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What's Trending in Development? — Weekly Picks #102

saqibameen profile image Saqib Ameen ・4 min read

Starting this week of weekly picks, we have decided to take a step further in improving your experience. We will be going beyond simply sharing the most popular weekly posts.

Starting today, you can find a short description of what's the post is about instead of just relying on a title. So, you know what's it about before actually opening it. Helping you save your time for the tasks which matter to you as a developer!

So, let's get started!

1️⃣ Top 10 Node.Js Frameworks to Use in 2020

This was the most popular article on Daily last week. As the name suggests, it highlights the top 10 Node.js frameworks to be used in the upcoming year. It takes a brief dive into what kind of architecture the particular framework supports if it has any specialty, who are the backers, and what are the advantages.

So, if you are looking to try out any new frameworks, or just want to see where's Node.js community headed, you should definitely check out this article. Spoiler alert 🙈: Express still rocks the list!

Top 10 Node.Js Frameworks to Use in 2020

2️⃣ GitHub launches a mobile app, smarter notifications, and improved code search

🎉 The most awaited product of GitHub is finally here — The mobile app! If you want to know further about its features, availability, and how it was built, you should check this out! A detailed post on the launch of this awesome product by TechCrunch!

GitHub launches a mobile app, smarter notifications, and improved code search

3️⃣ How Google wants to move towards a faster Web

Google is planning to make some changes in Chrome in order to reward the sites which load faster. Plans are in place by the team to implement some sort of badging to provide a better user experience.

🚨 To all web devs, time to take UX and performance seriously! A must-read! 🙌

How Google wants to move towards a faster Web

4️⃣ Are Front End Development Skills Enough for a Career?

An interesting read by Yangshun Tay for frontend developers. He goes deep into what it's really like to be a frontend developer, provides great insights, and shares how you can always stay relevant in the field.

If you are a frontend developer and ever had this thought, this post is for you and worth the read! ⚡️

Are Front End Development Skills Enough for a Career?

5️⃣ How TypeScript Makes You a Better JavaScript Developer

Whenever someone talks about TypeScript, the first thing comes into my mind is — JavaScript that scales, written at its official site. That's the crust of this article. This article by TypeScript Joe — previously JavaScript Joe 🙈— is a great piece on the benefits of TypeScript. 💥

If you want to know about the perks of doing TypeScript with some good examples or want to get started with it, you should check out this post.

How TypeScript Makes You a Better JavaScript Developer

6️⃣ Top 5 Software Development Practices to Follow in 2020

🤖 Another great piece on the changing trends which will make their way to 2020. This article provides a great understanding of the shift in Software Development practices influenced by Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI is changing the way we approach problems and it is something to be aware of.

If you are keen on knowing the details, check it out!

Top 5 Software Development Practices to Follow in 2020

7️⃣ Understanding CORS

🌐 My personal favorite from this week — a great piece on understanding CORS. This article by Martin Splitt is a great guide on CORS to know the ins and outs. If you are curious about why CORS exists, what's their role, and other related parts, you should not miss out on this article.

Understanding CORS

8️⃣ Converting Javascript callbacks to Promise and async-await ...

Another great piece from this week on asynchronous programming in JavaScript. Filled with lots of examples and screenshots, this article provides you a deep understanding of async-await, promise, and code refactoring with best practices.

Converting Javascript callbacks to Promise and async-await ...

9️⃣ Diez — The Design Language Framework

Diez is a free & open-source developer toolkit for expressing visual styles that can be shared across codebases, native platforms, and teams. Diez radically lowers the cost of delivering a consistent visual identity across native apps & websites.

💡 That's how the creators of this open-source tool described it at their ProductHunt page. They have done a tremendous job to bridge the code & design gap. Worth checking out!

Diez — The Design Language Framework

🔟 Quick Tip: Modern Arrows in your Editor

🔥 A quick tip on using ligatures in VSCode using FireCode font for the better visual representation of arrows. If you care about improving your development experience, you should try ligatures in your code.

Quick Tip: Modern Arrows in your Editor

🙌 Wrap Up!

That's all folks for this week! We'll come back next week with another list of handpicked most popular articles at Daily. ✌️


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Nice!!!

Also, I wouldn't mind getting this as a newsletter every week, maybe start a newsletter as well? 😇

 

Thank you Rohan 😁
We've been thinking about starting a newsletter for a while now, stay tuned 📰
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