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Weekly Digest 07/2021

marcobiedermann profile image Marco Biedermann Updated on ・3 min read

Welcome to my Weekly Digest #7 of this year.

This weekly digest contains a lot of interesting and inspiring articles, videos, tweets, and designs I consumed during this week.


Interesting articles to read

Introducing the Storybook Axios addon

Storybook is a fantastic tool to share the current state of your UI with your team.

When it comes to network requests things get a little tricky. React’s Higher Order Components (and similar techniques) help you move network requests out of your components into their own layer.

[Storybook Axios addon](https://www.npmjs.com/package/storybook-axios) helps you to see what data is sent to the backend and returned; either from the API or the mock. That way you can debug your connected components as you build in Storybook.

Introducing the Storybook Axios addon

Zsh Tricks to Blow your Mind

In UNIX-based programming, we often talk about shells, terminals, and the command line interfaces. Bash is probably the most well-known, but there are other widely-used options as well, such as Zsh or the Z shell. Read on to learn more about Zsh and some tips and tricks to optimize your development.

Zsh Tricks to Blow your Mind

SmolCSS

Minimal snippets for modern CSS layouts and components, created by Stephanie Eckles of ModernCSS.dev

SmolCSS

Use CSS Variables instead of React Context

How and why you should use CSS variables (custom properties) for theming instead of React context by Kent C. Dodds.

Use CSS Variables instead of React Context

Listify a JavaScript Array

When you want to display a list of items to a user, I'm afraid .join(', ') just won't cut it. Intl.ListFormat can do all you need and more.

Listify a JavaScript Array

TypeScript without TypeScript -- JSDoc superpowers

One way to think about TypeScript is as a thin layer around JavaScript that adds type annotations. Type annotations that make sure you don’t make any mistakes. The TypeScript team worked hard on making sure that type checking also works with regular JavaScript files. TypeScript’s compiler (tsc) as well as language support in editors like VSCode give you a great developer experience without any compilation step.

TypeScript without TypeScript -- JSDoc superpowers


Some great videos I watched this week

Dgraph Graph Database in 100 Seconds

Learn the fundamentals of Dgraph - an open-source Graph Database that implements GraphQL as its query language.

by Fireship

Additive Waves - The Nature of Code

This video builds on the previous sine wave visualization in p5.js example. Here, I build a Wave class with variables for period, amplitude, and phase, and demonstrate how to add multiple wave patterns together!

by Daniel Shiffman

? in NaN Seconds

Learn how the question mark "?" in JavaScript provides syntactic sugar in three powerful ways.

by Fireship


Useful GitHub repositories

Domain-Driven Hexagon

Guide on Domain-Driven Design, Hexagonal architecture, techniques, tools, best practices, architectural patterns, and guidelines gathered from different sources.

GitHub logo Sairyss / domain-driven-hexagon

Guide on Domain-Driven Design, Hexagonal architecture, best practices etc.

This repo is work in progress

Domain-Driven Hexagon

Main emphasis of this project is to provide recommendations on how to design software applications. In this readme are presented some of the techniques, tools, best practices, architectural patterns and guidelines gathered from different sources.

Everything below should be seen as a recommendation. Keep in mind that different projects have different requirements, so any pattern mentioned in this readme can be replaced or skipped if needed.

Code examples are written using NodeJS, TypeScript, NestJS framework and Typeorm for the database access.

Though patterns and principles presented here are framework/language agnostic, so above technologies can be easily replaced with any alternative. No matter what language or framework is used, any application can benefit from principles described below.

Note: code examples are adapted to TypeScript and mentioned above frameworks so may not fit well for other languages. Also remember…

Bundle Buddy

A tool to understand your bundle size and why files are in your bundle.

GitHub logo samccone / bundle-buddy

A tool to understand your bundle size and why files are in your bundle

Build Status

The design document for the project is here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ycGVBJmwIVs34yhC0oTqv_WH5f0fs2SAFmzyTiBK99k/edit

The TODO list for the project is here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lStU7UmfwqgSmyhAgM7jtpQNcoI2czmPeLuC0-gNn7g/edit

The legacy version of bundle-buddy (still installable via npm) can be viewed here: https://github.com/samccone/bundle-buddy/tree/5b79c7645677e78d29f0201aad582a346b88122a

Deploy

For the gcloud command you will need to install: https://cloud.google.com/sdk/docs/#install_the_latest_cloud_tools_version_cloudsdk_current_version

Then you can deploy the project using:

./deploy.sh




dribbble shots

Juice Brand Website Menu

https://cdn.dribbble.com/users/418188/screenshots/15141114/juice_website_design_menu_interactions_tubikstudio.png

by tubik

Sayuran - Grocery UI KIT

https://cdn.dribbble.com/users/5963189/screenshots/15137412/media/9784238d5a0c0a52405dd8257f360ab9.png

by Nela Rosdiana

Task Management Dashboard

https://cdn.dribbble.com/users/4682699/screenshots/15144481/media/5644ef680b2b5e008d2186b25d0f4adf.png

by Tito Tri Atmojo

Tweets


Picked Pens

Only CSS: Polygon Fish

by Yusuke Nakaya

Pretty Map folding with CSS

by Spiros Staridas


Talk to you next week and stay safe! 👋

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