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What's your favorite new thing?

ben profile image Ben Halpern ・1 min read

Any new tools, libraries, services, etc. you're playing around with?

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Ankit Beniwal 🙂

I really like Dev.to community. Thanks everyone for making it so wonderful.

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Yaser Al-Najjar

This comment is most likely getting to the top as it describes what most people are coming here to say 😁

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fsavalam

me too... I just had to post the same thing

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Jacob Herrington (he/him)

Came here to say this

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negue

github.com/voidcosmos/npkill

running npx npkill listed like 34 GB of node_modules on older projects I'm no longer working on

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Sherri Booher

Oooooo, I need this in my life! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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Shubham Battoo

This is all we need with small SSD. Thanks

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Evaldas

Functional programming, which I discovered by using Elm.

Would love to try F# to develop backend in a functional way as well.

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Aniruddha Bhattacharjee • Edited

I am learning Functional Programming too, but I went with Haskell. Still finding the whole paradigm a little confusing and counter-intuitive though.

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Evaldas

I found Elm at first confusing too because I was taught to write code imperatively. Haskell is the most functional language you can think of and it takes time.

Even if you won't use it, everything you've learnt will benefit when you write code in different languages.

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Antonio Savage

Hit up solidity and smart contracts if you are enjoying functional programming. Huge demand for sol devs currently and its some interesting stuff.

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Dana Ottaviani

Working remotely. 😁

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Chloe

Vue, its cli and learning more about the whole vue ecosystem I really really like it and looking forward to learning a lot more about it.

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Jacob Herrington (he/him)

Svelte is really cool! I understand why some people are weary of it, but I'm a fan!

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Saurabh Sharma

Svelte is ❤

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Khalyomede • Edited

I felt in love with split-require. Finally I can use the dynamic import syntax

components: {
  MaterializeNavbar: () => import("component/MaterializeNavbar.vue")
}

My index.js went from 1.9Mb to 954Kb, where were you when I needed you the most 😭

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Fulton Browne

I am loving the new android studio canary build with jetpack compose, I am also loving the Kotlin programming language.

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Jared

Just started with Kotlin. Reminds me so much of JS, which could be a good or bad thing lol

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Varun Barad

I am also going through the Compose Tutorial right now. Just need to download the canary Android studio first though.

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Beautus S Gumede

I want to try out the MotionEditor first. It didn't load my project for some reason though, I'll have to do some debugging

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Muhammad Arslan Aslam

the ten x hacker theme

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Chris Finnigan • Edited

JAMStack!

Gridsome site, using Tailwind CSS, Forestry.io CMS and hosted on Netlify.

These were all completely new to me. It's turned out to be a great setup for my portfolio site.

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Chloe

How have you found tailwind? I know some bootstrap as we use it at work quite a bit. I had a quick go with it this afternoon but I'm generally not keen on adding all that markdown to my HTML.

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Chris Finnigan • Edited

Grids took a little bit of getting used to for me, but I like it alot. Previously I have always used Bootstrap.

The messier html syntax is a thing but in reality if you identify common components you can use @apply to collate groups of utilities into a single class.

It's a trade off between more classes in the html and less CSS to write. I find it quite easy to read. The classes are very descriptive so it does give you a good rundown of what you should be seeing.

The abillity to setup custom config to match a style guide/design system would really help keep a site's UI consistent.

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jeikabu

I actually just started using Fork as well. I rather like it.

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Brett Stevenson

How do you think Fork compares to Github Desktop and GitKraken?

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jeikabu

Only used GitHub Desktop briefly but it seemed like it was positioned as “git for everyone”. Polished, but if you’re used to git CLI and expecting most features it felt a bit lacking.

Used SourceTree for quite a while, but it was sometimes a bit clunky and occasionally had issues with multiple auth configs.

Never tried git kraken. I forget why exactly and haven’t looked in a while, but I think it was because it was payed vs free and non-open source.

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Balaji K • Edited

Playing around with react and redux using projects listed by

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Then try to host those projects like in Heroku.

Finally playing around with Dev.to editor guide which will be handy while posting a comment/post like this.

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Ynoa Pedro

kubernetes fun and scary

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Fulton Browne

I am still trying to figure out what the heck it is.

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Antonio Savage

It's a thing. It does stuff! Don't feel alone in not knowing what it is/does. I work with it and I ask myself this question daily. Check out some of the Rancher guides or go and play with a Kubernetes environment on katacoda. Also start on containers with dockers own online learning lab. Advance from there... training.play-with-docker.com/ops-...

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Saurabh Sharma

Making everything in less libraries and frameworks

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Jeremy Schuurmans

I've been getting into Vim the past few weeks and adding more keyboard shortcuts to my workflow and I've been feeling super awesome and powerful because of it.

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Dan Newton • Edited

Personally I am really happy with Cascadia Code, a new font released by Microsoft a month or so ago.

It's similar to fira code but has an increased weight (which is one of its selling points to me).

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Louis • Edited

Also switched from Fira Code to Cascadia -> Love it!

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Pavel Vergeev

I've started answering questions on StackOverflow and it's my favorite new thing now.

The questions I answer are not complex once you dig in a little. The fun part is explaining the problem and providing the necessary context.

