all algorithms TBD
📝 Code Optimization TBD
📝 Release 0.4.0 TBD
📝 "Const" Code Review #155 TBD
📝 Release 0.5.0 TBD
📝 Official Site Release TBD
📝 Reduction of Code Issue of Static

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GitHub logo ZigRazor / CXXMicroService

A C++ Library that give microservice framework ( Server / Client ) upon 0mq framework

CXXMicroService

A C++ Library that give microservice framework ( Server / Client ) upon 0mq framework

Requerements to build LOG4CXX

apt-get install build-essential libapr1-dev libaprutil1-dev gzip zip

$ git clone github.com/catchorg/Catch2.git $ cd Catch2 $ cmake -Bbuild -H. -DBUILD_TESTING=OFF $ sudo cmake --build build/ --target install




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Daniel Sternlicht

Building a new e-commerce app with Common Ninja!
commoninja.com/developers/

The app is using e-commerce API capabilities of working with stores' products.

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Nico Domino

Self-hosted bookmarking App!

Name: "Briefkasten"
Repo: github.com/ndom91/briefkasten
Demo: briefkasten.vercel.app

Let me know what you think 😀

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hacker4world

Making a discord bot to help manage a server

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Edwin

Had UAT for one of my side gigs, a full-stack app. Went good, we're deploying

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Quimzy

A command-line tool to fight procrastination. Basically write-or-die, but for coding...
Check it on github: github.com/Quimzy/code-or-die

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Caleb Lewis

I'm working implementing phone login in react native using firebase so I could make a tutorial on it!

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Keff

I had some fun writing Bugsweeper, a minesweeper written in dart and flutter. Instead of mines you have to find the bugs xD

github.com/nombrekeff/bugsweeper

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zakwillis

Been digging out the basement to put new flooring in, and wrote an article for my property platform which I hope to create a YouTube video on.