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Side Project Sunday! What do you have going on?

Give a quick description of what you're up to and what some recent learnings have been. This series has been great so far, keep it up!

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Can Olcer • Edited on

This weekend I have been working on adding a new feature to Mapzy, an open-source and self-hostable store finder (there's also a hosted version). Specifically, I'm building a feature we call "Sync API" - once done, it will allow users to host their locations on their own database and synchronize with Mapzy by calling this new API endpoint.

This is useful if you already keep a database of your locations, and don't want to manually enter and update them on Mapzy, but still take advantage of the embedded Mapzy map on your website without building your own Mapbox integration.

I'm not finished yet, but figured out most unknowns, so it should be a smooth ride from here.

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David Taitingfong

I'm a daily user of spotify-tui & there are a few bugs I'd like to try and fix, so I've been trying to learn Rust via "the book". It's a bit too in-depth for me right now so I may switch to the "Rust by Example" and go back to "the book" later.

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That's awesome. Really great reason to learn Rust πŸ˜†

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Updating my github "template" repo with bug fixes.

Ya know so I can "do stuff faster" and make more incomplete projects, rather than finish what I already have!

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Hector Sosa

Hahaha that's a good one. That's 90% the story of our lives. Incomplete projects.

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TΓ³th BΓ©la

Added a new blog post to my Ko-fi page about everything I did for my hobby retro platformer game! It has a lot more details there, but here is a quick rundown:

Did some bug fixes and basically created a camera system which let's you move inside a buffer zone without dragging the camera along, helping with motion sickness and just the general feel of the game.

Also did everything to wire in the the Power-Ups, the Dash and the Fireball, into the game so now you can pick up the corresponding items and expand your toolkit to beat the maps!

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Jean-Michel Fayard πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¨πŸ‡΄

I had to write quite a few GitHub Actions workflow in YAML in the last years,
and I find that the service itself is amazing,
but that "programming in YAML" part sucks a lot.

Why not using a real programming language? I wonder

Well someone had the same idea as I have and we have a working solution for writing GitHub workflows in a type-safe programming language, which then outputs a 100% correct YAML workflow.
Pretty excited about this and wanted to write about it, on the other hand procrastination also has a strong opposite effect :)

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Auroiah Morgan

Bruh... I cannot wait.. lol

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Emmanuel Larbi

Working on an API project and I'm all 😡.

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Abdul Basit

Improving my problem solving skills, working on react native project.
Published a new article on my article site

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Waylon Walker

I just learned how to do dynamic github matrix actions to build every version of markata into a docker image.

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Stanley Lim

Still working on my CSS framework, Cirrus, from time to time :)

Just launched Cirrus Start, a project to get any web project up and running in no time.

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Mick Orbik

I've been working on a cross-platform, cross-language API generation framework. The purpose is for reducing the amount of boilerplate glue code required to write and implement API services in one language, to be consumed from a different one. You can pick one of two implementation languages (Rust or C++), and a number of different consumer languages (C#, Java, C++, Rust, etc.), and generate all of the boilerplate code required, including Interfaces / Traits to implement the services in the language of your choice.

Think Djinni, but built with my own C ABI layer and DSL to fit my needs.

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Dhruv garg

That sounds very interesting. I am curious to know, how you are implementing this. will you be posting some articles or code of your project?

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Christian Vasquez

Going through some of the codelabs in the Android Developer Training site to help me brush up on some topics I never sat down to learn. I'm a bit surprised how quick and easy some of the lessons are and earning badges adds some gamification to the process of learning that I personally enjoy a lot πŸ€“

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Subbu Lakshmanan • Edited on

Learning Material design 3 & Updated my side project app with day/night themes.

Day Theme

night theme

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Hector Sosa

Guys, this weekend was hella fun for me. I experimented using two different databases: Did a little follow-along project with Prisma and PlanetScale that I'd really recommend (resource here), also experimented with User Authentication powered by Supabase (repo with demo here), and also made a demo on Intersection Observer API (repo and demo here) using React and Next.js.

Hope you all had a great weekend! Cheers!

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Ingo Steinke

As the past Sunday has seen one of biggest heatwaves hitting Germany so far, and as I' m lucky not needing to work on a paid project this week, it's not Side Project Sunday, but rather Side Project Monday for me. I have updated my series about learning in public with another story about hitting the wall trying to make a simple Symfony/Shopware plugin work according to the official tutorial.