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Gabe

I recently started getting into Vue and am really enjoying it so far! I have a small list of blog topics I want to eventually write about regarding it, but want to familiarize myself a bit more with the concepts before I sit down and write them.

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Lewis kori

Firefox. I just ditched Chrome for Firefox and I'm loving the privacy it provides.

Another tool I'm in love with is vue.js. Being a backend guy mostly I just find vue incredible and very beginner friendly.

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Ali Ilman

Docker and Kubernetes. I was astounded to see how Docker can simplify the process of running a backend locally and how it creates a partition in your hard drive, specifically for the backend, thus avoiding errors along the lines of as gem xxx wasn’t found.

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Paul

Front-end: PurgeCSS. I introduced it to my team at work and impressed everyone. If you use a framework like Bootstrap, it can really come in handy. If you roll your own CSS, I imagine it has less benefit.

Back-end: AWS SQS and Elastic Beanstalk worker tiers. Offload tasks that don't need to be processed in real time and let the worker churn through tasks.

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Ben Lovy

I'm a huge fan of Revery. This is a toolkit that allows you to use ReasonReact to build native apps, like React Native. It works kind of like Electron but better. Instead of bundling a whole runtime to interpret your app, it compiles the OCaml to native code.

There's a quickstart app, give it a go.

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Fernando Crozetta

svelte. This may not be new for many developers, but I work mostly with python and c# (mostly back end and text user interfaces)... I have to say,the way of creating things in that framework is incredible. I think it was my best experience with web development so far.

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Jakub Sapalski

Concurrent Mode in React, mind bending 🤯
It's not released yet but I haven't been more excited since Hooks came out.

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Peter Witham

My favorite thing this week is an app/service that I instantly subscribed tp because it was made by the amazing Design+Code team. The new app is shape.io

It is a huge library of icons that can be editing and exported in many useful formats including SVG and React components.

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j0hnys

Mostly with project scaffolding / code generation at the moment. In order to build software faster and better!

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Jared

Graphql and serverless, mostly.

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KhoPhi • Edited

Windows Linux Subsystem 2.

As an Ubuntu user for 14+ years, WSL excites me, and I'm currently 100% setup on Windows with the WSL, running everything I do on Linux, even including Docker, seamlessly.

ps: above is running on work computer. Personal laptop will forever run a *nix.

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Dylan Anthony

FastAPI- it’s a Python REST API framework. Very very good ☺️.

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Alexandra Grazhevskaja

I am playing with my cat!😺😂

I am also playing with the services, that I evangelise: Aspose.Slides API, Aspose.Slides Cloud API and Aspose.Slides Online Apps.💁‍♀️

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Malaika Ishtiaq

My favorite new things are CSS filters,filters are very useful when you want to make a real looking portrait or illustration like this codepen.io/MalaikaIshtiaq/pen/OexbXz now these days I am playing around with filters And recently made a pen for codepen challenge just for showing how you can add image sharpness effect using css codepen.io/MalaikaIshtiaq/details/...

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Oscar Castro

Learning the fundamentals of Apache Kafka from a beginners course I purchased on Udemy. Loving it so far!

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Holy-Elie Scaïde

Flutter for a mobile app
AWS Lambda for the backend
Trying to move outside the usual react-native / REST API built with a monolith framework (Laravel)

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BoniW

Hii.. Heloow how your peogress..?

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Sherri Booher

I am digging the whole React ecosystem, which I have just learned at my full stack bootcamp. It makes routing so, so, so much easier, and building components? Pffff, 10 minutes, TOPS!

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Naz Delam

I really liked this new book I have read called “The Lifespan” by Dr David Sinclair. It totally changed my view into life and health

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fsavalam

my favorite new thing? Dev.to
it's the only app on my home screen right now 😊

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morgana

Enjoying Rails and React. I've wanted to do web stuff for years but kept putting it off because my job was on the SRE and security end of things. Finally started getting into it and I love it!

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Soroosh Ghaffari

I'm using wagtail in a project. It's a django module. But I can't say that's my FAVORITE new thing. It's documentation isn't so well.

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coolsonu

I am doing CS50's Introduction to Game Development course on Edx and really like love2d framework and lua programming language in general ♥️

Also this is my first comment here 😁

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Giancarlo Buomprisco

Svelte and Firebase, digging the Ivy compiler too :)

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Nucu Labs

I've been writing some asyncio Python decorators for rate limiting and caching in Redis. Was fun.

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Noman Gul

Nowadays, using Flameshot for sharing screenshots with Team on Slack 😁

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David Pereira

Learning Angular and Spring webflux now. I've already made projects with React and Spring MVC, so I wanna try other stuff too😄.
Also looked into making web apps with kotlin😁

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Stephen E. Chiang • Edited

I'm starting to build a pretty decent collection of mechanical keyboards, and now I'm getting ready to customize one.... It's just given me an idea as a cool performance reward for the team.

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Jerome Brown

I'm liking the new animate feature in Figma

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Jared

Yes! Best.

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Ben Sinclair

I've been enjoying seeing how many things I can gratuitously "improve" with fzf.

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Manuel Ojeda

Vue Composition API with TypeScript, i'm eager to use Vue 3

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Seanmclem

SolidJS, everything I love about react and non-react altogether

Forem Open with the Forem app