This is dedicated to everyone struggling to learn: don't give up! Even as a senior developer, programming since the 1980's, I admit that sometimes it can be hard to learn something new or even fix a bug should have been easy and obvious but turned out that it was not: Obstacles at the end of the tunnel: trying to finish my tutorial plugin

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Keff • Edited on

I've been experimenting with segment and grid displays, creating custom number/character displays. Quite interesting.

I also was playing with logic in Minecraft, using redstone. I built a 4 bit Binary to Hex converter, which then sends the 4 bits (write) to a register which uses the registry value to display a number between 0-F in a 3x5 grid display. I also attached a binary counter to the system, which counts from 0000 to 1111, then starts again.

I've been having a lot of fun creating logic circuits in minecraft.

PD: I'm now trying to get serialized data working on Minecraft. Some complex stuff to implement in a block game :P I will keep hacking at it though!

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Stefano Canepa

I've started studying Dart in the "Dart Apprentice" book, and I want to learn enough Dart and Flutter to implement an idea I have. The ultimate goal of this project is to enjoy doing something with a friend of mine.

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Matteo Bruni

I'm working on tsParticles, I've released 2.1.0 few hours ago.
JavaScript Particles effects for any website. This is my main side project, it has also React, Angular, Vue and Svelte libraries, and other frameworks.

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Stas Melnikov • Edited on

I wrote a new post for my newsletter The UX and a11y tips. I told about we should add switching pictures more user-friendly using keyboard. Also I published the post about how to make multi-line paddings in my CSS isn't magic newsletter.

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This weekend been exciting for me. I'm trying to create a social media website for my exploration using Vue composition API, NestJS, and typescript. Those are new to me, and learn it all simultaneously is a little scary. But somehow I find it all super fun.

hope I can get more comfortable for switching into typescript, and as well as completing my exploration project

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Eric Bae

Just launched Collated - - I built it as a way to organize information from various sites that I frequently visit, but I wanted to also grab specific set of information that I'm looking for (e.g. specific topics from HN and ProductHunt).

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Richard Basson

I rebuilt my project to incorporate better design patters which helped solve couple technical challanges I was facing with the data and relationships between the data.

I find it's going much faster second time round and all the business logic has been defined already so I'm learning that I should try take on one thing at a time break it down into planned sections especially working as a solo developer.

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Besworks • Edited on

I've mostly been submitting proposals for jobs all week but I did find some time recently to update one of my old libraries and improve it's documentation.

It's a simple touch gesture controller for web apps that I've used in quite a few projects.

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Made a little tool that gets transcripts from YouTube videos.
Very basic, but it works for now, you can use it here ->

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Sherry Day

Working on some post-CodeLand blog posts.

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Caleb Lewis

I'm working on two articles about javascript and react native. A tutorial on using firebase to build a phone login screen, as well as engineering best practices

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Currently working on my portfolio, I want to add some CRUD functionality to it but I can't think of what to add

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Devesh pareek

i want to master in the react so i am practising on that

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Kaiz Khatri

Re-installing ArchLinux but this time without internet. Wish me Luck.

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T "@tnir" N

Got a maintainer permission from the existing owners and released:

geminabox is a RubyGem private server.

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Andrew Weisbeck

I'm working on my freelance business website

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Bobby Iliev

We've got the private beta version of Tails v2 ready πŸŽ‰

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Fima Taf

Working on a library for i18n-to-csv and csv-to-i18n converter - NolybabJS

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Making an open world horror game! I assume I can pull it off but there are a lot of aspects in it.

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Atul Prajapati

Just making creative website templates πŸ˜ŽπŸ€“

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Dmitry Amelchenko

Just figured out how to dynamically update the response body for React SPA on the fly to include the meta OG tags

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Auroiah Morgan

Looking into container development mainly for an app I am working on for a buddy's youtube show about Comics. Comic Breakdown. Just been planning rn.

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Meat Boy

My side project is called now "find a girlfriend". And seems to be more difficult than NP problems from computer science classes. Also, I'm experimenting with different http servers :)

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Justin Ahinon

I have been learning more about web performance.

Also created a new blog and wrote an article about Astro static site generator: